Demetrios Matheou Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The film is a treat on every level.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
87% 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
43% 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
No Score Yet 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
64% 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
77% 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
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Having cast some amazing women, it largely squanders them.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
51% 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
69% 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
64% 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
87% 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
83% 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
94% 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
79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) But while the structure can be galling, the film's blend of pathos, comedy and romance - generated by a clutch of lovely performances - is incredibly winning.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) The result is an auspicious first feature, as nerve wracking as it is, sadly, all too true.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson's first foray into stop-motion, The Fantastic Mr Fox, was an absolute treat. His second is even better.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
92% Dunkirk (2017) The result is a magnificent film that genuinely stirs the blood.‐ Sunday Herald (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The whole feels contrived, mannered and very, very routine - Allen again flogging his ironic predilection for mixing would-be creatives with criminals. The shame is that the film contains a superb performance by Winslet ...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
100% Ága (2018) An exquisitely shot and very moving film about an ageing couple who appear to exist alone on the edge of the world, stoically surviving on the icy tundra in a way of life that may be about to end.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2018) With the aid of affecting performances and a good eye for the virtuoso moves of a forklift truck, director Thomas Stuber mines the magical in the mundane.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Interpreter (Tlmočník) (2018) Despite the teaming of Peter Simonischek and Jiří Menzel as the unlikely travelling companions, this follow up to the director's 2011 drama Gypsy disappoints.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
60% Pig (The Pig) (2018) Like most whining egotists, Hasan eventually becomes tiresome.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
94% The Green Fog (2018) A dazzling, studious exercise in found footage excavation and reconfiguration, laced with tongue in cheek.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
80% Lemonade (2018) Uricaru's over-egged and dramatically misfiring debut feature stretches credibility, and patience with its characters, to such a degree as to largely undo its potential.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
88% U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) An achingly visceral suggestion of how it must feel to be inside an ongoing assault (terrorist or otherwise), with the uncertainty, panic and fear that creates.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
87% Transit (2018) If only it weren't such a cryptic and heavy slog.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
100% Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia) (2018) Two mothers, the birth mother and the adoptive one, battle for their 10-year-old daughter's affections during an emotionally heated Sardinian summer, in this beautifully acted and crafted drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
48% The Bookshop (2018) Ironically, given the subject, the script is stilted, with actors often stuck on pause and not even the silver-tongued Nighy able to coax more than a laugh or two from his lines.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
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 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The acting is spectacular.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 77% 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 80% 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 96% 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