Matthew

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Born into a London Irish home, Matthew has always been very proud of his North London / West Ireland heritage. Unfortunately for him, he was dragged kicking and screaming to Norwich at the tender age of fifteen and immediately hated it. But after a decade and a half he’s come to finally appreciate his dwellings.

To describe his attitude as a director, we have combined seven key attributes into one all-encompassing description: uncompromising, grumpy, opinionated, stubborn, self deprecating, insecure visionary.

Outside of Cheesemint, Matthew has been reviewing films officially since 2004. This has included work for magazines such as SFX and Neo but he prefers to release his analyses unfiltered on his own website: The Red Right Hand.

Additionally, for the last four years, he has been operating a popular film quiz at Norwich’s Cinema City. Details on how to take part can be found on his site.

email: matt@cheesemint.com
twitter: @stoghz
website: The Red Right Hand

To round off, here’s a few Top 10 lists:

BANDS
Nine Inch Nails
Queens Of The Stone Age
Eisbrecher
David Bowie
Gary Numan
Rammstein
Tool
Korn
Mindless Self Indulgence
Depeche Mode

SONGS
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
I’m Afraid Of Americans – David Bowie
The Big Come Down – Nine Inch Nails
I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – The Beatles
The Commendatore (Don Giovanni) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Spancil Hill – Paddy Reilly
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
The Space In Between – How To Destroy Angels
Rocky Road To Dublin – Dropkick Murphys
Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

BOOKS
Paradise Lost – John Milton
The Count Of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Master And Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Lord Of The Flies – William Golding
Dubliners – James Joyce
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
Don Quixote – Miguel De Cervantes
Beowulf – Anon
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
I, Claudius – Robert Graves

COMICS
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Daredevil: Born Again – Frank Miller
Incognito – Ed Brubaker
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War – Geoff Johns
The Umbrella Academy – Gerard Way
Kingdom Come – Mark Waid
Marvel 1602 – Neil Gaiman
All-Star Superman – Grant Morrison
Blacksad: Arctic Nation – Juan Diaz Canales
Irredeemable – Mark Waid

VIDEO GAMES
BioShock
Silent Hill 2
Final Fantasy VII
Assassin’s Creed
Mass Effect
Portal
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver

TELEVISION SHOWS
Carnivale
Father Ted
Invader Zim
Parks & Recreation
South Park
John Adams
Daredevil
Avatar: The Last Airbender
House Of Cards
Frasier

FILMS
The Godfather
Rebel Without A Cause
Shichinin No Samurai (Seven Samurai)
The Maltese Falcon
Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)
Metropolis
LA Confidential
Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal)
Blade Runner
Angels With Dirty Faces