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Radheyan Simonpillai

Radheyan Simonpillai
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94%

Room (2015)

"A devastating, must-see movie. Finds hope and tenderness in an inhuman situation." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Sep 20, 2015
4/5 94%

Sicario (2015)

"French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve builds a taut, thrilling mood piece, where Roger Deakins' vivid cinematography holds your eyes hostage and Jóhann Jóhannsson's score pounds like a jackhammer on your pulse." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/5 92%

The Martian (2015)

"Watney's fear for his own life takes a backseat to his stand-up, an attitude that is this consistently entertaining movie's biggest asset and also its flaw." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/5 75%

Black Mass (2015)

"Scott Cooper's self-serious style has been oppressive in movies like Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace, but this time he actually has real material to take seriously." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/5 61%

Legend (2015)

"Hardy's Reggie is smooth, clever, romantic and calculated. His Ron is fearsome, with eyes permanently bulging and a mouth mumbling out threats as if he were trying to speak and keep a squirrel trapped inside at the same time." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Sep 20, 2015
3/5 100%

Guilty (Talvar) (2015)

"Class warfare simmers beneath the surface, informing how society and the media regard suspects on near-opposite ends of the economic spectrum. A more methodical filmmaker might have developed that for more insight." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has mastered looking doe-eyed and browbeaten at the same time. That's pretty much all he brings to the table in The Man Who Knew Infinity." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/5 73%

Everest (2015)

"Director Baltasar Kormákur knows his way around the digitally fabricated high-altitude terrain, swooping in on cliffhanger scenarios and bringing us dizzyingly close to the edge, to vertigo, to something worthwhile." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"The cast often rises above this tonally bonkers fable, where dark comedy wraps around a melodrama, which all gives way to a noirish revenge story." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 53%

Lolo (2016)

"The result is sexier than your average Adam Sandler affair, but not a great deal funnier." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2/5 61%

Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

"Winning gags -- yakuza vampires and frog monsters included -- start off funny but then bludgeon you with repetition." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 14, 2015
1/5 60%

Black (2015)

"Here's a contender for the most repulsively offensive Romeo And Juliet adaptation ever." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/5 62%

Truth (2015)

"As much as Truth aspires to Zodiac's heights, it lacks Fincher's cool and methodical hand, and his sublime artistry." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 12, 2015
3/5 95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"The military thriller occasionally grinds to a halt to host a Reddit-like debate on drones. Surprisingly, it still works and manages to present valid, even-keeled positions, too. No trolling necessary." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 12, 2015
5/5 89%

Dheepan (2016)

"Audiard's beautiful and furious story about three Tamil refugees posing as a family to escape Sri Lanka's brutal civil war and build new lives in France understands displacement on a sensory level." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 10, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

Midnight Sun (2014)

"This Free Willy-style adventure set in the Arctic won't melt your heart, but that's not the climate's fault." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 5, 2015
3/5 89%

Meru (2015)

"Much as we value artistic distance, it's not like Chin could strap Werner Herzog to his back on his ascent to the heavens. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 5, 2015
5/5 96%

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"Panahi defies his country's restrictions for the third time by making a film entirely in a taxi. The space may be confined, but Panahi's point is that the real prison exists outside the cab's windows." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Sep 5, 2015
4/5 100%

Court (2015)

"The courtroom drama is more than a simple indictment, exposing the social divides between generations and castes at play in the farce before the judge." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 97%

Being Evel (2015)

"The film suggests a stronger argument: it takes a special type of a**hole to do the things that others wouldn't dare. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

"Director F. Gary Gray, whose relationship with Ice Cube stretches back to the video for It Was A Good Day, cuts through the violence in N.W.A.'s lyrics to drop the needle on the group's vulnerability, boyish camaraderie and genial humour." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 13, 2015
5/5 72%

The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015)

"Bubbling beneath the troubling educational methods is a complicated conversation about art and the audience." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3/5 39%

She's Funny That Way (2015)

"You can yearn for more. Just remember that you've probably settled for less. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet

Teen Lust (2014)

"A teenage boy needs to have sex before dawn in order to save the world. That running gag fuels Blaine Thurier's low rent cross between Can't Hardly Wait and Rosemary's Baby, and it gets tiring pretty quickly." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Aug 12, 2015
3.5/4 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"As far as entertainment goes, Rogue Nation is second only to the original Mission: Impossible." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Aug 2, 2015
2/5 16%

Pixels (2015)

"Michelle Monoghan's Violet, a high-ranking military officer who always stays out of the boys' way, plays well within Gamergate rules." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 81%

A Hard Day (2015)

"Unfortunate events collide, ricochet and twist with hair-raising precision. getting maximum tension and laughs out of every ludicrous scenario. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/5 29%

Only You (2015)

"The romance is built on deceit, implausible coincidences, a lot of sulking and montages that tell us things are going swell. That leaves no room for the two stars to actually charm each other - or us. " ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 61%

Southpaw (2015)

"In Southpaw, Eminem's encore, relapse and recovery is handled with boxing gloves and cliches." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"Just another run-of-the-mill Marvel origin story that surprises with bursts of flair and humor, as if remnants from Wright and Cornish's script managed to fight their way into the final cut." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 56%

Minions (2015)

" Seeing the minions end up in your Happy Meal would not have been a stretch in this absurd, tangential movie. (Actually, it would have been more to the point.)" ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet

My Ex-Ex (2014)

"The gags in My Ex-Ex, directed by Nathaniel Warsh, are all about pushing the envelope because, really, this impotent low-rent comedy, which reaches for Apatow but falls well below Sandler, has nothing else to offer." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 83%

Testament Of Youth (2015)

"Early sections waste energy on the protagonist's Austen-lite flirtation with fiancé Roland (Kit Harington), a non-starter despite scenes of awkward chivalry amidst wilting petals and linens fluttering in the breeze." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 16%

Aloft (2015)

"Aloft has a few serene and gut-wrenching moments, especially when Peruvian director Claudia Llosa tones down her visual poetry to focus on Jennifer Connelly's achingly beautiful performance." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 33%

Entourage (2015)

"As always, it falls on Jeremy Piven's big-hearted menace, Ari Gold, to be the defibrillator amidst all the lifeless recliner action." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2.5/4 19%

Aloha (2015)

"The curious thing about the whitewashing accusations against Aloha is that it completely ignores the movie's most genuine theme: white guilt. " ‐AskMen.com
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"This is a movie written copyright first." ‐AskMen.com
Posted May 20, 2015
2/5 58%

Saint Laurent (2015)

"Early stretches that show Yves (Gaspard Ulliel) commanding the seamstresses in his workshop or in a nightclub stalking a statuesque beauty he wants as his model are shot and composed impeccably, with a lustre that feels vintage." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted May 20, 2015
2/5 38%

The Face Of An Angel (2015)

"Winterbottom tiptoes around the crime at the centre, steering clear of the sensationalism he indicts. The result is a journalist's worst fear: not much of a story." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted May 20, 2015
3/4 66%

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

"These movies hit the four-quadrant notes that blockbusters require. There may not be massive explosions but the charm and voices among the ladies in the cast are its own special effect." ‐AskMen.com
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/4 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"At no point does the empowering gender switch compromise the movie's speed demon action and pyrotechnics, which are a refreshing return to operatic thrills after all the same-old CGI shenanigans we've become numb to." ‐AskMen.com
Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 7%

Hot Pursuit (2015)

"Witherspoon produces and stars in this lazy, meandering, lowbrow comedy, leaning on gags about her flat ass and co-star Sofia Vergara's massive boobs. Such impotent humour is a real letdown considering the female talent in front of and behind the camera." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 58%

Maggie (2015)

"Newbie director Henry Hobson pads out his zombie melodrama with redundantly pensive moments where Schwarzeneggar's Wade and Breslin's Maggie linger in the fields, searching for answers in nature as if Terrence Malick took a bite out of them." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/4 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

" There is a significant lack of that human touch in Age of Ultron's very fabric, where the winning personalities of its core superheroes feel diminished, defeated and consumed by whatever algorithm keeps these movies going." ‐AskMen.com
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 63%

The Water Diviner (2015)

"Crowe and his writing team milk the tragedy, lather the romance on with a spatula and even throw in some adventure, presumably because they got bored." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 22, 2015
2/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"If Estée Lauder made a movie, it might look a lot like The Age Of Adaline, a swooning, fawning romance about a woman who achieves what no anti-wrinkle cream has before." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 22, 2015
4/5 62%

Unfriended (2015)

"Translates horror conventions fluidly so that you hold your breath not when you're waiting for what's behind the door but for what's buffering." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 69%

The Dead Lands (2015)

"The tale of warring tribes in pre-colonial New Zealand embraces Maori language and mysticism. Ethnography is its purpose, but a fine cast makes sure this modest movie has a pulse." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 29%

The Longest Ride (2015)

"You can forget about The Longest Ride being a competent movie; it's far from that. However, Sparks fans will be happy to know that my sleeve was damp by the end because my wife had no Kleenex handy." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Apr 10, 2015
No Score Yet

De wederopstanding van een klootzak (2015)

"Remember the name Guido van Driel. The bold Dutch director makes an auspicious debut with The Resurrection Of A Bastard, a brutally violent and haunting crime movie adapted from his own graphic novel." ‐NOW Toronto
Posted Mar 26, 2015
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