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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

Mnemonic, Olivier Theatre review - thanks for the memories

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Kinds of Kindness review - too cruel to be kind

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review - just as mad without Max

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People, Places and Things, Trafalgar Theatre review - a scintillating shot in the arm

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La Chimera review - magical realism with a touch of Fellini

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Minority Report, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre review - ill-judged sci-fi

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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, Marylebone Theatre review - from Russia with love

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Harry Clarke, Ambassadors Theatre review - an entertaining curio

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Double Feature, Hampstead Theatre review - with directors like these, who needs enemies

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Eureka review - not enough to shout about

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The House of Bernarda Alba, Lyttelton Theatre review - dazzling darkness

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Ghosts, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a claustrophobic descent into purgatory

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Powell and Pressburger: Spy masters

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Lyonesse, Harold Pinter Theatre review - a step backwards for #MeToo

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Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets' - a triumph of personal filmmaking

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Foe review - unsettling sci-fi drama

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