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
Publications: Total Film, CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 99% MLK/FBI (2021) MLK/FBI is an earnest, thought-provoking addition to a canon of films that shed light on a movement that continues unabated today. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/5 100% Il Mio Corpo (2020) The sophomore director gives equal time and attention in exploring two sides of the same coin here, comparing and contrasting the plights of each young man. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 87% Patrick (2019) With his first big screen endeavour, Patrick, Peaky Blinders director Tim Mielants has crafted as unusual an exploration of grief and loss as you are ever likely to see. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) A triumphant blend of mythology and history, of soaring imagination and cruel reality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 91% African Apocalypse (2020) Although African Apocalypse is a drop in the ocean, it is an integral part of a movement whose waves continue to grow. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Gold for Dogs (De L'or pour les Chiens) (2020) Anything potentially profound there may be to say is lost in this squalid, tactless film that boasts the occasional stunning vista, but nothing of any true substance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 89% Limbo (2020) Respectfully toying with the bounds of political correctness, whilst simultaneously laying waste to its hypocrisy with heavy doses of satirical humor, it's a tightrope line which Sharrock walks with relish. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 67% Ammonite (2020) Given its place and time, Ammonite's coldness is perhaps apt, but its stiff upper lip may well not do enough to make yours quiver, either. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
5/5 100% After Love (2020) It would do a disservice to viewers and filmmakers alike to divulge more, but After Love is a technically proficient, sincere exploration of its thorny, complicated themes and gripping realist drama of the highest order. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
4/5 82% Notturno (2021) Notturno is a snapshot -- in a patchwork of disparate vignettes -- that captures the effects of trauma inflicted on and hardships lived by the civilian population. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/5 93% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Well aware of the hangover that comes the morning after the night before, the prolific Danish director's latest film is a riot of drunken fun. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 77% One Man and His Shoes (2020) Here is a kinetic, clear-sighted documentary that -- much like the power, agility and balance of its hero -- makes swift and unexpected, but very well controlled, changes of direction. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 100% Shadow Country (Krajina ve Stínu) (2020) Simultaneously an historical allegory of tremendous scope and a claustrophobic, cautionary tale of collaboration and bloody revenge, it is both epic in scale and intimate in character detail. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 95% Cicada (2020) Told with tenderness and honesty, Cicada is a treatment of trauma that does not judge or preach or take sides, but, in building to its breathless crescendo, goes to show just how much courage it takes to confront the past in order to look to the future. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
5/5 80% Ultraviolence (2020) Made with defiant conviction, this is a fearless, unflinching, but above all compassionate piece of documentary filmmaking that cares deeply about the people whose plight it tells. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/5 83% Undine (2020) Brought to modern-day Berlin from the depths of German Renaissance philosophy, this supernatural allegory benefits from two strong lead performances, but is otherwise as transient and ethereal as the nymphs from whom it takes its title. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/5 95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) There is nonetheless a lot on show in Mogul Mowgli for audiences to look forward to whatever Tariq does next, and of course to watch the unstoppable rise of Ahmed to greater and greater heights. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 100% Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) A piercing, and at times outrageously funny, satire on the showy emptiness of modern capitalist society. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Adapting his own 2013 theatre piece, playwright Kemp Powers penned the script for this who's-who gathering of sporting, soul and political legends, and in King's hands the material flies from stage to screen without missing a beat. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 92% Supernova (2021) Harry Macqueen's sophomore feature is a slender, pitch-perfect human drama, whose script, direction and arguably career-best performances combine to heart-rending effect. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 100% Stray (2021) It is an immersive, all-encompassing sensory experience and Lo's ground-level, intimate camerawork (she takes production and editing credits as well) is extremely accomplished. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 92% Herself (2021) Herself champions women supporting one another in the face of adversity, through shared knowledge and experience and the film is to be applauded for doing so. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree's The Painter and the Thief is an art heist film like no other and an arresting documentary of startling, often brutal, emotional honesty. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 98% Farewell Amor (2020) Lawson is a revelation as Sylvia. Taking to her role with the same daring she exhibits in the high-pressure third act dance-off, she is most certainly one to watch for the future. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 91% Relic (2020) Relic is intelligent, articulate storytelling. It gets under your skin and stays there and represents a strong start in feature filmmaking for James, who has surely announced herself as a new voice in Australian cinema. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
3/5 87% Shirley (2020) Though the slow, blurry-edged stupor of Shirley will not be to everyone's tastes, it cannot be denied that it examines its subject, and a rather tired genre, with feverish, dreamlike fluidity rather than rigid biography. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 98% Time (2020) Garrett Bradley's Time is another vital addition to a growing canon of films to pointedly critique the US legal and prison systems' unjust treatment of people of color. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) There are cringy moments, there are crass and downright shameful moments, there's a lot that makes no sense whatsoever, and there are peaks and troughs of emotion you will not see coming. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
5/5 100% La Haine (1996) Mathieu Kassovitz's account of police brutality is as ferocious a punch in the stomach as it was twenty-five years ago, and retains every spark of an explosive deconstruction of France's treatment of minorities and widening social inequality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
4/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Kaufman's latest work, a creeping, deeply unsettling, cerebral horror of sorts, is a further addition to his challenging, thought-provoking brand of filmmaking which gets under your skin, and stays there. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
3/5 100% Perfumes (Les Parfums) (2020) Grégory Magne's Perfumes is a charming, unconventional, odd-couple buddy movie of sorts. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 91% My Rembrandt (2021) There's much more to Oeke Hoogendijk's My Rembrandt than initially meets the eye... Her latest documentary explores, to great effect, the motives for possession, obsession and ongoing fascination with the Dutch Old Master. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/5 84% The Traitor (2020) The moral ambiguities and questions of legacy, friendship, family and integrity in Marco Bellochio's The Traitor are the strongest points of an ambitious, punishing addition to a long line of films to explore the inner workings of the Cosa Nostra. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
2/5 56% This Changes Everything (2015) Where An Inconvenient Truth was a resounding uppercut, This Changes Everything fails to land a single punch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4/5 84% The Final Year (2018) The Final Year is a parting gift, a sermon that teaches without preaching to the converted, worthy of its charismatic leader. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 87% Mountain (2018) Robert Macfarlane's script is paired with Renan Ozturk's photography to create a discursive essay whose epic scale and truly stunning visuals compensate for a documentary lacking in real substance. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
5/5 95% Princess Cyd (2017) The three central performances of Princess Cyd are near flawless and the honesty and subtlety of this tale, which sees hope in the struggles of life at all its stages, is astonishing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 82% Journeyman (2017) Journeyman, which Considine writes, directs and stars in as champion boxer Matty Burton, is further proof of his impressive versatility. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 92% Speed Sisters (2017) The steadfast courage and well-rounded identities painted by Fares makes for an offbeat, engaging and insightful watch. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
1/5 30% Mojave (2016) An awful lot of very big ideas, elaborate rhetoric and name-dropping of cultural luminaries attempt to elevate an old-fashioned game of cat and mouse to a higher plain but are lost in the mire. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 72% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) A simmering but underwhelming thriller, its quiet, methodical contemplation of a simple thread is punctuated by admittedly punchy action sequences. The overall effect is not necessarily disorderly, but one that does not fulfil its full potential. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 53% Risen (2016) The production values are solid, the soundtrack not overly intrusive and whilst the characterisation leaves something to be desired, Joseph Fiennes does his best with a lot of middle-distance staring. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 94% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) An astoundingly beautiful visual essay which revels in the stunning scenery of Chilean Patagonia, it morphs into a harrowing depiction of the nation's distant and recent past. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 95% Marguerite (2016) This is a poignant, simultaneously jubilant and deeply sad championing of singing like nobody's listening. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 76% The Ones Below (2016) Elements of pastiche aside, Farr's suspense-filled first endeavor behind the camera shows signs of genuine promise. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 85% The Here After (Efterskalv) (2017) Von Horn maintains a menacing air of unease throughout without ever loosening a vice-like grip. With no noticeable score to speak of, the diegetic sounds of every day life somehow further the foreboding. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) In choosing a medium that distances audience from onscreen subject, Kaufman has drawn the two closer together, telling a universal human story with puppets. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 63% Truth (2015) Far from taking any risks, Truth is not the biographical account Rather and Mapes deserved. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
1/5 8% Exposed (2016) A truly unpleasant and unfulfilling watch in every way possible. Aiming for somewhere between the sacred and profane, it lands fully in the latter camp. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 50% Orthodox (2015) Despite his best efforts, and never quite let off the leash, Graham cannot drag this drama up from off the canvas. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019