Matt Goldberg

Matt Goldberg


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Favorite films

  • The Graduate
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Fountain
  • Back to the Future

Recent activity

  • Dracula


  • The Green Knight

  • Jungle Cruise


  • Annette

Recent reviews

  • Dracula



    I hadn't seen this since college and had largely forgotten about it (so it counts as a first viewing), but I'm shocked I didn't remember how horny this thing is. This movie is VIBES, just all campy style and erotic horror, and yet I'm not sure it's really in service to anything beyond its own style. That style is damned fun, but there's no point in trying to sell me on a love story when there's no texture or substance…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad


    James Gunn understood the assignment.

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Popular reviews

  • Midsommar



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

    Between this and Hereditary, I’m confident saying I’m not an Ari Aster fan. On a technical level, his skill is undeniable, but it lacks artistry. Everything he does is painfully self-aware and there’s no empathy for his characters. The deaths of family members are exploited and crassly used for shock value with minimal reckoning. He’s made two movies that are ostensibly about unimaginable grief, and yet they both get bogged down in mythological bullshit. By the end, you’re no longer focused on the protagonist because of some threatening cultish other. Spare me.

  • Rocketman



    I went into Rocketman expecting to like it, but I absolutely loved it. The film, in addition to being marvelously directed with showstopping renditions of Elton John’s songs, takes its biggest liability—the well-worn tropes of the music biopic—and turns them into an asset, letting go of a specific history of John and instead trying to channel the spirit of his story. Rather than build up a myth, John, who served as an EP on the film, lets Rocketman tear him…