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Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby
Matt Glasby's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Film4, Little White Lies, Flicks.co.nz, The List, South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 41% Gold (2017) With 10 per cent less McConaughey and 10 per cent more everyone else, Gold, you feel, would be a much better investment.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) What emerges is as subtle as it is shattering: ordinary, unshowy and, underneath, red raw with real feelings.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Dizzyingly meta, maddeningly broad, then oddly moving.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 76% Baskin (2016) Director/co-writer Can Evrenol's debut is short on plot but genuinely nightmarish, a mesmerising Hellraiser/Hostel mish-mash that's all Cenobites and no sense.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 7% Misconduct (2016) The result is pacy, patchy and, at the last, plain old slapdash: if anyone can work out what the eventual villain did -- or why -- please let us know.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Blood Orange (2016) The result is part charmless Bigger Splash, part soporific Sexy Beast.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Like the best pop bands, Sing Street is more than the sum of its parts; like the canniest pop songs, it transcends a familiar formula with charm.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) For a film that repeatedly questions the legitimacy of its punk rocker heroes, Saulnier's second salvo is the real deal: a ferocious siege movie that cuts straight to the bone.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
5/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) A film to make your blood run cold, Nemes' first-person account of life, and death, in a concentration camp contains horrors you can't - and shouldn't - unsee.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 6% Martyrs (2016) Not what you could call bad - just depressingly pointless - it follows similarly shrieky beats into unpleasant and underwhelming territory.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 72% The Ones Below (2016) A quality effort that unsettles even as it gets silly, with Poésy's convincingly spooked performance holding things together when subtlety finally flees the party.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 39% The Other Side of the Door (2016) The script lacks the precision of Roberts (underrated) slasher F, and the actings a little bumpy in places, but imaginative FX, excellent use of location and enough genuine (if, often, jump) scares compensate.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 96% The Survivalist (2015) Too slow for the mainstream, perhaps, this presents a disgusted worldview thats painstakingly plausible, however much we may wish differently.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Zahlers dialogue takes us effortlessly back to the Old West, the cast are excellent, and a few stumbles aside this is best campfire movie for some time.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 26% Colonia (2016) This is a well-meaning effort that never really convinces -- not helped by underpowered performances.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 81% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) The result is so far-fetchedly entertaining it feels like a fantasist's fevered imaginings. Which, in a way, it is.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) Ellis has a real flair for action -- the assassination scene is heart-stopping -- but patchy accents, strange pacing and an overstretched budget nearly scupper proceedings. Shame, because there are moments of chilling beauty.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Barry Levinson's straggly sort-of-comedy is staggeringly misconceived.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Schoenaerts is intense as always, and Winocour puts us in his place with nervy bursts of too-loud electro, but the pace is so slow-burn it's often just slow.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 60% Iona (2015) Scott Graham's confident drama features a strong central performance and a believably bleak sense of place, but it's almost comically taciturn in places, its secrets unravelling slowly amid an atmosphere of quiet trauma.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Intelligent, original and committed, it's also a little meandering. But Records cuts a strikingly amoral figure, and the sight of Christopher Lloyd intoning poetry over dying embers reminds us what a wonderful actor he is.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The result is striking, frustrating and - whisper it - ripe for remaking.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Engrossing, if a little slow, this Thomas Harris-alike thriller from Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse) has remake stamped all over it.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 80% Panic (2014) Spencer's debut is atmospheric and crisply shot, following the damaged Andrew's attempts to save a trafficked Chinese woman he glimpses in the flat opposite.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Johan Johannsson's sonorous score is lovely; the performers spot on; and the philosophical concerns deep enough to confuse Christopher Nolan.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Cianfrance's moving but messy melodrama can't quite conjure the elusive alchemy of adaptation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 33% Infini (2015) Confusing at the start, bonkers in the middle and unintelligible by the end‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) More multilayered Stephen King epic than raw Romero, Train to Busan bowls you over with brains, guts and heart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/5 27% Golden Years (2016) Substandard jokes about "slap and tickle" and vibrators, and parochial references to Pot Noodles nowhere near sophisticated enough for the intended audience.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl On The Train appears to have been written on one, juddering to its destination faster than the speed of sense.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) As usual, Washington is cool as a cuke, Pratt could play this role in his sleep, and Hawke is moving from hipster to hipflask swigger with grace.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Wingard and Barrett's surprise - and surprisingly strong - sequel earns its scares. An effective follow-up to a film that can't be matched.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Brent is funny as ever, but the film around him is rickety as hell.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) For the most part, the film has an impressive sledgehammer effect that, like the Purge itself, you have no choice but to go along with.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
4/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) With expressionist leanings, bilingual dialogue and Scott Walker's strings, it may leave some cold, not least Twi-hards (Robert Pattinson co-stars). But submit to Corbet's vision and you'll find something original and unsettling.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Both very funny and very flawed.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) A savage little siege movie, but one that's filled with convincing character details.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) It's frustrating, yet the inspired moments, such as the earnest/constipated look on Gervais' face as he sings, "Oooh Native American, fly like an eagle, sit like a pelican" are priceless.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
2/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) You know the drill, and that's the problem: it's entirely generic, even if it's a genre that the Bourne series revolutionised.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
2/5 81% Man Up (2015) A ruthless rom-com for the Tinder age, Ben Palmer's London-set love match is speedy, amusing and utterly, utterly heartless.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
3/5 96% Sing Street (2016) If there were an Oscar for capturing the alchemy of composing songs on screen, it could only go to Carney. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) This furiously bizarre follow-up deserves full marks for throw-everything-at-the-screen entertainment value, but none for execution.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
2/5 17% Serena (2015) The narrative has the choppy quality of a badly bowdlerised book, and the result is not bad so much as boring - and best thought of as a tree, fallen in the forest, that nobody heard.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Michael Fassbender makes a magnificently unhinged man-who-would-be-king, but more than meets his match in the spidery charms of Marion Cotillard's Lady Macbeth.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant's often breathtaking technical accomplishment hides quite a conventional tale. The result is a greater cinematic achievement than it is a film-viewing experience.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) With endless talk of BPM and EQ levels, DJ-ing is - at best - inherently uncinematic and, at worst, dull as a dust cover.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) There's much to hold the attention: expertly staged, flashlight-strafed chases; vast ruined cityscapes that channel Inception and Escher; and an imaginative fight sequence that plays out on cracking glass.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) Imagine Michael Haneke adapting Lord of the Flies and you might have some sense of its chilly compulsiveness. ... It's a film that, once experienced, can't be unseen.‐ South China Morning Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) Once the narrative slows, the whole thing unravels completely, and when one character asks, weakly, 'Can we go back to Texas now?' you'll wish you could too.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) An ever-so-British response to the likes of Amour.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016