Matt's Movie Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 () Matthew Pejkovic Makes great use of its genre blending, twisty format even when it tends to go off the rails. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Superbly performed biopic presented with flair and imagination. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Will satisfy those looking for a giant-sized monster bash, yet it's the human element that weighs down this colossal titan from becoming king of the monster movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
4/5 Brightburn (2019) Matthew Pejkovic The Omen by way of Krypton, Brightburn is just the kind of sidebar superhero film to shake up the genre a bit. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Succeeds on the talents of its attractive, charismatic cast and the focused efforts of director Gut Ritchie. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Expands the universe without sacrificing the full throttle, intense filled action scenes that brought new life to the American action movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
4/5 Acute Misfortune (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Tips the biopic genre on its head in this delve into the life of an unconventional artist and the biographer who bore the brunt of his madness. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
1.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A remake of little spirit or purpose, save perhaps to con the cinema going audience of their hard-earned. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
3.5/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Matthew Pejkovic "Takes that Conjuring formula and blends it with a very intimate fear shared by many parents: that there is something out there that will harm their children." EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A grand, clever and heartfelt blockbuster sure to enthral its audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Proves to be a shallow deep exercise in terror with genuine chills subsided by eye-rolling moments of silliness. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/5 The Public (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A fine movie filled with rage, heart, and an urging to show compassion even in the darkest, coldest of nights. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/5 The Wind (2018) Matthew Pejkovic The Wind, to put it plainly, will send chills down your spine. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/5 Hellboy (2019) Matthew Pejkovic David Harbour's excellent turn and Neil Marshall's go-big-or-go-home direction saves the film from the bowels of monotony. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 Unplanned (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A less pious film would have made Unplanned more effective, but the core truth of its story works well enough to make Unplanned an essential watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3.5/5 Long Lost (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A film about power and passion done with an intelligent mind and stakes aplenty at play. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
3.5/5 Shazam! (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A superhero movie that does its best to combat the silliness of its premise through the use of humour and fine action set pieces. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 Us (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A fiercely original and intriguing work, and in a film landscape where repetition and formula are the norm, this is very much a good thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A heart-warming underdog story filled with fine performances, Fighting with My Family presents the world of professional wrestling as not only a business, but as a vocation. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Director Anhtony Maras delivers a suitably brutal work, but one which also brings reflection and discussion. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Survives a bumpy ride of origin story tropes and sci-fi jibber-jabber to become a supernova of a superhero movie sure to shake up the MCU. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 Lords of Chaos (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Recreates a dark chapter in the history of extreme heavy metal, while exploring the link between fanaticism and violence with brutal clarity. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
3.5/5 () Matthew Pejkovic Blends the intimate with the outrageous in this story of chaos, love, and paranoia in a doomed filled world. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 The American Meme (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A surprisingly insightful and even illuminating look at the influencers who entertain the online masses. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
3.5/5 Instant Family (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A funny, weepy, big ol' hug of a comedic drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A rousing and spectacular example of big screen, big feel animation done with skill and heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Succeeds as both a follow-up and a standalone fantasy adventure with the world's most magical nanny, as Emily Blunt seals her mark on a role once thought untouchable. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
1.5/5 Vice (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Ever seen that image of a raving conspiracy theorist in front of a board filled with newspaper clippings, linked together with crazy red string? Vice is its movie equivalent. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Matthew Pejkovic It is hard to think of a more formidable trio to grace the screen with such skill and bravery this year. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 Aquaman (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Not only sets the DC Films universe back on course, but it also introduces a new bona fide movie star in Jason Mamoa. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 Bumblebee (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Works in stripping back the world building mythos and placing its focus on a nostalgic sci-fi action adventure that is as sweet as it is electrifying. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Matthew Pejkovic There is a pulsating humanity in this story of superhumans who not only have to withstand the hits thrown at them from all matter of villain, but also those haymakers that life likes to throw with full gusto. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Overlord (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Gritty, gory, and a hell of a lot of fun, Overlord just might be one of the best genre crossover films to be released in some time. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A film that knows how to rev its engines but doesn't have enough gas to fulfil its franchise potential. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A delve into bitterness, loneliness, and self-destructive tendencies, yet told with a big booming heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 Creed II (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Hits hard with the punches and emotions, successfully closing the chapter on one story while building upon another in this expansion of the Rocky saga. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 Widows (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Blends character driven dynamics with an intense atmosphere to make for an engrossing, stakes filled watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
1.5/5 Robin Hood (2018) Matthew Pejkovic An ugly, sneering, boring, and bigoted flop of a wannabe blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018) Matthew Pejkovic An engrossing and wonderful documentary that proves that while the boy-band genre is a mans world, it ain't nothing without a woman or a girl. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Matthew Pejkovic With twinkle in his eye and wry smile still melting all kinds of hearts, Redford presents his Forrest Tucker as a criminal whose cold and calculated precision to his craft is matched by the warmth of his personality. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
1/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A soulless, boring, and abhorrent franchise reboot. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
3.5/5 Suspiria (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Defies convention while providing nightmare provoking horrors of the arthouse kind, a fact that will thrill some while befuddling others. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Proves to be an entertaining if not shallow deep biopic on legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury, portrayed by Rami Malek with passion and vigour. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 Halloween (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A horror movie that is as much about the connection between predator and prey, as it is about the creative ways to transition anticipation into tension and tension into violence. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 Book Week (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A black comedy with bite and heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Questionable filmmaking undercuts powerful performances in Beautiful Boy, an at times heart wrenching and too often perplexing delve into the vicious cycle of drug addiction. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 An Interview With God (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A compelling faith-based drama that deals with its subjects and its characters seriously, without resorting to exploitative sermonising. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Strong performances cannot overcome questionable storytelling in A Star is Born, a movie about love and fame in the music industry that just cannot sustain the power and melody of its wonderful opening bars. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 1% (2017) Matthew Pejkovic McCallum does an excellent job thrusting the viewer into this world where allegiances are torn apart by a bullet, and power is wielded through sadistic violence. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 Gosnell (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Triumphs as a rather good melding of true-crime story and courtroom drama, with a chilling and direct message sure to trigger many and shock many more. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019