Matteo

I didn't know you were an art critic.
I didn't know you were a painter.

Favorite films

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • Columbus
  • Mommy
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • Cinema Paradiso

    ★★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★★½

  • Uncharted

    ★★

  • Snatch

    ★★★★

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  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★★

    "You should stop feeling bad."
    "You too."

    It's a messy world. Passion, friendship, emotion, moving on, attachment and growth characterized to feel like a warm blanket yet remaining emotionally, powerfully devastating. It's attachment to the place you grew up in, and the things you are used to holding you back from moving forward with your life. It's broken families and relationships under completely different conditions, Jin's disconnect from his father juxtaposing Casey holding onto her mother.

    "You grow up around…

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st

    ★★★★★

    About 100 minutes into Oslo, August 31st, our protagonists makes a choice that the audience has been anticipating, and dreading, for the previous runtime of the film. We know that Anders will most likely spiral again, but, how exactly do we know? Because Joachim Trier makes it a point to show us how all of us, as individuals and as a society, are responsible for Anders' relapse. Those who are 'happy' in society, they distance themselves from those who are…

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  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    ★★★★★

    “Whatever you end up doing…love it.”

    I hadn’t seen a movie in a while so when I found myself with some spare time I thought why not put this on. 
    And I’m convinced…that there are very, very few movies that come close to having the sheer impact, heart and power that Cinema Paradiso holds. 
    I love this movie more than I love myself.
    That ending…to this day one of the best I’ve ever seen. Nothing compares. 

    A rush of emotion…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    ★★

    First one in IMAX.
    The trailer for the Batman they played before the movie started was better than the whole movie.

    4/10

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    No one quite does scale like Denis Villenueve, and you'll very rarely find a movie that conveys scale and sheer size as well as Dune. A masterwork in worldbuilding and an extremely immersive story that, when paired with Part 2, will surely be looked upon as an epic. Dune is such a huge story, rich with characters and mythology and ideas, that seeing it work this well is impressive. Very impressive.
    Flawless production design, stunning cinematography, a skillfully bombastic score,…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    Flawless in almost every way. A story of greed and gluttony unlike anything I've seen before, Daniel Day-Lewis gives an incredible, jaw-dropping performance that's praised as much as it is for a reason. PTA's magnum opus that tells a story distancing you from the perspective of the protagonist but forcing you to sit there and be blown away by the sheer chilling, tense and brutal nature of it all. Forces you to witness a man's life that brings him joy…