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Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If you're wondering when the picture roars back to life, it's when the enthusiastic Pratt excitedly tells his God-Father he's going to "make some weird s***". I assume that's when Gunn started taking his own advice.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4.5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele's Get Out plucks a raw nerve with skill and style. Strange, funny and confronting, it's the horror satire of our age.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3.5/5 78% Berlin Syndrome (2017) As a damaged parable of domestic violence and deranged monogamy, Berlin Syndrome is scathing. Again, this movie will not make your next date night easier. And it's not meant to.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 90% Raw (2017) Raw is both good and gross, meaning it can live up to its reputation as The Flick That Keeps Making People Pass Out or Vomit and still stand up to actual artistic scrutiny.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Vin Diesel does great, affecting work in The Fate of the Furious. Yes, that's a ridiculous sentence to write.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3.5/5 78% Colossal (2017) Gloria grows, just not in the way cinema tell us female heroes should. Hathaway shines as Colossal's feminist champion.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The live-action interpretation of the iconic anime Ghost in the Shell is kind of like Blade Runner, if Harrison Ford ran around in a skin-tight unitard.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) In the beginning, there was The Lego Movie, and we saw that it was good. Now there is The Lego Batman Movie, and it too is good, if a little less so.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3.5/5 89% Loving (2016) The tale is moving, and you wouldn't want it told with any more bells and whistles, but it'll leave you wanting more. The good news is that you'll want more of Jeff Nichols.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) I'll accept a romantic relationship between a giant man-buffalo and a woman, but Josh Gad with a fringe? It goes against the very laws of nature.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island doesn't reinvent the wheel. It just rides it. And it's a lot of fun.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The Great Wall asks the cinematic question: Was the Great Wall of China really all that great before Matt Damon came along?‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 85% Silence (2017) It took 28 years for Martin Scorsese to make his grisly passion project (or should that be 'passion play'?) Silence. Patience is a virtue.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures isn't nearly as revolutionary or convention-busting as its subjects, but it illuminates an important story, and is given flight by three charismatic performers.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
4.5/5 93% Fences (2016) It's the Backyard Acting Olympics.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2.5/5 42% Gold (2017) Just like late-period Pacino and Brando, McConaughey remains supremely watchable, even when careening off the rails of common performative sense.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Emotionally gruelling-yet somehow still funny-Manchester by the Sea magnificently covers the wide expanse of human experience.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
2.5/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Live by Night, sleep in the cinema. Ben Affleck's snoozy follow-up to Argo is more like Ambien.‐ Student Edge
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 75% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
3.5/5 86% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 95% Paterson (2016) Here, Jarmusch says of artists (just as he suggested of vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive): they walk among us.‐ Student Edge
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 41% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 46% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 52% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is necrophantastic.‐ Student Edge
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4.5/5 95% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
2/5 44% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 35% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016