Demetrios Matheou Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 83% Blackmail (1929) The themes and visual flourishes that we associate with the mature director are already at play.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
81% Overlord (2018) What it lacks in novelty, subtlety or character, it partially makes up in sheer abandon. This is a big, loud, violent, gleefully gory sledgehammer of a film with, crucially, a careful tongue in cheek.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Here [Foy] perfectly captures Salander's monosyllabic repression, as well as the no-nonsense physicality, trusty Taser by her side.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 75% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) Poppe thankfully eschews on-screen bloodbath for a visceral depiction of how it might have felt to be trapped on the island.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) This is a profoundly cinematic film, astonishingly beautiful, with one memorable shot or sequence after another.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
94% Stan & Ollie (2018) This is a fond, frequently very funny homage to an act that has lost none of its genius. A new generation of fans awaits.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
4/5 63% The Hummingbird Project (2019) A quirky, bitter-sweet fictional take on the extremes that stock market types will go to make a fast buck... or in this case, an astronomically fast million.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) It's an enjoyable romp.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 95% In Fabric (2018) Sumptuously filmed, and with an atmospheric synth score by Cavern of Anti-Matter, this is a flamboyant, sinister and very funny comedy horror.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
57% That Time of Year (Den tid på året) (2018) A zesty script, fun performances and plenty of recognisable 'bah humbug' merit a seasonal play for audiences who need to have a laugh before diving into the real thing.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
No Score Yet Urgent (2018) Besri displays a good nose for a socially conscious story, an appealing eye for locale and a mordant sense of humour that promise much for future projects.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
No Score Yet We'll Be Young And Beautiful (2018) Offers a novel and engaging take on a very particular aspect of errant parenthood.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Don't Go Too Far (2018) Park focuses on dialogue and performance, and displays a narrative trickery reminiscent of Mamet, Tarantino and South Korea's own Park Chan-wook.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
2/5 32% The Predator (2018) For the most part, Black's dialogue lacks its usual vim, and he directs with way too much abandon, rushing from one high-pitched set-piece to the next so breathlessly that there's no time to engage or get excited.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi) (2018) A sturdy, intelligent, if only occasionally stirring historical drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
91% Shadow (2019) With action scenes choreographed with Zhang's typical verve and imagination - you'll never again think of your umbrella as just a tool for keeping the rain off - fans of this artistic end of the 'wu xia' genre ought to be delighted.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
88% American Animals (2018) Bart Layton not only avoids the pitfalls of over-egging, but makes a thriller that is more than the sum of its many parts.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
81% Never Look Away (2018) Never Look Away is an often moving, thoughtful drama about the correlations between personal experience, politics and art.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
77% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Judged on its own merits, this is a perfectly serviceable cop-turned-bad crime movie, featuring an enjoyable pairing of Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Aquarela (2018) An experience of shock and awe - as well as wonder - that all but Donald Trump should heed.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
63% The Quietude (La quietud) (2018) With a trio of such fine actresses as Martina Gusman, Bérénice Bejo and Graciela Borges centre stage, it's hard to fathom why Trapero needs to resort to over-ripe confection.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet Real Love (C'est ça l'amour) (2018) A beautifully-wrought, refreshingly understated study of love and parenting, dependence and independence as experienced by a working family caught in the throes of the parents' separation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
60% The Mountain (2018) The Mountain is for the most determinedly miserabilist only.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Graves Without a Name (2018) [A] quietly, profoundly moving film...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) This is a cracking film, though the good people of the Icelandic tourist board may be holding their heads in their hands.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 81% Beirut (2018) Tony Gilroy's script is intricate and intelligent, with an appropriately cynical view of US foreign relations. And Hamm makes hay with his best role since Mad Men.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) The talent behind the camera makes one wonder why there isn't more substance. ‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The result is predictable at every turn, and surprisingly sluggish despite the shards of contrived and unpleasant action.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) With shark on squid, shark on shark, shark on nuclear submarine and shark on Yorkshire terrier, there's something here for everyone.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) As rich and rewarding as it is determinedly original.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) It's a likeable popcorn movie, with some good monster moments, an engaging international cast and Jon Turteltaub helming a family-friendly balance of laughter and mayhem.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
77% The Escape (2018) Arterton so beautifully conveys the sheer joy of a woman realising that there's a whole new world in which she might belong.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The plot for Fallout might be too twisty for some. But it keeps you on your toes, with a feast of zinging one-liners to charm between the thrills. ‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The film is a treat on every level.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This has all the makings of another summer hit.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
No Score Yet 53 Wars (53 wojny) (2018) By switching focus from the correspondent to the partner at home, and offering a reminder that you don't have to experience a war zone to suffer from PTSD, Ewa Bukowska creates an inventively wrought and thought-provoking psychological drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
46% Swimming with Men (2018) These actors gamely let it all hang out, to the extent that when their routines actually start to work (ironically, the best is titled 'wilting flowers'). It's a joy.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
No Score Yet Jumpman (2018) A lean and mean thriller that offers a potent indictment of the endemic corruption in Russian society.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
83% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2018) A dazzlingly dialectical and daring comedy/drama that skilfully brings past and present together and again challenges Jude's compatriots to face up to the more unsavoury aspects of their history.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Compared to the original, this feels routine; but alongside most other crime thrillers, it's still a cut above. ‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet Via Carpatia (2018) Bold in concept, a little underwhelming in execution, it's nonetheless a thought-provoking experiment...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Crystal Swan (2018) This tale of a DJ's fate is definitely worthy of a spin.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
76% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) What happens in the film's final third is lamentable drama, a disservice to the character that Kruger has created and an unintentional affront to anyone who's actually been victim to any kind of terrorism.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Having cast some amazing women, it largely squanders them.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) OK, like any film franchise there is plot cloning...But there's also solid characterisation, ethical dilemma, comedy, new locations and spectacular set-pieces.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) There may not be an odder or more exasperating failure this year than this adaptation of Ian McEwan's 2007 novel.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
67% The Cured (2018) This modestly scaled but emotionally heavy-hitting film has a killer conceit that delivers on a number of levels. It's an outstanding feature debut from its writer and director David Freyne.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
85% Tully (2018) [Mackenzie Davis'] chemistry with Theron is palpable, the pair riffing off each other in a way that prepares the film for its plot surprise in the final stretch.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) An action fantasy epic that is both darker and funnier than expected, and surprisingly light on its feet.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
93% Beast (2018) Beast is a sure-footed, white-knuckle psychological thriller, inspired in part by the gruesome real-life exploits of the Beast of Jersey.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018