Matthew Gilmore

Unhealthy interest in exploitation films

Favorite films

  • The Warriors
  • Hardware
  • Blue Velvet
  • Under the Silver Lake

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  • Twentynine Palms

    ★★★

  • Smile

    ★★★★

  • The New Mutants

    ★★½

  • Logan

    ★★★★

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  • Twentynine Palms

    Twentynine Palms

    ★★★

    It’s highly immersive and there’s a fascinating dynamic with this couple that can barely communicate in a literal sense as we experience their highs and (rock bottom) lows but it’s just so long and dragging for what it is and even though it has a rough final 15 minutes, I’m still not sure what it’s going for (people mentioning this is a commentary on gender and misogyny but I just don’t see it tbh). The film does look absolutely beautiful,…

  • Smile

    Smile

    ★★★★

    Thought this was so much better than I expected. I’m a sucker for curse movies and it’s nigh time we had another Ringu rip off that’s directed with actual skill. Sosie Bacon looking exactly like her combined genetics of Kevin Bacon/Kyra Sedgwick that you’d expect and she’s makes a genuinely great lead plus this has Kumar in it! Fantastic creature design at the end and nicely mean

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  • Overlord

    Overlord

    ★★★★

    It’s just fucking cool and so much fun. Has some trite dialogue, stupid decisions and cartoonish characters but I appreciated how it took itself serious enough that thankfully helped it avoid falling into self-parody unlike many others that try what Overlord does. A proper throwback b-movie and something I would’ve adored as a 14 year old

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Grinning from ear to ear for every single minute of this film and I’ll give it a bit of time to fully decide, but this may be my favourite Tarantino as well, although I tend to say that after watching most of his films. Confirms Pitt as one of the best movie stars of all time and Cliff Booth as one of the greatest Tarantino characters (along with his dog Brandy). Makes you fucking hate hippies as well