Martyn Conterio

Martyn Conterio
Martyn Conterio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4 Little White Lies Starburst CineVue SciFiNow

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 100% Chi-Town (2018) Like the subject, Chi-Town is admirable, humble and hopeful. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is cynicism-free, first-class popcorn entertainment spearheaded by a knockout performance from Salazar. A star is born. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 77% Cult of Chucky (2017) While the plot is supremely silly, hardcore devotees will be delighted to find twists and turns along the way. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/5 30% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) Horrifyingly captivating. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 100% Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Laughton knocks it out of the park as Robarts, and his scenes with real-life missus Lanchester are hysterical. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 86% Under the Wire (2018) Colvin, then, becomes something of a guiding light in awful times, her fine legacy twofold. She was a great journalist, absolutely. But she was a greater humanitarian. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
2/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Tiresome instead of zany. Incoherent instead of riotous fun. Charmless instead of charming. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
5/5 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) With its non-traditional structure, characters who come and go and epic timespan, 2001 is very much an arty extravaganza with mainstream appeal. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 93% The Endless (2018) Dotted throughout with clever clues and showcasing a remarkable narrative dexterity, The Endless makes it three home runs on the trot for Benson and Moorhead. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Campillo's engrossing human rights drama is top drawer foreign-language cinema and a must-see film. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 96% Western (2018) The film's keen observations on male behaviour and displays of aggression and machismo, both individually and in groups, revealing truthful insights into the male mindset and body language, which provide Western with potent resonance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The film is packed with laugh-out-loud moments, full of deadpan observations - a quintessential Anderson touch - and exciting sequences. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 50% Spaceship (2016) There is imagination and poetry all its own making in Spaceship. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
5/5 77% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A film to chill the spine and haunt the mind, Nicolas Pesce has achieved cinematic glory. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 87% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) Amat Escalante has taken up the reins as his country's controversial festival darling. He is, in effect, the bad boy of contemporary Mexican cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) American Made is ultimately an anodyne cautionary tale, even if it has a swell time hanging out with psychopaths and is almost light-hearted in the portrayal of drug trafficking and murder. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 83% Strangled (A martfüi rém) (2017) Strangled is a solid crime saga, benefitting from atmospheric cinematography by Gabor Szabo and a historic backdrop where the murders reverberate into the political arena of the era. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a requiem for the workingman, brilliantly crafted and suitably savage. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is a genre-bending mystery drama running the gamut between horror and sci-fi. Thelma is equally curious as a character, too. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 84% Mayhem (2017) Yuen is excellent as a man barely holding on to his last shred of decency in an environment with no values and is ably backed by co-stars Dallas Roberts, Samara Weaving and Kerry Fox. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 82% Tragedy Girls (2017) Part of what makes Tragedy Girls so fun is not the blunt force satire, but how it makes the audience complicit in the girls' quest for fame and fortune. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Yorgos Lanthimos's America-set psychological horror film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, boasts such a fiendish premise that Alfred Hitchcock would have taken notes. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) A return to the dark, primal and transgressive terrors of the original movie. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
4/5 43% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Kubrick in Shining mode doing The Road to Wellville. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 77% Split (2017) Split represents the director's A-game, and showcases his talent for fantastical storytelling grounded in the everyday. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) In just three films, Na Hong-jin has emerged as one of South Korean cinema's best kept secrets. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
5/5 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) In just three films, Na Hong-jin has emerged as one of South Korean cinema's best kept secrets. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Challenging, daring, provocative, disgusting - We are the Flesh is all those things and then some, but also superbly crafted and always visually compelling. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
5/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) ★★★★★ Babak Anvari's Under the Shadow uses the haunted house set-up and classical filmmaking techniques expressly for political purposes. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 49% 31 (2016) 31 is a horror show delivered in hammer blows. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/5 47% Red Christmas (2017) Craig Anderson's Red Christmas is more Bob Clark's Black Christmas than Michael Curtiz's White Christmas. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 35% Abattoir (2016) Bousman might not quite pull off the 'Howard Hawks meets The Wicker Man' vibe he's going for, but Abattoir is horror for grown-ups - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 62% Another Evil (2017) Nothing else this year can match Another Evil for its expert chills, comic dialogue, Office-level cringe and disturbing themes. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) Anna Biller's The Love Witch is a movie aesthetes of kitsch will embrace with open arms. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 12% Cell (2016) Gives the tired zombie survival horror subgenre a much-needed recharge. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 69% My Father, Die (2017) Full of Old Testament values and punishing degradation. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 95% The Similars (Los Parecidos) (2016) Like an episode of The Twilight Zone guest-directed by Luis Buñuel, The Similars is richly absurd in premise but also founded on a bedrock of social and political issues. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) Displaying an exemplary commitment to knuckle-biting tension, director Serra has made a riveting B-movie. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 73% The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016) The Killings of Tony Blair is a selective portrait of a monster fit for a 'Stop the War' rally and it'll appeal directly to true believers for whom New Labour and Blair were an aberration. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
5/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan has delivered what should rightfully be considered his masterpiece. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
5/5 58% The Neon Demon (2016) Imagine a Vogue fashion shoot directed by Count Dracula. That's The Neon Demon. - Grolsch Film Works EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
3/5 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) It won't change the face of comic-book movies forever -- but then it was clearly never intended to do so. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
2/5 70% Kill Command (2016) Kill Command mostly sucks. Mostly. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) The BFG is candy for the eyes and a beautifully imagined tale of two outsiders finding their place in the world. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) A smart and worthy continuation of this comedic battle of the age-groups. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
5/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) This is a movie featuring awe, magic and wonder unburdened by an over-reliance on computer-animated imagery to add the wow factor and unique selling point. - Grolsch Film Works EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Dirty Grandpa wants to be as filthy as a Tijuana peep show featuring a beleaguered performer and put upon donkey, but ends up as sickly sweet as a Werther's Original. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
2/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Michael Bay dialling it back still leaves plenty of room for bombast, bombs and baloney. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) Godard was the artist who tore cinema apart and rebuilt it to suit his own interests and ends. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 40% Landmine Goes Click (2015) There is more to Landmine Goes Click than some might give it credit for. To dismiss it as another grotty exercise in terrorising women is missing the point somewhat. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015