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Matt is an aspiring film reviewer, cinematographer for independent films and series, and a High School Teacher of English and Media Studies.

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My WeekendNotes - 81
Based on the 1983 novel by Susan Hill and co-produced by none other than Hammer Films, The Woman In Black explores the... [more]
03/02/2012 - 30/06/2012
A forerunner in the genre of raunchy teen comedies for Generation-Y, the American Pie name has forever been tainted by... [more]
05/04/2012 - 12/05/2012
"Experiences like this, however painful, are necessary and inevitable; without them, how can we know life?" One of th... [more]
23/11/2011 - 30/04/2012
Journalism is a tricky business. Once must be able to dodge corruption, not give in to temptation, and remain objecti... [more]
28/10/2011 - 17/05/2012
In the latter part of 19th Century, the concept of moving pictures suddenly jumped from carnival novelty to a leader... [more]
23/11/2011 - 31/03/2012
James Gunn's Guardians come a-blazing and a-hazing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the highly-anticipated following... [more]
In a snow-laden, post-Civil War Wyoming, the last stagecoach to Red Rock pulls over to pick up a passenger; Major Marq... [more]
Films of finance and money managers have broken new ground in recent years with the likes of Margin Call and The Wolf... [more]
14/01/2016 - 14/02/2016
Post-WW2 Hollywood; American Capitalist ideals strongly oppose that of the American Communist Party. Top Hollywood sc... [more]
Strangely - and fortunately - enough, we have not had to wait as long this time for another of Wes Anderson's quirky... [more]
08/05/2014 - 26/06/2014
Denzel Washington is no stranger to tormented characters with overwhelming notions of guilt and regret. So when he ge... [more]
Upon inspection of the poster for this sort-of Western, one can't help but marvel at the sheer audacity and sick humou... [more]
Under the blanket of political unrest lies a realm of horror and tragedy untold by the movie camera; that is until Kat... [more]
Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) has long been on the run from the persistent Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) since he has... [more]
In Skyfall, James Bond 007 (Daniel Craig) is in daring pursuit of someone that we quickly learn is in possession of th... [more]
Beginning from where The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 left off, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert... [more]
Based upon a declassified true story, Argo begins in 1979 where six American embassy employees are hiding at the Can... [more]
I will preface this review by stating that I am a huge fan of Paul Thomas Anderson and his films. The Master is P... [more]
08/11/2012 - 08/12/2012
Set eight years after the events of The Dark Knight , Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is losing money and Wayne Enterpris... [more]
19/07/2012 - 31/08/2012
High School outsider Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has never had many friends, but that doesn't bother him so much wh... [more]
05/07/2012 - 31/08/2012
Pixar's latest, dedicated to the late Steve Jobs has been - and still is - a popular outing to the movies these school... [more]
21/06/2012 - 31/07/2012
Beginning in Liverpool, England during the 1700s when English tradespeople were setting sail for the New World, young ... [more]
Opening this week is the latest helping of shock humour from Sacha Baron Cohen, and after having seen Borat at the pi... [more]
We've seen films about weddings, young couples, romances, one-night stands and break-ups, but to complete the picture ... [more]
03/05/2012 - 04/06/2012
With the Easter Holidays approaching, it only makes sense for family-friendly movies to hit the big screen. The first... [more]
01/04/2012 - 01/05/2012
Hunting has always been a favourite pastime for some, but when the stakes are heightened and people become the prey, i... [more]
22/03/2012 - 02/05/2012
Every teenager loves a good birthday bash. Cake, presents, music, family, friends and food are just some of the things... [more]
01/03/2012 - 06/04/2012
Everyday life is about making decisions; decisions that govern one's actions, but for every action there is a reacti... [more]
01/03/2012 - 15/04/2012
Young and blissful love was indeed a subject on everyone's mind at last year's Sundance Film Festival. The winner of th... [more]
01/03/2012 - 15/04/2012
When children have a problem, what do they do? Go to Mum and Dad. But, what if Mum and Dad have a problem? Do they wor... [more]
01/03/2012 - 08/03/2012
English screen stud Jason Statham is rapidly earning a reputation as the meanest and most ruthless on-screen lethal weap... [more]
23/02/2012 - 23/03/2012
One of the greatest tragedies in recent memory overshadows a young child's inner tragedy in a story that's not about Sep... [more]
23/02/2012 - 05/04/2012
The Academy Awards is the most celebrated event on Hollywood's calendar. It gets everyone talking about what films are ... [more]
Many argue that humans are animals. Animals that are capable of shocking things when provoked or thrown into a desperat... [more]
16/02/2012 - 16/03/2012
So far and wide the globe is when we toy with the notion of finding the 'one'. But when two 'ones' find the same 'o... [more]
14/02/2012 - 31/03/2012
A house guest becomes your sole responsibility in a life-and-death situation. When the situation gets to that point,... [more]
09/02/2012 - 31/03/2012
As human beings driven by passion and emotion, our most priceless possession is our memory. Memories drive our futur... [more]
09/02/2012 - 31/03/2012
Life is too short to ever be doing nothing. It's always healthy for the body and mind to get out there and make some... [more]
09/02/2012 - 16/03/2012
We all search for something in our lives, whether it is something unrealistic or not. Fulfilment is always on our mi... [more]
02/12/2011 - 29/02/2012
A cold, busy morning in New York City. A man checks into his high-rise apartment with a great view. So great a view ... [more]
02/02/2012 - 16/03/2012
As dreams and reality begin to fizzle into one, a young woman's already damaged soul must try to prevail. But, does... [more]
21/10/2011 - 31/03/2012
The epic nature of criminal investigation at a national level can only be epitomised by the epic character of powerf... [more]
11/11/2011 - 29/02/2012
Everyone wants to make their wedding day a memorable one. It is a joyous but nerve-racking experience for some but for ... [more]
26/01/2012 - 26/03/2012
Things aren't always what they seem in the brown and grey of early 1970's London. In a society on edge from the pos... [more]
19/01/2012 - 19/02/2012
Welcome to 2012, a new year where anything is possible and history will continue to be written. A wealth of films ar... [more]
16/12/2011 - 29/02/2012
Steven Spielberg is not a director who has done too many bad ones, so when one sees his name attached to the marketi... [more]
25/12/2011 - 31/01/2012
It's that time again. Time to play the music, light the lights, put on makeup, dress up right and get things started... [more]
23/11/2011 - 29/02/2012
Amongst all the Hollywood stories that are recycled, there are those rare films that breathe new life into the forgo... [more]
23/11/2011 - 29/02/2012
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see yourself? Or is it sometimes more a manifestation of yourse... [more]
26/08/2011 - 26/01/2012
Election Day, 1979: The very promising leader of the Conservative Party walks to the podium as she (that's right, t... [more]
26/12/2011 - 26/02/2012
Stanley Kubrick once said "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression ... [more]
26/12/2011 - 26/01/2012
Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu once wrote, "Heaven and Earth are not humane, and regard the people as straw dogs." So... [more]
16/09/2011 - 31/01/2012
We are all familiar with fairy tales but ever since the Shrek franchise, our conventional mentalities on them have b... [more]
28/10/2011 - 08/01/2012
"It's not just a robbery. It's payback," reads the tagline for an upcoming caper plot in which we are reminded of th... [more]
04/11/2011 - 26/01/2012
Many people would argue that Christmas is about family and friends getting together, reconciling and reuniting for the h... [more]
24/11/2011 - 04/01/2012
Who ever said that schooling was just for children? As grown adults, we learn new things every day becoming better ... [more]
"I'll say the names, and you say 'yes' or 'no'… Night Rider? Toecutter? Bubba Zanetti?" To any true-blooded Australi... [more]
Twilight fans, rejoice. The much-anticipated, fourth (and a half) instalment in this hugely successful franchise is... [more]
17/11/2011 - 17/01/2012
You know a film's going to be out of this world, when one of its protagonists matter-of-factly states "I stopped bel... [more]
17/08/2011 - 24/12/2011
You know what they say: "You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your relatives." This statement is none mor... [more]
"Let's do the Time Warp again" this Saturday night in the great outdoors by the Brisbane River. Brisbane's Open Air ... [more]
"There is a reason we've never gone back to the Moon" reads the tagline for this upcoming horror sci-fi Apollo 18. Co... [more]
02/09/2011 - 12/02/2012
A 'very special love story' to say the least, Errol Morris (director of many ground-breaking documentaries such as The F... [more]
15/07/2011 - 12/12/2011
"There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat," asserts the ruthless CEO J... [more]
21/10/2011 - 21/01/2012
In the cold mist of night in an unnamed suburban English town, the last thing you would (or expect) to see would be ... [more]
13/05/2011 - 01/01/2012
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