Mark Demetrius

Mark Demetrius

Agrees with the Tomatometer 62% of the time.

Mark Demetrius's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/20 69%

Café Society (2016)

"...predictable andintermittently maudlin... " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 16, 2016

Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016)

"...consistently interesting..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016

We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2016)

"...very sexually explicit, grotesquely violent and visceral, and extreme..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016
20 / 20 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"...a flawless masterpiece and essential viewing..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 27, 2016
14/20 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Mildly diverting." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 19, 2016
15/20 72%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"...a rollicking good yarn. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2016
7/20 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"...leaden...saccharine..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2016
12/20 30%

Septembers Of Shiraz (2016)

" moving and passably exciting..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
12/20 26%

Backtrack (2016)

"...all very silly and over the top..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 14, 2016
14/20 10%

Queen of the Desert (2015)

"...perfectly competently made... " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 1, 2016
11/20 79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

" watchable enough..." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 15, 2016

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"Despite the odd moment of dewy-eyed banality, it's really well made and researched, proffers a swag of interesting facts (some mindboggling, some touching, some inspiring, and some ghastly) and is definitely worth seeing." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Eye In The Sky is sporadically sentimental, unrealistic, and overburdened with intrusive soundtrack music. But it gets you in, and it's suspenseful, claustrophobic, and a fairly unusual take on the counter-terrorism sub-genre." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 24, 2016

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"Grimsby is a lot of fun in its determinedly tasteless way." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"Pride And Prejudice And Zombies stays watchable enough, because - for all its conceptual absurdity - it's mostly played straight rather than for laughs. It's not very good, but nor is it cringingly bad." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 1, 2016

Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015)

"Food is not an inherently cinematic subject, being fundamentally about the sense of taste rather than that of sight. But, in its own terms, this doco isn't too bad at all." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
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Terminus (2016)

"Terminus is slow moving and often underlit - presumably in the interests of ambience, but the murkiness gets monotonous and the creepy soundtrack music does little to alleviate the torpor." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 14, 2016

Room (2015)

"This is a gripping film, and not to be missed." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

"It's mercifully "un-modernised" and pretty faithful to Charles M. Schulz' original comic strip, but it's also rather flat and not especially funny. And there's too much padding; it could just as well have been a short rather than feature-length." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016

The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier) (2014)

"The humour - there are quite a few good one-liners - and the warmth, the charm, the pathos, and the topic make it a pleasure." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 1, 2016

The Martian (2015)

"None of the stylistic elements serves to make for especially compelling viewing; it's overlong and occasionally irritating when it should be moving." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 23, 2015

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

"Whether you find this film revelatory, vindicating or provocative will rather depend on your preconceptions about Scientology -- or about religions in general. In any case, it's pretty gripping." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 18, 2015

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"There are constant twists and turns, eventually straining credulity, but there's also -- and typically for The Coens -- a salutary quorum of absurdist dialogue, black humour and wryly memorable exchanges." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 22, 2015

The Artist (2011)

"Latter day silent movies need not be cute or vacuous -- daring Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin's avant-garde creations have proved that triumphantly -- but this one is a highly polished and clever bit of frippery." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2015

Generation Iron (2013)

"...just about enough memorable quotes, eloquence, personality, and pathos to divert even those of us with no interest in sport." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 30, 2014

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"It's a slight and modest flick that occasionally lapses into sentimentality, but it's original and nicely carried by the actors. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2012

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"A bleak but gripping retelling of a literary classic, which makes brave but effective use of its creative license." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 12, 2012

Silent Souls (2011)

"A resonant, lyrical and beautifully realised cinematic experience." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 15, 2012

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Boasting a first-rate screenplay and cast, and a wonderfully nostalgic atmosphere, this sometimes veers toward melodrama but always rings true." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 11, 2012

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"Midnight In Paris is clever, watchable, mildly entertaining and quite amusing. Unfortunately -- after its initial gimmick -- it's also pretty predictable, and amounts to a lot less than the sum of its parts. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

"Making superb use of the 3-D, and marked by Werner Herzog's idiosyncratic sensibilities, this contains enough captivating moments to make it a must-see." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2011

Fright Night (2011)

"Not for a minute is Fright Night either funny or scary. That's not too good in a comedy horror film." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 13, 2011

The Hedgehog (2011)

"The emotional manipulation gets irritating though, and the characters seem more archetypal than real. They exist merely to prove a point." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 15, 2011

The Trip (2011)

"While this offers up the odd laugh, the continual banter grows tedious and wearying, and the whole affair seems pointless." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 28, 2011

Get Low (2010)

"Basically, it's Hollywood slush dressed up as American Gothic." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 24, 2011

Burke and Hare (2011)

"Excruciating." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2011

Incendies (2011)

"While it feels stagey at times and occasionally contrived, the acting is impressive and the story remains compelling throughout." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 20, 2011

Barney's Version (2011)

"Just like a really good novel, it gets you so well acquainted with its characters that they start to feel like your friends, and you don't want it to finish because that will mean never seeing them again." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2011

Biutiful (2010)

"What a film! Javier Bardem has always been impressive and convincing, but he's never been better than this." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2011

The Way Back (2011)

"Despite an epic premise and the fine talent involved, the characters are under-written and the drama never soars." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 22, 2011

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"Brilliantly scripted and well acted, this painful and often funny drama avoids cliché and feels true to life." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2011

The Fighter (2010)

"Christian Bale steals the show with his unforgettable performance in this absorbing and bruising drama." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 18, 2011

The Tourist (2010)

"The beautiful scenery and glamorous lead actors can't make up for the increasingly absurd plot or flat performances." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2010

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)

"While it opens with a promising start, this quickly becomes a vacuous and formulaic romantic comedy." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2010

Fair Game (2010)

"There's the usual pompous waffle implying that the very right to criticise makes America pretty damned heroic after all. But mostly it's just very forgettable." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 23, 2010

Agora (2010)

"Well researched, and anchored by Rachel Weisz's impressive lead performance, this is a fascinating film that avoids the Hollywood epic route." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 15, 2010

Machete (2010)

"While it's well made and Danny Trejo is an amazing presence on screen, the sustained over-the-top violence becomes tiresome." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 8, 2010

Made in Dagenham (2010)

"Could well have been a sub-Full Monty cliche-fest... overall it's a bit better than that, thanks to a raft of impressive performances, compelling and moving subplots, and scenes showing the economic and relationship costs of industrial action." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 25, 2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

"It's not much more than a rattling good yarn -- but it certainly is that." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 20, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"In an early self-referential monologue, Greg says, "Who wants to see a movie about a kid who's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?" Who indeed?" ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 20, 2010
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