Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 83% Boss Level (2021) There is stuff to like here. There's fun to be had, in that you'll watch a lot of carnage. I don't think it works as a comedy. It definitely doesn't work when it halts the action entirely to get serious. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
2/5 48% Wounds (2019) It builds to this really absurd ending, which is really fascinating, but I don't think it pays off the way it thinks it does. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
1.5/5 68% Bombshell (2019) I thought this was quite bad. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) One of Malick's more human efforts in recent years. It feels deeply involved in what's going on with its leads. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2.5/5 91% In Fabric (2019) It literally lost the thread, not to put too annoying a pun on it. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) I think this would have been a much more effective piece of social commentary if it just focused on these two and their struggles. When it does focus on these two, it's this really cracking on-the-run thriller. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2.5/5 73% Lost Girls (2020) It has a bit of a feel of a tele-movie, but that aside, Amy Ryan in the lead role is really good here. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4.5/5 94% Bad Education (2019) So well-crafted... Has really interesting insights into the psychopathy or the humanity of all the players. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/5 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) I'll take as many [of these films] as they want to give me. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/5 93% Be Water (2020) It's really important to understand why, 45 years ago, this was something that really mattered. I definitely have a better appreciation now than I did before I saw Be Water. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 40% Wasp Network (2019) Some really shoddy storytelling. The film both moves too quickly and, at times, not at all. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 78% Greyhound (2020) It is a movie only about procedure. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2.5/5 83% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) It doesn't congeal in the end, and it ends before it really knows what to do with its premise. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) This film doubles down on the grimness in such a way that it takes itself too seriously. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/5 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) It's an interesting story about the idea of liberation. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) I loved this film. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
3.5/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) You could put this through some sort of Sorkin AI machine and it would pump out the exact same film... that said, it does crackle. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) You get to see this individual's struggle, as opposed to a general thesis on the difficulty of getting an abortion in the United States. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2.5/5 47% The Little Things (2021) You have this very empty movie, ultimately. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
4/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) [Mads Mikkelsen delivers] one of the best performances of the last year. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 59% Malcolm & Marie (2020) All you're really watching is Sam Levinson having strawman, bad faith arguments against himself. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
4.5/5 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) American Utopia is much more earnest [than Stop Making Sense]. It is a bit of a disconnect. But it's a Broadway show, and Broadway has to be earnest. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4.5/5 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Hardcore blood and gore... but it is kind of warranted in that this is a movie about the extremes of reality and personhood. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3/5 94% Palm Springs (2020) Considering this movie is about the limitless potential of being immortal and living without consequence, it does fall into pretty familiar and tired arenas towards the end. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
5/5 99% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) I can confidently say Collective is my #1 movie [of 2020]. This is an absolute must-see masterpiece. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3.5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) King does a really good job as director to make the space feel larger than it is, and to make it feel dramatically interesting. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3/5 76% High Ground (2020) We need to see these stories. we need to be reminded of these atrocities... But there's just no denying there are far more white characters that get pride of place. - Movie Squad (RTRFM 92.1) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 83% Scare Me (2020) Aya Cash: So good in You're the Worst, so good in the most recent season of The Boys, and now so, so good in Scare Me, a horror-comedy that leans heavily on her ability to tell stories... but good. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) This Halloween, why rewatch An American Werewolf in London (the only great wolfman movie) when you can investigate The Wolf of Snow Hollow, which might now officially be first runner up? - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
4/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Satire may not be necessary (or effective at opening eyes) these days, but it can still serve as a welcome relief valve for those of us who want to see frauds exposing themselves. Wait, Rudy, not like that! - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
3.5/5 92% Baby, Done (2021) Baby Done has the best line readings since Jacinda remarked: "We're just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan." - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 87% On The Rocks (2020) Remember that I warned you here this is a glide, not a ride. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Exceedingly good-natured and led by two actual sweetie-pies, Bill and Ted-with their mantra "be excellent to each other"-are unexpectedly the exact heroes we need now. Funnily enough, this may be the only time in history that will be true. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4.5/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) I'm even willing to let you leave now and just say I'll be giving this 4.5/5 at the end. See, I'd sooner spoil my review than your viewing experience. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
3.5/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) With vision of riots fuelled by racist police forces and shootings of unarmed Black citizens among 2020's most prominent images, Les Misérables is as timely as it is depressingly timeless. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 70% Tenet (2020) For those who don't want to engage with Nolan's academic exercises, just tune out and revel in its baser pleasures: thrilling spy set pieces and charismatic leads. The other stuff? Ain't nobody got time for that. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 88% Deerskin (2020) The only thing you need to understand or appreciate here is that Dupieux wanted to tell the story of a jacket that compels its owner to kill people, and to that end, has succeeded. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
2.5/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Not the best, not the wurst. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
4.5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) For as long as there has been cinema, we have needed a Spike Lee. We may always need Spike Lee. We can at least be grateful that he's such a vibrant, furious, genre-spanning polemicist. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4.5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night actually made me do the Spielberg Face. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
2.5/5 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) Give Lauren Lapkus the Best Actress Oscar, you cowards. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/5 75% Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2019) I suppose you have to respect how extra Antrum is. In a way, its biggest problem is that Amito and Laicini have too many good ideas here. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) There is no end to the humiliation in The Assistant, which imagines what it must have been like to serve as a downtrodden PA to a Harvey Weinstein type, and to accidentally but undeniably become his accomplice. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3.5/5 67% Extraction (2020) In Extraction, Chris Hemsworth plays a mercenary named Tyler Rake who winds up literally killing someone with a gardening rake. So, it's that kind of movie. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/5 87% Swallow (2020) An expectant mother develops a taste for marbles, pins and worse in Swallow, a challenging body horror flick some will find unpalatable, but is worth ingesting. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3/5 57% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt is a familiar kill-or-be-killed thriller that is strangely top-heavy in the killing department. Normally, that'd be a mark against it. But it's precisely when the film gets rid of everyone except Gilpin that it starts cooking. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) You will not be surprised to learn that the actual magic makers at Pixar have found another way to suck tears from your eye sockets with great velocity. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3/5 84% The Way Back (2020) We see how, exactly, this sad sack might rally to inspire the disaffected kids on the roster. His Batman could never. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4.5/5 100% Honeyland (2019) Honeyland is a stirring demonstration of our symbiosis with the natural world. Or, in other words, it's tight. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Writer-director Leigh Whannell, screenwriter of Saw, has evolved into a proper illusionist with his old school yet radical retelling of The Invisible Man. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020