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 Screen International Film4 Thompson on Hollywood The List The Arts Desk

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 68% The Day Shall Come (2019) It's telling that such a seasoned comedienne as Anna Kendrick looks desperately ill at ease. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
5/5 99% Marriage Story (2019) The actors tackle massive monologues, one truly volcanic row and the silent shorthand of a years-long bond with beautifully naturalistic performances. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet White Riot (2019) [A] highly engaging and suddenly very relevant documentary... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Starring a phenomenal Joaquin Phoenix, it's seriously themed, brilliantly executed and quite extraordinary. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) Director David Zonana offers a highly original provocation, which looks at the injustice of the class divide with a cool, satirical eye. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
90% Tremors (Temblores) (2019) Bustamante offers a vibrant portrait of Guatemala City's street life, its bars, fast food joints and gay clubs, alongside a colder depiction of the stuffy, repressed and repressive domains of the monied elite and their evangelical partners in intolerance. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
92% Monos (2019) Eliciting compelling, persuasive performances from both Nicholson and her young co-stars, Landes creates a grippingly immersive drama... - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
No Score Yet Pacified (Pacificado) (2019) It's a quietly powerful drama, unusually devoid of actual violence given the genre, instead revealing the myriad psychological effects of drug and gang culture on individuals and founded on the touching bond that develops between Jaca and Tati. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
No Score Yet Some Beasts (Algunas Bestias) (2019) Serrano is... guilty of squandering his resources. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/5 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) The film would have benefitted from more context and less savagery, but there's no denying its accomplishment as a heart-in-mouth drama that never loses its grip, nor its ability to disturb and move in equal measure. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/5 44% The Laundromat (2019) Even when playing ordinary, Streep commands the screen completely... without her, Soderbergh's fragile edifice crumbles. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
40% Patrick (2019) This is a frustratingly schizophrenic affair - edgy and chillingly enigmatic in its top and tail, dull in between, and for the most part unpleasant. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 71% Proxima (2019) Written and directed by France's Alice Winocour and with Eva Green giving an Oscar-worthy performance in the lead, this makes an intriguing companion piece to the recent, also excellent Ad Astra. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
5/5 83% Ad Astra (2019) While the space travel aesthetic is one of unfussy functionality, its cinematography is sublime. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) Berloff, who was Oscar nominated for her screenplay of the 2015 gangsta rap biopic Straight Outta Compton, doesn't tighten the drama as well she might - the plotting is shot full of holes - but does elicit excellent performances from her stars. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 85% Downton Abbey (2019) It's a long way from the film that put Fellowes on the map as a writer. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Despite the starry cast, these older versions are nowhere near as engaging as the kids. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) While more modest in scale, this might be the most humane addition to the genre since The Shawshank Redemption. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) The result plays like a short story - deftly detailed, efficient, full of telling vignettes, perfectly formed. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 82% Crawl (2019) Aja gleefully embraces the imperative of every horror film - that the dispensable characters have to die horribly so that we understand completely the consequences for the protagonists. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) [It] isn't the masterpiece that some are claiming; it's too rambling, self-indulgent and - despite a typically grand guignol ending - anti-climactic for that. But it is an evocative and entertaining paean to the Los Angeles of the filmmaker's youth. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
94% Transit (2019) The result is an extremely unusual drama, out of time, which captures the terrible limbo in which refugees find themselves, whatever the conflicts that created them. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) The film has a lot of heart and an oddball, bitter-sweet charm. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
1/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) By the time we reach the preposterous climax, which literally can't settle on whether it's night or day, even the filmmakers seem to have stopped watching. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 32% The Current War (2019) Driven by an intelligent script and agreeable cast, it's a fascinating, beautifully designed film, which evokes arguably the most inventive decade in history, while reflecting on the varying motivations... that drove progress. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 84% The Brink (2019) The degree of access he allows Klayman would be regarded as folly by most, yet is clearly intended to impress and disarm. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
No Score Yet Half-Sister (Polsestra) (2019) There are one or two missteps, a character perhaps going too far. But Kozole seems to be consciously avoiding the pessimism that often prevails in this part of the world. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Mosaic Portrait (Ma Sai Ke Shao Nv) (2019) The impressive Zhang Tongxi offers suggestions of an independent, defiant young person. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% The Father (Bashtata) (2019) Feeding off a fine script, both stars play their characters dead straight. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
83% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019) While the plot is grounded in a certain familiarity, the dominant tone is of a supercharged whimsy. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Old-Timers (Staríci) (2019) It will certainly delight local audiences. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
No Score Yet Let There Be Light (Nech je svetlo) (2019) Let There Be Light excels because it focuses on a family with day-to-day issues; particularly that of a father who must overcome his own failings before he can protect his older son from being led astray. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet Aga's House (Shpia e Agës) (2019) On paper Aga's House is a compelling prospect. In practice, though, this story of a group of diverse women living in a remote mountain location proves quite exasperating. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
89% Monsoon (2019) A touching, thoughtful and gorgeously shot piece of work, which both examines its protagonist's experience of displacement and tenderly evokes a country moving energetically forwards while some are still tied painfully to the past. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Jean's transformation into a baddie has been covered before, in 2006's disappointing The Last Stand. The filmmakers wanted another stab. The result, for a time, is fantastic. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 60% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) The style may be disorientating at times, preventing certain characters from making an impact but, for the most part, it's fascinating, thrilling, intoxicating. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Sotomayor beguiles with the economy of her storytelling and her painterly, often surprising compositions. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) The film offers one of the most original and intelligent crime movies of recent years; the very idea that Birds of Passage, with its particular sensibility and thematic concerns, can be regarded as a crime movie at all feels radical. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) The permutations of life, art and imitation are many, the musings on the creative process intriguing. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) If Meryl Streep were playing Halla, everyone would know about it. So they should definitely get to know Halldóra Geirharosdóttir. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) Huppert brings both nastiness and comedy to her deliciously discomforting monster. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
5/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) [T]his is a superb film - offbeat, constantly surprising, alternately violent, funny and deeply poignant. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
4/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Schnabel may well have made the definitive film about the troubled genius. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) The transition from a family gathering of Mamma Mia levels of high spirits to blind panic and despair is the film's standout sequence. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) With Captain Marvel the studio combines the two elements, resulting in one of the more breezily enjoyable and emotionally satisfying of the franchise. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) While at times the film feels like a conveyor belt of familiar tropes and tensions, it does capture the insight of Ginsburg's legal ambition. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
77% Knives and Skin (2019) It may be the most anarchic and refreshing take on the American teen's existential malaise since Heathers. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
100% Bait (2019) Jenkin continues both his celebration of hand-made filmmaking and his chronicling of Cornish communities under threat from the modern world. It's a combination at once nostalgic and angrily contemporary. And it happens to involve some ravishing cinema. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 89% A Private War (2018) It's Pike's show, and she's mesmerising, discomforting and inspiring. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/5 71% All Is True (2019) Branagh, a renowned Shakespearean actor and director, and scriptwriter Ben Elton reasonably want to find the man behind the myth, but in so doing they've lost sight of the genius. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019