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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,, The List, South China Morning Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Feels more laboured than labour of love. ‐
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 60% Concussion (2015) Feels like an outline spun by an ambitious Hollywood executive rather than anything resembling real life. ‐
Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) For those seeking an afternoon weepy, the film's poise might be its Achilles heel - we never feel the howl of real heartbreak. But for everyone else, two words will suffice: pure class. ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) An important film, completely without self-importance. ‐
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 93% Anomalisa (2015) This is easily the hardest Kaufman film to love, but it gets under your skin, and you'll never guess where it's going... ‐
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Brett Morgen's exhaustive tribute is aptly named and damn-near definitive. ‐
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) One hour of excitement mixed with another of mush... ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) The gags are as tired as the genre, which at this point, has been done to death - and beyond. ‐
Posted Nov 5, 2015
5/5 94% Sicario (2015) Pulled from the news but punched up to fever pitch, Sicario represents the perfect mix of cerebral and visceral thrills. Star, director and screenwriter all bring their A-game. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) When it flies, it's riveting. When it doesn't, it's still pretty damn good. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/5 97% Tangerine (2015) The making of Sean Baker's LA street drama must have been even more remarkable than the film itself. ‐
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) Stylish, smart and exciting, this is what can happen when artists make entertainment: you get art that entertains. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Fassbender's on career-best form, Marion Cotillard makes a wonderfully witchy Lady Macbeth, and Sean Harris's grief-shattered McDuff is the scariest of the lot. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) Despite the faintest of narrative progressions intended to emphasise the healing power of art and the strength of the human spirit, the majority of the film embodies some strange, nameless sinking feeling. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) In-your-face intimate, a tragic rise and fall lit by paparazzi flashbulbs. ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) If The Guest were a colour it would be the neon blue of its title card: a little bit show-off, a little bit retro, but it'll definitely brighten your night. ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Magician, like Welles' least loved works, ends up as a great bunch of moments with no clear through-line. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 81% Man Up (2015) Funny, if not especially romantic, it's steeped in cynicism so deep even a climactic flash mob can't sweeten things. ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) Electric Boogaloo is required viewing for connoisseurs of trash cinema, even if none of the films included are anywhere near as good as it is. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 1, 2015
3/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) Although undoubtedly a worthy piece of indigenous action cinema - and how often can you say that? - The Dead Lands still feels like a haka without end. ‐ The List
Posted May 25, 2015
3/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) Very tame, but saved from the remake scrapheap by Sam Rockwell's surprisingly touching performance and a final reel that - briefly - takes the material somewhere new. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2015
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) You'll want to bathe your eyeballs afterwards but The Tribe does something that's never been attempted before - and probably never will be again. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) A modest, moving film, Rosewater goes to show that quiet outrage can speak as loud as any atrocity. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 33% The Informant (Gibraltar) (2014) Though there are exciting sequences, the roles are underwritten, the dubbing's disastrous and the tension lessens even as the net tightens. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/5 29% Everly (2015) The film quickly becomes a repetitive mess of squibs, stupidity and misogyny. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Thoughtful and moving, if a few degrees short of unmissable. ‐
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) It's too late to reinvent this wheel but there's no denying Gomez-Rejon's given it one hell of a spin. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 82% Glassland (2016) Gerard Barrett has crafted a clear-eyed look at alcoholism, thwarted hopes and the ruts in which we get stuck.With its unexplained title, downbeat subject matter and deliberate pacing, it's not exactly Friday night fodder but it's absorbing all the same. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) Although it features a family tested by disaster, it's closer in spirit to a euro-centric Woody Allen flick: a brutal and, at times, blackly funny film about a marriage in crisis. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 75% Good Kill (2015) In the chill of computerised battle, there's an important film in here somewhere. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 30% Lost River (2015) For half an hour, you have no clue what you're watching. Is it Malickian myth-making, a Lynchian bad trip, or Refn-style violent revenge? Then you realise Gosling has no idea either ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) Although the fight scenes are as cool and crunchy as compacted snow, it's the world around Wick that appeals most. All chrome, concrete and neon, it looks like something drawn straight from a brilliant graphic novel. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 60% The Signal (2014) Though it begins as an impressionistic road movie, segues into paranoid sci-fi, then morphs into something completely unhinged, The Signal has been made with much great care. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 89% Mommy (2015) Not exclusively a love-it-or-hate-it proposition - even its admirers will have moments when they can't stand to watch. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 78% Hyena (2015) Scratchy and savage, Hyena is long on squalor and short on polish, but made with genuine conviction. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
5/5 97% It Follows (2015) A horror film that will haunt your waking hours for weeks. Every frame of It Follows is stamped with nameless dread. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) Slick but overstretched, Predestination deserves respect for what it tries to achieve rather than dismissal for not getting there. Either way, you will not be bored. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
3/5 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) Chandor scores a CV hat-trick with another expertly controlled drama. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) It's very rare you find a film unlike any you've ever seen before, but Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu more than fits the bill. ‐
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) Harper's well-appointed sequel has strong performances even if the Woman becomes a supporting character in her own tale. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/5 95% Love Is Strange (2014) Most of the conversations are about the difficulties of finding affordable NYC housing, a niche concern if ever there was one. ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) This is Gyllenhaal's film: his best since Zodiac, which it closely resembles. ‐
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) Perhaps Schechter should have started with a prequel to Death Proof and worked his way up from there. ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/5 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) Ireland's misty blue vistas make an appealing backdrop, and Norton and progressive cleric Andrew Scott share some compelling scenes. ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/5 56% The Remaining (2014) The human dramas are deftly sketched, the performances decent, and the religious hand-wringing just bearable. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2014
4/5 81% Let Him Have It (1991) This recreation seethes with quiet outrage, building, albeit slowly, to a climax that should put anyone who favours state retribution over rehabilitation to shame. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Doesn't do too much wrong, yet struggles with the weight of expectation. ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2014
1/5 67% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) Benjamin looks the part, but his stilted performance is pure Razzie-bait, plus he's 39. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5/5 98% The Babadook (2014) A haunting tale with deep wells of howling grief at its centre, this is one bedtime story that will stay with you for weeks. Sleep tight... ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 96% '71 (2015) A brutal army thriller that feels like the truth, thanks to take-noprisoners storytelling and a tell-no-lies performance from Jack O'Connell, Brit-grit's heir apparent. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2014