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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 85% Ghost Stories (2018) Bone-chillingly told and beautifully made, Ghost Stories is an expert twist on an evergreen genre.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 73% The Mercy (2017) Firth is good as ever, but the sense is of a selfish, foolish man who'd sooner drown than admit defeat.‐ Flicks.co.nz
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/5 82% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 54% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Utterly gripping.‐ Flicks.co.nz
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
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
3/5 39% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
2/5 25% The Vault (2017) Quite what Franco and his stunt moustache are doing here is anyone's guess.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
5/5 100% The Work (2017) As riveting as it is revelatory.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Like an arthouse Ghost, this is bold, original filmmaking with a pervasive sense of amused detachment.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 76% The Ghoul (2017) More successful as an exercise in style than storytelling, the circular narrative collapsing in on itself at the last.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
2/5 16% Wish Upon (2017) All but the least demanding viewers will end up wishing they were watching a slightly better film.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 50% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 26% Unlocked (2017) Fizzling at the first, and limping to the last, this misfire is obsessed with "assets", yet squanders its own.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 41% Aftermath (2017) Reducing promising material to movie-of-the-week status, Aftermath is well meaning, but anonymously made.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Immaculately poised but almost completely pointless, it moves from chin-strokingly pretentious to profoundly depressing.‐ Total Film
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
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 95% 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 79% 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 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
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 73% 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 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 97% 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
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 27% 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 80% 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 65% 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 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Barry Levinson's straggly sort-of-comedy is staggeringly misconceived.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 74% 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 64% 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 92% 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 95% 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 31% Infini (2015) Confusing at the start, bonkers in the middle and unintelligible by the end‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016