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Demetrios Matheou

Demetrios Matheou
Demetrios Matheou's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Film4, Thompson on Hollywood, The List, The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) A film that honours the mysteries and majesty of a lost world. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Dec 9, 2016
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Thornton, Bates and Cox give their all to the misanthropic dialogue, but they're spewing bile without a safety net. Bad Santa is one Christmas classic that should have been left well alone. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) Whether one is a fan of those films or not, this makes for a fascinating insight into the craft. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 19, 2016
2/5 83% Imperium (2016) Racial hatred and home-grown terrorism are red-hot themes, but this drama doesn't deliver on the potential. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 79% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015) While the focus is a bit wobbly, emotionally the film still packs a punch. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 25, 2016
78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) From Afar is an intelligent, daring, brilliantly constructed and acted film, announcing yet another Latin director who understands the virtue of restraint. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/5 22% Ma ma (2016) The endless smiles, tears, group hugs, quirky fantasies, inspirational speeches and, worst of all, musical tributes (Magda has a singing gynaecologist) steadily wear down our own will to live. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) For anyone with a modicum of good taste or a healthy cynicism, Mother's Day will be excruciating. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 7, 2016
B- 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) As frequently hilarious as Grimsby is, it doesn't see Cohen working at his full potential; we need him back in Borat mode, baring his teeth. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 24, 2016
79% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2015) This is less the social satire it may have been, and more a marital drama with a twist, propelled by good work from Thomsen (the star of Vinterberg's startling debut "Festen") and particularly Dyrholm. ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 23, 2016
94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) The selection of characters is small, precise. The dominant personality of the film is Samuele, a nine-year-old boy and a terrific bundle of good humor and contradictions ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 22, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) Nichols displays that rare faith in his audience, to go with the flow, make our own deductions or assumptions, to read into this cross-country chase what we will --Christian allegory, alien fantasy, or any number of options in between. ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) The result repays repeat viewing, and deserves to be considered in the same frame as Day for Night and 8 1/2. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) Despite following fast in the warp drive of Gravity, Interstellar and Scott's own Prometheus, this fabulously entertaining film doesn't suffer either through space fatigue or by comparison. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Dec 8, 2015
1/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) Daniel Radcliffe continues to demonstrate the dignity that seems to inform almost all of his performances. God knows what he must have been thinking while observing the mayhem around him. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) It's a film that justifies repeated viewing, each time a new detail underlining its resonant depiction of love as an adventure. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 90% The Lobster (2016) Ultimately, The Lobster is fascinating, funny, but a little under-cooked. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Oct 30, 2015
65% Spectre (2015) Some of the action is jaw-dropping. ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 22, 2015
93% Skyfall (2012) At times Skyfall is simply sensational. ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Oct 4, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) Charting the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning exposure of widespread abuse of children by Catholic priests, this terrific film should be in the running for its own writing prizes, among others, come awards season. ‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Posted Sep 3, 2015
68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) It might take a while to say the title, but it's only seconds before this Swedish comic gem gets a laugh. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2015
5/5 88% Jauja (2015) Mortensen is meticulous and mesmerising, as a man who simply keeps going when all logic seems to be deserting his experience. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/5 38% The Face Of An Angel (2015) Invests sobriety and pathos into the consideration of a genuine tragedy, and identifies Kercher as its angel. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) Portmanteau films are not that common, or usually successful, but Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has fashioned a collection of six payback stories with visual flair and a wicked sense of humour. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Relative merits aside, The Theory of Everything is very good, its chief assets being the extraordinary story of Hawking himself, and of course the performance. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Somehow Hoffman manages to create a man of iron resolve, who nevertheless carries the vulnerability of knowing that he has failed before. That's what makes the whole film absorbing and the final scenes so unbearably tense. ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jan 5, 2015
39% Cesar Chavez (2014) This is an important chapter in US labour history, which only adds to the disappointment of its telling, which is chronological, apparently sticks rigidly to the record, and edited without vigour. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 24, 2014
93% No (2013) Larraín has serious form, and his film is at once worthy, skilfully made and hugely entertaining. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 25, 2012
91% Holy Motors (2012) It's a hoot, but also mysterious and moving. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 24, 2012
86% Chicago (2002) Good, easygoing, sometimes inspired entertainment. ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 13, 2008
2.5/5 74% Cars (2006) Despite its technical accomplishments, Cars feels less Formula One than Ford Fiesta. ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 23, 2008
2/5 35% Vantage Point (2008) As much as we'd like to see an American president made accountable, we don't have to see it over and over and over again. ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 7, 2008
2/5 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) With only one member of its love triangle really delivering, this packs less of an emotional punch than it ought. And who'd be a courtier, eh? ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 7, 2008
72% Clean (2005) A tough tale that gives a fresh perspective and brittle honesty to the experiences of a recovering drug addict. ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 3, 2008
3.5/5 75% Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier) (2006) A compelling combination of domestic and surreal drama, which proves that there's nothing more mysterious than a seemingly happy couple. ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3.5/5 94% The Counterfeiters (2007) An absorbing new perspective on the moral, physical and emotional adversity faced in the concentration camps, with one of the most unusual anti-heroes, of any genre, of recent years. ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2007
3.5/5 73% When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008) Director Anand Tucker has moved quickly past the execrable Steve Martin vehicle Shopgirl with a solid, thoughtful, character-driven film. ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 5, 2007
4/5 72% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) David Mackenzie's fourth feature is an immensely enjoyable and incredibly well-judged film, which confirms Jamie Bell as one of Britain's brightest young actors. ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3.5/5 68% Flandres (2007) A troubling war film that combines extraordinary, minimalist battle scenes with emotional meltdown at home. Grim, but compelling. ‐ Film4
Posted Jul 6, 2007
4/5 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Eastwood shows no signs of letting up. Having directed the last great western with 1992's Unforgiven, he now presides over one of the best war films of recent years. ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 22, 2007
4/5 89% Venus (2006) The brilliant O'Toole shows you're never too old to have a go, while Kureishi and Michell add another idiosyncratic work to their creative double act. ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 26, 2007
72% Elephant (2003) Van Sant takes a detached perspective on the causes of this; he's more intent on showing, not analysing, and letting the audience make its own mind up. ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 10, 2003
67% Stir of Echoes (1999) Ultimately, it is Bacon's blue-collar conflict that resonates. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Dec 2, 2002