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Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Shaggy and loose (unlike the characters' shorts)... There are worse groups to hang with.‐ Student Edge
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) In Depp's filmography, Alice Through The Looking Glass sits between a dog smuggling apology video and Yoga Hosers... By the end of Alice, if you had to guess which one he did 'for the love of acting', you'd go with the dog video.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) It's the [Oscar Isaac] you love, only without his face, eyes, voice, temperament or screen presence. Oh well. Another wasted opportunity, from a decades-long series that seems to exclusively traffic in them.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Bad Neighbours 2 opens in typical gross-out fashion, with a character vomiting into the mouth of another, and ends as one of the sweetest (and wokest) comedies we've ever seen. Now that's an arc!‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Devotion among bros (debrotion?) is tested in Civil War, which sees suspicious boy scout Steve Rogers battle Tony Stark, in defence of his old Brooklyn buddy Bucky Barnes... [it's] unique; you don't often say that of 13th instalments.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) Next time someone asks you why there's no more magic at the movies, point them towards Midnight Special, the rare piece of faith-concerned filmmaking that's inquisitive, insightful and exhilarating.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) It gets the butterflies fluttering as Eddie prepares his final Olympic leap on the monstrous 90m ramp, and really, that's the only tricky jump this movie needs to land.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2016
2.5/5 22% The Boss (2016) Melissa McCarthy will do anything for a laugh, except, frustratingly, edit for quality.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Diversity rules - and Donald Trump's wall-favouring immigration policy drools - in Jon Favreau's timely update of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
2.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It's Batman v Superman v the contents of your bladder in Zack Snyder's too-long, 155-minute superhero slugfest.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
4.5/5 91% The Witch (2016) The Witch's scares are plentiful; it's just that many of them come after, once you're alone with your thoughts, and its disturbing images suddenly return to mind. The closing credits only cap the horror; they do not end it.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3.5/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) More Room than Doom, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a slow-burn thriller with different surprises in store than in 2008's Cloverfield.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.5/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) With almost no regard for what's socially acceptable and targets as seemingly untouchable as sick children, the poor and Daniel Radcliffe, Grimsby gleefully spits (among other things) on the very idea of careful comedy.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) Less than the sum of its parts, it now joins the disappointing X-Men ensemble flicks in accomplishing only one exceptional feat: getting all those actors to set at the same time.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) When it comes to the Coen brothers, you can always believe the hype. Maybe just don't believe the trailers.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
3.5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) It tells one woman's tale beautifully. The rest of her new country's story, however, is left unfinished... and unseen.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) I come here not to bury Derek Zoolander - only to eugoogalise him.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Sleek, efficient and spunky, Aaron Sorkin's attempt to distil Steve Jobs' life into one pocket-sized movie reflects Apple products in all but one way: its ambition is alienating enough to render it user-unfriendly.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
5/5 93% Anomalisa (2015) Anomalisa has its ancestors and, on account of its power and innovative designs, will have it descendants. But never forget: This was one in a million.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/5 94% Room (2015) The feature as a whole may not match Larson's performance, but as a Brie Larson-delivery device, Room is second to none.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
4.5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) The importance of storytelling, as a cause and a monument, has been dutifully accomplished twice now, by two teams with the title Spotlight.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) With his 1-2-3 punch of Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, Tarantino is revealing himself to be pop cinema's foremost political provocateur.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Whodathunk that one of the most sobering depictions of an American tragedy would come from Adam McKay, director of countless Will Ferrell comedies and former head writer for Saturday Night Live?‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
2.5/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) In The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander reminds us she's great in everything, while Eddie Redmayne reminds us he's just in everything.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2016
3/5 81% The Revenant (2015) If you absolutely have to watch a film about an incredibly inventive man surviving in the absolute worst conditions imaginable, can I recommend The Grey instead?‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) How can you call Carol chilly when it's literally the thawing of cinema's inglorious past?‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2016
3.5/5 60% Sisters (2015) Is this the collabo between our brightest, savviest comedy players that we've been dreaming of? Not quite. It's easy to want more from Sisters, if only because Fey and Poehler have already given us so much.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2016
4.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) John Boyega's Finn - the reformed Stormtrooper with a heart of gold - whoops in delight throughout J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Who could blame him?‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 66% The Night Before (2015) All The Night Before requires of [Rogen, Gordon-Levitt & Mackie] is good chemistry, and that's precisely what they conjure.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4.5/5 95% Creed (2015) Don't call it a comeback; the Rocky movies have been here for years. ‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The final instalment - for real this time - of The Hunger Games ends the franchise on a high (while still continuing the series trend of being a total bummer).‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/5 65% Spectre (2015) No Bond movie is as good as the first ten minutes of this Bond movie. The problem is there's 140 additional minutes of Bond movie that follow.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Steven Spielberg is still big. It's his pictures that got small.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
5/5 89% The Lobster (2016) Freaky-deakies need love too.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 84% The Walk (2015) In Petit's melancholy final monologue, The Walk manages the most skillful high-wire act of all: being moving, without stumbling.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) It's impossible to take a movie seriously when the leading man looks - and acts - like Goldmember.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) Hollywood has sent a clear message to nitpickers with The Martian: either suspend your disbelief when Sandra Bullock's hair doesn't move as it should in Gravity, or watch Matt Damon count his poop.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 80% Macbeth (2015) Kurzel's pretty, remote Macbeth is one of those stage-to-screen translations that never quite leaps to life. It is recitation more than adaptation.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
4.5/5 94% Sicario (2015) Heart of Darkness, eat your, well, heart out. Sicario is an enthralling journey into the ethically-murky waters of the drug war, featuring another - yes, another - sterling performance by Emily Blunt.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2015
3.5/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) These Maze Runner movies don't eff around. ‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
4/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." No, really.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) If only there were always two Armie Hammers.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four isn't a movie. It's just a thing - pun intended, because we must find amusement somewhere - that happens for 100 minutes.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2015
3.5/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) Those hoping Amy Schumer's first big-screen foray would be as ribald and incendiary as her Comedy Central sketch show might be mildly disheartened by Trainwreck.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015