Matinee Magazine

Matinee Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chuck Rudolph, Jason Clark, Jeremiah Kipp, Nick Schager
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 You Won't Miss Me (2009) Nick Schager A work that radiates a boozy, Bukowski-esque downward spiral, all alcohol-fueled anger and aimless sadness. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2010
5/5 Year of the Dragon (1985) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2003
2/5 What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2003
4/5 Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1993) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2003
3/5 The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2003
4/5 Julia (1977) Joe McGovern Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2003
1/5 Soul in the Hole (1997) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2002
4/5 Laura (1944) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2002
4/5 Executive Decision (1996) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2002
3/5 Alligator (1980) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2002
3/5 Braindead (1992) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/5 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/5 Marnie (1964) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
0/5 Kids (1995) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/5 Open City (1946) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
2/5 Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
1/5 Single White Female (1992) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/5 The Color Purple (1985) Chuck Rudolph Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/5 The Thing (1982) Chuck Rudolph A bit too heavy on the shock effects, but far scarier than most average horror films. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
1/5 Dersu Uzala (1975) Chuck Rudolph Beautifully photographed but far too isolated in its characterizations. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2002
C+ Frida (2002) Nick Schager Just as in Kahlo's life, Rivera is the commanding centrifugal force of Taymor's film, and remains the best reason to sit through the otherwise uneven, mildly captivating Frida. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2002
C+ White Oleander (2002) Nick Schager Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2002
A Far From Heaven (2002) Jeremiah Kipp Haynes uses the antiquated style without winking, and begs questions of whether a modern filmmaker can actually recreate Sirk without reinventing it in the process. Fused through Haynes's modern sensibility it becomes something Other. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2002
A Femme Fatale (2002) Jeremiah Kipp De Palma's radical script-flip [of the genre] is a healthy indication of film culture rejecting the stupidity of crime movie violence and, with it, the failure of the imagination. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2002
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) Jason Clark Even though it is infused with the sensibility of a video director, it doesn't make for completely empty entertainment EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2002
Spider-Man (2002) Jason Clark All the dough in the world doesn't disguise hollow, simplistic storytelling EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2002
C- Welcome to Collinwood (2002) Nick Schager The kind of film that leaves you scratching your head in amazement over the fact that so many talented people could participate in such an ill-advised and poorly executed idea. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2002
C- The Tuxedo (2002) Nick Schager With a story that would be right at home in a lame-brained Rob Schneider comedy, the film seems to have been spit out by some sort of devious Hollywood assembly line. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2002
C- Red Dragon (2002) Nick Schager A tepid mishmash of directorial blandness, bad casting, and hoary serial killer clichés that exudes neither the clinical creepiness of Jonathan Demme's original Lecter masterpiece nor the lurid camp of Ridley Scott's disastrous sequel. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2002
B- The Transporter (2002) Joshua Vasquez It's the kind of film where the villain even gives an evil look for his passport photo. How can you resist that? EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2002
A- All or Nothing (2002) Jeremiah Kipp The Southeast London working class housing estate of Mike Leigh's All or Nothing becomes a melting pot for issues that this most humanistic of directors has continually returned to over the years: parents, children, secrets, love, resentment... EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2002
And Your Mother Too (2001) Jason Clark Oft-described as the antidote to American Pie-type sex comedies, it actually has a bundle in common with them, as the film diffuses every opportunity for a breakthrough EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2002
short Gremlins (1984) Joe McGovern A ringing reminder of Joe Dante's unerring wit and cinematic significance. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2002
Scooby-Doo (2002) Jason Clark This is the kind of woeful trash heap where you have to say that the best thing about it is Matthew Lillard EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2002
D- The Rules of Attraction (2002) Jeremiah Kipp Mean spirited, mocking, and puerile. Roger Avery adapts Bret Easton Ellis's nasty college collage of self-absorbed trust fund drones. Imagine an '80s slasher flick where the masked killer never shows up EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2002
B- Below (2002) Jeremiah Kipp ...has freaky scenes where the crew wonder if they're ghosts imagining themselves as alive. It's a sly wink to The Others without becoming a postmodern joke, made creepy by its "men in a sardine can" warped logic. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2002
C- Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Chuck Rudolph The kind of brain fart a young and creatively impotent hothead thinks up when what he really wants to do isn't coming to him. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2002
Monsoon Wedding (2001) Joe McGovern Anglosized Indian director Mira Nair pilfers every lame ceremonial cliché through the ages. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2002
C+ The Banger Sisters (2002) Nick Schager A middling, overly predictable comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2002
D- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) Jason Clark Here is a movie that asks us to adore a miserable young woman who wrecks lives, treats people like discarded Biore strips and embodies the absolute worst side of metropolitan arrogance EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2002
B+ 10 (1979) Joe McGovern Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2002
A- 8 Women (2002) Nick Schager Beautifully constructed, unexpectedly touching, and gorgeous to behold, it's a swirling kaleidoscope of murder, intrigue, and musical numbers that cinematic bon vivants will eagerly devour. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2002
C Unknown Pleasures (2002) Chuck Rudolph As fascinating as some of the individual scenes and shots are, they never connect into a formative whole. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2002
B+ The Man From Elysian Fields (2001) Chuck Rudolph If The Man from Elysian Fields is doomed by its smallness, it is also elevated by it--the kind of movie that you enjoy more because you're one of the lucky few who sought it out. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2002
D- Moonlight Mile (2002) Chuck Rudolph Cranks up the oldies soundtrack and embraces narrative contrivance like there will be no tomorrow, as if the concept of death is nothing more than a feel-good exercise in smiley primetime enlightenment. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2002
C Bloody Sunday (2002) Chuck Rudolph An authentically vague, but ultimately purposeless, study in total pandemonium. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2002
D Skins (2002) Jeremiah Kipp It's another video movie photographed like a film, with the bad lighting that's often written off as indie film naturalism. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2002
B+ The Son (2002) Joe McGovern Olivier Gourmet's touching performance is an act of meticulousness that you will either catch out of the corner of your eye, or not at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2002
C+ The Religion Hour (My Mother's Smile) (2002) Joe McGovern Contains about a half-dozen intellectually stimulating moments of discourse but is drowned out by Bellocchio's reluctance to carry through all the way with any of them. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2002
The Uncertainty Principle (2002) Joe McGovern A porn film without the sex scenes. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2002