Matt's Movie Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
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
4/5 First Man (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A mash of awe-inspiring technical wizardry and heartfelt soul gazing, presented by Chazelle with great skill. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Matthew Pejkovic In Goddard's second feature, he skirts the line between good and bad, right and wrong, pretension and entertainment, in this curious oddball of a movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
2/5 Venom (2018) Matthew Pejkovic An entertainingly skittish performance by Tom Hardy keeps things lively, but Venom falls short of the bar raised by other Marvel fare, thanks to mediocre filmmaking and a refusal to push the boundaries. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Chock-a-block with vibrant toons, catchy tunes, and jokes aplenty, resulting in one of the more entertaining movies released this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
4/5 Searching (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Chaganty has created a digital web of mystery and intrigue, as we are thrust into a missing persons case that engrosses with every twist, turn, and keystroke. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Although a visually magnificent film, Christopher Robin suffers from a crisis of identity, with its story of a family man struggling to find his inner-child one marketed to kids, yet will register more with adults. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 The Nun (2018) Matthew Pejkovic A bland and plodding piece of horror Cathsploitation. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2018
4/5 Wayne (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Forthright and humble in that down to Earth Aussie way, Wayne Gardner proves that there is no sports superstar like an Aussie sports superstar. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2018
4/5 Leave No Trace (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Another great character drama from Debra Granik, who continues to impress with her Midas touch on character, setting and performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/5 The Merger (2018) Matthew Pejkovic Succeeds as a personable and entertaining social comedy playing from the left-field. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018