Demetrios Matheou

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Demetrios Matheou

Films from the vault


Monday, August 8th, 2016

Six of the Best… Brazilian films

As the Olympics kick off in Rio, a selection of Brazil's best films reveal the reality beneath the country's determinedly upbeat image

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)

As Trainspotting celebrates its 20th anniversary, Danny Boyle and his original cast are preparing a new dose of Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Charlie Kaufman's surreal and sad account of a man's uniquely expressed obsession with mortality

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

It's the centenary of Orson Welles' birth – what better time to recall his first masterpiece

Friday, February 13th, 2015

The Philadelphia Story

'My, she was yar'. Grant, Hepburn and Stewart add Golden Age star power to Cukor's effervescent romantic comedy, which pokes fun at all sides in the class war

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)

Part moral maze, part house of mirrors, Caché (Hidden) is concerned not only with what you can’t see, but not knowing what it is you’re looking at

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005)

A hood with aspirations to be a concert pianist is the novel premise for this outstanding French thriller

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Theorem (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968)

TERENCE Stamp has drolly recalled being over the moon when the Catholic church attacked Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema, in which he starred, on its release in 1968. “It was a very obscure movie – it was going...

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)

This is my favourite by the French comic genius Jacques Tati, because of its marvellous take on modern architecture and living. Tati used his anachronistic alter-ego, Monsieur Hulot, with his old-world manners and eccentricity, as a counterpoint...

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Anny Ondra in Blackmail

GRACE Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Ingrid Bergman, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedrun, Janet Leigh – these are only the best-known of that special breed, the Hitchcock blonde. For some reason, whether he wanted a femme fatale or a...

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Cary Grant in Notorious

LIKE his great contemporary Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant not only gave some of his best performances for Hitchcock, he also grabbed the opportunity to darken his screen persona. It was never the case, with either of them,...