Matt has written 60 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★½

    A little rough around the edges and bloated from a runtime perspective, but ultimately enjoyable with some good songs and choreography

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★½

    Solid horror sequel. Good tension, decent scares, some solid cross cutting. Fun times in the theater

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★½

    This is the second time I sat down to watch Da 5 Bloods. The first time was almost 2 months ago and After watching about 45 minutes, I fell asleep.

    And I never went back, well at least until today. 

    Once again I really struggled to get into the movie for the 1st hour. But once the Bloods get to the jungle, I was all in, and I found myself really invested in the characters and the emotional payoffs that…

  • American Graffiti

    American Graffiti

    ★★★½

    God tier soundtrack

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

    Tons of fun. Totally wild. Worthy successor. Very nice.

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★½

    Kinda all over the place from a structural standpoint but the characters/cast make for an harrowing albeit entertaining watch that worked for me, it won’t be for everyone though, that’s for sure.


    Probably would’ve worked better as a mini series or something. I’d watch that

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★½

    Still doesn’t totally work for me but regardless, it’s my fav of Snyder’s filmography. 

    And that credit sequence is still just straight 🔥

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★½

    Really sweet and funny. Lead performances are good. Not much else to say. Good stuff

  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    ★★★½

    A complete and total upgrade from the first

  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★½

    Bong walks the tonal tightrope like not other. I love how he subverts the monster movie genre and indulge in it. The story and craft really shine through, making up for the less then stellar VFX

  • Panic Room

    Panic Room

    ★★★½

    Stretches a good premise a little too far but it’s both entertaining and well made so

  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★½

    Totally crazy, almost ingenious concept and jimmy stewart too... good in my book. Nowhere near Hitchcock’s best tho