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Martyn Conterio

Martyn Conterio

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Martyn Conterio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue, Film4, Little White Lies, Starburst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) "This is a movie featuring awe, magic and wonder unburdened by an over-reliance on computer-animated imagery to add the wow factor and unique selling point. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Feb 17, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Dirty Grandpa wants to be as filthy as a Tijuana peep show featuring a beleaguered performer and put upon donkey, but ends up as sickly sweet as a Werther's Original. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 27, 2016
2/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Michael Bay dialling it back still leaves plenty of room for bombast, bombs and baloney. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 27, 2016
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) "Godard was the artist who tore cinema apart and rebuilt it to suit his own interests and ends. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Landmine Goes Click (2015) "There is more to Landmine Goes Click than some might give it credit for. To dismiss it as another grotty exercise in terrorising women is missing the point somewhat. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Dec 27, 2015
3/5 92% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) "Peggy was a one-off and would be utterly astonished by the art world today paying, as it does, tens of millions for works she picked up for next to nothing. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Dec 10, 2015
5/5 86% Sunset Song (2016) "Sunset Song is a reminder of what British cinema can be and do, when not enthralled to trends or traditions. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 70% Crimson Peak (2015) "As gorgeous to behold as Crimson Peak (2015) often is, Guillermo del Toro's latest film has zero dramatic gravitas. It is pop-up book Gothic, rather than a full-bodied recreation of dreamlike exotic weirdness. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 79% Tales of Halloween "Tales of Halloween (2015) is the latest stab by well-regarded horror directors at the anthology format. Created by Axelle Carolyn, the intent is to replace the V/H/S series as a showcase for filmmakers whose names will be very familiar to genre fans. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Sep 3, 2015
5/5 96% Nina Forever (2016) "Nina Forever is a brilliant, intelligent and emotionally rewarding debut feature. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 89% Emelie (2016) " For much of its brisk eighty-two minutes running time, Emelie (2015) is a devilishly good thriller of notably transgressive bent, giving the slasher and home invasion formats a rare matriarchal focus. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Sep 1, 2015
5/5 100% Sun Choke "Ben Cresciman's intense psychological horror film, Sun Choke (2015), is the story of a woman staring into the abyss of nothingness and liking what she sees: absolute nothing, a retreat from the chaos of the light. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 88% Deathgasm (2015) "What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Housebound (2014) and now Deathgasm (2015): New Zealand is fast becoming the go-to place for crowd-pleasing horror comedies. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 95% We Are Still Here (2015) "Ted Geoghegan's We Are Still Here (2015) is a fittingly gruesome tribute to the halcyon days of 1980s splatter movies and the cosmic horror mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 89% Aaaaaaaah! "Steve Oram's directorial debut, Aaaaaaaah! (2015), comes on like a collaboration between Dogme '95 and Chris Morris. It's hard to think of another film closely like it in British cinema. It really is that out-there and singular. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 28, 2015
1/5 14% Cherry Tree (2016) "The film is nothing but a clumsy constructed yarn with a final scene/shot so cheap and misguided; it sums up Keating's clunker with aplomb. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/5 67% Pod (2015) "The third act munsons - there is no better word for it (thanks, 1996's Kingpin) - a lot of the excellent build-up. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Aug 28, 2015
5/5 91% The Lobster (2016) "Beyond the cruel deadpan humour and icy, muted visuals is a thoughtful romantic tale set in a world where people are forbidden from marching to the beat of their own drum. The Lobster is a defiantly oddball take on the classic dystopian-future narrative. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) "Touch of Evil is one of Orson Welles's greatest achievements on film. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 83% The First Film "The First Film should be a worthy resource for cinema history enthusiasts and students alike. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 30, 2015
4/5 92% Slow West (2015) "Robbie Ryan's cinematography gives off a sun-dappled haziness akin to a map pointing to buried treasure; one that has turned mucky yellow due to being pawed endlessly by tobacco-stained fingertips. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 24, 2015
2/5 7% Accidental Love (2015) "Even with Russell on board to see his 'madCapra' farce all the way to release day, its whole raison d'être - as a political knockabout satire - would still have made the film dead on arrival at the box office. What happened? Barack Obama, that's what. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 94% Freaks (1932) "Undoubtedly flawed, Freaks is also admirably bonkers and quite simply unforgettable. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) " Taking over from James Wan, Leigh Whannell directs with some confidence. As a directorial debut and horror film it also demonstrates a clear understanding of haunted house tropes. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 94% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) (2015) "It's easy to see why it won the prize at Berlin. As well as being moodier than a Nine Inch Nails soundscape and crackling with barely concealed sexual tension and brimming with angst, Jingsong Dong's cinematography is sublime. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/5 75% The Connection (2015) "The Connection doesn't quite deserve to be put in concrete shoes and thrown to the fishes from a foggy wharf at midnight, but it's nowhere near as entertaining as the many past classics it seems so determined to riff on. " ‐ Film Divider
Posted May 29, 2015
2/5 42% Love (2015) "After an astounding 1998 debut, I Stand Alone, followed by 2002's notorious Irreversible and 2009's psychotropic odyssey Enter the Void, French cinema's arch provocateur, Gaspar Noé, has finally delivered the grand folly that was perhaps always in him. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 88% Green Room (2016) "If director Jeremy Saulnier's debut feature, Blue Ruin, was a bit of mournful Appalachian bluegrass, his follow-up, Green Room, is a fast-paced stomper with a snappy three-chord chorus: the film equivalent of The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop". " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 100% Gente de bien "Gente de bien is a sensitive and rewarding viewing experience about the social barriers we erect and the economic hardships and necessities impacting on working families in Latin America. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Apr 14, 2015
4/5 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "The Town That Dreaded Sundown works as a Friday night brewskis-and-pizza horror flick, for sure, but thanks to its true crime origins and some postmodernist cultural commentary, it's got something going on that other slashers have not. " ‐ Film Divider
Posted Apr 13, 2015
2/5 44% Alien3 (1992) "After the nightmarish majesty of Alien and the muscular action of Aliens, this closing chapter is a brutal and frustrating pay-off. " ‐ Film Divider
Posted Apr 8, 2015
5/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (2007) "Blade Runner is at its best when focused on the replicants, their desires, desperation and melancholy. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Mar 31, 2015
2/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) "It's not the lack of originality that is the problem - because all films borrow from the past and former glories - but the orchestration is an issue. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Mar 25, 2015
3/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "This is a very strange but ultimately unsatisfying film, and one that's all too open to snark and derision. " ‐ Film Divider
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/5 84% The Turning (2015) " The stories and their themes are depicted as Joycean-style epiphanies or meditations on being and time. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 3, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Enter Nowhere (2011) "The plot is structured to keep the audience guessing, and it does take the trio and the story to imaginative places. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 2, 2015
3/5 23% Jessabelle (2014) " The film comes off like a nightmare version of Who Do You Think You Are? " ‐ CineVue
Posted Feb 2, 2015
5/5 96% Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) (1987) "Malle builds Au Revoir Les Enfants out of small but vivid details centred on the life of the boarder, and the daily rituals and routines experienced by Julien Quentin (Gaspard Manesse) and Jean Bonnet (Raphael Fejtö). " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/5 55% Nurse (2014) "Somewhat surprisingly, Nurse is an amusing neo-giallo/slasher. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2/5 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Ultimately, Deliver Us from Evil is a very messy affair. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 89% Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) "Starring Bae Doo-na and Kim Sae-ron, A Girl at My Door (2014) is at once a plangent character study and transgressive drama. " ‐ CineVue
Posted Nov 13, 2014
7/10 83% Miss Violence "Ever since Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth wowed audiences back in 2009, Greek cinema has become the new Michael Haneke. " ‐ Starburst
Posted Nov 12, 2014
8/10 84% Alleluia (2015) "Fabrice Du Welz's latest picture is a study of burning desire and passion that, while more than a few sandwiches short of a picnic, demonstrates how consuming and volatile love, as an emotional force, can be when it turns obsessive and needy " ‐ Starburst
Posted Nov 12, 2014
49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) "Wolf Creek 2 is far more ambitious and biting than any sequel in a very long time. " ‐ Film Divider
Posted Nov 12, 2014
1/5 87% Polisse (2012) "Polisse goes nowhere pretty fast and is merely satisfied with highlighting issues with little resolution to offer. Somehow we're meant to take this as gravitas. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
4/5 73% Prometheus (2012) "For those who like their sci-fi with serious intent (however crazy the ideas), Scott's return to the genre offers excitement and grand themes to ponder whilst leaving things open for a counter-mythology to develop " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "The Dark Knight Rises is quite possibly everything you'd want from a blockbuster and superhero movie. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
4/5 93% Looper (2012) "In a world dominated by big budget movies bereft of real ideas, here's a sci-fi film that could well become a cult classic. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
3/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) "West of Memphis is a truly haunting film that manages - through the sheer power of a spectacular narrative - to capture the very best and the very worst of humanity. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
5/5 78% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) "It is often said that the Lord moves in mysterious ways. The very same can be said of Dumont and his unique style of filmmaking. Spread the word. " ‐ Grolsch Film Works
Posted Nov 12, 2014
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