Matisse van Rossum

Matisse van Rossum

Durham, NC

Young, dumb, and full of... bad opinions

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  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is a triumphant examination of a gang of lifelong friends and their sentient, but dim-witted dog’s harrowing journey into a waking nightmare that leaves them questioning the nature of existence and evil itself. The dark, mysterious bayous of Louisiana provide a backdrop that not only poignantly mirrors the shadowy condition of the human soul, but also the muddy obfuscation of morality brought about by desperation.

    The film begins with Mystery Inc being chased through a foreboding…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    I liked the kitty cat

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    There's a reason that Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite directors of all time. It's that he knows how to have an insane amount of fun while still making an incredible movie. From the fairy tale title card that opens Inglourious Basterds to the gloating final remark from Tarantino (delivered by Brad Pitt), we're sent on a rollercoaster ride full of playfully self-indulgent quirks, loving nods to cinema, and a delightful disregard for history. The film's premise alone is…

  • Mister Lonely

    Mister Lonely

    ★★★★½

    It's always difficult to know where to begin a review of a Harmony Korine film. They're always so layered and beautifully bizarre that it's hard to find a jumping off point. I think Mister Lonely is easily Korine's most accessible film, followed by Spring Breakers, but I also feel that because of this, it's also his least "Korine" film. Don't get me wrong, it's weird, but it's not that kind of aggressive, get in your face weird, that you would…