Matt's Movie Reviews
The Boys Are Back (2009)
"Along with its strong emotional pull and engrossing personalities, Blindsight also features some breath taking images of the Himalayas, and some nerve wrecking scenes that would make those of us who are afraid of heights to start sweating bullets. "
Big Dreamers (2007)
"Australians sure do love big things. New South Wales has the Big Banana, Victoria the Big Koala, South Australia the Big Lobster, and so it goes as a small town follows the same formula in the light hearted Australian documentary Big Dreamers."
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Beautiful Kate (2009)
"Although it presents itself as a bastion of haunting thoughtfulness and a target of controversy, Beautiful Kate offers nothing more than familiar themes seen in plenty of Australian films before it."
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974)
"This is a comedy that employs the crudest of humour. It is a racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Catholic travesty that just does not sit well in these politically correct times, and nor should it. "
The Bank Job (2008)
Babylon A.D. (2008)
"To put it bluntly, Babylon A.D. is a cluttered mess. Characters have been under developed, realtionships have no chemistry, and its conclusion feels rushed and leaves too many unresolved questions. "
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"Perhaps Francis Ford Coppola's greatest directorial achievement, Apocalypse Now is a visually stunning war film that has no equal, with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro capturing the films Philippine location to great effect. "
Angels & Demons (2009)
"Taking a hint from past mistakes, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks return to the fanciful historical styling's of Dan Brown to create a much more entertaining and thrilling mystery, as science and religion, martyrs and heretics clash in Angels and Demons. "
"While making a great looking biopic that is filled with detail, Michal Mann forgot to make a film that entertains, creating an emotionally void, tone flat portrait of an athlete whose contribution socially and culturally has yet to be matched. "
The Air I Breathe (2008)
88 Minutes (2008)
"Lacking tension in its setting and empathy for its characters, 88 Minutes is a woeful excuse of a thriller thanks to the inept direction by Jon Avnet, who has forgotten to inject emotion and thrills in what can only be described as a bloated crime movie. "
Tower Heist (2011)
Happy Feet Two (2011)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
War Horse (2011)
"War Horse is the right kind of material that fits the talents of Steven Spielberg and his regular cohorts. The end result is a deeply satisfying, moving movie that features a master filmmaker at his best in years"
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
"This darker, slicker and more humane re-telling of Swedish crime thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo improves upon previous adaptations, thanks to David Fincher's vast skills as a master of dark suspense. "
The Descendants (2011)
"The Descendants is a film that's honest in its emotions. It effectively presents the consequences of adultery, the sadness in death and the love which family always have for one another, even when they hate what they've done."
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
"Steven Spielberg ditches the anchor which is George Lucas and teams up with Peter Jackson and his WETA funhouse for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, a magnificently made action adventure filled with spirit but lacking soul."
The Iron Lady (2012)
"Shame is an important film. It shows how one man's darkness is fuelled by the worst attributes of western culture, and how sex without a connection - whether it be spiritual or emotional - renders the act soulless."
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Burning Man (2012)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)
The Muppets (2011)
"With its simple yet elegant 2D animation and festive spirit, Santa's Apprentice is an Aussie Christmas movie for families looking for sweetness and old fashion morals in their holiday movie going experience."
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
"Bountiful in look and scandal yet convoluted in plot and historical validity, Anonymous tries to be a serious work of art but doesn't have the credibility or filmmaking discipline needed to present its wild conspiracy theories. "
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
In Time (2011)
The Thing (2011)
The Cup (2012)
Take Shelter (2011)
Higher Ground (2011)
Project Nim (2011)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)