Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...


The Matador is a pleasurable film. Not laugh a minute raucous like The 40 Year Old Virgin or Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; it is rather a well investigated character study that just happens to be pretty darn funny.

Probably the best work of Pierce Brosnan's career, The Matador works by actually creating a surprising plot that reveals each bit of exposition with ease. A classic example of a ridiculous plot grounded by performances that ring true. The interplay by Brosnan and Kinnear is the film's main virtue, and Hope Davis makes the most of her minimal screentime. I'm very interested in seeing what Richard Shepard does next.

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