Movie reviews of Matt Weiner

These are all the movies and series that Matt has reviewed. Read more at: Maddwolf.

Number of movie reviews: 75 / 75

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As superficial as the historical treatment is, Bettendorf’s earnestness goes a long way to keeping the narration sprightly. Review

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2020-06-03

2020

There are the aching moments between Karen and Lana as the two bond over heartbreak and trauma. But the sharpest emotional insight that Gallagher brings to her tightly crafted coming-of-age story is to structure it as a psychological drama—one that gets increasingly fraught as the two women push and pull each other into their respective lives. Review

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2020-05-07

2020

Add this to the list of sentences I wasn’t really expecting to write before going into the Butt Boy movie, but beneath the high-concept plot and anal absurdity you’ll find a pretty decent send-up of a “tortured detective” action film. Review

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2020-04-15

2020

The film has plenty of warm moments, with Pappas especially managing to balance a range of heartbreak, uncertainty and charm in a way that doesn’t get to come through in the official behind-the-scenes featurettes during the Olympics. There’s just not enough there to back her up. The film might take us to the finish line, but just barely. Review

5.0

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2020-02-20

2020

And for a brief moment, The Song of Names comes close. The World War II-era storyline trembles with pregnant pauses around themes like there might be nothing inherently heroic about survival, or that losing hope might be a recognizably sane response to unfathomable enormities. Review

3.0

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2020-01-24

2020

That prevailing mood is a defining feature of Uncut Gems. There’s the nonstop anxiety, but the Safdies and Sandler punctuate it with plenty of humor—and pathos. Review

10

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2019-12-23

2019

The film builds to the race in France, but Mangold is in top form when he’s remixing and interrogating Americana, from country in Walk the Line to the western in Logan. Review

7.0

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2019-11-14

2019

But how about the powerhouse acting! That distraction alone coupled with the film’s tortuous journey to screens suggests that while The Current War isn’t the most insightful biopic, it has a good claim to the one we deserve at the moment. Review

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2019-10-24

2019

Promare is an exciting first feature outing for Studio Trigger, and a sign that their distinctive brand of frenetic action hasn’t burnt itself out yet. Review

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2019-09-19

2019

Wild Rose raises some truly thorny questions about the pursuit of art and the expectations surrounding that. While Rose-Lynn’s story arrives at an answer a bit too neatly, it’s no less catchy of a refrain. Review

6.0

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2019-07-11

2019

But even when it stumbles, Diamantino earns its cult status just for being so committed, so sincere, so weirdly joyous. And so unlike anything else you’re likely to see this year. Review

8.0

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2019-06-12

2019

Thankfully, the film at least delivers on the rage that has been set to a nonstop boil for so long. Leigh captures the confusion and senselessness of the tragedy. It’s just a shame that the massacre itself is the only thing in the film that ever really takes on any dimension. Review

5.0

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2019-04-19

2019

The franchise spinoff lacks the compelling history of characters like Ip Man and Bruce Lee, which wouldn’t have to be a problem if the script didn’t insist on so much rote backstory and twists and turns that don’t really go anywhere. Thankfully, Master Z comes alive during the fight scenes. Review

6.0

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2019-04-10

2019

Giving that perspective such lyric treatment is certainly a choice. Even when the blows don’t connect, there’s something to be said for action with ambition. Review

6.0

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2019-02-14

2019

You won’t hear anything new, but a lot of it is genuinely funny and well-delivered. Review

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2019-01-10

2019

With his nonstop pace, steady stream of exotic settings and action that never gets bogged down in its own seriousness, Wan’s entry in the genre hits the mark as his loving homage to vintage Spielberg and Lucas—plus tentacles. Review

7.0

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2018-12-19

2018

Whatever the reason, this deadly serious comedy of manners is among the director’s—and the year’s—best. Review

9.0

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2018-12-13

2018

The most refreshing part of Bloom’s perspective is that it means we’re subjected to a surprisingly little amount of armchair analysis. Review

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2018-12-06

2018

Charm City probably shouldn’t be the only film to watch if you’re looking to go deeper on criminal justice in America, but it’s a fine and no less urgent place to start. Review

8.0

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2018-11-08

2018

Finkiel pieces together a fitting adaptation, and if the parts never hold together long enough to say some cohesive whole... Review

7.0

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2018-09-28

2018

Stern’s documentary is an illuminating anatomy of what went wrong from a liberal perspective, but it’s probably not the one he intended to make. Review

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2018-09-14

2018

Doesn’t offer up much replay value as anything more than a fun but forgettable live-action video game level. Review

4.0

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2018-08-16

2018

A new film from Hirokazu Kore-eda that goes from courtroom procedural to riveting thriller to heady exploration of truth and objectivity in rapid succession. Review

8.0

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2018-08-08

2018

A road trip movie that never leaves its first city... Review

8.0

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2018-06-21

2018

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