Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 46% The Voyeurs (2021) An absolute treat - an inventive, playful, genre-savvy thriller that will get your pulse racing. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2021
3/5 100% The Beta Test (2021) The film is anchored by Cummings' intriguingly layered performance. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2021
2.5/5 47% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) If the filmmakers want audiences to come back for part three, they'd better start coming up with a few carefully considered answers for all the questions they've raised. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2021
3/5 50% The Forever Purge (2021) This is watchable enough, but the formula is definitely wearing thin, perhaps because the world itself has gotten so much worse since the series began in 2013. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2021
2/5 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) There are six writers on this film and not one of them can muster up anything inventive or funny for the Tune Squad to do, let alone anything that's actually in character - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2021
4/5 89% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Capitalising nicely on the previous two entries, the third film serves as a satisfying end to a highly entertaining trilogy. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2021
4/5 68% Ladyhawke (1985) A thoroughly delightful fantasy romance that holds up remarkably well and deserves to be rediscovered by today's younger audiences. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
4/5 88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Drawing on the likes of Friday the 13th, Fear Street 1978 delivers shocks, scares and axe-based horror, while cleverly setting up the third and final instalment. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
4/5 83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Cleverly blending '90s horror nostalgia with more modern sensibilities, Fear Street serves up decent scares and some nice ideas. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
3/5 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) The Tomorrow War has its good and bad moments, but it mostly gets the job done, even if there's a nagging feeling that it's not quite as good as it could have been. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
4/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Impressively acted and directed, Black Widow delivers action, humour and emotion in the mighty Marvel manner. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
2/5 22% Chaos Walking (2021) [This is] ultimately something of a disappointment, thanks to its poorly executed central set-up and a sub-standard script. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 94% Love and Monsters (2020) A hugely enjoyable monster adventure, thanks to a strong concept, imaginative direction, likeable performances and Oscar-nominated creature designs. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Combining gore-soaked fight moves, familiar characters and a dash of self-referential wit, it's one of the best video-game adaptations to date. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Fast-paced, funny and filled with great characters, it's one of the best films of the year. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 87% Vicious Fun (2020) Vicious Fun delivers handsomely on the promise of its title, serving up a brightly coloured cocktail of laughs, scares, suspense and gore, mixed with plenty of genre thrills. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
3.5/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) [This]] isn't going to appeal to everyone, but if you're prepared to surrender to the silliness, you'll find yourself goofily grinning from ear to ear. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
5.8/10 75% Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013) This behind-the-scenes documentary captures the creative spectacle of Burning Man but fails to deliver a compelling story. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
8/10 100% Cocoon (Kokon) (2020) Leonie Krippendorff's engaging coming-of-age drama is one of the best teen dramas of the year. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) If you're looking for an uplifting, punch-the-air hit of superhero cinema in the hellstorm that is 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 delivers with bells on. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
8/10 85% The Racer (2020) Taupe is terrific in the lead role, delivering an intensely physical performance that's further heightened by James Mather's almost fetishistic camerawork. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
2.5/5 9% Songbird (2020) Diverting enough to pass the time if you're after a few cheap thrills, without actually being any good. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
4.3/10 No Score Yet King Cobra (2001) [The snake] has just one facial expression, but that still means it's more expressive than the cast. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
6/10 100% Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad (2020) An engaging documentary that takes a nostalgic look at 40 years of British skateboarding history. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
5/5 94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Bold, striking, brimming with breathtakingly original ideas and filled with deeply shocking violence, it's one of the best films of the year. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
6.5/10 67% 100% Wolf (2020) [The film allows] the visuals to supply the coming-out metaphor even if the script can't quite work up the courage to underline it. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
3/5 22% The Binge (2020) Ultimately, there's plenty to enjoy in The Binge, thanks to likeable characters, some inventively witty dialogue...just a shame that the central premise has so little impact on the plot. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
8/10 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) Here's hoping casting directors have been paying attention during the coronavirus pandemic, because Beharie ought to be a huge star. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
4/5 72% Becky (2020) A smartly conceived home invasion thriller that plays like a twisted coming-of-age movie. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Goofy and good-natured, the film captures the spirit of the original movies and the chemistry between the loveable San Dimas doofuses remains undimmed. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
7/10 100% Gutterbug (2019) A smartly directed, superbly acted and emotionally engaging indie drama that marks out writer-director Andrew Gibson as a potential talent to watch. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
6/10 93% Northwood Pie (2020) A likeable hangout comedy that succeeds thanks to its engaging performances. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 91% I Am Lisa (2020) Part werewolf movie, part female revenge flick, entertaining small town horror I Am Lisa does a decent job of genre blending, thanks to a smart script and savvy direction from Patrick Rea. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) [Costume Designer] Jeffrey Kurland is surely a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination - either way, he won't want for future job opportunities. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 48% Unhinged (2020) With a pulse-pounding combination of old school thrills and a terrific lead performance, it's the perfect escapism for these troubled times. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
2/10 71% Toss It (2019) The film's eventual conclusion seems like little reward after nearly two hours of soul-searching dialogue. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
9.5/10 93% Bad Education (2019) Cory Finley goes two-for-two with this gripping embezzlement drama that's based on a jaw-dropping true story and features a career-best performance from Hugh Jackman. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) With great performances, exciting direction and a strong central message, this is one of the best action films of the year. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
2/5 44% Black Water: Abyss (2020) As crocsploitation pictures go, it's a largely toothless affair, but it does have a couple of snappy moments. - Nerdly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
8/10 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) An entertaining, even-handed and well-argued documentary that will hopefully inspire multiple rewatches of Showgirls, whether ironic or not. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
8.5/10 92% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2021) Utterly charming and blessed with a pair of terrific central performances, this is an extremely accomplished piece of work that marks Bird out as a director to watch. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
8/10 75% The Wretched (2020) A genuinely creepy and sharply written teen horror that deserves to find a wide audience. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
7/10 89% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) An engaging portrait of a particular side of the Dalai Lama that's both inspiring and revealing. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
4/5 57% The Hunt (2020) Another winner for Blumhouse, thanks to exciting genre thrills, a sharply satirical, frequently funny script and a powerhouse central performance from Gilpin. - Hero Collector EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) By turns exhilarating, moving and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a thoroughly entertaining, expertly made indie that's unlike anything else you've seen all year. - WOW247 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
1/5 5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) A major disappointment, a woefully incoherent thriller, entirely devoid of thrills. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
4/5 77% Richard Jewell (2019) In the end, it's Hauser's show and he's nothing short of remarkable; the accuracy of his portrayal underlined by a brief clip of the real-life Jewell on a news report. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
2/10 5% The Courier (2019) Olga Kurylenko's leather-clad action moves can't save this tedious action thriller. - VODzilla.co EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/10 20% Cats (2019) Where do you even start with Cats? Tom Hooper's big screen version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is unlike anything you've ever seen before, but not in a good way. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) By turns heart-warming, laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully emotional, this is a simply stunning second feature from Gerwig and it will be fascinating to see what she does next. Unmissable and one of the best films of the year. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019