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Matthew Roe

Matthew Roe
Matthew Roe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat, Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 44% Lost Child (2018) Though Lost Child does try to strike at a deeper emotional core through its mishmash of tropes, the over-glossed methodology and cheap resonance make the experience ultimately (and thoroughly) underwhelming.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
7/10 89% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) This is not for the casual animation fan, nor is for someone necessarily looking to connect with the main characters; it cares about the sum rather than individual parts, but that's kind of okay.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Crown and Anchor (2018) Even with its nagging, lumbering elements, Crown and Anchor succeeds in taking a hard look on the how our childhoods turn us into the misfit adults we are, and not to find answers, but to simply (and starkly) observe the effects.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
9/10 71% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation is fiercely emblematic of many underlying mentalities in contemporary America, and serves them up on a platter lined with emojis and lit explosives.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Sunset Society (2018) While fans of this kind of filmmaking will certainly gravitate towards it with a general curiosity, they won't encounter much for their trouble besides a desire to see more of Kilmister's surprisingly low-key performance.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
7/10 100% Butterflies (Kelebekler) (2018) Overall, Butterflies does have a lot going for it, and will be a strong enough emotional and inspirational experience for most; though it will be hard for some to see past the heavy-handed theming and frayed logical throughlines.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
6.5/10 41% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti is mixed emotional experience that greatly excels in some areas, though ultimately doesn't quite go as far as it should.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
9/10 85% Mountain (2018) Mountain is a uniquely stunning document, defined by its sublime beauty, cautious reverence, and musical resplendence.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5.5/10 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) While providing incredibly rare insight, The Devil and Father Amorth is an overly-jumbled, overwrought documentary experience whose reach unfortunately exceeds its grasp.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Wrestling Jerusalem (2017) A unique take on a firebrand topic.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
7.5/10 88% Sollers Point (2018) Though the ending may be a touch off-footed, and some performances range from the cliched to the monotonous, the majority of the film captures a rather unique (and realistic) concern that affects numerous Americans today.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Killing Joan (2018) This endurance test cannot even qualify for the "so bad it's good" category, as even its lackluster elements exuding undiluted badness aren't easy to enjoy. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 40% The Doctor from India (2018) The Doctor from India spotlights a niche of the human culture well worth exploring, though it so hamfisted and scatterbrained, that it is almost a disservice to its subject's credibility.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
No Score Yet The Penguin Counters (2017) The whole experience feels as if it were an abbreviated video diary rather than a comprehensive documentary.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
81% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) Whether or not you side with anyone in the film on any of the themes, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a solid stroke of inventive creativity and artistic integrity, all buttressed by a profound love and understanding of film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
3.5/5 100% Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017) There is a uniquely fascinating story here, told through a significantly creative lens, unique to those who had lived and created during the Bosnian War. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
9/10 100% I Am Evidence (2017) Though it has a few technical hiccups, I Am Evidence is a chilling document that demands audiences take up the call and make the world better.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The White Girl (2017) There are many well-placed intentions and genre staples at play here, and it's easy to see where the filmmakers wanted to take their offbeat introspective drama. However, The White Girl cast its net in far too shallow of water.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Apocalypse Road (2016) This is ultimately a mismatched tale of two very different stories rather than siblings. One is a sobering narrative of fighting exorbitant odds in a quasi-lawless wasteland, the other a tired game of cat-and-mouse swarming with cliches.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/5 69% Beuys (2018) Beuys is a sublime contemplation on the art and artist as a singular subject, achieved through a combination of technical experimentation and strong recurring motifs.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 94% Chavela (2017) Chavela manages to make its titular subject personable and accessible for newcomers, all the while providing a bittersweet love letter which all fans can appreciate.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 96% Oklahoma City (2017) Though its composition of the subject matter is not too uncommon, the docu remains unique due to the expansive knowledge and perspectives utilized to prove its central themes...Oklahoma City is far more a commentary than historical document.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/10 60% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) The Young Karl Marx fumbles too often to be emotional compelling or intellectually stimulating. ‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2.5/5 67% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) Ultimately, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards is better at capturing the tones of the times visited rather than proving the significance of its subject.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
4/5 100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) The Last Men in Aleppo documents a catastrophic crisis that still requires international attention, its mishmash of methods produce an effective end result, albeit lacking considerable evocation beyond the subject's raw intensity to sway its audience.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 85% Big Time (2017) While Schröder has proven on multiple occasions to be a powerful documentarian capturing uniquely engaging instances and peoples, Big Time doesn't even come close to being on par with that of his previous works, and is borderline forgettable as a result.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017