Author: Matt Christopher

About Matt Christopher

Matt coined The Movie Buff's motto: Tough on movies, not on films, and takes reviews from the standpoint of an average fan. Check out bohemianbonfire.com for links to Matt's published books. You can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter @MattDecristo.

Taking Woodstock (R)

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Music fans know the impact and influence the 1969 Woodstock festival had – both musically and culturally. Most of us have no idea of the sheer scale and magnitude of the event, relying on old photographs, videos, and less than clear thinking eye witness accounts to recant tales of nearly mystic proportions.

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The Sixth Sense (PG-13)

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I probably don’t have to say this, but I will just in case. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! In fact, it may be the biggest one in cinematic history. If you’ve never seen M. Night Shyamalan’s signature piece “The Sixth Sense” stop reading this immediately, turn off all forms of media, and go watch it fresh. I actually […]

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Desierto (R)

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At 1:28 minutes, Mexican independent film “Desierto” can’t be accused of running too long. In fact, the politically charged and divisive story jumps into the action from the start, but also glosses over any level of depth or backstory that could have given reason or rationale to the characters at play. Maybe this was done as an […]

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Hereafter (PG-13)

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Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has loaded his mantle with trophies from both on screen and more recently behind the camera performances. In 2010, Eastwood would direct, produce, and even score the film “Hereafter.”

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Race (PG-13)

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The simple one word title in the 2016 Stephen Hopkins film “Race” means so much more. On the surface its the obvious; “Race” is the true story of Jesse Owens, a collegiate track star and champion athlete who would shock the world with record speed and performance at the infamous 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

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Secret in Their Eyes (PG-13)

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Crime stories generally lay their focus on the cops pursuit of the bad guys, only hinting at the deeper issues of the characters when needed. The 2015 Billy Ray piece “Secret in Their Eyes” does the opposite – with powerful emotions drawn from the characters involved in the aftermath of a grisly murder, its much more […]

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Trust (R)

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Movies continue to adapt to the scope of changing times in a way that reflects current crisis within their plot lines. A story that revolves around a teenage girl befriending an internet stranger in an online chat room would have been irrelevant to someone just a decade or so ago, but ‘Friends’ star David Schwimmer […]

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