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Matthew O'Connell

Matthew O'Connell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Elephants (2018) Quiet, natural moments, sincere performances, and clean, confident direction help an unassuming movie build to an unexpectedly resonant crescendo that might stick with you long after watching.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
3/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) While the story feels thin, Refn imbues the film with pulsing cinematic tension, giving it a physical trajectory like a horror movie‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) With patience and a lack of cynicism, viewers who seek meaning from this film may be able to catch glimpses of its universal truth.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 60% Aimy In a Cage (2015) feels like an auteur throwing the whole bizarre-movie-cliché book at the wall and hoping that some art sticks to it‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
4.5/5 92% Slow West (2015) a stealthily meaningful and appreciably unique film.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 19, 2015
2.5/5 74% Welcome to Me (2015) Wiig's trademark quirkiness manufactures a few hilarious sequences but falls flat in others, and the film's uneven tone doesn't have a strong enough emotional core or compelling enough characters to smooth it out‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 16% Kill Me Three Times (2015) a darkly comic backstabbing caper flick that cruises right down the middle of the road‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 88% Mommy (2015) Some heavy-handed filmmaking adds more kitsch than punch, including slo-mo sequences inserted to emphasize any even-somewhat-significant emotional moments and a couple of intrusive, overly long montages‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
2.5/5 68% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) unnecessary symbolism, quick pacing, and perceived wit were given priority, leaving us with forced banter instead of focused emotional resonance‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
2.5/5 37% God's Pocket (2014) The residents of God's Pocket keep all outsiders at arm's length - and that's just what the movie does to viewers.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
1/5 8% Drive Hard (2014) seems quite content to slink into the background and await its final resting place: the back catalogues of Netflix's filler content that they'll try to force on you for the next five years because you admitted you like Con Air‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Subjecting kids to these characters today is like transplanting an organ with the wrong blood type: It's going to be rejected.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
2/5 58% Hercules (2014) this banal reincarnation of the Hercules legend spreads the pandemic of pandering to simple audiences with safe and unoriginal stories‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
3.5/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) those who find Braff to be sincere will enjoy the journey, and maybe shed a few tears along the way. ‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Even when Winter Soldier's aim for epic stakes threatens to capsize the movie, it remains anchored by Cap's iconic optimism.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
4.5/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) a relentlessly fun, funny, and vibrant experience.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014