Posts by Matt Bochenski

Fantastic Mr Fox

By Matt Bochenski

Fantastic Mr Fox will renew your faith in a true American original.

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On the Road

By Matt Bochenski

Walter Salles’ reverent adaptation of this American classic strikes a discordant note.

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Lawless

By Matt Bochenski

In his liquor-soaked Prohibition-era drama John Hillcoat offers an imperfect depiction of family, masculinity and authority.

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Prometheus

By Matt Bochenski

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi saga is an overreaching folly that’s well worth seeing on the biggest screen possible.

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

By Matt Bochenski

There’s adventure all right, and science in spades, but someone buried the piracy in Aardman’s latest stop-motion treasure.

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Another Earth

By Matt Bochenski

Another Earth is original, intelligent and eccentric – a true American indie that deserves to be admired and supported.

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Drive

By Matt Bochenski

Nicolas Winding Refn lets demons loose in the City of Angels with gut-wrenching results.

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Senna

By Matt Bochenski

Senna may well have been a victim of F1’s politics, but it’s also clear that he played those games as well as anybody.

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The Hangover Part II

By Matt Bochenski

The Wolfpack hit Bangkok in this loud, dumb, occasionally obnoxious but truly hilarious sequel.

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

By Matt Bochenski

Don’t miss this chance to see Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam masterpiece back on the big screen.

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Attack the Block

By Matt Bochenski

Joe Cornish’s dazzling first feature is a brilliant first film by anybody’s standards.

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Darren Aronofsky: ‘I try not to hold on to past successes and past failures’

By Matt Bochenski

The Black Swan director reflects on the art of filmmaking, the trials of building a legacy and having a dark side.

Black Swan

By Matt Bochenski

If Black Swan is Darren Aronofsky’s claim to creative genius, it’s one that is undermined by the film’s own dual nature.

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Blue Valentine

By Matt Bochenski

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams shine in this emotionally bruising relationship drama from Derek Cianfrance.

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Carlos

By Matt Bochenski

Olivier Assayas serves up an imaginative but exhausting study of a man who embodied the shifting sands of history.

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Tamara Drewe

By Matt Bochenski

Stripping away the dazzling veneer of sun-dappled privilege, Stephen Frears reveals a world of betrayal, desperation, bitterness and regret.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

By Matt Bochenski

Although Scott Pilgrim is a hyperactive feast, its greatest strength is its studied literalism.

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Inception

By Matt Bochenski

It may not be art and it certainly isn’t truth. But Inception fulfils one of the basic tenets of cinema: it takes the breath away.

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Tetro

By Matt Bochenski

Tetro may echo the themes of Francis Ford Coppola’s past masterpieces, but this is the return of an artist, not a legend.

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Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

By Matt Bochenski

Beneath all the razzle-dazzle, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is a strangely conventional tale.

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Tales from the Golden Age

By Matt Bochenski

This anthology film is sly, wry, funny and illuminating.

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Moon

By Matt Bochenski

Moon is a thoughtful but imperfect sci-fi alternative to the brain-dead blockbusters that dominate the summer.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

By Matt Bochenski

A frenzy of sound and fury that takes Michael Bay’s vision to its final, eye-boggling extreme.

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Synecdoche, New York

By Matt Bochenski

Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut is a difficult, maddening and elusive film that’s also intriguing, profound and darkly funny.

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Encounters at the End of the World

By Matt Bochenski

As an observational study of people and place, Werner Herzog’s documentary is truly fascinating.

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Crank: High Voltage

By Matt Bochenski

This is what happens when logic and taste get hurled head-first out of a 10-storey window.

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Wendy and Lucy

By Matt Bochenski

Michelle Williams stars in this tender portrait of a women searching for her lost dog.

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The Wrestler

By Matt Bochenski

A stunning career comeback from Mickey Rourke underpins Darren Aronofsky’s tragic sports drama.

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Persepolis

By Matt Bochenski

Marjane Satrapi comes straight out of the underground and socks it to the big boys.

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I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK

By Matt Bochenski

Park Chan-wook is fast becoming Asia’s answer to David Fincher.

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The Fountain

By Matt Bochenski

An emotional powerhouse that sucks you in and rips you apart layer by layer. An unparalleled experience.

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Marie Antoinette

By Matt Bochenski

So much of Marie Antoinette is so good, but a story this rich and dramatic deserved more.

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Volver

By Matt Bochenski

An all-too-rare cocktail of cinematic know-how and genuinely touching human drama.

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X-Men: The Last Stand

By Matt Bochenski

Brett Ratner doesn’t have the brains, interest or budget to do the X-Men any kind of justice.

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