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Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 76% Split (2017) In Split, James McAvoy faces his greatest challenge yet: being directed by M. Night Shyamalan. (Oh, and playing two dozen distinct personalities. But mainly the first thing.) ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jan 22, 2017
3.5/5 87% Lion (2016) It's a miraculous tale, though one that relies heavily on a device filmmakers have struggled to make cinematic: staring at a computer for long stretches. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jan 16, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight defies more than the movies. It defies the way we identify ourselves as well. If you're looking for shorthand, call it the portrait of a person. Say it's also beautiful to behold, and brilliant. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jan 15, 2017
4.5/5 89% Jackie (2016) History comes to life and a former First Lady becomes a walking ghost in Pablo Larraín's strange, disquieting biopic, Jackie. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jan 4, 2017
1.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) At one point, even Fassbender's character remarks, "What the f*** is going on?" Finally, some truth in art. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Here, Jarmusch says of artists (just as he suggested of vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive): they walk among us. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) A man is driven to breaking point and forced to make questionable professional choices as a means of providing for his family, is one way to describe Bryan Cranston's transition to film following the end of Breaking Bad. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Not so much a meet-cute as a meet-euch, Passengers squanders an intriguing premise and likable leads on a third act that loses direction and floats off into the expanse of nothingness. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) I did not expect the Red Dog series to take its cues from The Human Centipede saga, which broke the fourth wall in the exact same manner with its second instalment, yet here we are. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/5 61% Allied (2016) In Allied, two spies conduct a hot-and-heavy operation in Casablanca before settling down to marriage and succumbing to mistrust. Sounds about right. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land is a moving, melancholy musical that's very pleasant, if a bit thin; not unlike its appealing leads' voices. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 18, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) That's what people love about these Star Wars movies, right? We get older, they stay the same. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party... complicates its simple premise with an unnecessary narrative engine centered around corporate KPIs, personal debt and mass layoffs. Just in time for the holidays? ‐ Student Edge
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) We should never limit visionary directors, but ambition and technical achievement alone don't make a film. The thing has to be watchable too. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Nov 24, 2016
2.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) If it's any consolation, Bad Santa 2 doesn't hurt the 'Billy Bob Thornton' image, though that's faint praise indeed. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Nov 20, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a rollicking, cheekily funny picture that doesn't shy away from grim realities, resulting in something profound. Now that's magic. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) A linguist, a physicist and a colonel walk into an alien spaceship. No joke. Just brilliance... Arrival is miraculous. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The casting of Ben Affleck as a genius maths-assassin may not add up, but The Accountant proves he can carry films as if they were remainders. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Nov 1, 2016
3.5/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) With viewer (and creative) fatigue setting in, to whom can Marvel Studios turn to for re-invigoration? A cocky doctor with mystical, mind-expanding powers and even more mystical facial hair? Sure, that'll kill two hours. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Why hasn't [Tom Cruise] palmed this off to Jeremy Renner already? Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is so far beneath him, it's basically five-foot-five. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 70% Café Society (2016) Allen's career has always been littered with clunkers; it used to be you could at least expect a good one on alternate years. Since Blue Jasmine in 2013, he's nought for three. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is necrophantastic. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 16, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Robert Langdon's had a haircut but the third instalment in his film saga is just as shaggy as The Da Vinci Code... Donald Trump might call these flicks "low energy" and fact-checkers would have to give him the tick. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 11, 2016
4.5/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden is for lovers: of others, of South Korean cinema and, most importantly, of psychosexual mind games. Finally, something for everyone. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 9, 2016
2/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train cannot seek to match Gone Girl's devilishness, so it strives for substance instead... It's admirable. It is not successful. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) This is the way to remake. Look to the lineage of The Magnificent Seven for real evolution; a variety of voices behind and in front of the camera. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) It's not what we wanted - or needed - from an Oliver Stone movie about the shocking reveal of surveillance practices in the United States, but it's what we've got. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Do not go in there. No, seriously. The resurrected Blair Witch is a reminder that some failed franchises are better off dead. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) We don't learn anything new from The Beatles - Eight Days a Week (besides Whoopi Goldberg's feelings on the Fab Four), but its restored live footage might warrant a ticket to ride. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Expectations, following the dreadful second instalment of the Bridget Jones saga, are understandably low. Helpfully, that should mean many will leave Bridget Jones's Baby mildly charmed, if not entirely delighted, by its innocuousness. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 85% Sully (2016) The closest [Sully] gets to 'emotive' is a brief welling-of-the-eyes at the hospital, after hearing that all of his passengers survived. It's a reminder that Tom Hanks does his best work while being treated for trauma. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Sep 7, 2016
4/5 66% Nerve (2016) Anyone coming to this thing in October may be floored by its quaintness. By November, Nerve might feel like War Games; by December, Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 82% Girl Asleep (2016) Girl Asleep wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but that's where you'll find its heart too, and it's a big one. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 29, 2016
2.5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) It's like ordering Martin Scorsese and getting... repackaged Todd Phillips. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) I'm not really sure there's any age where you're ready to see Sausage Party's epic, virtuoso climax: a graphic bacchanal conducted entirely by the contents of your fridge. Let's call it an acquired taste. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 9, 2016
2.5/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) A fleet of appealing, interesting actors (and Jared Leto) set out to make a DC movie work. Talk about a kamikaze mission. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Aug 2, 2016
3.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) With each sequel, [Bourne] discovers new culprits and crinkles to the conspiracy of his recruitment. If they keep making these things, they'll eventually tie him to Watergate. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3.5/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Whatever is done to recalibrate the sequel, here's hoping a better balance of humour, meditative contemplation and thrilling, big-screen spills is struck. Still, there are worse crews to be shipwrecked with for two hours. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) They say there are only six kinds of stories. Well, they finally found a seventh. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It is what the classic Ghostbusters was: a damn good time at the movies. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 12, 2016
4/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Good-natured yet deliriously dirty (and somehow based on a true story), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is probably the only good thing to ever come of Craigslist. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan sees Swedish clay-figure Alexander Skarsgård play "Africa's favourite son," which, in our socially conscious and politically 'woke' times, is like casting Iggy Azalea as hip-hop's 'chosen one'. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/5 75% The BFG (2016) Sweet and strange (but not quite as spunky as other Roald Dahl adaptations), Steven Spielberg's The BFG is kid-friendly cinema done right. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Shaggy and loose (unlike the characters' shorts)... There are worse groups to hang with. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence has five screenwriters. Makes you wonder how they'll split the Oscar. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) The game is the game. Warcraft: The Beginning, on the other hand, is barely a movie. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Pixar's latest is yet another sequel that's head and fin above most animated fare, but not accomplishing much more than the original already managed. (See also: Monsters University. Don't see, ever: Cars 2.) ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3.5/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Wan, beginning with Saw, through to Insidious and now this, has always known the ingredients for nightmare fuel, what with his creepy dolls, devil-faced fiends and seven-foot monster-nuns. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) In the follow-up to 2013's inexplicable box office hit Now You See Me, actors you love return to have their talents squandered. ‐ Student Edge
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4.5/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) The Revenant had a lot of things (too many things, even), but it didn't have the heart, humour and hoodies of Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople... one of 2016's best, warmest and wildest comedies. ‐ Student Edge
Posted May 22, 2016