Matthew Stephenson

Matthew Stephenson

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Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • Jurassic Park
  • Apocalypse Now
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Sunshine

    ★★★★½

  • Ali & Ava

  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Fear Street: 1666

    ★★★½

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★

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

    It took me two viewings to finally come to terms with how I feel about Interstellar.

    There was a lot I disliked about this film. There’s loads of silly exposition (NASA scientists explaining to other NASA scientists how science works), clunky dialogue (“You’re the best pilot we ever had”), structural imbalance (the sudden perspective shift to underdeveloped earth characters 90mins in for cheap attempts at drama), and an oddly rushed conclusion (we’ve waited three hours for Cooper to be reunited…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    And I thought the trailer was intense...

    A rare bastion of wild creativity within a world populated by endless, safe, cookie-cutter Marvel sequels.

    See it.