Matt's Movie Reviews
The Unknown Known (2014)
The Two Faces of January (2014)
The Rover (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
"Jolie draws upon that deep emotional well to portray the agony, heartbreak and anger, that transforms this pure young fairy with the horns and mighty wings into a violated, vengeful villain clad in a leather outfit that's as black as her heart."
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
"With never ending shots of Nicole Kidman in one beautiful ensemble after another while bathed in warm light, too much thought was put into presenting Grace Kelly the style icon rather than Grace Kelly the human being: mother, wife, princess."
Son Of God (2014)
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
"While The Fault in Our Stars can be overbearingly schlocky at times, it is also an emotionally heartfelt film, especially in regards to the central romance that is sure to make the target audience swoon."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The Trip To Italy (2014)
The Zero Theorem (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
"Brett McKenzie's songs are the true star and saviour in Muppets Most Wanted. Yet should another Muppets movie be in the works, needed are the right actors to bring something more than a name above the marquee."
The Other Woman (2014)
"Like an irritating sense of déjà-vu, you would swear that you've seen this all before, as paranoid amnesiacs, European locales, and leather jacket clad hit men collide to make for a mildly entertaining thriller. "
The Exorcist (1973)
"The Exorcist not only tops the horror genre but transcends it, resulting in a profound experience where moviemaking horror, thrillingly dramatic storytelling and deeply felt spirituality of the Catholic kind make for pivotal viewing. "
"Rose Byrne not only keeps up with a seasoned comedic actor like Seth Rogen, but even steals scenes from him, proving once again that the girls are just as good as the boys when it comes to comedy of the R-rated variety."
The Raid 2 (2014)
"Evans has conducted a symphony of violence that is disgustingly brutal, awe inspiring and innovative in its choreography. No punch, kick, lunge or thrust of weapon is wasted...even the car chase has to be seen to be believed!"
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Closed for Winter (2009)
Chinese Coffee (2000)
Charlie & Boots (2009)
Case 39 (2010)
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
"Moore evokes Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in Veritate" and stresses the need that Judeo-Christian ethics, upon which his country was founded, must play a part in the recovery and stability of the financial sector. "
August: Osage County (2013)
Winter's Tale (2014)
"Caleb Deschanel provides exquisite photography, Oscar winning actors are game, and an acclaimed classic novel sets the blueprint. Yet what was no doubt a passion project for Goldsman has proven to be a satisfying, yet underwhelming movie. "
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
"Saving Mr. Banks could have been this years The King's Speech. Instead we have a "shoulda, woulda, coulda" situation, with just enough sugar in these wonderful performances to keep down the bitterness of Hancock's sloppy direction."
"When Jackson sticks to the game plan Tolkien laid out for him, amazing happens. Yet when Jackson strays like he has during key moments here, you can be forgiven if thought this chapter was titled "The Desolation of Tolkien". "
"For Ben Stiller it's a case of one step forward, two steps back, with the funny man's ambitious move into Oscar territory never quite reaching its full potential, even though moments of brilliance do pop up now and again."
American Hustle (2013)
"That American Hustle is set in the '70s is the perfect coincidence, for it is a movie that would have fit right into the "New Hollywood" of that era where directors were king, actors went beyond the pale and stories had balls. "
The Counselor (2013)