About

Hey there, welcome to my movie review website.

My name is Matthew Liedke and I’ve been writing about film since September, 2008. I was largely inspired by a website called Spill.com. It was an Austin-based film review website with critics including Korey Coleman, Robert Cargill, Chris Cox and Martin Thomas. I was so hooked by their ability to review movies in a way that was intelligent, informative and intellectual, while at the same time being funny and relatable.

After following them for a while, I figured I should write about movies since I had ideals of being a journalist and loved film. Since 2008, I’ve produced reviews on several platforms, including a radio station, student publications, newspapers and my own websites I’ve operated.

Outside of the theater, I’m a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Professionally, I’ve worked at the Wahpeton (ND)-Breckenridge (MN) Daily News and now report for the Bemidji (MN) Pioneer.

So, do I like anything outside of watching flicks? Yup! I really enjoy watching sports and root for all Minnesota teams. I also enjoy video games, anime and craft beers.

Want to know my favorite movies? Check out my list:

  • Metropolis (1927)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • The Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather II (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • All the President’s Men (1976)
  • Animal House (1978)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Scarface (1983)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • When Harry met Sally (1989)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Crow (1994)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • The End of Evangelion (1997)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
  • The Last King of Scotland (2006)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Frost/Nixon (2008)
  • District 9 (2009)
  • Inglorious Basterds (2009)
  • The American (2010)
  • Drive (2011)
  • The Artist (2011)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Wild (2014)
  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Birdman (2014)
  • The Big Short (2015)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • La La Land (2016)
  • Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  • First Reformed (2018)