Matt Medeiros

Avid film geek. Love all genres and styles.

Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Alien
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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  • Avatar

    ★★★★★

  • Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

  • The Woman King

    ★★★

  • Pearl

    ★★★★

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  • Avatar

    Avatar

    ★★★★★

    IMAX 3D 4K Re-release.

    The negative takes on this film are lost on me. If you love film and the movie going experience, it doesn’t get much better than this. James Cameron is firing on all cylinders here and there is a reason why it made so much money upon its initial release.

    Immaculate world building, incredible effects and a true directorial vision make Avatar such an awe-inspiring experience. Pandora is so fully realized and the culture and spirituality of…

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    Olivia Wilde's second feature is a prime example of a sophomore slump. Don't Worry Darling has some good acting and pretty cinematography that is let down by a pretty terrible script and tones of issues with it's tone throughout the two hour run time.

    Florence Pugh and the supporting cast try well enough to keep this engaging but Wilde is to blame for many of the poor decisions that let her shining cast down. The color palette and costume design…

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  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

    ★★★

    Wonderful and moving performances that are failed by uninspired directing, a messy screenplay and a plethora of tonal and pacing issues. The casting team deserves all the praise for helping to elevate this poorly edited historical tale. 

    The decision to have co-leads is lost on me here. It does nothing but distract from the story and serves to under-develop the characters. Davis and her co-stars  all sing but this song is off key.

  • Pearl

    Pearl

    ★★★★

    Colorful, violent and surprisingly layered, Pearl continues the shock and awe that it’s predecessor started. Ti West infuses his prequel full of 1950s technique and charisma while making sure to keep the story as twisted and nefarious as possible.

    Mia Goth rocks! She carries the film and keeps it from becoming hamfisted and campy. She manages to make Pearl a fully realized and relatable character, even when she is going off the rails. Her monologue towards the end of the…