Matīss Kaža

Matīss Kaža

Movies. I make them, frequently. I write on them, occassionally.

Favorite films

  • The Ruling Class
  • The Great Dictator
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Midnight Cowboy

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  • Land of Dreams

    ★★★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★★

  • Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

  • Blue Velvet

    ★★★★★

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  • Winchester

    Winchester

    Jason Clarke’s movements during the first half of this film seemed like they were based on an imitation of Mr. Bean.  That coincidentally is the extent of this film’s entertainment value.

  • Mom and Dad

    Mom and Dad

    ★★★

    Honey, I killed the kids...

    If the prospect of watching Nicholas Cage destroy a pool table with a sledgehammer seems exciting to you, this is the film to see. Cage operates at a level of self-parody thoughout the film. While it's undoubtably exciting here, part of an insane world which operates like a French farce, I wonder if this means he's going to take up roles simply for the reason of projecting his own capacity for cinematic madness, of which he has plenty. For now, it's still joyfully perverted and full of self-irony.

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  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★★

    I think that Cloud Atlas is one of the most important achievements in cinema for the past five years, at least. While the film has it's problems, it's scope and vision is somewhat next-generation cinema, it's paced and edited in a brilliant, brilliant way, and the Wachowskis use innovative storytelling tricks to keep Cloud Atlas interesting for every minute of it's nearly 3 hour runtime. There are some hiccups here and there, but overall it's one of the greatest cinematic…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    This is much more of me expressing my personal attitude towards the work the Wachowskis are doing rather than an attempt to convey even a marginally objective critique or opinion.

    In the Hollywood age where you get the run-of-the-mill, yet satisfyingly fun Captain Americas and the pretentious, ambitious, yet flawed Christopher Nolan films, it's glad to head out to the theatre once in a while to see something like Jupiter Ascending. I have no idea how this movie got the…