Demetrios Matheou Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Demetrios Matheou

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) An effervescent social satire that pokes fun at all sides in the class war. It's wickedly witty, gloriously romantic, whip-smart and complex, even verging on the unsavoury at times -- all in all, something of a complete entertainment.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 36% Ardor (2015) It's much better once the action gets going, as Bernal and Braga escape into the jungle and slowly turn the tables on their pursuers.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 59% Maggie (2015) Despite Schwarzenegger's presence, this is not an action movie in the slightest, but a sombre account of loss in the most horrific circumstances, with the... haggard-looking Austrian stepping up to the plate to give a surprisingly affecting performance.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) This no-thrills character-driven drama is no Godfather, but Pacino has recognised and grabbed an opportunity to remind us just how great he can be when he bores into a character's inner life, then slowly, painstakingly reveals it back to us.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) The result is a multi-layered narrative, slightly tricky and elusive in form, but with subjects who are refreshingly, touchingly frank.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2/5 50% Miss Julie (2014) Chastain's performance feels too skittish, if not a little mad straight out of the blocks, playing into the hands of Strindberg's chauvinistic portrait of Julie, rather than challenging it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 63% Life (2015) Dean's struggle with the fame that was just around the corner, and Stock's determination to get the scoop that would transform his own career are the twin drivers of one of those canny biographies that doesn't attempt A-Z coverage.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) It's great stuff, silly and stirring and romantic, made at a time when thrills could be achieved without special effects and heroism conveyed with a few words or a shrug, and without an ounce of aggression.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) Rising star Woodley is adding some raunchiness to her image; but her failure to make foul-mouthed, overly sex-obsessed Kat particularly likeable is symptomatic of the film's own weakness for posture over substance.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
58% War on Everyone (2017) I'm not sure that the genre has produced such an irresistibly funny film.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The acting is spectacular.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) On paper, it's a timely and enticing prospect. Yet it's not the impactful film it could have been.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 50% On the Road (2016) This is the no-frills reality of the road, with none of the usual rock and roll clichés and histrionics.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
5/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) The result is a film lover's feast: informative, enthralling and inspiring.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
83% After Lucia (2012) [After Lucia] is a powerful study of grief and abuse.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
3/5 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) While some may cynically dismiss Gore's presence at the heart of these films as self-aggrandising, there's no doubting the sincerity and passion of the man, who if anything is even more impressive this time around.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
5/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It's such an original conceit, perfectly matched by the execution: the alternately plaintive and strange soundtrack, cinematography that places the stock spectral image into one gorgeously surreal frame after another, the performances.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 95% Step (2017) The portrait of the girls, their hard-up but loving parents (two are single mums, men being conspicuous by their absence) and the school staff egging them on is in turns saddening and lovely, the drama of their collective effort intensely moving.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 68% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) As Swinton and co gather around the white-haired old chap with gleaming eyes, what's most striking is that the films are not just about him, but how others respond to him.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 73% Gifted (2017) The clever trick of Gifted is that the genius in question is too young to have any idea of the problems she may face.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) Within seconds -- literally seconds -- of Unforgettable it becomes apparent that this is the kind of film that in the late Eighties and Nineties used to be referred to as "straight to video."‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) An effective, slow-burn drama, with moments of humour, tension and mysteriousness as the lone woman's situation - isolated in her deteriorating building - becomes loaded with threat.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Ejiofor's performance is typically unshowy yet subtle, conveying a dignity and humanity that the film needs in the face of such unfathomable injustice.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/5 95% De Palma (2016) Whether one is a fan of those films or not, this makes for a fascinating insight into the craft.‐ The List
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) While the focus is a bit wobbly, emotionally the film still packs a punch.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
79% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/5 21% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
1/5 6% Mother's Day (2016) For anyone with a modicum of good taste or a healthy cynicism, Mother's Day will be excruciating.‐ The List
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/5 91% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
1/5 23% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 88% The Lobster (2016) Ultimately, The Lobster is fascinating, funny, but a little under-cooked.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
63% Spectre (2015) Some of the action is jaw-dropping.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
92% Skyfall (2012) At times Skyfall is simply sensational.‐ Thompson on Hollywood
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
97% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
5/5 89% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 78% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014