Matthew Lowe

Matthew Lowe
Matthew Lowe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)
Publications: FILMINK (Australia)

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
17/20 94% Arrival (2016) ...a more thoughtful, more intelligent science fiction film than the mainstream usually offers. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
14/20 22% Inferno (2016) ...a solid piece of entertainment whose deficiencies came attached at the source. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
9/20 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The most positive general attribute about Deepwater Horizon is the authenticity of its action. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
10/20 89% Blood Father (2016) ...a predictable, empty film... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
9/20 8% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) (2015) Endless Night is a terribly inconsistent film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
12/20 73% Miles Ahead (2016) ...can't make up its mind whether it wants to be Ray, Superfly, or Give My Regards To Broad Street. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
19/20 71% Remember (2016) ...a marvellous film... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
90% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) What makes the film so effective is a sense of poignancy that far exceeds its subject matter, making it less a film about dance than a character study about artistic and personal temperaments with a very broad resonance. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) While it may not be for everyone, its basic decency and sense of great hopefulness are very often touching. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
90% A Bigger Splash (2016) Like the band that it adulates, its best asset is the vulnerability with which it underscores its own sleaze. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
No Score Yet The Will To Fly (2016) While for sports aficionados this is a no-brainer, the apathetic may be pleasantly surprised too. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
88% The Lady In The Van (2015) Its droll sense of sentiment makes up significantly for its so-slight smugness. A minor gem. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) ...never quite as transcendent as it might be... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) The fact that Bay's only interest is in the sensory aspect of conflict wholly undermines the serious nature of the subject matter. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
11% The Choice (2016) People who enjoyed films like Dear John or The Notebook should find little to dislike here; while people who loathed those movies are best to steer clear. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) The film hinges on the solipsistic idea that libido in the elderly is somehow outrageous and hence, dirty. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) An awesome technical feat, The Good Dinosaur is a very good Pixar film, but not quite a great one, even if it is highly likeable all the same. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
76% Goosebumps (2015) While kids will still have fun with this, it sadly lacks the imaginative capacity which should have been its strong point and would have made it a more endearing tribute to its source material. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
98% Phoenix (2015) It trips itself up by being squarely neorealist on one hand, and imposing Hitchcockian artifice on the other, so that it fails to work as either because its narrative artifice and its sombre realism are incompatible. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
62% Truth (2015) Truth is an entertaining and thought provoking picture, even if it would have benefited from being more expansive. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
35% By The Sea (2015) By the Sea is a fascinating mess. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
45% True Story (2015) True Story is a taut, psychological thriller which benefits both from the effectiveness of its two leads as well a sense of brevity that wisely recognises the value of pacing, silence, and space. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
69% 5 to 7 (2015) This is an above average romantic weeper despite its classist flaws and its liberal scrounging from The French New Wave. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
No Score Yet Norway (Norviyia) (2014) It has no fundamental purpose with which to exceed the fixation it has on its own sense of weirdness. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
No Score Yet Wednesday 04:45 (Tetarti 04:45) (2015) While the transparent overfamiliarity of the subject matter means it will inevitably suffer by comparison with the films it apes, taken on its own terms, Wednesday 04:45 is worthwhile. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
No Score Yet Riverbanks (Ohthes) (2015) Riverbanks may not be perfect, but its deeply human pertinence is undeniable. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
88% Only The Dead (2015) This is to the Iraq war what Night and Fog was to the Second World War, and it must be seen in spite of itself. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
20% The Reflektor Tapes (2015) While people who love Arcade Fire might get a kick out of the concert footage, they might just as easily be frustrated by the band's willing aloofness. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
No Score Yet Graceful Girls (2015) Graceful Girls is inherently well-meaning, and while it may not be an effective tool of conversion, the niche for whom it was intended may find much to admire. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015