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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 28% Colonia (2016) This is a well-meaning effort that never really convinces -- not helped by underpowered performances. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 82% 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
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
Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Barry Levinson's straggly sort-of-comedy is staggeringly misconceived. ‐ Total Film
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
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
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
Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The result is striking, frustrating and - whisper it - ripe for remaking. ‐ The List
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
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
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
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Cianfrance's moving but messy melodrama can't quite conjure the elusive alchemy of adaptation. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2/5 33% Infini (2015) Confusing at the start, bonkers in the middle and unintelligible by the end ‐ Total Film
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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 36% 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
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Brent is funny as ever, but the film around him is rickety as hell. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
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
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
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Both very funny and very flawed. ‐ The List
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
Posted Aug 11, 2016
66% 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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) An ever-so-British response to the likes of Amour. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 17, 2016
1/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Turns out, it's ruinously hard to raise a smile at IEDs and arms deals gone awry, especially in a conflict that's still raging. No doubt it's meant to be satire, but it feels like profiteering. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 15, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Let's hope it's not another eight years before we pass this way again. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) Best thought of as a sort of Euro-centric Sexy Beast - Sexy Beasts, perhaps. ‐ Flicks.co.nz
Posted Mar 10, 2016