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Simon Foster
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 35% Kuso (2017) Loud, objectionable, occasionally funny but mostly trying, the visual experimentation and adherence to all things ugly quickly grows tiresome.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) For all the warm familiarity and unexpected sweetness conjured by the production's adherence to nostalgia, 'horror' it most certainly is.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Imagine Hudson Hawk barrelling along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, collecting John Wick as he enters from Brooks Avenue, before both are rammed by the Inherent Vice bus on Main.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Texas Heart (2016) "A finer, more compelling and ultimately satisfying drama than it's initial premise might suggest."‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2.5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Surely the filmmaker's insistence upon imposing his favourite device upon all his narratives is edging towards Shyamalan-like overkill.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table (2016) Ella Brennan makes for a mighty cinematic figure, her iron-willed charisma ideally suited for Leslie Iwerks' boisterous celebration of spirit, showmanship and determination.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 100% Miss Kiet's Children (2016) [An] understated yet soaring study of what the term 'assimilation' means to a classroom in Holland. ‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/5 80% We Don't Need a Map (2017) [It] plays like the film version of a pub debate, with different voices and loud opinions bouncing in all directions.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Miyubi (2017) [This] captivating comedy-drama represents one giant leap towards a feature film future that includes unlockable narrative strands and 360-degree perspectives.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
2.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) [An] ugly skyscraper of a film; to build it must have been a monumental undertaking (that cost Disney a reported $230million), but what, if anything of merit is the outcome?‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4.5/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) [An] achingly emotional testament to one of the greatest singers and most-troubled public figures that popular entertainment has ever known.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Love and Saucers (2017) As hinted at by the title, Love and Saucers is a heartfelt profile of an entirely ordinary man, albeit it one whose life has been shaped by extraordinary events.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3.5/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) At times a thrilling, stomach-churning journey, but one that leaves those on board wondering if the disorientation and down time was worth the investment.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 7, 2017
4/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) While maintaining the heart that helped make it a small-screen hit, Dance Academy looks every bit the sumptuous big-screen drama.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Let There Be Light (2017) [An] elegant, insightful and entertaining work of understated urgency.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4.5/5 95% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) [No] film has stared so deeply into the long shadow cast by onscreen violence as Phillipe's often-mesmerising study (fittingly lensed in beautiful monochrome).‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Bloodlands (2017) [An] ambitiously unique horror/drama hybrid.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
1.5/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) [One] of the most distasteful and obnoxious studio offerings in recent memory.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3.5/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) [A] decibel-defying mash-up of grand-scale monster movie, grunt-level military fantasy and state of the art effects showcase.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) As rich in allegorical intent as the very best of Russian cinema, The Student will ignite post-screening debate as it traverses the global festival circuit.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4.5/5 100% Under the Gun (2016) It is a film to inspire anger and incite change and emerges as one of the best of its kind.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Rough Stuff (2017) A raucous, rambling off-road romp that plays unashamedly broad and loud, ... Adams makes up for a complete disregard for subtlety by delivering a ballsy, sweary celebration of all things alpha-Aussie.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4.5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro portrays the dignified fury with which Baldwin confronted his oppressors, past and present; it is the perfect cinematic companion piece to the man's legacy.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
3/5 11% Ghost Team (2016) Credit to leading man Heder, whose comedic energy and sweet charm centres the narrative when it borders on becoming more aimless than amiable.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
3.5/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The Wave may be cut from B-movie cheesecloth, but a fresh, frank perspective is still capable of enlivening old cinematic tropes.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2017
5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, yet feels more immediate, even prescient, than any Hollywood film in recent memory.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Every generation has a teen character that personifies the real and unreal of those horrible, wonderful years...For this generation (and many more to come), there is Nadine Franklin in The Edge of Seventeen.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
1.5/5 33% The Red Pill (2016) Cassie Jaye's men, and by association the filmmaker herself, are not serving a greater good or inspiring discourse, but instead fuelling a social divide and dishonouring their respective genders.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/5 92% Better Watch Out (2017) [Miller] is, in key moments, mesmerising to watch.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 40% Morgan (2016) Alex Garland's 2015 cult hit Ex Machina, with Alicia Vikander as the robo-girl, trod similar ground; it proved more intellectually ambitious, though Morgan is a dash more fun. ‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
No Score Yet This Giant Paper Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy (This Giant Papier-Mâché Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy) (2016) [The] sense that every set-up was forged with passion and persistence imbues this giggly, goofy and genuinely likable genre farce.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (2016) Curse of The Man Who Sees UFOs deftly combines the joyous 'I Want to Believe' ethos of fan-favourite X-Files episodes with an unexpected and ingratiatingly warm human insight.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Spirit Of The Game (2016) Spirit of The Game has the gentle touch of a experienced preacher who knows that the best way to convey a message of salvation is to allow the congregation to feel it dawn upon them.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
94% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) [Could] A.M.P.A.S. see past the film's genre roots (horror rarely gets noticed) to award Lloyd, one of Hollywood's most beloved ageing icons?‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) Jaume Collet-Serra's woman-vs-wild thriller is beautiful, bigscreen Hollywood nonsense that manoeuvres/manipulates the viewer into the kind of submissive state only the finest summer crowd-pleasers can achieve.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) If the reimagining never establishes its own defining personality, it is only because it adheres so affectionately and respectfully to the legacy of its source material.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
40% A Billion Lives (2016) The solidly crafted three-act structure of Aaron Biebert's A Billion Lives provides a compelling, infuriating case study in big business dirty tricks.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence entertains like few Hollywood blockbusters have of late, largely by foregoing pretension on every level and drilling down on the basic tenets of popcorn moviemaking. ‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
80% Personal Shopper (2017) A lonely existence tormented by distant voices is examined in Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper, a moody, occasionally frustrating, often brilliant study in isolation, grief and disenfranchisement. ‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
90% Raw (2017) A coming-of-age tale conveyed with deftly handled emotional complexity and chilling thematic subtext, Raw is above all else a gut twisting work of classic body horror.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
60% Mad Tiger (2016) Let's face it, the music is awful, but the inter-personal drama and backstage dynamics ensure Mad Tiger is a tense, at times sad peek inside the ego and ambition that motivates the artist.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
74% The BFG (2016) [The] only element of the entire production that inspires any kind of wonder is just how far from a satisfying adaptation the film proves to be.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 14, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) A slick and satisfying vehicle for the capital-M/capital-S charisma of two of Hollywood's most reliable Movie Stars.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Though not the sum of its many wonderful parts, Café Society still represents a captivating melding of the light-and-dark complexity of Allen's best work.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
29% Fathers And Daughters (2016) Audiences who well-up at the first sound of a single violin note will find enough to moisten a hankie or two in this lushly packaged, star-heavy soap opera; cynics, stop reading now.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
4.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) By the time Trachtenberg's remarkably assured direction draws a clear line between the sequel and its predecessor, all contributors have ensured audience involvement is peaking.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
4/5 55% 4th Man Out (2016) Despite appearing to be determinedly non-confrontational in its soft-hearted approach, the easy warmth of 4th Man Out ultimately challenges short-sighted bias with a potent effectiveness.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Game Face (2015) Michiel Thomas, making his feature documentary debut, gamely balances 'big picture' issues (corporate backlash; community acceptance; team mate and competitor tolerance) with the personal cost to his protagonists.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016
4/5 88% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) Sophie Deraspe's elegant, angry work is part doomed relationship saga, part searing insight into the identity manipulation inherent to the faceless impersonality of the www.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016
3.5/5 78% Naz & Maalik (2016) As the title suggests, the film is at its best when the focus is the existential struggles of the two leads.‐ Screen-Space
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2016