Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 80% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra [is] an existential space epic with the lofty aspirations of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the common sense to enliven proceedings with moon pirates and feral zero-gravity apes. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 79% Good Boys (2019) In 2019, it's especially nice to enjoy a movie without wondering if the lead actors are about to be, or have already been, cancelled for their toxic masculinity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) If it was an episode of Friends, you'd call the 'present day' portion of It: "The One With All the Weird S***". - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 85% Animals (2019) Animals is a spirited though often sad examination of female friendship, and a friendship's end; the hangover that arrives no matter how endless the fun seemed. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) If ever a rave review was to also serve as a consumer warning, it's now, for The Nightingale. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's a loving, affectionate tribute to those who give their life to cinema, and to old-school moviemaking, but it's also a repudiation of the past, and how his town ignored the evil that flirted so closely to its fringes. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Aster has found the ultimate back-channel into our primal terrors, making us suspicious of the people we would otherwise run to in a tragedy. And damn if it doesn't work every time. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 100% The Australian Dream (2019) The Australian Dream is shattering. And now, the illusion of our country can't be unshattered. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) In this film, Dwayne Johnson yanks a helicopter from the air by a chain with his bare hands. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The exact same stuff happens as before. Now though, it looks like David Attenborough uncovered a secret species of singing lion and lent them to Disney for it. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) Hello, here's Stuber, the kind of movie where the title comes first and the script comes second, or sometimes not at all. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) A hilarious, heartfelt and trailblazing teen comedy from first-time director Olivia Wilde. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Mostly, you'll just have to take my word for it that Spider-Man: Far From Home is a damned delight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
5/5 100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a weird but maybe era-appropriate coincidence that the two best films of the year so far-Us and now Parasite-are searing black comedies about class, featuring two rival families whose differences in wealth are largely the result of chance. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) It's hard not to otherwise enjoy a film that basically plays you The Beatles' songs for two hours. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 64% Child's Play (2019) This time, the fritzing Chucky doll turns homicidal simply by hanging around some screeching kids while watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which, okay, fair enough. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is perfectly fine. Even good! [But] at the ripe old age of 24, Toy Story is suddenly what it never used to be: disposable. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Tessa Thompson's great, but Men In Black: International just isn't good-or gross-enough to earn any space in your memory. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men franchise dies doing what it loved: wasting opportunities and being the worst. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) All the character actors in the world can't save Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters from calamity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) It is, gloriously, the most. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The John Wick brand is so strong, his enemies are now introducing themselves as fans. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Congratulations, you played yourself. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 86% Top End Wedding (2019) Top End Wedding gets the most mileage out of its superstar lead, Tapsell, who is effervescent and supremely watchable. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) The best joke in Long Shot is when you realise that the title is actually a reference to a gross, climactic bit of comedy. But the rest of it is still pretty great too. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) True to its title, Avengers: Endgame delivers a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: an ending. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4.5/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) This thing just keeps getting better and better, becoming an always unpredictable delight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 63% Unicorn Store (2019) Unicorn Store skewers when necessary, without judging those who prefer to keep things sweet. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3.5/5 81% Mid90s (2018) Mid90s is about a time-both culturally, and in the characters' lives-when we weren't our best selves. Hill, in 2019, is at least becoming his. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) These are the only pictures I love that also give me a stress headache. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
5/5 93% Us (2019) It's a pleasure to wrestle with Us. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) There's not much here, but who needs more? Tim Burton's remaking of Dumbo doesn't overthink it. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) [The Rock bought] the rights to her tale after seeing a doco about her wrestling family, produced this biopic, and then cast himself as her jacked Jiminy Cricket. It's a fiction, and also one of the best f***ing ideas I've ever heard. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) An MCU future centred on Carol Danvers could be a bright one indeed. But as Captain Marvel reminds us, especially with its haunting glimpse at the haircuts of 1995, some pasts need to be overcome on the way to greatness. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 60% Greta (2019) I felt like screaming the same thing at [Neil] Jordan as Frances eventually screams at Greta: What do you want from me? - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) I was sucked in. It seared my memory, and I'm not done wrestling with it. Like the work of any interesting artist, it demands to be wrestled with. If that's your jam, Vox Lux might be for you too. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
2.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The audience finds itself trapped in paradox: desperately waiting for the inanely-scripted conversations to end, yet wanting to skip through the kinetic action sequences, which feel like video game cutscenes, as well. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Horror franchises are rarely bettered by becoming more convoluted. Oh, except for this one. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Usually, when you watch a movie by a great director, you say you love it. When you watch a Barry Jenkins movie, with his reliance on adoring first-person frame-ups, you're the one who feels loved. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 92% High Flying Bird (2019) High Flying Bird is a troll, like so many of the modern NBA greats. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit doesn't put Liam Neeson's career on ice. Only Liam Neeson can be accused of doing that. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book may misguidedly center on the chauffeur played by Mortensen-almost fatally so-but as a Mahershala Ali (and Don Shirley) delivery system, it gets the job done. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
2.5/5 66% Storm Boy (2019) If you've not seen or read the originals, and are fascinated with fowl, you might get something out of this remake, but beyond that highly specific demographic, it's a hard one to recommend. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3.5/5 37% Glass (2019) You can't accuse it of having been made by committee. You'd only accuse its maker of needing to be committed. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots isn't revolutionary, but it is about one, and she's played brilliantly by Saoirse Ronan. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Devious, disturbing and darkly funny, The Favourite is, well, the best. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) You're just waiting for the wild final act, when Wan fully embraces the metal promises of this Aquaman concept, and we get to witness Arthur fighting fishmonsters and Mera straddling an Orca as she rides into a psychedelic subaquatic battle. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Can I warn readers that Eighth Grade is the most triggering experience of recent memory while also recommending it as highly as is humanly possible? - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3.5/5 67% Vice (2018) [Bale] indeed looks like Cheney in his later years, yet he's happy to be surreally goofy in the part. Bale's such a good chameleon, he can throw performances like this over his shoulder as if it was nothing. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me? is an instantly iconic NYC flick, though this one is centered on two queer characters, giving us more diverse subjects than in Woody Allen's entire canon. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018