Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , Flicks.co.nz , Little White Lies , Total Film
Total Reviews:
266

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 84% 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 76% 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 99% 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 92% 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 86% 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 82% 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 77% 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 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " A tour-de-force of twisted brilliance." — Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 63% 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 35% 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 58% 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 89% 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
3/5 74% Informant (2013) " Though there are exciting sequences, the roles are underwritten, the dubbing's disastrous and the tension lessens even as the net tightens." — Total Film
Posted Apr 21, 2014
4/5 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Neither a romance, nor a horror, although it has glowing moments of both, it's a rich, witty mood piece you just have to sink into." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/5 67% Magic Magic (2013) " It ebbs away at the climax, but there's 45 minutes where it sings loud and strange." — Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2014
4/5 89% Locke (2014) " As engrossing as any thriller, this quietly shattering character study, like Locke himself, achieves exactly what it sets out to, with the minimum of fuss." — Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 48% The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (2014) " A love letter to the giallo genre spelled out in cut-up ransom-note writing - striking, but impossible to read." — Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " There's nothing genteel - or veiled - about documentary-maker turned writer/director Clio Barnard's powerful portrait of austerity England." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 83% The Double (2014) " Ayoade's difficult second film shows the directorial skill - and daring - of a major player, even if it can't quite escape being swallowed by its influences." — Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " If it sounds a bit ponderous, well, maybe it is, but it's also smart, warm-hearted and sumptuously shot." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/5 22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " Pretty but, ultimately, flat." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 79% The Borderlands (2014) " A convincing British found-footage horror that actually has some good performances and genuine scares." — Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/5 78% The Machine (2014) " Despite some striking imagery and sterling FX work, Welsh writer/director Caradog W James' expert use of limited resources doesn't stretch as far as the subtlety-averse script." — Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
2/5 82% Salvo (2014) " An exercise in muddy, moody subjectivity." — Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
1/5 13% Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) " What should have been a quick, exciting medieval skirmish starts to feel like the 100 Years War." — Total Film
Posted Mar 10, 2014
5/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " The Polleys are so charming and down-to-earth, and their pain so tangible, it's an absolute heart-breaker." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 89% Le Week-End (2014) " "I'm amazed at how mediocre I've turned out to be," says Broadbent, one of My Beautiful Laundrette writer Hanif Kureishi's many memorable lines." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " A superb grief-soaked horror set in a desperated, godless universe, WAWWA is unnverving and moving in equal measures, easily eclipsing the original." — Total Film
Posted Feb 24, 2014
4/5 93% All Is Lost (2013) " We (and he) know he's screwed. The tension comes from establishing just how badly." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) " Cuban Fury trips light-footedly between adorable date flick and amusing six-pack movie, not just pulling off an array of difficult moves, but making them look effortless." — Total Film
Posted Feb 10, 2014
4/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " If not wholly convincing as an 'issues' movie, this memoir is a triumph as an actors' showcase; with McConaughey and Leto giving the performances of their careers." — Total Film
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " It may well be the greatest film ever made about slavery, but that says more about the movie world than the work itself." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/5 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Though brilliantly written (by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter), acted and directed, Wolf is dangerously overlong." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/5 77% How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013) " Though over-emphatic, it benefits from great access to concerned celebs, ex-addicts and former dealers, most of whom found addiction at the end of the rainbow." — Total Film
Posted Dec 23, 2013
1/5 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " "I will search for you through 1,000 worlds and 10,000 lifetimes!" Reeves promises his beloved. Anyone who sits all the way through this glossy folly will know exactly how that feels." — Total Film
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " A fuddy-duddy, buddy-buddy flick that makes up in sweetness what it lacks in surprise." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/5 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " We've seen this story many times, but what marks Big Bad Wolves out from the pack is the filmmakers' extraordinary mastery of tone." — Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2013
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) " Although Franco's clearly enjoying himself, and Statham smashes faces with finesse, two warring films emerge, neither of them particularly convincing." — Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
3/5 85% Dirty Wars (2013) " Though awkwardly assembled, with an overemphatic voiceover, it's chilling stuff." — Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
4/5 85% Santa sangre (Holy Blood) (1990) " The most accessible film by Mexican avant-garde auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky, his horror head-scratcher divides its time between the sanitarium and the circus." — Total Film
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/5 63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) " The final act's too cocky by half, but otherwise this is canny, characterful stuff." — Total Film
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Perfectly serviceable - if far from subtle, like reading a Wikipedia page on CAPS LOCK." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Nov 14, 2013
4/5 86% In Fear (2014) " Most writer-directors don't know how to start a film like this, let alone finish it, and as a portrait of two people hopelessly lost and horribly scared it's a haunting watch." — The List
Posted Nov 12, 2013
4/5 81% Don Jon (2013) " Smart, witty and more than a little melancholy, Don Jon is a fist-pumping success." — Total Film
Posted Nov 11, 2013
4/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " Slicker than the original without the sudden lurches in quality, this second shaky-cam horror anthology still has a standout sequence by which all the others must be judged." — Total Film
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 69% About Time (2013) " It's basically 'Life Actually', with some very sloppy writing." — Flicks.co.nz
Posted Oct 17, 2013
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