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Matthew Pejkovic

Matthew Pejkovic
Matthew Pejkovic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Matt's Movie Reviews, FILMINK (Australia), Trespass

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 97% Jaws (1975) Spielberg has directed a film which contains many unforgettable and suspenseful moments. That Jaws was only his second feature film says something about the talent and ingenuity the man possessed even at such an early stage in his career. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/5 93% Rocky (1976) Stallone proves that when given the right material he can act with the best of them. His turn as Rocky Balboa is not only the best performance of that year, but it is also one of the best performances in the history of the silver screen.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/5 98% The Godfather (1972) A defining film in the history of cinema, The Godfather introduced a legendary filmmaker and several acting greats in the telling of an Italian American dynasty undone by the tragic circumstances of their criminal exploits.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2011
5/5 86% The Exorcist (1973) The Exorcist not only tops the horror genre but transcends it, resulting in a profound experience where moviemaking horror, thrillingly dramatic storytelling and deeply felt spirituality of the Catholic kind make for pivotal viewing. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Simply speaking this is a film that deals with good vs. evil, yet it's the grey between the black and white that makes this superhero movie such a provocative and entertaining watch.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2012
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan captures it all. The chaos. The death. The heroism. The humanity. The miracle. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
5/5 84% Silence (2017) While the silence of the mainstream media in covering the issue of Christian persecution is deafening, a film such as Silence serves as a powerful reminder of faith tested, faith tortured, and faith defined, yet never faith destroyed.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4.5/5 100% Citizen Kane (1941) Citizen Kane is not only an entertaining film, but it is also a deeply heartfelt, though provoking, and intelligent one as well. Like a fine wine it has aged well over the last 60 odd years. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 94% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) An epic movie which is large in scope and personnel, The Bridge on the River Kwai speaks of the code of honour amongst men during war, the respect shared by enemies of war, and the madness which war evokes. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
4.5/5 89% Amélie (2001) It is a rare thing to have an illuminating experience whilst watching a film, but that is exactly what is encountered with Amelie. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2012
4.5/5 98% Chinatown (1974) Jack Nicholson gives one of his best performances as Jake Gittes, possessing an old school charm that none of his peers can match. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 93% All the President's Men (1976) All the Presidents Men is a thinking man's political thriller featuring two crusading journalists working their story, consistently following clues and interviewing various sources (and would be sources) in their quest for the truth. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 96% Apocalypse Now (1979) Perhaps Francis Ford Coppola's greatest directorial achievement, Apocalypse Now is a visually stunning war film that has no equal, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capturing the films Philippine location to great effect. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2012
4.5/5 98% On the Waterfront (1954) A strong morality tale about corruption and redemption, On the Waterfront is a timeless classic that features two masters at the top of their craft.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 93% The Apartment (1960) A perfect mix of comedy, drama, and romance, The Apartment showcases writer/director Billy Wilder at the peak of his creative talent. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 98% 8 1/2 (1963) A marvellous and immensely personal piece of self analysis, which journeys into the heart, mind and soul of its illustrious director, Frederico Fellini. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 91% The Departed (2006) Urban film making at its best, The Departed is a brutally violent, beautifully crafted, and incredibly well acted piece of film making that will leave you reeling. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 92% Children of Men (2006) A major message to be taken from Children of Men is that the miracle of child birth cannot be taken for granted. At the end, though, it is felt that without hope, without faith, then what is there to live for? ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 90% Zodiac (2007) Zodiac is a great film that many true crime buffs would love due to the treatment given to the subject, and that many movie fans will admire thanks to David Fincher's direction and the performances of its cast. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is an engrossing and hypnotic western that places a heavy emphasis on atmosphere, character and reality. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 83% Avatar (2009) If cinema is pure escapism, then Avatar provides the ultimate journey to a world unlike anything seen before it, with a deep spiritual core giving substance to its most impressive display of style. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) This film truly belongs to Javier Bardem.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 82% Into the Wild (2007) An uplifting and enriching cautionary tale about one man's spiritual adventure on the road and in the wilderness. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 98% Up (2009) A vibrantly bubbly exploration of how life's great adventures can stem from death's gloomy depths‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
4.5/5 90% The Fighter (2010) The Fighter is a supremely well acted true life tale that packs a mighty wallop. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2011
4.5/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) A marvel of filmmaking wizardry and engrossing adventure storytelling, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey marks another triumph by director Peter Jackson who once again takes J.R. Tolkien's words and brings them to life with skilful, passionate expertise.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2012
4.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) An action spectacular with a witty script to match its big visuals, The Avengers takes the superhero movie to unprecedented heights and establishes Joss Whedon as a blockbuster filmmaker to cherish.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2012
4.5/5 86% Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan proves himself as both a man of action and ideas, as he delves into the male psyche and enriches the soul in Inception. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2010
4.5/5 91% The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010) Obsession, passion and mystery fills every frame of this exquisite Argentine export, The Secret in Their Eyes.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2010
4.5/5 95% The King's Speech (2010) It is uncommon to find a film which can make you cry and cheer with equal measure. Such in the power that this King embodies.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2010
4.5/5 95% Animal Kingdom (2010) As the film begins and Anthony Portos' mournful score plays over the opening credits, it's clear that Animal Kingdom is not interested in following the tried and true formula of flash visuals, glamorous violence, and caricature seen in many an Australian ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2010
4.5/5 82% Warrior (2011) Warrior is a superbly acted and emotional film about manhood, family and never submitting to life's beat downs.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2011
4.5/5 94% Moneyball (2011) America's favourite past time is turned into a numbers game, as tradition clashes with progression in the baseball drama Moneyball.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2011
4.5/5 92% Senna (2011) The sound and fury of motor racing is given a spiritual makeover through the eyes and actions of a legend behind the wheel. His name: Senna.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2011
4.5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) The chilling methods of cold war espionage and betrayal within a fraternity of spy's take centre stage in the absorbing, ever patient and heartbreaking Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2011
4.5/5 74% Killing Them Softly (2012) With its focus on American capitalism played out in the mean streets of Boston, Killing Them Softly establishes itself as a new crime classic that is as thought provoking as it is visually and narratively absorbing.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2012
4.5/5 62% Café de Flore (2012) It's themes of spirituality, religion and love eternal in an increasingly secular and jaded world is wonderfully presented and touching in its tangibility, although it often ventures into brazen territory.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 3, 2012
4.5/5 99% A Separation (2011) Asghar Farhadi has written a superb screenplay and directs it with equal brilliance. He has managed to make a film that says something about the state of affairs in his Iran and weaves that message into an engrossing tapestry of mystery and drama. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2012
4.5/5 96% The Artist (2011) A gift that keeps on giving, The Artist is a film that demands your attention at every moment. All senses are glued to the screen and director Michel Hazanavicius delivers with drama, laughter, romance and stellar performances from his cast. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2012
4.5/5 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) It's quite remarkable how Bigelow and Boal managed to take 12 years of information (including a conclusion that everyone knows) and packaged it into a coherent, intimate and intense movie. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2013
4.5/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Matt Reeves masterful weaving of the spectacular visual effects, powerful emotional depth and complex morality rich themes has created not only an entertaining blockbuster, but a transcendent one that is rich in value and in message.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2014
4.5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Abrams understands that a great Star Wars movie is not only about the whiz-bang external stuff, but also about the soul in its classic riff on the eternal struggle between the sides of light and dark (good vs evil).‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
4.5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) That American Hustle is set in the '70s is the perfect coincidence, for it is a movie that would have fit right into the "New Hollywood" of that era where directors were king, actors went beyond the pale and stories had balls. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2014
4.5/5 97% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood is not only a masterful film but a culturally rich one as well, a cinematic equivalent to the Mark Twain coming of age classic "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" yet made for a new generation.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2014
4.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Logan has bite that leaves a mark. Surprisingly, that biggest mark is left on the heart.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
4.5/5 80% The Revenant (2015) A haunting, immersive and grizzly cinematic experience, The Revenant features Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu at the height of his filmmaking prowess, while an all-in Leonardo DiCaprio delivers the performance of a lifetime.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
4.5/5 91% The Martian (2015) A highly engrossing and moving tribute to scientific ingenuity, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the trust in faith to see dark times through.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
4.5/5 98% Selma (2015) Reminds that underneath the legend Martin Luther King was a pure Christian soul, who relied upon and used the Christian faith to battle injustice both on the streets and in the corridors of political power.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
4.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) That anger, sadness and frustration felt throughout Deepwater Horizon is matched by excellent craft and skill in re-enacting this man-made disaster with an immersive, absorbing pull.‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival speaks to our tenacious need to know just who we are and why we are here. In that search we look to the stars, we pray to the heavens, we seek answers within ourselves and the environment around us. ‐ Matt's Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016