Matt's Movie Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Run Hide Fight (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Works as an action thriller of high stakes and an excellent lead performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2021
4/5 In Full Bloom (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Takes the boxing film to artistic heights not explored before, without sacrificing the action-packed stakes in and out of the ring. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
3.5/5 Hunter Hunter (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A creepy and intense watch that climaxes with an uncompromisingly brutal final act, Hunter Hunter subverts expectations and forces its audience to reflect on the savagery of our world. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/5 Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Punk. Poet. Rock legend. There is only one Shane MacGowan, and Crock of Gold captures that legacy. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
3.5/5 Archenemy (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Proves to be the gritty, punk rock answer to an overtly commercialised genre of film. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/5 The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A fascinating true-crime documentary that is as perplexing in its mystery as it is entertaining in its execution. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/5 The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Matthew Pejkovic "Presents the ups and downs, successes and tragedies, of a music family whose harmony in song masked a fractured collective off the stage." EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/5 Anything for Jackson (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A film that not only will scare the bejesus out of its audience, but also digs deep and hits hard in its story of death, ritual, and resurrection. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Cronenberg has delivered an unrelenting and even brutal work, yet its uncompromising nature brings with it an experience thrilling, harrowing, and haunting, leaving much to debate, digest, and dissect. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/5 Girl (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A dark modern-day western that writer and director Chad Faust injects with gritty character and strong sense of place. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
2.5/5 The Comeback Trail (2020) Matthew Pejkovic The central gag works well and the performances are a hoot, yet an underwhelming third act results in a Hollywood satire that runs out of steam. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
4/5 A Lion Returns (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A Lion Returns not only proves to be one of the best Australian films of 2020, but another example of why Serhat Caradee is one of the nations best filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/5 Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A surreal and blood curling vampire tale in which the looming spectre of time is the monster. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/5 1BR (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A disturbingly relevant horror thriller that sets its gaze on cult and community in Los Angeles. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/5 The Opening Act (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Steve Byrne hilariously and intimately chronicles the many detours endured on the path towards a dream. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
4/5 The Mortuary Collection (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A collection of beautifully crafted tales of terror led by a ghoulishly entertaining Clancy Brown. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
4/5 The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Cummings hits that perfect note between awkward and earnest, and plays his characters tragic and tragically funny foibles into a rich composition of flawed machismo. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
4/5 City of Lies (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A highly engrossing, character driven, true-crime mystery thriller, that is in league with the likes of Sidney Lumet classics Serpico and Prince of the City. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
3.5/5 Fatman (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Sure to deliver good tidings for those looking for grit and gunfire to their Christmas viewing, with Mel Gibson and Walter Goggins especially good as Santa, and Santa hunter, respectfully. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 The Plot Against the President (2020) Matthew Pejkovic "Milius presents the clear through lines in this web of corruption that points to what is, quite simply, treachery in the bowels of the American political machine." EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 The Owners (2020) Matthew Pejkovic The Owners especially works thanks to the devilishly good performances from Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Takes us into the final months of Robin Williams life, and in doing so reveals a beautiful soul and brilliant mind besieged by a crippling disease. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
2.5/5 Tenet (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Grand scale cinema fuelled by big ideas is undercut by frustratingly poor storytelling and a dull lead performance by John David Washington. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Fatima (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A wondrous and soul-enriching faith-based movie, the kind which the world needs right now. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 Apocalypse '45 (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A reminder of when the world was at the brink of annihilation, and the violent means it took to stop it from being so. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
3.5/5 Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Is as much a history lesson in the world of skateboarding, as it is an example of marketing ingenuity. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 The Tax Collector (2020) Matthew Pejkovic The Tax Collector is a frightening, mean-mugging, and depth-filled a gangster exploitation movie as they come. It is Ayers at his brutal best. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/5 Made in Italy (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Has a little bit of everything to make for a pleasant and pleasantly moving film, with the father-son dynamic of Neeson and Richardson especially strong. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/5 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Makes excellent use of its star-studded roster of musicians and their music that shaped generations. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 Fisherman's Friends (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A pleasant feelgood yarn, although a rather predictable one. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 The Rental (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A well performed psychological thriller that smoothly shifts gears into horror territory with swift and scary precision. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 Unquiet Graves (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Thorough investigative documentary filmmaking done with deft skill and strong pulsating heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2.5/5 Babyteeth (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Frustrating, maddening, and purposefully odd for the sake of being odd. An Australian movie, through and through. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Blends creepy supernatural thrills with nightmare inducing visuals to make for a thoroughly frightening horror movie in which dementia is the demon. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3/5 Ghosts of War (2020) Matthew Pejkovic benefits from well-paced thrills and an engaging story, however its final-act revelations do prove to be too clever for its own good. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Volition (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Adds its own unique twist to similarly themed stories of time, fate, and man's struggle to control both. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Reel Redemption (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Gives the faith-based movie its just due, as well as its just deserts. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3.5/5 What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Presents the life of Pauline Kael, both the film critic and the person, with informative insight. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3/5 The Wretched (2019) Matthew Pejkovic It is hard to think of a recent horror movie that was as shocking yet as routine as The Wretched. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
3.5/5 You Don't Nomi (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Proves that even the trashiest of films can have its day. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
4/5 Uncle Tom (2020) Matthew Pejkovic An incredibly relevant and insightful documentary that delves into the past, present, and future of the black American conservative movement. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
1.5/5 Becky (2020) Matthew Pejkovic A novelty movie that is ridiculous and lazy in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 Dreamland (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Succeeds due to an engrossing dual performance from Stephen McHattie and director Bruce McDonald's unique vision. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 Angelfish (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A romantic drama of much emotion and credibility. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2020
3.5/5 The Trip to Greece (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Still proves to be an entertaining and surprisingly tender exploration of fame, ego, and friendship. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2020
3.5/5 Villain (2020) Matthew Pejkovic Fairbrass plays sad and desperate with as much authority as he does tough and menacing, delivering one of the best turns in his prolific career while doing so. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2020
3/5 Turnover (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Succeeds as a well performed feelgood comedic drama that champions diversity, even if the results are at times grating. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2020
4/5 To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Matthew Pejkovic A cops and robbers tale of stirring complexity and sundrenched darkness. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
4/5 Ordinary People (1980) Matthew Pejkovic Robert Redford brings stirring emotion and impressive skill to this story of an affluent family crumbling under the facade of normalcy. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
3/5 Cruising (1980) Matthew Pejkovic Friedkin's unique approach to the serial killer thriller is one that is both frustrating and engrossing. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2020