Matthew

Matthew

Favorite films

  • Trainspotting
  • The Last Picture Show
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • Oslo, August 31st

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  • Magnolia

    ★★★★★

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    ★★★★★

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★½

  • Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★½

    Last time I saw this it was the theatrical cut. This time it was the extended, and watching it in theaters with my undivided attention I got the impression that it was a lot rougher than the theatrical. Felt like the editing in the first half would get really jarring with how the extra scenes were implemented, so that the entire tone of some scenes would be momentarily interrupted, like when one player in a band strikes a wrong note.…

  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    ★★★★½

    Watching this gave me a new appreciation for the stories of royalty or the upper class: the stories of Tolstoy, which I'd written off as unrelatable before. I can't fully explain why, though.

    The easiest answer would be that I identify with Napoleon, and I do; the self-loathing, the egocentrism, the need for something that can't be obtained - Joachim Phoenix expresses this war of the soul perfectly, making the film fascinating as a character study so long as he…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    *Watched as part of an online film raffle*

    As a first foray into the "World of Wong Kar Wai", I wasn't sure of what to expect. I've heard talk of Kar-wai's genius and how the products of it are comparable to some of the most well-regarded films yet made, but I was never braced for any specific kind of impact that his films could hit me with. Having just finished his third film, "Chungking Express", I can somewhat understand why…

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★★★

    I don’t even know what to say. This goddamn thing has me at a loss for words.

    No synopsis or recommendation that I could even attempt to give would be able to describe the nature of this film. It’s something you have to see to believe, and even then I still can’t believe what I just watched. 

    If you feel as if horror as a genre is stale, this right here is the film for you.


    p.s: If you like the hardcore music in this, listen to Jeromes Dream