Matthew Zinnecker

Matthew Zinnecker

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Lover of cinema. The old and the new.

Favorite films

  • Funny Games
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Shame

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  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★

  • Dear Evan Hansen

  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★½

    Adam Driver and Marion Cottliard shine in a visual and musical feast for the senses.

    Originally conceived as a musical album by Sparks, Annette became the opener at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, brought forth the best performance of Adam Driver's career so far, and ultimately (as of 8/24/2021 around $2.5 million at the box office) didn't make back its money.

    This is a hard movie to recommend. Because it's a dificult film to explain without spoiling it. Without context…

  • Reminiscence

    Reminiscence

    Once I finished this movie I completely understood why so many early reviewers were making puns about memory in their reviews. This is a frustrating and forgettable film.

    A first time movie director whose previous experience was the extremely pretentious Westworld series for HBO. (I am a film need so I like the series. But it is really fucking pretentious at times).

    Hugh Jackman is fine. Thandie Newton is fine. It was weird to have the actress who played another…

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★

    Starts out strong and quickly becomes a random assortment of plot lines that mostly lead nowhere. Benedict Cumberbatch is good as Phil. His character is interesting but feels one dimensional.

    Also this feels like a film we've seen before.

    The score is pretty good, but it didn't fit most of the scenes.

    I hope this doesn't become this year's Nomadland.

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★★

    This movie is pretty engaging, not a masterpiece though. Jessica Chastain delivers an Oscar worthy performance. Cherry Jones and Andrew Garfield are great as well.

    Honestly it's a watchable movie if it interests you. Some of the technical aspects could've been better but there wasn't anything horrible.

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  • The Old Guard

    The Old Guard

    Some of the dialogue reminded me of Rise of Skywalker. We’ve seen this story 1000 times over, it’s beyond predictable, the action is subpar at best, acting is good though, for the most part. 

    Soundtrack was worse than suicide squad. Because at least suicide squad had some good hits in the mix. The scenes they chose to put them in destroyed what little tension this movie had left.

    None of the characters are developed past the first or second dimension.…

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    ★★★★½

    Showed it to my boyfriend. Needless to say I think it might be one of his favorite movies now. Maybe not. He sure did like it though.