Mark Demetrius

Mark Demetrius
Mark Demetrius's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)
Biography:
Mark Demetrius has been a freelance writer for decades, specialising in film criticism and rock journalism. He was a longstanding columnist for Rolling Stone, and has contributed to numerous publications from Juice to FILMINK. Mark also wrote a book of blackly humourous limericks called Grimmericks, lived in London for years and is now back in Sydney.
Publications: FILMINK (Australia)
Location: Sydney, Australia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
18/20 59% Vox Lux (2018) ...somehow manages to be simultaneously moving, cynical and facetious... a must-see. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
15/20 91% Maria By Callas (2018) ...unquestionably well made, meticulously researched... not quite satisfying in giving a fully-rounded portrait; given her technically phenomenal voice, the footage of her singing will be thrilling to people who aren't impervious to the charms of opera. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
16/20 79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) ...stronger as the character becomes more intense and arguably unhinged. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
12/20 93% The Favourite (2018) ...like a failed attempt to make a Peter Greenaway film, though without any of his imagination or instinctual flair. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
14/20 91% Widows (2018) ...started off looking like a crackerjack thriller ends up being merely alright... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
13/20 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) ...it is not necessary to like Queen's music in order to find this film watchable and mildly enjoyable. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
16/20 69% The Seagull (2018) This is not quite the full high-octane stuff of a classic version, but it's well and truly worth seeing. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
16/20 85% West of Sunshine (2017) ...well written and well acted by all concerned... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
No Score Yet Escape From Rented Island: The Lost Paradise of Jack Smith (2018) Worth seeing for the movie clips. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) ...while it'soccasionally funny, and even more infrequently poignant,there are too many times whenit feels flatand a bit of a hard slog... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
17/20 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) ...crackerjack script, and performances from the two leads which amount to a master class in great acting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
15/20 89% Whitney (2018) ...well-made and ingeniously edited documentary. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) ...an immersive drama... thatnever ceases tofeel utterly real. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
41% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) ...a solid, poignantand engaging drama, though not aknockout. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
15/20 100% Gurrumul (2017) Though very much a respectful and admiring portrait of its subject, Gurrumul is not a hagiography. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
85% The Square (2017) Unmissable. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
15/20 81% The Party (2018) ...intermittently very funny... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2018
12.50/20 95% Menashe (2017) Menashe Lustig's performance here is strong, in a subtly understated way, and there are a few - but very few - mildly emotionally resonant scenes. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
11/20 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) ... a tearjerker which won't necessarily jerk your tears. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
17/20 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ...a rattling good yarn with a complex plot and (rarity of rarities in mainstream cinema) a great ending. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
8/20 88% The Post (2018) Imagine The West Wing minus all the wit ... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The Wound has its moments, but they're pretty few and far between. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
16/20 83% Tom of Finland (2017) ... a very watchable, solid, frequently entertaining and sometimes touching true story. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Greek provocateur Yorgos Lanthimus re-teams with Colin Farrell for another slice of absurdity. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
84% The King's Choice (2017) ...absolutely and emphatically not just another movie about World War II. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
13/20 73% Final Portrait (2018) "...a subtle and low-key affair about the great Swiss-Italian artist Alberto Giacometti." - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) ...the whole adds up to rather less than the sum of its parts. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
18/20 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) An extraordinarily deft, well-pitched and multi-faceted film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
18/20 93% Neruda (2016) Singularly winning mixture of irony, semi-parody and powerfully moving drama from the director of Jackie. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
89% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
91% 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) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
16/20 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) This taut Iranian thriller recalls the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, and Brian De Palma. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
13/20 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) ...this is an odd, slow moving and only partly successful film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
18/20 77% Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) (2016) ...well acted, touching, both funny and serious, and above all deftly plotted and scripted. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
17/20 83% Silence (2017) It's rather less than the sum of its parts, but some of those parts are magnificent. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
14/20 28% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) ...watchable and diverting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
14/20 43% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) ...a swashbuckling, exciting tale. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
18/20 85% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) ...touching, gently whimsical, grotesque and very strange. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
16/20 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) ...touching, subtle,deftly andminutely observed... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
10/20 70% Café Society (2016) ...predictable andintermittently maudlin... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
83% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) ...consistently interesting... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) ...very sexually explicit, grotesquely violent and visceral, and extreme... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
20 / 20 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ...a flawless masterpiece and essential viewing... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
14/20 97% Love & Friendship (2016) Mildly diverting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
15/20 72% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) ...a rollicking good yarn. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
7/20 95% Sing Street (2016) ...leaden...saccharine... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
12/20 31% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) (2016) ...fast moving and passably exciting... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
12/20 28% Backtrack (2016) ...all very silly and over the top... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
14/20 18% Queen of the Desert (2017) ...perfectly competently made... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
11/20 77% The First Monday in May (2016) ...is watchable enough... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016