Matthew Christman

Matthew Christman

Not Russian. Lithuanian by birth, raised by his paternal grandfather, a fisherman.

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  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★★

    more like Coming #2 America

  • Save Yourselves!

    Save Yourselves!

    ★★½

    Fuck off with that ending! Also, stop sounding like John C. Reilly, dude, it's distracting.

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★

    Guys being dudes.

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★½

    Lots of people are mad that this focused on O'Neal and not Hampton, but it's a valid approach, imo, especially since these filmmakers genuinely do seem to view Hampton as a Christ-like figure, and Christ-like figures are difficult to make interesting! The conflicted informant is almost by definition a more compelling character. The problem is that O'Neal's conflict is barely dramatized. We the viewer are expected to do the work because of our assumed emotional connection to Hampton's vision and…