Mathew Buck

Film nerd, creator of Bad Movie Beatdown and Projector.

Favorite films

  • Die Hard
  • The Prestige
  • Groundhog Day
  • Back to the Future

Recent activity

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  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    ★★★

  • Help

    ★★★½

  • Minari

    ★★★★

  • Copshop

    ★★

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    First time back in a cinema in 18 months.

    Take that, My Spy. (13th March 2020)

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield

    The Personal History of David Copperfield

    =The following is a complete transcript of my Projector video on the film, as per Descript. The 17-minute video is over 2000 words.=

    The Personal History of David Copperfield is based on the Charles Dickens story, that was serialized before being published as a novel in 1850. And while there have been some film adaptations in the past, including a few silent films and a film from the thirties, starring WC Fields, this is more commonly adapted for television. In…

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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★½

    I was entertained by Venom for what I suspect are all the wrong reasons, because this is a fascinating trainwreck. After a rather tedious first act, once Hardy is infected by the titular creature, the movie itself mutates into an absolute laugh riot; it becomes almost like a surreal buddy movie, as the usually intense actor flails and mugs with such ferocity that it is almost impossible to take him seriously, bypassing horror straight into goofiness. The script is both…

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    ★½

    "It's clobbering time" is something Ben Grimm's abusive brother used to say before he slapped him about.

    I'm sure comic book fans will *love* that...

    Full video review here.