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 Radio Times Flicks.co.nz The List South China Morning Post

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 No Score Yet Rebel Dykes (2021) It covers a lot of ground - perhaps too much - lending it a shapeless air. But this is more than compensated for by the warmth and wit of the women themselves. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
3/5 83% Enforcement (Shorta) (2021) Taking its name from the Arab word for "police", this Danish thriller tackles systemic racism and brutality among Copenhagen cops. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
3/5 56% Come Play (2020) Jacob Chase's horror won't win any prizes for originality. What it does have is heart. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2021
2/5 15% Demonic (2021) Unfortunately, what could have been a neat take on the possession movie is let down by slack pacing and pedestrian direction from Blomkamp, who shows no flair whatsoever for the genre. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2021
2/5 78% Kandisha (2020) It's never boring, but it fails to summon a single memorable scare. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
2/5 50% Old (2021) Though there are moments of pulse-quickening body horror, the film's pace is mostly sluggish, with telegraphed plot revelations and flubbed emotional cues piling up like flotsam. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
3/5 88% The Toll (2021) Plays like a stylishly shot sitcom, with good gags about thorny UK relationships and a strong supporting cast including Paul "Dennis Pennis" Kaye. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
3/5 89% Censor (2021) An ambitious meta horror film that dabbles in Lynchian unease. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
2/5 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Never one for restraint, Snyder gives his trademark maximalism full rein, delivering a bloated 148-minute movie that favours empty spectacle over humanity. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
3/5 83% Caveat (2020) Written, directed and edited by Mc Carthy on an extremely tight budget, Caveat conjures genuine unease with scant resources, giving off strong Babadook vibes. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2021
87% Vicious Fun (2020) Steph Copeland's Carpenter-esque synth score and Jeff Maher's neon-spiked cinematography add a classy edge, and there's a ton of gore, from eye gougings to eviscerations. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
2/5 51% Guns Akimbo (2020) [B]y mimicking the breathless tempo of a video game, Howden falls prey to video-game problems: the violence is unreal and weightless; the up-to-the-minute visuals seem immediately dated... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 38% Here Are the Young Men (2021) Ultimately, like the boys themselves, this has bags of energy, but lacks focus. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/5 88% Oxygen (2021) Although a lot of the film's best ideas are borrowed, what transpires is, within its own limited parameters, immersive and impressive. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
99% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) f you ever wondered what speaking truth to power really looks like, look no further. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
4/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) The film pulls the audience along in its slipstream with style and humanity to spare - like Hampton in full flow. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
1/5 63% The Owners (2020) Based on the French graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune, Julius Berg's home-invasion horror transplants the action to rural England with depressingly familiar results. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
89% Supernova (2021) Here as ever, Tucci is the most charming of performers. But something about the use of celestial metaphors and, more generally, the treatment of dementia seems heavy-handed. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
98% One Night in Miami (2020) Never quite overcomes its stage origins. But nor does it betray the seriousness of its intent in favour of easy answers. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/5 80% I'm Your Woman (2020) It's all very well executed by Hart, and Brosnahan is riveting, but I'm Your Woman isn't quite so fresh when it faces the genre clichés head on. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
83% Mank (2020) despite much talk about the emotive power of the movies, it's a film that only seeks to engage the brain. But perhaps for an unsentimental SOB like Mank-not to mention Fincher-that's the whole point. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 90% The Climb (2020) Overseeing a series of staggering unbroken takes, Kuperstein floats his camera alongside the characters as they encounter tricky terrain, both emotional and topographic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2/5 67% I Am Woman (2020) Unfortunately, Cobham-Hervey's hollow turn in the lead threatens to sink the whole enterprise, having more in common with Reddy's conventional music than her revolutionary message. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 92% Saint Maud (2020) A stark, sinister chamber piece built on atmosphere and performances. Morfydd Clark is a revelation. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Helped by exemplary performances from the largely European cast, the film conjures a bleak world of people broken by God's brutal designs, but there's something missing at the core. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
3/5 86% Friedkin Uncut (2019) It's just a shame this entertaining documentary by his one-time line producer Francisco Zippel isn't as frank as its subject. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 90% The Vigil (2021) Atmospheric, well-acted and freighted with survivors' guilt, this is thoughtful and frightening horror fare. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 100% Perfect 10 (2019) What emerges is sweet if slight, overcoming its awkward moments with that rarest of qualities: empathy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
3/5 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Featuring split-screen sections à la Brian De Palma, and sped-up bits à la Benny Hill, it all passes in too much of a blur for the drama or any of Dickens' politic points to properly land. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Creakily slick like the rest of The Conjuring series, this spring-loaded spook story hits the mark more often than not. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 67% Scotch: A Golden Dream (2018) A Golden Dream may sometimes feel like a promo film, or a very, very good DVD extra, but it really knows its audience. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien may not be 100 per cent accurate, but it is convincing and compelling... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) British comedian Stephen Merchant has a thing for dysfunctional "families". And he's picked a doozy for his debut as solo writer/director. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 74% Destroyer (2018) A fascinating character study that does more for Kidman than it does for the genre. But then, on this kind of form, she deserves it. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) It's so full of life and motion, it's fit to burst. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) Gently joyous, from soup to nuts. Take your grandparents and they'll enjoy it as much as you. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
2/5 33% King of Thieves (2019) The greatest mystery is how, with so much talent onboard, the crime of the century became a movie of the week. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) We know how the story closes, of course, but MacDonald tells it with verve and sensitivity... - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It's far better than could have been expected. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 92% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a different beast: original, unhurried and, considering the resources, often staggering. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Bone-chillingly told and beautifully made, Ghost Stories is an expert twist on an evergreen genre. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 96% A Quiet Place (2018) Takes a scenario we've seen hundreds of times before - how to survive after the fall of civilisation - and makes it fresh with a superb conceit. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 74% The Mercy (2018) Firth is good as ever, but the sense is of a selfish, foolish man who'd sooner drown than admit defeat. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Like Tonya on the ice, this vicious black comedy is lean, mean and hard to take your eyes off. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
3/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) Clapton obsessives will cream their jeans at Lili Fini Zanuck's access-all-areas documentary. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
1/5 13% Winchester (2018) There's a great film to be made out of the Winchester story, but sadly this isn't it. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Pure class. Chastain and Elba deserve Oscar noms, and Sorkin's second Best Adapted Screenplay award (after The Social Network) is a sure thing. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A terrific film about a terrifically terrible one, The Disaster Artist is good-bad movie gold. Double bill alert! - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 62% Jungle (2017) What follows is an extraordinary test of character, presented in sometimes less-than extraordinary fashion, although the river sequences are suitably hair-raising. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Utterly gripping. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017