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Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Locked Down (2021) Matthew Razak Locked Down is probably best taken as the lighter relationship film it partly wants to be instead of a moralistic study on the pandemic and society. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
7.2/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Matthew Razak This is a superhero film meant for the big screen but trapped on a smaller one. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
8.5/10 Soul (2020) Matthew Razak It is the perfect film at the perfect time and for that, it can get no better. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
5.7/10 News of the World (2020) Matthew Razak As a Western, News of the World functions but it doesn't soar. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
7.7/10 Save Yourselves! (2020) Matthew Razak Save Yourselves! would probably best be watched going in completely and totally blind off of a friend's recommendation. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
7.8/10 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Matthew Razak *cue air guitar sound* EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
4.9/10 Unhinged (2020) Matthew Razak In the vacuum that is our movie world Unhinged can't fade into the background and so its flaws become all the more glaring. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
8.5/10 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Matthew Razak The kind of movie that winds you up inch by inch in its thoughts and themes and then suddenly dumps you into the thriller you thought you were coming to in the first place. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
8/10 The Secret Garden (2020) Matthew Razak The Secret Garden may have already been adapted numerous times but never in such a visually striking and imaginative way. A worthy adaptation of a classic children's story. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
8.3 Palm Springs (2020) Matthew Razak It isn't, in the end, about falling in love, finding yourself, or discovering the meaning of life. Its time loop is about living life with what you've got. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
5.2 The Beach House (2019) Matthew Razak The first half of the film feels fresh and new but its "surprise" erases all of that into something that feels incomplete and bog-standard. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4.8 The Old Guard (2020) Matthew Razak The Old Guard really puts to test the old saying that beggars can't be choosers or that something is better than nothing. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2020
8/10 Blood Quantum (2019) Matthew Razak Blood Quantum is the kind of standout zombie movie that should be talked about for years to come. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
6/10 Extraction (2020) Matthew Razak Extraction feels like a cliche but when there's nothing else around cliche feels awfully good. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/10 The Rhythm Section (2020) Matthew Razak In theory, it's a promising take on a genre that is pretty much fantasy fulfillment. In practice, however, it's quite another thing. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
6.5/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Matthew Razak Despite not quite having the same flair for action as Michael Bay, Arbi and Fallah manage to capture some of the magic of a Bay film while somehow updating it to modern-day sensibilities. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
8.5/10 1917 (2019) Matthew Razak There is a specific scene where Schofield is escaping from pursuing enemy forces, lit almost entirely by flares and done in a single shot, that is basically just Roger Deakins showing off. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Matthew Razak It is Disney running back to the safety of nostalgia, capitulating to those who didn't like the new, and releasing a movie that could only be made in a unruly attempt to please everyone. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
7.5/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Matthew Razak Jumanji: The Next Level takes what the first film did and turns it on its head, relying on the charms of its stars to once again deliver. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
6.5/10 Frozen II (2019) Matthew Razak More of the same works but it is still just that. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
6.5/10 Doctor Sleep (2019) Matthew Razak Everything in the last 15 minutes reminds you that this isn't The Shining and it's too bad it had to be that way. Without that reminder the film stands on its own quite well; with it the movie seems less than. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/10 Joker (2019) Matthew Razak The last laugh of someone who simply wants to watch the world burn. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
8/10 Good Boys (2019) Matthew Razak The movie, at its core, is less raunchy comedy and more childhood adventure -- think 80s Spielberg kids movies but with the drug Molly. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
6/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Matthew Razak Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
7/10 The Lion King (2019) Matthew Razak This movie is a non-stop visual orgasm (put that one on the poster, Disney). EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5.5 Yesterday (2019) Matthew Razak Insert your own clever Beatles musical reference for a conclusion here. If Boyle didn't feel the need to try all that hard, I'm not going to either. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/10 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Matthew Razak The best children's films -- the best films -- open up under their top layer to deliver something more, but Pets 2 is nothing underneath. Its secrets are empty. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/10 Brightburn (2019) Matthew Razak Unfortunately, Brightburn is too busy with its lackluster gorefest and tepid attempts at being scary that it completely bypasses all the interesting thematic ideas that the film could have delivered. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matthew Razak Is it up to the same quality and awesome of the first two? As our often monosyllabic and monotone hero would say in pitch-perfect understatement: yea. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
5/10 The Hustle (2019) Matthew Razak My recommendation for seeing The Hustle? Just rent the original, which is a remake itself. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/10 UglyDolls (2019) Matthew Razak At no point in its under 90-minute run time does it do a single thing to justify its existence. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
8/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matthew Razak This movie, without the emotional and historical build up that the myriad of Marvel films brought before it, would simply be a better directed Justice League. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
7/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Matthew Razak The issue is if you're not in on the setup none of that subversion is actually subversion at all and the first half of the movie doesn't work as well without that aspect. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
6/10 Peterloo (2018) Matthew Razak How do you make a movie about an event that was horrific but did nothing? Leigh attempts to tackle that while making a few political statements of his own with varying degrees of success. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 Snatchers (2019) Matthew Razak Snatchers is the kind of horror that is what it is and doesn't want to be anything more, and yet in that it becomes a bit more. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
6.5/10 Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Matthew Razak Instead of being scared of something we are scared of nothing right alongside our heroine. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/10 The Hottest August (2019) Matthew Razak There's no drive to it, aimlessly meandering around New York trying to prove a point when there isn't one. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
6.5 Come as You Are (2019) Matthew Razak It's a good comedy that gets better simply because it is good at the basics. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
8.5/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Matthew Razak What is so great about The Art of Self-Defense is that it tackles such serious issues in a way that makes them incredibly easy to understand. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
5/10 The Highwaymen (2019) Matthew Razak The movie is just as much a glorification of Hamer and the Texas Marshalls as its predecessor was of Bonnie and Clyde. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/10 Porno (2019) Matthew Razak Porno, much like the genre of film it is named after, is all about visuals with none of the depth. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
8/10 South Mountain (2019) Matthew Razak The plot doesn't really develop, instead, like the creeks that weave around the family's house, steadily flows forward through the slow reliability of each day happening after the next. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
6.5/10 Who Let the Dogs Out (2019) Matthew Razak The best documentary takes our misconceptions and shows us the truth. Who Let the Dogs Out does this by taking a pop song and delivering a treatise on the very nature of art. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
7.5/10 Us (2019) Matthew Razak Much like the characters in his film, Peele's greatest enemy for this film seems to be himself. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Matthew Razak In a world where Marvel films are now Oscar contenders and we've seen nearly every Avenger onscreen in the same movie, how do we set the baseline for what a good Marvel film is? EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
4.5/10 Greta (2018) Matthew Razak Greta is, sadly, regretable. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matthew Razak Happy Death Day 2U barely even touches the horror genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/10 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Matthew Razak The movie says nothing about anything, it's jokes are simply there to make references to terrible cliches that aren't really cliches anymore. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Matthew Razak Damn it. Get out of my head, Velvet Buzzsaw! Get out of my head! EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
7/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Matthew Razak Turns out childhood wonder can be recaptured, but it's damn hard. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019