Demetrios Matheou

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Demetrios Matheou



Monday, February 25th, 2013

To the Wonder

ONCE a Terrence Malick film was such a rarity that the anticipation of a new one was almost unbearable. I feel a little calmer about To the Wonder; after all, The Tree of Life was just 18 months ago, and he has a couple more in the works. This one, too, is a curiosity, with

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013


WHEN Pablo Larraín’s second feature, Tony Manero, was released in 2008, it was a bolt from the blue, a rare film about Chile’s dictatorship from an industry still shy of the subject, made by a director who...

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Theatre: Old Times

THIS production of Old Times is a big deal. It’s the first of Harold Pinter’s plays to be performed in the theatre renamed after him; it marks the reunion of director Ian Rickson and Kristin Scott Thomas,...

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


A RUM aspect of the Oscar nominations has been the inclusion of two films that concern American slavery, and which could not be more different: in Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino affords the American slave exactly the sort...

Sunday, October 21st, 2012


BRITAIN has had a jolly knees up this summer: with the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the Olympics, a Hitchcock retrospective and the complete Shakespeare, 2012 has been a heady celebration of the best of British. There could be...

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Berberian Sound Studio

HAVE you ever wondered what sound you are actually hearing when watching murder on screen? When someone is stabbed, or slashed, or clubbed to death, it’s often the noise that makes us jump out of our seats,...

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Holy Motors, Cannes

IT’S been 13 years since Leos Carax’s last feature-length film, Pola X. When you wait that long for a one-time enfant terrible to show his face, the eager anticipation is naturally mixed with anxiety. What if the...

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