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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

Don’t Worry Darling review - dystopian thriller dries up in the desert

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Walking with Ghosts, Apollo Theatre review - a beguiling Gabriel Byrne opens up

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Nope review - more a nope than a yep

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Bullet Train review - not really a first class ticket

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Jack Absolute Flies Again, National Theatre review - fluffy as a cloud but hugely entertaining

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Straight Line Crazy, Bridge Theatre review – in desperate need of a curve ball

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Paris,13th District review - millennial merry-go-round

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The Collaboration, Young Vic Theatre review - artistic giants, wigs, warts and all

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The Chairs, Almeida Theatre review - a tragi-comic double act for the ages

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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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