Michael Wade Simpson

Michael Wade Simpson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Michael Wade Simpson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Jersey Boys (2014)

"...the movie actually drags a bit in between songs. Lacking is the dramatic staging and lighting of the musical. " ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 4, 2014

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)

""Here, in a few minutes of black-and-white footage, are a gaze, a touch, a few steps and a look out at the audience that create an unforgettable impression. "" ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 17, 2014

The Great Beauty (2013)

"For those of us who spend most of our time still dealing with rent and health care, it is a two-hour journey into ideas and emotions we only wish there were time to consider. That's a reason to go to the movies." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2014

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

" ... a moody, elegant and perceptive film that presents a three-dimensional King and Queen mired in a tornado of their own creation. " ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 12, 2012

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)

" ... a concert-that-never-was film that trumps that genre because of its ultimate humanity, imperfection and lack of overproduction" ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 12, 2009

The Witnesses (2007)

"André Téchiné is a master at taking life experiences and stripping them of sentimentality, leaving us with only the bare-bones honesty of relationships and desire." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 2, 2008

Hairspray (2007)

"This is born-again anti-establishmentarianism." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 3, 2007

Little Children (2006)

"The success Fields has with this film comes through the uncomfortable intersection between comedy, melodrama and tragedy. Oh, and romance." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 3, 2007

Babel (2006)

"There is some hope, in Iñárritu's world, each of the characters may have a family and love, but this is shown to be, at best, a diversion against the real world, which is a much more intolerable, incomprehensive place." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007

Harsh Times (2006)

"A movie that seems gritty and pointless for its first third, begins to grow in meaning as the pointlessness snowballs into absurdity and then tragedy." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007

God Grew Tired Of Us (2007)

"It deflates upon arriving in the vast, familiar blandness we know as America." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 4, 2007

Sacred Stage - The Mariinsky Theater (2005)

"There is old and new here, great artists, great traditions and a kind of paradoxical survival story." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 30, 2005

Ballets Russes (2005)

"A moderately engaging historical document" ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 8, 2005

Last Dance (2002)

"A fascinating look into the creative process" ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 1, 2004

My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres) (2002)

"The directors' attempt to go slightly high-brow comes off as fake and the heightened state of madcap craziness seems simply forced." ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 8, 2004