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Days Of My Youth

Days Of My Youth

It’s been two years since Matchstick has released a full-length ski movie. Last year’s offering, the excellent documentary on the life of Shane McConkey, took Matchstick off their annual... Read On

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Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)
McConkey

McConkey

This is different.  A ski documentary presented in the form of a meditation on death wrapped up in the celebration of a life.  Being as famous as he is,... Read On

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Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
Superheroes of Stoke

Superheroes of Stoke

I get emails from readers who comment that I’m too generous with my praise for filmmakers whom the reader feels simply rehash what was done in the previous year’s... Read On

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Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)
Seven Sunny Days

Seven Sunny Days

This review was written in 2012, 5 years after Seven Sunny Days was released, so I have the benefit of the perspective that the passage of time provides. 7SD... Read On

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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
Attack of La Nina

Attack of La Nina

Matchstick’s ski movies are a big deal.  The have big budgets that allow them to do big things like rent loads of helicopters and fly to out of the... Read On

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Rating: 3.8/5 (10 votes cast)
The Way I See It

The Way I See It

If technology like fatter skis has changed the sport of skiing, then I think we can agree that technology like phatter cameras is changing the art of ski movies.... Read On

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Rating: 3.3/5 (10 votes cast)
In Deep

In Deep

Without a doubt, one of the best ski films of 2009, kicking off with the blistering sequence that won Canada’s Sean Pettit the prize for Best Male Performance in... Read On

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Rating: 3.2/5 (3 votes cast)
Claim

Claim

The enthusiasm apparent in “Claim” is contagious.  You want to get your skis on and get to it, even if it’s August.  These skiers deliver the thrills by the... Read On

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Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)
Push

Push

“Push” is the 2006 Powder Magazine Movie of the Year and for good reason:  beautiful settings, helicopter shots, follow cams and some of the best skiers in the game. ... Read On

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Rating: 2.0/5 (1 vote cast)