Mark Demetrius Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mark Demetrius

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
18/20 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) An extraordinarily deft, well-pitched and multi-faceted film.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
18/20 94% Neruda (2016) Singularly winning mixture of irony, semi-parody and powerfully moving drama from the director of Jackie.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
87% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Norman is pitched somewhere between comedy and character-driven drama, succeeding as neither.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Land Of Mine is... gripping, well-acted by all, and a good, strong tale well told. It's also that uncommon thing: a movie that touches on the theme of redemption without descending into bathos or inanity.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
16/20 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) This taut Iranian thriller recalls the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, and Brian De Palma.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
13/20 88% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) ...this is an odd, slow moving and only partly successful film. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
18/20 82% Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) (2016) ...well acted, touching, both funny and serious, and above all deftly plotted and scripted. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
17/20 85% Silence (2017) It's rather less than the sum of its parts, but some of those parts are magnificent. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
14/20 27% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) ...watchable and diverting.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
14/20 46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) ...a swashbuckling, exciting tale. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
18/20 100% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) ...touching, gently whimsical, grotesque and very strange. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
16/20 95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) ...touching, subtle,deftly andminutely observed... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
10/20 71% Café Society (2016) ...predictable andintermittently maudlin... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
85% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) ...consistently interesting...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) ...very sexually explicit, grotesquely violent and visceral, and extreme...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
20 / 20 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ...a flawless masterpiece and essential viewing...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
14/20 98% Love & Friendship (2016) Mildly diverting.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
15/20 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ...a rollicking good yarn. ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
7/20 96% Sing Street (2016) ...leaden...saccharine...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
12/20 33% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) (2016) ...fast moving and passably exciting...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
12/20 25% Backtrack (2016) ...all very silly and over the top...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
14/20 16% Queen of the Desert (2017) ...perfectly competently made... ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
11/20 78% The First Monday in May (2016) ...is watchable enough...‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
79% 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)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
95% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
36% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Grimsby is a lot of fun in its determinedly tasteless way.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
43% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
56% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
No Score Yet 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
94% Room (2015) This is a gripping film, and not to be missed.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
86% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
81% 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)
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
92% 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)
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
94% 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)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
93% 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)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
96% 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)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
80% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2014
90% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2012
69% Wuthering Heights (2012) A bleak but gripping retelling of a literary classic, which makes brave but effective use of its creative license.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2012
95% Silent Souls (2011) A resonant, lyrical and beautifully realised cinematic experience.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2012
79% 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)
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2012
93% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2011
96% 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)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2011
72% 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)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2011
88% 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)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2011
89% 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)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2011
85% Get Low (2010) Basically, it's Hollywood slush dressed up as American Gothic.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2011
33% Burke and Hare (2011) Excruciating.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2011
92% Incendies (2011) While it feels stagey at times and occasionally contrived, the acting is impressive and the story remains compelling throughout.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2011
80% 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)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2011