matt zhang

dramatic writing student at NYU (class of 2024)

intermittent screen and television actor

Favorite films

  • Arrival
  • Parasite
  • Ratatouille
  • Get Out

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  • Loki

    ★★★★★

  • Black Widow

    ★★★

  • Ant-Man

    ★★★½

  • Black Widow

    ★★★½

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  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★★

    new favorite marvel project.

    unlike Falcon and Winter Soldier, it felt like TV instead of a 5 hour movie. with twists and turns that alter the show’s dramatic circumstances. 

    Unlike WandaVision, it actually stuck to what made the show compelling and didn’t collapse under the weight of its own mysteries in an unfulfilling finale.

    brilliant writing, worldbuilding, tone, atmosphere. this show is bold enough to actually reach out and change the status quo for its characters and the rest of the marvel universe.

    of all the marvel Disney+ shows, this one deserves your attention the most.

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★★

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

    This isn’t a review, it’s a rewrite. Changes that maintain the structure of the films plot but, hopefully, make it a lot better. 

    I think Black Widow is missing a character.

    A character that gives the film stakes. A character that drives the plot. A character that emphasizes the themes of the film and allows the existing characters’ humanity to shine.

    This character is a Young Black Widow. Let’s call her Claire, named after Claire Voyant, the first named Black…

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★½

    tilda swinton 🥰

  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★½

    This was the first movie I watched back in theaters. It's one of the better things Disney animation's put out in recent years. Love the cultural representation, the animation, the voice acting. Some elements were more childish and less grounded than I cared for but it was hard for me to care about that, seeing as it is a kid's movie.

    The score was beautiful, so were the fight scenes and choreography, and the animation was breathtaking. A lot of…