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Jeff Simon

Jeff Simon
Jeff Simon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Buffalo News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 86% Colette (2018) Colette is so much savvier than I expected it to be that I can't help but wonder if, in some way, it's even better than it had a right to be. Kudos to one and all, I say.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The big, scruffy, egomaniac in the baseball cap is, at this moment, reminding us what we should have taken more seriously in 1989.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/4 98% The Cakemaker (2018) [A] subtly nuanced romantic dance of emotional exploration.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/4 88% Whitney (2018) It's a harrowing story but, by the time it's over, they've succeeded enough to move you profoundly. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) This is a movie that knows, truly knows, where the edge is. It slices our world paper thin getting there.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
93% Salaam Bombay! (1988) Salaam Bombay! is an enormously moving and powerful film about life for children in the slums of Bombay.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
14% Her Alibi (1989) It has a grand total of four genuinely funny moments, most of which are shown for free in the TV commercial.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
93% Dangerous Liaisons (1988) It's an elegant, erotic and gorgeously photographed tour through a wickedly artificial 18th century aristocratic world in which people can articulate anything and everything but the emotions that finally destroy them.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
38% Beaches (1988) You've seen this four million times before but not with Midler wisecracking and singing and shaking her way through a whole movie -- or with Hershey as a pulp vision of monied beauty.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
82% Dead Ringers (1988) Irons' performance as the tormented twins is a tour de force. So is Cronenberg's complex camera work.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
87% The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Run, don't walk, to The Naked Gun. Even if you have to elbow your sweet old mother-in-law or moony grandson out of the way to get to it, by all means do. You won't be sorry. It's that funny.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
94% The Year My Voice Broke (1987) The ending carries a tidal surge of regret for youthful emotional loss that will no doubt be universal.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
93% Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Among other comedians and gag writers, Woody Allen is known as the master craftsman -- the Albrecht Durer of neurotic urban jokes.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3.5/4 25% The Butcher's Wife (1991) Demi Moore has never looked lovelier than she does in The Butcher's Wife.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
92% Arachnophobia (1990) It's every bit as jolly and junky and scary as it wants to be.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3.5/4 65% Jindabyne (2006) Subtle and understated, a meditation on morality, mortality and murder that escalates into a small emotional powerhouse.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Few 21st century American films are as intertwined with the culture we live in as Ready Player One.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
1/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) This movie isn't more than 10 minutes old when that question pales next to these: How can you make a movie this bad with a double Oscar winner (Swank)? How can you use Scarlett Johansson so stupidly? ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
41% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) My Super Ex-Girlfriend never really takes off into comedic deep space, but it's not exactly earthbound, either. A lot of this is funny stuff -- honest. Summer movie comedy lovers might have a similar reaction.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3.5/4 83% The Last Suit (El último traje) (2018) Sola's personality and charisma keep you in its corner. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 84% The English Patient (1996) Probably untranslatable to the screen. The English Patient is a noble try. But still a bore.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/5 76% Braveheart (1995) Terrific in its primitive way.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4.5/5 72% Forrest Gump (1994) A hilarious, large-spirited and tender epic.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
5/5 97% Schindler's List (1993) Enough to give you hope for the future of American movies.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3.5/5 96% Unforgiven (1992) Impressive, laconic, revisionist western.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4.5/5 95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) A great movie rarity.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4/4 74% Crash (2004) It's like great jazz -- infinite freedom within a limited sphere, an artful organization of exhilarating invention.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/4 82% Dances With Wolves (1990) That's what people have always loved about Westerns -- the feeling of size which, in the age before radio, TV and the airplane, seemed the very nature of the country. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/4 77% Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe as Maximus has the charismatic glower of a true star.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/4 90% Million Dollar Baby (2004) What moves you so powerfully at the end is not just a shattering tale of two old guys and a female boxer but, in our new millennium, a 74-year-old man's ability to tell it so powerfully without (apparently) the melancholy business of movies laying a glove‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
2.5/4 70% Happy End (2017) I'm not all that fond of being Haneke's lab rat again. I just don't share his contempt for those looking up so hopefully at the screen while his films are running.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) An Oscar nomination would have been nice. Just see the movie. It will be more than enough to tell you all you need to know about Annette Bening.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Phantom Thread is both a moment for celebration and a moment for mourning. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Post (2018) Here, from the most capable hands, is a very good movie showing you how the events in that one came to be.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) It is, in truth, very much worth seeing ... for the most obvious reasons. Quite predictably, Robbie as Harding and Janney as her mother are tremendous.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) The fact that the movie exists in this final version of its cast is remarkable enough in its way. That it's every bit as good as it is is, I think, where the film itself comes close to legend.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) There is, to be sure, nothing remotely new about the story of the beauty and the beast... Nevertheless it took audacity and nerves of steel to go all the way with it, which is what del Toro does.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 50% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's Downsizing is a tour-de-force.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The sweetness that makes so much of this better than it probably had a right to be also makes it far from disastrous that it's so much less than it could have been.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's all watchable to those of us in the Skeptics Tribe. I tacked on an extra half star to the star rating for this solely because of my outsized affection for a glorious section in the middle that I enjoyed as I have few other Star Wars side journeys.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
1/4 5% Just Getting Started (2017) Among the wisest things ever said about old age will always be the immortal dictum of Bette Davis: "Old age ain't for sissies." It also ain't for people whose skills have vanished completely but are pretending they haven't.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The writer-director and the performers all seem unhappily trapped in this movie. The only one behaving like a glorious artist here is legendary cinematographer Storaro.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The quality of small films currently playing in town is rather extraordinary at this moment. Rejoice that Three Billboards is one of them.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a terrific film that allows no self-righteousness from anyone. It's about war veterans in a way we need now. It isn't just a moving entertainment for its audience, it's a kind of redemption for it as well.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Everyone will be guaranteed some adoration for Lady Bird, who has made all the romantic and social mistakes you expect a young girl to make while ravenous for distinction but has learned from them all on the way to a thoroughly unpredictable womanhood.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/4 41% Justice League (2017) It isn't nearly as much fun as The Avengers was, but it's not a total loss either, the way Batman vs. Superman was.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) As all the biographies of possible killers pile up and motives along with them, things do slow down before you get to Christie's ending which still has its impact.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) After seeing The Killing of a Sacred Deer you might come to the conclusion that the true victim of the film's pitiless pretension isn't one of the characters but the audience itself.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/4 28% Suburbicon (2017) One true tale that exemplified the time might have helped.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) You'll weep for these kids and try to hope for their future.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017