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Radheyan Simonpillai

Radheyan Simonpillai

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 79% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "The bulk of Sponge Out of Water stays submerged, hand-drawn and Banderas-free, still delivering the coy wit, surrealism and absurdity that come hand-in-hand with SpongeBob's frivolous, childish whimsy. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 35% Project Almanac (2015) "The disorderly and often derivative space-time frolic never reaches the heights of Chronicle or the "temporal dislocation" fodder it humbly makes reference to, but it still manages to have fun. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jan 30, 2015
1/5 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Why Lopez and Step Up's Guzman didn't join forces for a sexy dance-off instead of a piss-poor Fatal Attraction-style domestic thriller is beyond me. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jan 27, 2015
2/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "These characters coolly roam through every precise, purposeful scene like the metaphors they are, seemingly motivated by artistic intent as opposed to baser human desires. Even Michael Corleone had a temper; a libido; a pulse. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Jan 24, 2015
1.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "Unlike the movie version of Chris Kyle who never makes a mistake, Eastwood and his writer are prone to flubs that cost them their "fog of war" stance. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/5 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Most times, the movie is comfortable with the lowest common denominator, but there are periodic bits that give Gad and Hart room to click. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2/5 51% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Paradise Lost's main focus is Josh Hutcherson's fictional and bland Canadian surfer boy Nick. We see Escobar filtered through his perspective, which is like trying to enjoy a dark roast Colombian coffee brewed at Tim Hortons. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/5 49% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "For all the CGI whiz-bang and volumes of encyclopedia figures to play with, director Shawn Levy still hasn't figured out how to make the proceedings exciting. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "The outcome is animation so imaginative and rich that I'm sorry to admit I longed for a bit more Pixar-brand pizzazz to perk up the sluggish plot and characters - just a bit, mind you. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Dec 18, 2014
5/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "A wildly entertaining, beautiful and hypnotic puzzler from a towering talent, Inherent Vice proves to be so much more than just the best film of the year - though it is that too. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Dec 4, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Women Who Flirt (2014) "Lessons on mastering the sexy #selfie are among the few delights in Women Who Flirt. That makes this energetic but derivative Chinese rom-com about as functional as a BuzzFeed list. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 27, 2014
2/5 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "Following the absurd humour and Red Bull energy of series peak Europe's Most Wanted, Penguins Of Madagascar is just a deflated return to the franchise's blah beginnings. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 27, 2014
1/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Dumb and Dumber To settles for revisiting the inane toilet humour of the 1994 original, where fecal matter is repeatedly and democratically spread around. The Farrelly Brothers don't seem to realize that crap goes stale, too. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 14, 2014
2/5 50% Life's a Breeze (2014) "Flanagan and appealing newcomer Kelly Thornton, as Nan's teenage granddaughter, deliver the only tolerable performances, probably because they don't say much, and like us, just observe the silliness on display. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Nov 6, 2014
2.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "If only the plot and the corny, exposition-heavy dialogue - where characters speak in fortune cookie - could hold up to the cinematography. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Nov 6, 2014
2/5 35% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "If Gone Girl's success and artistry have motivated people to explore the marriage thrillers (or "chick noir") further, Before I Go to Sleep may be the counterpoint to give it a rest. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 29, 2014
2/5 89% Born To Fly (2014) "The doc feels more padded than the floor mats Streb's gravity-defying dancers bounce off. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2/5 72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Poppe's intimate story feels contrived. Autobiographical films have a tendency to come off that way, likely because the director lacks distance and takes plot and character development for granted. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 96% '71 (2015) "The mix of genre contrivances and docudrama can be queasy at times. You won't have a moment to dwell on such faults thanks to stealthy direction by newbie Demange, who keeps the action moving between scenes and standoffs that are lurid and visceral. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Stewart became the first American female actor ever to win a César (France's answer to the Oscars) for her performance. It's deserved. She's a revelation, reminding us that her talent has been eclipsed by Twilight for far too long. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) "Rock spins his familiarity with the industry to get goofy and hilarious results, but as the day progresses he surprises us with an overwhelming sense of vulnerability and pain - an aspect of the business often taken for granted. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 83% 1001 Grams (2015) "The film may sound slight, but its charm is immeasurable. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5/5 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Set in a dehumanizing economy, this is a powerful film about rallying self-worth. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "A thrilling, seductive game of deception fit for film noir, where lies seek to unearth truths that would rather stay buried. Throughout it all, Petzold concocts images that will sear their way into your memory. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5/5 96% Ida (2014) "Ida is haunting and devastatingly beautiful; perhaps my favorite film to come out so far this year, foreign language and otherwise. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) "An incisive, stunning and satirical look at the emotional free fall when a man and his marriage can't live up to expectations. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Oct 22, 2014
2/5 89% Mommy (2015) "Dolan is an excellent manipulator of melodrama, which is in no way offensive until his film makes strong, dangerous statements about mental health and institutionalization. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Oct 19, 2014
3/5 77% Fury (2014) "On the one hand, Fury peddles disgust, insisting that we look long and hard at how horrifying war is. Yet that sentiment doesn't translate to its thrilling, first-person shooter battle scenes. " ‐ AskMen.com
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 100% Tu Dors Nicole (2015) "Lafleur counters the lackadaisical narrative with direction, editing and sound cues that are playful but precise, mysterious but potent, making every note in this exceptionally well-made film something to savour. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 15, 2014
2/5 8% The Best Of Me (2014) "The Best of Me doubles down on the fawning. Both Luke Bracey and James Marsden whip off their shirts, strut their abs and perform intensive gardening, taking hand and shovel to fertile soil while sweating in the glistening Southern sunset. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/5 81% The Book of Life (2014) "A bursting-at-the-seams piñata of an animated movie, stuffed with so many glorious visuals, delightful gags and candy-wrapped life and death lessons that it implodes before anyone can savor how sweet a treat it is. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 15, 2014
2/5 62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Adding ingratiating material to fill a feature-length movie, the loose adaptation is by no means terrible, but, unlike the book, it's not particularly memorable. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Mudbloods (2014) " The "nerdy" college athletes face an uphill battle convincing audiences that their pastime is more than just cosplay taken to an absurd new level. Similarly, this amateurish doc has a hard time convincing us to take these players seriously. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Oct 8, 2014
3/5 65% The Notebook (2014) "Committed to calcified emotions, the film and characters often feel dramatically inert but Szász keeps the film going with moments that are haunting and provocative. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "A children's movie that thinks very highly of its audience, with sly meta-gags, rich visuals and periodic sombre conversations about what constitutes evil. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2/5 93% Metro Manila (2014) "The painstaking set-up for the heist is both admirable in its detail and off-putting in the slick way it exploits poverty, reducing social drama to a genre gimmick. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2/5 36% If I Stay (2014) "The movie often shoots Chloe Grace-Moretz in soft-focus, as if even the camera lens is getting misty-eyed. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Señoritas "There is nothing in the way of overt drama, making it questionable whether all these intimate moments add up to anything. I can't say I have the answer to that, but I had a fine time doing the math because the variables are so intriguing. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Green has affected shades of noir in previous roles, but as the scheming Ava Lord, she is a terrific femme fatale, luxuriating in Miller's Chandler-esque dialogue while devouring the scenery and every inhabitant in it. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/5 36% The Giver (2014) "Director for hire Phillip Noyce and his screenwriters refuse to grapple with the material in any way that might be identifiably creative, content to shape the movie into a snack between Hunger Games. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/5 43% Step Up: All In (2014) "Of all the franchise flicks hitting theatres this summer, not one has a climactic battle as visually graceful, invigorating and altogether stunning as Step Up All In. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 11, 2014
2/5 80% Get On Up (2014) "Chadwick Boseman delivers a precise impersonation of Brown's gravelly voice and eccentric moves, and even lends emotional weight to the few scenes that deserve it. However, his role feels more like a series of bullet points than an organic character. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 3, 2014
2/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "Exploits its half-baked, insincere critique on class warfare and the second amendment to suggest a high-minded justification for its real function: to get audiences giddy watching people mutilate each other so blood can wash down the popcorn. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "No, it's not as exciting as a dragon burning s--- up, but it's a lot more entertaining than your average PSA. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 16, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Cinemanovels (2014) "Smith gives a stellar performance in the role, building a character whose motivation is a mystery but whose emotions are deeply felt. Too bad the film doesn't really have anywhere to go with such talent. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 16, 2014
2/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) "Zach Braff already showcased his cloying humour and appetite for pretty (and pretty meaningless) images in 2004's Garden State. In the decade since, his filmmaking hasn't matured. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 16, 2014
2/5 83% Begin Again (2014) "John Carney returns with another feature-length music video, turning the surprising charm of his debut, Once, a novel take on the modern musical romance, into a shameless gimmick. Just call it Twice. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 23% Tammy (2014) "Melissa McCarthy once again plays a trashy, foul-mouthed terrorist against civility. But now she's dropping those luxurious f-bombs in what tries to be a sensitive road dramedy that wouldn't be entirely out of place at Sundance. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/5 29% No Tears For The Dead (2014) "Several dim-witted moments make it difficult to appreciate the movie's finer points - specifically the appealing cast and some grizzly action directed with verve and panache. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1/5 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) "Kevin Hart's Cedric steamrolls over everyone else with his motor-mouth tirades and physical antics. He's Roger Rabbit unleashed on the set of Dr. Phil. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 68% WolfCop (2015) "Low-budget, 80s-style Canadian horror-comedy WolfCop announces its campy aspirations, and entire plot, in its title. Aiming for so-bad-it's-good status, this derivative effort gets stuck in moderately bad. " ‐ NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 12, 2014
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