Matthew LeCHARLTON

Matthew LeCHARLTON

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"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies"

Favorite films

  • Ran
  • Jean de Florette
  • The Shining
  • The Devils

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  • Funny Games

    ★★★★½

  • Ed Wood

    ★★★

  • The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★½

  • Gattaca

    ★★★★½

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  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★★½

    Marked down half a mark for the remote control scene - I get why it happens but its equivalent to an expositions flashback when not required

    That aside its another sophisticated engagement between spectator and art and in this case specifically an individuals relationship with artifice of violence.

    Even when Haneke isn't making a statement like when a boy is pursued in the night, all from his own terrified perspective, it is tense and thrillingly drawn out.

    Worth remembering that…

  • Ed Wood

    Ed Wood

    ★★★

    An average movie about bad movies.

    Depp may be the darling of 90's subculture but you can barely call playing absent minded characters great acting. The best thing in the entire film is Landau's brilliant tragic and hilarious performance as Bela Lugosi.

    The black and white serves it well, builds its freakish retinue as its plods along but amounts to a hill of beans. Its less about art than it is about amateurish passion.

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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★½

    A mysterious film about a simple man

    The reluctant detective Lebowski caught up in a world of corruption, violence and lies is a post-modern western about the political world of deceit and greed that is unable to change The Dude. Though he is unable to change with wicked world around him, he abides, not with Jesus, but with his own passive mantra.

    Coen films can be narratively complex with mysterious events of indecipherable importance and The Big Lebowski is no…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★★★½

    A dark tale of friendships end

    As Irish brothers fight an Irish War Of Independence with one another so too does Colm Doherty an aspiring musician. He no longer wants to be the friend of Padraic (I won't spell his surname) a simple and kind man who lives on the island with his sister and loves all of gods creations.

    The film is dark and serious, its frequently blackly comic and its intentions are intentionally ambiguous. Fans of the Coen's…