MattMooLB

I like to watch films sometimes...

Favorite films

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Lighthouse
  • Oldboy
  • Spirited Away

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  • The Third Murder

    ★★

  • Fando and Lis

    ★★★★

  • The Father

    ★★½

  • Joint Security Area

    ★★★½

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  • Pauline at the Beach

    Pauline at the Beach

    Éric Rohmer’s ‘Pauline at the Beach’ is the perfect film to get you in the mood for a summer holiday. Whisking us away to the sunny north-western coast of France, we unwind and relax with scenes that mirror nostalgic memories of holidays past, becoming acquainted with a group of seaside visitors & their romantic escapades.

    15 year-old Pauline & her young aunt Marion, are vacationing at a family home one summer. Approaching divorce, Marion reflects on her love life, quizzing her niece’s…

  • We

    We

    ★★★★★

    ‘We’, encompasses everything I love in a great drama. It’s a visceral tale with a fun and exciting cast, defining itself from the abundance of coming-of-age stories with its portrayals of extreme themes, explicit material and engaging character dynamics. Akin to the filmography of Larry Clark, ‘We’ is a Belgian-Dutch production from Rene Eller, adapted from Elvis Peeter’s novel of the same name. It deals with the dark consequences of a group’s adolescent irresponsibility, diving into the depths of moral…

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

    Céline Sciamma's, 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire', is a beautifully shot historical drama that ditches clichéd dialogues of superficial romance and delivers delicate scenes of body language that speak instead. A critic favourite that received a very limited UK theatrical run at the end of February, this film shines with stunning cinematography and wonderful performances from Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.

    After presenting the titular painting, the story behind its creation begins as artist Marianne (Merlant) travels to an…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    Words could not express how flabbergasted I was to see the overwhelming critical praise David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ has received after I watched it last summer. A dire sporadic plot, nonsensical narrative and performances that bored me to the point of frustration, I just couldn’t understand what people saw in this film. Five months later, I sat down to watch it again in hopes of writing a scathing review that would annoy cinephiles as much as this film annoyed me…