Matchstick Men

I’m not a big movie person. Being the techno-mystic that I am, I really enjoyed the Matrix Trilogy. I’ve always liked the types of movies that draw on our collectively rich spiritual history. The original Star Wars trilogy did the same thing. Matchstick Men doesn’t fit that mold. It’s a “comedic thriller”, as the back cover says. It should also say:

“One damn fine movie…” - The Man, The Myth, The Legend… Travis Swicegood

Ok, so maybe I’ll get my name on the back of the 2nd release. This ranks up there with the Usual Suspects as one of the best movies I’ve seen. This movie is a bit slower than I would have liked, so I can’t say it’s the best. But if you’re a fan of Nicolas Cage and like the type of movies that Spacey generally plays in, I think you’ll find this one quite worth 2 hours of your time.

On a side note, I really thought I had seen somewhere that Cage was among Hollywood’s left-handed population. I know we share the same birthday. I thought we had the same handedness as well, but throughout this movie he is right-handed: he bowls right-handed, he writes right-handed. Hmm…