Matt's Movie Reviews
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"A cold, boring and confusing action fantasy of little redeeming quality, Assassins Creed marks career worst work from all involved, made uglier by an anti-Catholicism inherent in the game series it is based upon."
"Problem is the lack of stakes and a troubling moral core in the motivations of their characters that hangs like a dark cloud throughout what, with the right amount of tinkering during the films development, could have resulted in a much better movie."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016)
The Founder (2017)
"Arrival speaks to our tenacious need to know just who we are and why we are here. In that search we look to the stars, we pray to the heavens, we seek answers within ourselves and the environment around us. "
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
The Red Pill (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
"A modern-day set crime western that delves into the themes of right, wrong, law and capitalism with a righteous heart that pulsates within the grey of a morality tale where the pursuit of money turns good men bad."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"An almost rhythmic foray of kicks, punches and gunfire provides soundtrack to an action thriller that while hardly original, is delightfully old school cool in its approach to anti-heroes vs baddies. "
Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)
The Meddler (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
"A look into how war can change the lives of not only those on the frontlines but those covering an everlasting conflict in a strange land as told by an authentic voice that's part funny, parts moving, and indeed parts frustrating"
Me Before You (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
The Confirmation (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
"Singer once brought an intimacy to the social political dimensions that often made the X-Men franchise the thinking man's superhero movie. Yet it is clear that the weight in the themes that come with ...Apocalypse has left Singer and his movie floundering."
The Jungle Book (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
"With his third stint as director, Black has found his niche in evoking great performances, and framing engrossing and entertaining stories. The conclusion of The Nice Guys hints at a sequel. Please let it happen."
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
"Snyder has brought a different edge to the superhero genre, one that questions what drives these men of steel and creatures of the night to do what they do and believe what they believe. There is something to admire in that."
The Danish Girl (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Red Billabong (2016)
"A unique and original creature feature, Red Billabong overcomes any VFX limitations with an intriguing story and truly tense scares, resulting in one of the more innovative and interesting monster movies to be released in some time."
Sausage Party (2016)
"An animated adventure that boasts the visual prowess of the best mainstream releases in the medium, yet the storytelling sensibility of a stoner nodding furiously mid toke at the Zeitgeist documentary playing on the TV."
Suicide Squad (2016)
War on Everyone (2017)
Blood Father (2016)
"Gibson is superb here. With white patched black beard, muscular frame and piercing eyes capable of burning holes into any man's soul, Gibson reminds of a grizzly papa bear whose roar matches his bite."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"Star Trek Beyond represents a key factor that separates the great genre films from the mediocre, and that is the stakes at play in a battle between good (no matter how flawed) and evil (no matter how created)."
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Money Monster (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
Alex & Eve (2015)