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Demetrios Matheou

Bio
Demetrios Matheou is a London-based journalist, critic and author. He was the chief film critic for The Sunday Herald in Glasgow between 2004-18, and a contributing film critic for The Independent on Sunday between 2000-2016. He’s currently published in The Times, The Standard, The i, Sight and Sound and Screen Daily, among others. He is also a London theatre critic for The Hollywood Reporter. Demetrios is the author of The Faber Book of New South American Cinema, while contributing to a number of other film titles. He co-curated the retrospective season South American Renaissance for The BFI South Bank and co-founded the London Argentine Film Festival. He's served on the juries of a number of international film festivals.

Articles By Demetrios Matheou

theartsdesk at Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival - still crazy after all these years

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Spencer review – daring, strange and deeply moving

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Last Night in Soho review - hung over

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Dune review - awesome display of sci-fi world-building

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No Time to Die review - Daniel Craig’s bold, bountiful Bond farewell

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The Nest review – intriguing, off-kilter family drama

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First Cow review - beautifully realised frontier drama

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The Mauritanian review – moving 9/11 drama

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Berlinale 2021: Petite Maman review – magical musings on the parent-child relationship

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Berlinale 2021: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review – cheeky, timely and very provocative

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Blu-ray: Crash

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The Mole Agent review - leftfield and charming documentary

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The Midnight Sky review – flawed but moving apocalyptic sci-fi

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Blu-ray: The Irishman

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Mank review – David Fincher’s brilliant, bitter-sweet paean to Hollywood’s Golden Age

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Small Axe: Mangrove, BBC One review - explosive start to five films about racial injustice

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