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Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, CineVue

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 87% The Post (2018) A cloying concluding affirmation will curl some toes, but The Post is nonetheless a heart-on-its-sleeve feature which, though preaching to the converted who will see it, is a rousing championing of the power and importance of the media.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 80% Walk With Me (2017) ... enjoyment of meditative documentary Walk with Me depends largely on whether or not a viewer is prepared to sign up to the program.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 72% Hostiles (2018) Hostiles is not one for the faint-hearted but much like Clint Eastwood's representation of violence in Unforgiven, there is no glory to be found in killing here.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
5/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is a work of art as universal in theme and reach as diverse as the French, Japanese and Dutch influences of its production. It delights in the symbiosis of man and nature, and the circle of life we all share.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 94% The Levelling (2017) The Levelling hits peaks and troughs which make this plucky British indie an arresting, affecting watch.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 39% Whisky Galore (2017) A dry and surprisingly dull film, it is a comedy which doesn't induce a single laugh and a drama that doesn't engage emotionally or pull on the heartstrings at all. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) [The conclusion] is a visual and narrative justification for all that has gone before it opens the film out to a widescreen finish.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 90% Their Finest (2017) Their Finest is a nostalgic, jolly hockey sticks moving picture. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 83% A Moving Image (2017) The simple title, loaded with meaning, should not disguise just how much is packed into this profound and articulate debut feature from a very promising London-based filmmaker. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 92% LA 92 (2017) The essence of Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin's LA 92 is that many, many wrongs do not make a right. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 55% City of Tiny Lights (2016) A far darker side of London is painted in bleakly realistic tones in City of Tiny Lights but, like its protagonist, Travis' film shoots from the hip, has a glint in its eye and packs a mean punch.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) Viewed in its entirety, perhaps the most striking element of Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum's Letters from Baghdad is a mildly galling sense of history repeating itself. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 88% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) Icíar Bollaín's The Olive Tree is a familial drama whose meandering tone and rather glib message mean that it never truly takes root.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) Here is a film where allegiances, ulterior motives and loyalties are as transient and alluring as the moonlight which shimmers on black leather uniforms and across glistening roof tiles.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 78% We Are X (2016) X Japan's dedication to music remains admirable but Kijak's film places them on a similar pedestal to that of their swooning fans when it's a closet stashed full of skeletons that would've provided the braver and far more worthwhile material to inspect.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) No matter the urgency or importance of this tale, it tackles issues and themes that an audience member of any class, colour or creed will recognise, muse upon and consider. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 70% The White King (2017) The only elements of The White King that prevent it from being an unmitigated failure are a striking visual aesthetic and solid production values. However, these do not prevent Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel's venture being one to miss.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) When the anticipated conclusion hits its climax we feel relief at the ordeal coming to an end and no sense of the travesty that was the extinguishing of a bright, misunderstood and mysterious light.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A rather contrived plot point upon the film's conclusion should not mar Holm's overall handling of potentially saccharine material with such uplifting aplomb.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) A late injection of bitter poignancy, relating to how our heroine's elder brother died years previously, lends even greater emotional heft to a film that is perfectly constructed, composed and ultimately a cathartic lesson in love conquering hate.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Abacus: Small Enough to Jail does build to a quietly engrossing climax and worthy championing of raging, albeit moderately, against the machine.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/5 50% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) The insularity and scaled-down political intrigue of Scribe limit its impact and is representative of a slightly misguided film trying too hard to be something it can't quite become.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
5/5 98% City of Ghosts (2017) Evils are beyond comprehension in this punishing, extraordinary documentary which gives a voice to the silent.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 94% Howards End (1992) [Howards End] is an ever-pertinent, wondrous and welcome return to the big screen.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 81% Tom of Finland (2017) Artistic expression as means of self-determination and liberation from oppression is explored to poignant effect in Tom of Finland‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 88% Mimosas (2017) Perhaps this is the essence of Mimosas; that self-discovery comes through experience, through daring, through pushing through to see what lies behind.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2/5 47% Moon Dogs (2016) An emotional release from years of suppression is one of few moments that truly hits home in a film which meanders - like the disjointed journey of its characters - a little too uncertainly.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 87% Wind River (2017) Like his former screenplays, Sheridan punctuates his latest endeavour with instances of shocking violence that truly resonate and - one rather ludicrous Mexican standoff aside - they are breathtakingly ferocious.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 100% Strong Island (2017) The open-ended conclusion to Strong Island represents an ongoing struggle and a wound that cannot possibly heal, but one that leaves a scar to be remembered, respected and ultimately never repeated.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Dayton and Faris have equally made Battle of the Sexes a very accessible film whose crowd-pleasing spirit should not disguise the lessons it makes to be learned.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 84% Loving Vincent (2017) The sheer ambition and scope of this labour of love is an astonishing achievement. The screen shimmers as a living organism befitting and indeed resembling the work of its subject.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 77% No Stone Unturned (2017) [No Stone Unturned] proffers sufficiently shocking revelations for the voices of those who have long campaigned for justice to no longer be ignored.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) Shaheen's patriotism cannot be faulted and although we question what he would be like when not in front of the camera or a baying public, his belief that "we draw inspiration in cinema to help us in life" justly garners the royal adulation he deserves.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) Testament to the work of Arturo Santamaria that this area never feels claustrophobic; an opening circular camera movement encompasses all present and will whip the melting pot of emotions into a steadily spiralling, but much needed, whirlpool of release.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/5 100% The Islands and the Whales (2017) A film that is jaw- dropping in its visual splendour... ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4/5 93% Icarus (2017) Bryan Fogel's Icarus is a tale of lies, deception and murder with stakes worthy of its Greek antecedent.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Diving Into the Unknown (Takaisin pintaan) (2016) Diving Into the Unknown is riveting viewing. Take a deep breath and seek out this spellbinding work.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 96% Gleason (2016) Confronts ALS with the same courageous pragmatism, gritted teeth and humour as this deeply affecting documentary's leading man.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) A vivid, evocative and unflinching retelling of the April 2013 Boston marathon bombings and their immediate aftermath.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) The poisonous political climate of 2017 and persecution of a 2029 comic book world collide with devastating force.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Clash builds to a climax worthy of its name.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) A morbid, awkward, raucously funny critique of modern life.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/5 90% Loving (2016) Loving is limited, like the shy union it depicts, as an artefact of its own time and creation.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 67% Tommy's Honour (2017) Mullan, with features as weathered and rugged as any links course, is on perennially fine form.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 72% Sing (2016) Any film that begins with a rendition of Golden Slumbers by the Beatles is off to a good start.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson is a film that somehow encompasses all of humanity and life from its first moments to very last.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
5/5 87% Jackie (2016) Breathes life, hope, blood, sweat and tears into despair.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/5 85% Lion (2016) By turns tragic, deeply moving and heartfelt.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/5 100% Killing for Love (Das Versprechen) (2017) An absorbing true crime documentary.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 91% Zero Days (2016) A chilling expose of state-sponsored cyber warfare and the enemy within.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017