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Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 Paths of Glory (1957) Matthew Rozsa For those who like to contemplate politics and philosophy through well-written narrative drama, it is a welcome distraction. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2021
The Borderlands (2013) Matthew Rozsa Call it "Final Prayer," as they do in the USA, or call it "The Borderlands," as they do everywhere else. Just don't forget to call it the best found footage horror ever! EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2021
3.5/4 Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Matthew Rozsa Space Jam: A New Legacy did something I had not anticipated: It was a sweet, smart, funny and engaging movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2021
3/4 The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) Matthew Rozsa The Deaths of Ian Stone shows a level of ambition seldom seen in modern filmmaking, and the final result is certainly worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
3.5/4 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Matthew Rozsa Andrew Bryniarski is the definitive Leatherface, as R. Lee Ermey is the definitive Texas country cannibal paterfamilias, in this underrated horror gem. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2021
2/4 Darkness Falls (2003) Matthew Rozsa It is hard to imagine that Liebesman is at fault: His "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel is one of the best horror films of the 21st century. Yet here he whiffs. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
1.5/4 Scary Movie 2 (2001) Matthew Rozsa Scary Movie 2 is indefensible on every artistic and comedic level... yet I will still stand up for its fans. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
3.5/4 Leprechaun Returns (2018) Matthew Rozsa As a serious horror flick - from scares and gore to actual story quality - this is easily the best "Leprechaun" movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
2.5/4 Croc (2007) Matthew Rozsa It is no "Crawl," but if you want to enjoy a brainless natural horror film, it is silly enough to work on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
4/4 ParaNorman (2012) Matthew Rozsa Every child should see it. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2021
0/4 Smiley (2012) Matthew Rozsa My personal hell would involve watching this movie on repeat. It is wretched, squandering a potentially iconic character with incompetent execution. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
3/4 Superman III (1983) Matthew Rozsa See this movie for Richard Pryor. Play on your cell phone during the rest. Frankly it's what Gus Gorman would want you to do. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
3/4 The Grudge (2004) Matthew Rozsa One of those movies that seemed destined to be iconic as soon as it was released. From its unique storytelling method to the utter creepiness of Toshio, it's unforgettable. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
3.5/4 The Grudge 2 (2006) Matthew Rozsa If you're in the mood for a good scary movie - one that mixes old fashioned frights with a novel storytelling approach - you need look no further than "The Grudge 2." EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2021
1.25/4 The Grudge 3 (2009) Matthew Rozsa Watched on its own, "The Grudge 3" is a disappointment; viewed after a better horror film - such as "Saw VI," also released in 2009 - and it teaches valuable lessons. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
2/4 On Deadly Ground (1994) Matthew Rozsa It's a very interesting movie. Not good, mind you. But genuinely interesting. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/4 Richard III (1995) Matthew Rozsa It is a brutal reminder that while we may be able to inoculate ourselves against diseases of the body, diseases of the mind will always flourish as long as fascist impulses remain undiagnosed. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2020
3/4 Coriolanus (2011) Matthew Rozsa This is a manifesto not for fascism, but for hating human beings in general. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/4 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Matthew Rozsa If you are familiar with "Hamlet" and can appreciate subtle jokes about the possibility that your entire life is pointless, this movie is a hoot. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
4/4 Chimes at Midnight (1965) Matthew Rozsa Welles may be best known for his 1941 film "Citizen Kane," but as far as I'm concerned, "Chimes at Midnight" is his magnum opus. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
3/4 The Beach Bum (2019) Matthew Rozsa Is it great Harmony Korine? No, but it's pretty good Harmony Korine. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
1/4 Spring Breakers (2012) Matthew Rozsa Alien is the only character in "Spring Breakers" who feels like an actual human being; everyone else is just there to be ogled over or used for shocking imagery. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) Matthew Rozsa I identified very deeply with "Julien Donkey-Boy." If you have ever struggled with mental illness - and can handle the movie's distinctly "indie" style - I suspect you will too. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/4 Mister Lonely (2007) Matthew Rozsa Korine does indeed fail here. It is a noble effort, to be sure, and he deserves praise for that much... but it is still a failure. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 Trash Humpers (2009) Matthew Rozsa This is a monster movie, but instead of creating fictional characters, it simply holds a mirror up to America. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
3/4 Gummo (1997) Matthew Rozsa This makes it impossible to measure "Gummo" using the traditional quality metrics, and leaves us simply asking whether it works or does not. It works. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2020
2/4 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) Matthew Rozsa "Halloween H20" is the worst film in the series, and for one reason... its distracting plot holes. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/4 Leprechaun 2 (1994) Matthew Rozsa Leprechaun 2, unlike the bland original film, contains a lot of the things you would want to see in a horror movie about an evil leprechaun. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
2.5/4 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Matthew Rozsa If Jason Goes To Hell had been a standalone film, it might have worked; as a Friday the 13th movie, it sucks. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/4 Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning (1985) Matthew Rozsa If you are curious about classic '80s horror and need a gateway into the genre, though, this should be the first movie you check out. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
1.5/4 Saw IV (2007) Matthew Rozsa It was a bad movie overall, but it perfectly captured the zeitgeist of a terrible year through its awfulness. If the essence of 2007 is captured by any one film... it's "Saw IV. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/4 Saw VI (2009) Matthew Rozsa Health insurance companies take human life... They are the real serial killers of our time. Jigsaw and his proteges at least have the excuse of being fictional. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
0.5/5 The Final Destination (2009) Matthew Rozsa It reminds us that a "Nazi ain't got no humanity." They -- and Trump supporters like them -- must be depicted as punchlines, not normal people, so America will never tolerate them. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/4 Sling Blade (1996) Matthew Rozsa It is a full blooded story, rich in the best and worst of elements of the human condition, and one of the most satisfying cinematic experiences I've ever had. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
4/4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Matthew Rozsa Captain America: The Winter Soldier" may not be my favorite movie of all time... but it is the one that, given the chance, I would watch forever in heaven. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3/4 Red Dragon (2002) Matthew Rozsa "Red Dragon" is the ultimate rewatchable crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/4 Manhunter (1986) Matthew Rozsa Below here there be spoilers... and unapologetic Marxism! "Manhunter" speaks to me as a member of the so-called "fake news." EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/4 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Matthew Rozsa "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" is deliciously misanthropic, despite the Coen Brothers' protesting otherwise. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/4 The Bye Bye Man (2017) Matthew Rozsa "The Bye Bye Man" is one of those movies that takes on a completely different meaning when you know its backstory. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 () Matthew Rozsa Helmed by Takashi Shimizu, the creator of "The Grudge" franchise, this is one of those movies that rewards viewers who watch it multiple times. It is scary, poignant and deep. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2020
3/4 7500 (2019) Matthew Rozsa I can't think of a better pandemic era distraction. This movie captures our claustrophobic, paranoid zeitgeist - despite being made before we entered this chapter of history. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2020
3.5/4 Dagon (2001) Matthew Rozsa The only reason this review describes "Dagon" as "one of the scariest movies ever made," instead of as "the scariest movie ever made," is because I haven't seen every film. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2020
3.5/4 Shakes the Clown (1991) Matthew Rozsa It's a very dialogue centric movie, characteristic of other great comedies from the'90s indie circuit. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2020
3/4 Crawl (2019) Matthew Rozsa Finally - and, for creature feature fans, most importantly - the alligators themselves are suitably believable and menacing. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020