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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% 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
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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 91% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 53% Spaceship (2016) There is imagination and poetry all its own making in Spaceship.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
5/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A film to chill the spine and haunt the mind, Nicolas Pesce has achieved cinematic glory.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 88% 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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 78% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a requiem for the workingman, brilliantly crafted and suitably savage.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 82% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 80% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 79% 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
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) A return to the dark, primal and transgressive terrors of the original movie.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
4/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Kubrick in Shining mode doing The Road to Wellville.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 76% Split (2017) Split represents the director's A-game, and showcases his talent for fantastical storytelling grounded in the everyday.‐ SciFiNow
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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
5/5 86% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/5 49% 31 (2016) 31 is a horror show delivered in hammer blows.‐ CineVue
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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 32% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 68% Another Evil (2017) Nothing else this year can match Another Evil for its expert chills, comic dialogue, Office-level cringe and disturbing themes.‐ CineVue
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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 10% Cell (2016) Gives the tired zombie survival horror subgenre a much-needed recharge.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 69% My Father, Die (2017) Full of Old Testament values and punishing degradation.‐ CineVue
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 70% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
5/5 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan has delivered what should rightfully be considered his masterpiece.‐ CineVue
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
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
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
2/5 67% Kill Command (2016) Kill Command mostly sucks. Mostly.‐ SciFiNow
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
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) A smart and worthy continuation of this comedic battle of the age-groups.‐ CineVue
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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
2/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Michael Bay dialling it back still leaves plenty of room for bombast, bombs and baloney.‐ CineVue
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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2015
3/5 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) Peggy was a one-off and would be utterly astonished by the art world today paying, as it does, tens of millions for works she picked up for next to nothing.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
5/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) Sunset Song is a reminder of what British cinema can be and do, when not enthralled to trends or traditions.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) As gorgeous to behold as Crimson Peak (2015) often is, Guillermo del Toro's latest film has zero dramatic gravitas. It is pop-up book Gothic, rather than a full-bodied recreation of dreamlike exotic weirdness.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 78% Tales of Halloween (2015) Tales of Halloween (2015) is the latest stab by well-regarded horror directors at the anthology format. Created by Axelle Carolyn, the intent is to replace the V/H/S series as a showcase for filmmakers whose names will be very familiar to genre fans.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
5/5 97% Nina Forever (2016) Nina Forever is a brilliant, intelligent and emotionally rewarding debut feature.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 88% Emelie (2016) For much of its brisk eighty-two minutes running time, Emelie (2015) is a devilishly good thriller of notably transgressive bent, giving the slasher and home invasion formats a rare matriarchal focus.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
5/5 86% Sun Choke (2016) Ben Cresciman's intense psychological horror film, Sun Choke (2015), is the story of a woman staring into the abyss of nothingness and liking what she sees: absolute nothing, a retreat from the chaos of the light. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2015
4/5 87% Deathgasm (2015) What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Housebound (2014) and now Deathgasm (2015): New Zealand is fast becoming the go-to place for crowd-pleasing horror comedies. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2015