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Don Simpson

Don Simpson
Don Simpson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% A Bad Idea Gone Wrong (2017) [Bad Idea] is a scaled down chamber piece with one primary location and essentially just three characters. This is precisely what allows Headley to dig into the heart and soul of his characters.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/5 92% The Retrieval (2014) Like the subject of a well-told proverb, Will is forced to learn about loyalty and trust while he navigates the dense moral grayness between society's definitions of right and wrong.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 55% Some Girl(s) (2013) Penned by the incomparable Neil LaBute, Some Girl(s) is theatrical and contrived; to some, it might achieve some rather off-putting extremes of hyper-reality.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Good Night (2013) Throw Alex Karpovsky, Todd Berger, Jason Newman and Chris Doubek into a room and cinematic magic is going to happen; but the emotionally dynamic duo of Adriene Mishler and Jonny Mars turns Good Night into something that is truly special.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 68% Love & Air Sex (2014) Poyser's oh-so-frank approach to sexuality goes much further than any Hollywood movie I have ever seen; but it is mimed, so it seems innocent and playful. Let's just say that I will never look at a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex the same way, ever again.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 75% Loves Her Gun (2014) Geoff Marslett's Loves Her Gun studies the fine line between rational and irrational fear, as well as what it means to feel safe.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 75% Kelly + Victor (2012) Kieran Evans' Kelly + Victor is an intense study of the fine line between tenderness and aggression in romantic relationships.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) I was a bit skeptical when I first learned about Drinking Buddies, because I did not expect Wilde and her cohorts to be up for the task; thankfully, I was proven wrong, and the actors go places that I would never expect studio-seasoned actors to go.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 50% War Story (2014) Mark Jackson's War Story functions as a languid visual essay that passively contemplates Lee's warped psychological state, while avoiding any exposition of the events that triggered her present state of mind.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 64% The Foxy Merkins (2014) When The Foxy Merkins does hit it's stride, which is more often than not, the comedy reaches near-brilliance (Alex Karpovsky's fleeting cameo as a mumbling "foxy merkins" dealer is funny on so many levels).‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 83% The Double (2014) The Double speaks rather metaphorically to the horrors of the homogenization of post-industrialized society, creating an Orwellian environment that is bogged down in the quagmire of ridiculously absurd bureaucratic processes.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
2.5/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) The narrative gets severely bogged down in the boring minutia of spy work, showcasing the smallest details of Gunter's investigations, all the while muddling up the plot and any sense of character development.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 75% Happy Christmas (2014) Unabashedly a woman-centered film, Happy Christmas presents two devastatingly authentic female characters who may have been roughly outlined by Swanberg but were fully colored in by Lynskey and Kendrick.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
2.5/5 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) There is no denying Coogan and Brydon's comedic chemistry; their impersonations are humorous (especially their elongated bit about The Dark Knight Rises and Tom Hardy), but that alone cannot carry an entire narrative.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) White Bird in a Blizzard is styled like a Sirkian melodrama in which the bright and shiny surface conceals a bitterly ironic critique of American suburbia.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 43% Life After Beth (2014) Writer-director Jeff Baena cleverly turns the teenage rom-com genre upside-down by integrating certain aspects of the zombie mythos into the mix.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4.5/5 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) Cheap Thrills is clearly the smartest hyper-violent film I have ever seen.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
3.5/5 89% The Guest (2014) Director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett have really outdone themselves with The Guest, with chilling black comedy and astounding visual panache it is the most fantastically entertaining action flick of recent memory.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 74% Zero Charisma (2013) This blurring of allegiances creates a certain level of complexity that we don't typically find in comedies; then again, this isn't a typical comedy.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2013