Matisse has written 50 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    ★★★★½

    This is the film that set the standard for all exorcism movies made in the past 40 years. Unfortunately, a larger majority have failed to live up to what The Exorcist accomplished. It's deliberately paced, well written and acted, incredibly well scored, and very creepy, despite the years and subsequent desensitization to gore and disturbing images due to improvements in special effects. It's still delightfully disturbing to watch young Regan slowly have her body and mind taken over by the…

  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Having never seen this film until now, it was very exciting for me to see where generations of zombie movies, TV shows, video games, etc., unashamedly stole like 80% of their ideas from. Despite living in a generation in which the zombie apocalypse is probably the single most overused concept EVER, I still really like zombie movies. Most zombie movies these days are pretty unoriginal and overly gory and obviously don't care much about story. George A. Romero's Dawn of…