Matt's Movie Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Joker (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A stunning example of comic-book filmmaking done with tangible grit and fearsome artistry. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 () Matthew Pejkovic A film about faith and perseverance. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Director James Gray urges us to embrace the wonderous creations in our orbit, rather than seek out worlds and dreams beyond our reach. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 3 From Hell (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Rob Zombie is still unable to differentiate whether his sadistic killers should be booed or applauded. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Fascinating insight into not only the making of a masterpiece, but the inherent inspirations that trigger such bold creativity. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A unique entry in horror movie canon, due to its depiction of love and loyalty as the ultimate weapon against the monster of hate and fear. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Injects the heart back into the legendary action franchise, before ripping it out with an awe-inspiring avalanche of violence. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 Satanic Panic (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Takes the premise of "wrong place, wrong time" and brands it with a flaming hot pentagram that sure knows how to make its mark. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
2.5/5 The Fanatic (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A fascinating yet problematic exploration of fame, celebrity and fandom, that loses its grip on reality when exploitative violence becomes the films motivation. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/5 Burn (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Director Mike Gan delivers a dark, thrilling, and at times uncomfortable foray into an unstable mind. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/5 Driven (2018) Matthew Pejkovic An entertaining true-crime tale told with a wink and a smile. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 Gwen (2018) Matthew Pejkovic McGregor successfully opts for a slow burn, skin crawling pace that breathtakingly differs from modern horror convention. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/5 The VelociPastor (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A schlocky enterprise possessed with an exploitation spirit and surprisingly sentimental heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/5 () Matthew Pejkovic Takes a deep dive into Manson's tenure as a singer songwriter, and how it was the key to infiltrate a world of the rich and famous. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/5 Ode to Joy (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A charming, character driven rom-com. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
2/5 A Score to Settle (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Too often stumbles with its inconsistent and schlocky take on the geriatric revenge thriller movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Matthew Pejkovic A thrilling and heartbreaking depiction of a heroic battle within an unpopular war. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Matthew Pejkovic Chadha blends laughs with heartache, as teenage angst and cultural divisions are torn down brick by brick, song after song. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 The Nightingale (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Brutal, unrelenting, and more interested in presenting itself as a film of importance rather than proving to be one. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5/5 The White Crow (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A curiously passionless biopic. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 Meeting Gorbachev (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Herzog's obvious affection for his subject does question where the documentary ends and the propaganda begins. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Matthew Pejkovic The easy chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson cannot save Men in Black: International from becoming the blandest entry in the series. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
1.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Matthew Pejkovic The whole enterprise is extraordinarily vanilla in the dullest and eye rolling of ways. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 Loud Krazy Love (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Transcends the usual rock-doc formula to create a fascinating account of one mans messy journey of faith, family and nu-metal. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
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 (2018) 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 London Fields, The Director's Cut (2019) 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