Brandon Matthews

Brandon Matthews

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I am Jack’s Letterboxd account.

Also, gonna be switching around my favorites periodically for that sweet, sweet Letterboxd Patron backdrop.

Favorite films

  • Stalker
  • Funny Games
  • Buffalo '66
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Good Time

    ★★★★½

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

  • Last Night in Soho

  • Dune

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    First Refomed’s thesis is made clear from the beginning: the wisdom of holding in your mind the two contradictory truths of hope and despair. The life without despair is the life without hope. Reverand Toller wrestles between the despair of what Man has done to God’s creation and the hope that God will forgive Man.

    However, at Toller’s highest point of despair, he’s confronted by God’s grace. The question is: does Toller stay in the light of grace or is he awakened to blackness?

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  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★★★½

    I don’t think I understood the extent of the “Twenty-First Century Portrait” that Brady Corbet was getting at when I originally saw Vox Lux three years ago.

    It’s a brutal yet subtle portrayal of the loss of innocence at the turn of the millennium and fetishization of celebrity redemption stories: from tragedy to stardom. Where the victim becomes the star as well as the perpetrator. Therein lies the sad state of the modern portrait.

    I have to say that I…

  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

    Better than Parasite.

    An excellent crime mystery thriller that is so well crafted that it lines up with such films like Zodiac, Cruising, and Seven.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    It’s amazing how well this holds up even to this day.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    Mr. Nolan invited to his own personal IMAX theater to watch Tenet for the second time—with a mask on of course. It’s still a masterpiece after all this time.

    My only complaint is that he made me stand up for the entire run time. 

    Still, it’s probably the greatest film ever made since Inception.