Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Thoughtful and moving, if a few degrees short of unmissable. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 67% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) "It's too late to reinvent this wheel but there's no denying Gomez-Rejon's given it one hell of a spin. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 93% Glassland "Gerard Barrett has crafted a clear-eyed look at alcoholism, thwarted hopes and the ruts in which we get stuck.With its unexplained title, downbeat subject matter and deliberate pacing, it's not exactly Friday night fodder but it's absorbing all the same. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) "Although it features a family tested by disaster, it's closer in spirit to a euro-centric Woody Allen flick: a brutal and, at times, blackly funny film about a marriage in crisis. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 81% Good Kill (2015) "In the chill of computerised battle, there's an important film in here somewhere. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 31% Lost River (2015) "For half an hour, you have no clue what you're watching. Is it Malickian myth-making, a Lynchian bad trip, or Refn-style violent revenge? Then you realise Gosling has no idea either ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) "Although the fight scenes are as cool and crunchy as compacted snow, it's the world around Wick that appeals most. All chrome, concrete and neon, it looks like something drawn straight from a brilliant graphic novel. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 58% The Signal (2014) "Though it begins as an impressionistic road movie, segues into paranoid sci-fi, then morphs into something completely unhinged, The Signal has been made with much great care. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 91% Mommy (2015) "Not exclusively a love-it-or-hate-it proposition - even its admirers will have moments when they can't stand to watch. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 76% Hyena (2015) "Scratchy and savage, Hyena is long on squalor and short on polish, but made with genuine conviction. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
5/5 95% It Follows (2015) "A horror film that will haunt your waking hours for weeks. Every frame of It Follows is stamped with nameless dread. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) "Slick but overstretched, Predestination deserves respect for what it tries to achieve rather than dismissal for not getting there. Either way, you will not be bored. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
3/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Chandor scores a CV hat-trick with another expertly controlled drama. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/5 93% Birdman (2014) "It's very rare you find a film unlike any you've ever seen before, but Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu more than fits the bill. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "Harper's well-appointed sequel has strong performances even if the Woman becomes a supporting character in her own tale. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Most of the conversations are about the difficulties of finding affordable NYC housing, a niche concern if ever there was one. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "This is Gyllenhaal's film: his best since Zodiac, which it closely resembles. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) "Perhaps Schechter should have started with a prequel to Death Proof and worked his way up from there. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/5 74% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Ireland's misty blue vistas make an appealing backdrop, and Norton and progressive cleric Andrew Scott share some compelling scenes. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/5 56% The Remaining (2014) "The human dramas are deftly sketched, the performances decent, and the religious hand-wringing just bearable. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2014
4/5 81% Let Him Have It (1991) "This recreation seethes with quiet outrage, building, albeit slowly, to a climax that should put anyone who favours state retribution over rehabilitation to shame. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) "Doesn't do too much wrong, yet struggles with the weight of expectation. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 22, 2014
1/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "Benjamin looks the part, but his stilted performance is pure Razzie-bait, plus he's 39. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "A haunting tale with deep wells of howling grief at its centre, this is one bedtime story that will stay with you for weeks. Sleep tight... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 97% '71 (2015) "A brutal army thriller that feels like the truth, thanks to take-noprisoners storytelling and a tell-no-lies performance from Jack O'Connell, Brit-grit's heir apparent. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2014
4/5 52% I Origins (2014) "Arresting, ambitious and a bit of an acquired taste, Cahill's extraordinary second feature bursts with big, bold ideas. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Exciting, in places, though a stranger to subtlety, it ticks all the genre boxes, but there's something about its knowing noirisms that feels superficial rather than soaked-in. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/5 86% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) "It's not without its moments, but more comic dexterity and less brute force would have made a less choppy watch. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) "Cool as you like one second, camp as Christmas the next, this entertainingly overpumped action-horror will have genre fans (and their mums) grinning from ear to ear. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
4/5 91% Mystery Road (2014) "Imagine a racially charged Outback Chinatown and you have the measure of this terrific Aussie noir written, shot, directed, edited and scored by Ivan Sen. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 67% WolfCop (2015) "Anyone expecting The Howling or An American Werewolf In London will be disappointed, but stick it on afterwards and you'll definitely stay awake till the end. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 88% Faults (2015) "Crisply shot and expertly played, the film is essentially a two-hander built on shifting sands of trust and unease. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 20, 2014
4/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Belgium's best-kept secrets are breaking through without selling out, and their unshowily inspiring domestic drama reminds us you don't need to go to war - or prison - to earn redemption. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 82% Bad Turn Worse (2014) "Though its influences (Badlands, early Coens) are writ large, and the denouement disappoints, the performances convince, the dialogue captivates and the sense of backwater boredom is overpowering. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 11, 2014
4/5 86% Joe (2014) "Green's soul-baring Southern noir has much to say about those who speak with their fists and is a masterwork of threatening melancholy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 21, 2014
4/5 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "More sugar-rush than Sugarman, but Gordon's extraordinary life just outside the spotlight is a whirlwind of charm and chutzpah. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 14, 2014
3/5 58% Keeping Rosy "An old-fashioned, quietly coiled thriller of things that could happen. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 11, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) "Extraordinary in form, 'ordinary' in content, Boyhood is ambitious, intimate and unforgettable. It might just be the apex of Linklater's life's work. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
5/5 89% Calvary (2014) "When it's over, you'll find a contemplative hush has descended on the audience: a cinema turned, briefly, into a church. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 85% Cold in July (2014) "Mickle and Damici deliver a tense redneck noir with a twist - and a few issues - but it's more like a promising placeholder than the masterpiece they're capable of. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 83% Miss Violence "[A] chillingly controlled family drama ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 94% Good Vibrations "An extraordinary labour of love about an even more extraordinary labour of love. " ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/5 79% 112 Weddings "Often, the litany of divorce and disappointments feels like we're trespassing on a couples' therapy session, less Don't Tell The Bride, more Don't Remind Her. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
3/5 35% Knocked for Six (Save Your Legs) "It's amiably played, with Bollywood and dysentery jokes mostly hitting the mark. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4/5 89% Cheap Thrills (2014) "A tour-de-force of twisted brilliance. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 62% The Sacrament (2014) "The performances are excellent, the atmosphere tense, but West is too caught up in the facts to enlighten us further. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 36% Touchy Feely (2013) "One of the dangers of going for intimate is ending up inward-looking. Such is the problem facing writer/director Lynn Shelton's modest dramedy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 69% Before the Winter Chill (2014) "Elegant if frosty, and just a touch too long in the tooth. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "Consistently, sometimes epically, funny. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
4/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) "Though it feels improvised, this is a well-honed work, with details laughed off in the daylight becoming spookily significant once darkness falls. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 29, 2014
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