Matisse has written 3 reviews for films rated ★½ during 2014.

  • Computer Hearts

    Computer Hearts

    I'll withhold a full review until the final cut is released.

  • Time Being

    Time Being

    An experimental short film by Gunvor Nelson which in essence chronicles the filmmaker's last moments with her mother at her deathbed. It is done primarily in 3 shots from different distances of her mother's still body in her hospital bed, the only movement being her mother's chest rising and falling, and the motion of the camera as it transitions between shots. Shot in 16mm black and white, the lighting is beautiful, but this feels like a very personal moment that…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    Well it seems I was too hasty in my praise of Nicoloas "Wingdings" Refn after my viewing of Drive. In that review I said that he had taken a huge step forward in the right direction, but now he's gone and taken two even bigger steps back with Only God Forgives, or as I like to call it, Moody Stares 2: Bangkok Brooding. In a lot of ways, this film exasperated me more than Valhalla Rising, because although that film…