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Atom Insider is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Matt Donato
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Matt Donato Dolittle is tonally at war with itself, chopped to bits by editing, and discombobulated in ways that are reminiscent of but lack the cult appeal of 2019's Cats. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Matt Donato A mesmeric glimpse of history defined more by the quiet isolation of trench warfare than machine-gun projectiles whizzing by every couple of seconds. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
4/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Matt Donato You will squirm, you will hurt, and you'll respect the hell out of Adam Sandler's ability to bring the worst out of his surrounding actors in the best possible way. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 Waves (2019) Matt Donato Waves accomplishes sublime narrative fluidity via Trey Edward Shults' ability to keep camera motion, soundtrack beats, and character energies in constant synergy. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Matt Donato Gemini Man is both a futuristic taste of what 120 frames per second can do for action cinema and a confirmation of the format's current limitations. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Matt Donato This might sound crass, but there's a true metaphor here: The Lighthouse loves the smell of its own farts (not necessarily a negative, either). EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
3.5/5 Sea Fever (2019) Matt Donato Hardiman's tension within confined seafaring quarters works to pressurize and constrict this "Cabin Fever meets The Thing aboard a trawling vessel." EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Matt Donato You'll burst out laughing and adore how Johnson's cast plays their cards with confidence, masks their bluffs, and presents a gallery of rogues with enjoyable deceit. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 Guns Akimbo (2019) Matt Donato It's like a Saturday morning cartoon for the criminally insane, and I mean that with love. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 Kingdom (2019) Matt Donato Expect battlefield elegance and theatrical attack augmented history lesson that's hip and gets away with it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Matt Donato Hobbs & Shaw is the summer's most bromanic comedy to be covered with lumps, bruises, and pound-for-pound brawn. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5 Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary (Exterminadores do Além Contra a Loira do Banheiro) (2018) Matt Donato Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary in a nutshell: vanilla-as-sin title, unexpectedly batsh*t paranormal warfare. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
3/5 Deadcon (2019) Matt Donato A possession story made scarier by shades of Paranormal Activity, YouTube celebrities, and - *gasp* - internet modem dial tones. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
3.5/5 Belzebuth (2019) Matt Donato Emilio Portes hath wrought Satan's wrath into an exorcism tale that lunges for your throat; a total kill-shot film that wastes no opportunity to test viewers. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Matt Donato Midsommar is a warm invitation into subtle ritualistic madness decked out in the reassurance of pastel colors. Striking, unsettling, and surprisingly humorous. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
3.5/5 Porno (2019) Matt Donato Porno knows how to make horror fans scream. Interpret that sentence how you will. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 In Fabric (2018) Matt Donato In the pantheon of deadly inanimate object cinema, Peter Strickland's In Fabric is a sensually riveting standout. Say yes to this killer dress! EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 The Lodge (2019) Matt Donato The Lodge is a methodically insidious and outstandingly tense entry into the "Christmas Horror" canon. Oh holy fright, these scares are brutally sinful... EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Matt Donato Rocketman is flamboyant and rambunctious and everything Elton would be proud of. It's the musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody wants to be when it grows up. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
2.5/5 Little (2019) Matt Donato Marsai Martin and Issa Rae share a few genuinely funny moments of body-swap comedy chemistry, but not enough to distract from Little's formulaic generics. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4.5/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Matt Donato An exquisitely bonkers fantasy adventure structured around hilarious satire and blind ambition that's served so well by Gilliam's release of decades-long frustrations. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017) Matt Donato Cinematography is so "folktale gorgeous," fully realizing the maddening effects of isolation (much like THE WIND/THE WITCH). A deeply, destructively disturbing taste of pagan witchcraft horrors. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 I Trapped the Devil (2019) Matt Donato A paranoid "Christmas Horror" chestnut roaster about family dysfunction, powered by Scott Poythress' disturbed but in-control performance, that *loves* playing by its own rules. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019