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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 64% 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 75% 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 92% 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 93% 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 34% 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 89% 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 63% 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 93% 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 83% 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 95% 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 89% 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 14% 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 60% 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 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Utterly gripping. - Flicks.co.nz EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 75% Killing Ground (2017) Tensions run high as it crosscuts between different timelines, creating scenes of sometimes breathtaking cruelty. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 40% Brimstone (2017) With slaughtered lambs, dead babies and prostituted children, it's Old Testament to the core and handsomely, if heavy-handedly, executed. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
2/5 26% The Vault (2017) Quite what Franco and his stunt moustache are doing here is anyone's guess. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
5/5 100% The Work (2017) As riveting as it is revelatory. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Sheridan directs as well as writes for the first time, and delivers a superb thriller with a powerful chill that gets in your bones. Smart, tense and soulful. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Like an arthouse Ghost, this is bold, original filmmaking with a pervasive sense of amused detachment. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 77% The Ghoul (2017) More successful as an exercise in style than storytelling, the circular narrative collapsing in on itself at the last. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/5 19% Wish Upon (2017) All but the least demanding viewers will end up wishing they were watching a slightly better film. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 44% Nails (2017) Bartok's sparse horror has a spooky central conceit, and just about overcomes its budgetary bumps, while Macdonald excels as the innocent. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 27% Unlocked (2017) Fizzling at the first, and limping to the last, this misfire is obsessed with "assets", yet squanders its own. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) A brutal little belter of a film, with satire and splatter laid on as thick as you like. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 42% Aftermath (2017) Reducing promising material to movie-of-the-week status, Aftermath is well meaning, but anonymously made. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 78% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Immaculately poised but almost completely pointless, it moves from chin-strokingly pretentious to profoundly depressing. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 42% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 80% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Dizzyingly meta, maddeningly broad, then oddly moving. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 78% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 95% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
5/5 95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 9% Martyrs (2016) Not what you could call bad - just depressingly pointless - it follows similarly shrieky beats into unpleasant and underwhelming territory. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 75% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 37% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 96% The Survivalist (2017) Too slow for the mainstream, perhaps, this presents a disgusted worldview thats painstakingly plausible, however much we may wish differently. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 91% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 78% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017