All posts by Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee is an undergraduate student in the field of Film Studies at King's College London and a freelance film critic with keen interests in World Cinema, Cult Cinema and Silent Cinema.
  • The Witch – Review ****

    Robert Eggers marks his directorial debut with The Witch. In interviews, Eggers has stated he wanted to make this a personal project, going to great lengths to...

  • The Big Short – Review ****

    Since the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 many films have sought to provide a semblance of an explanation, find a villain upon whom we can pin...

  • 45 Years – Review ****

    The retired, liberal, middle-class couple Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) are due to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in a week (their...

  • Youth – Review ****

    Paolo Sorrentino makes his follow-up to the Academy Award winning film The Great Beauty with Youth. Retired composer and conductor Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine), and...

  • Zarafa – Review – ****

    Director Remi Bezançon marks his animated debut by teaming with prolific animator Jean-Christophe Lie (Disney’s Hercules, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Les triplettes de...

  • Amy – Review ****

    Five years ago British-Indian filmmaker Asif Kapadia made his documentary debut with Senna, a film that received critical acclaim and a modest set of accolades....

  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown – Review ***

    American Horror Story director Alfonso Gomez-Rojon and Carrie (2013) screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have produced a carry-on from the original under the guise of a remake....

  • The Water Diviner – Review ***

    Russell Crowe’s directorial debut shared the Best Film award with The Babadook at last year’s AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards, and...

  • John Wick – Review ****

    The last time the world (kind of) saw Keanu Reeves was in the 2013 martial arts flop 47 Ronin, a film more notorious for putting...

  • The Gunman – Review **

    In 2008, the world saw Liam Neeson be met with unprecedented success and an utter transformation as an action hero with the release of Taken....