Simon Miraudo

Simon Miraudo
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 89% 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 15% The Hustle (2019) Congratulations, you played yourself. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 85% 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 95% 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 98% 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 80% 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 94% 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 59% 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 60% 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 69% 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 69% 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 38% 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
2.5/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) For a movie about uprooted societies on monster trucks, it's a bit flat. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 71% Climax (2019) Climax is alive and unique and absolutely bonkers. It's cinema used as a tool to provoke and tickle pleasure centers at once. If it wasn't for the nausea, I'd have watched it twice through. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) I would have also accepted the alternate film titles Singin' in the Brainnnns or Dead Evan Hanson. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) Creed II, the sequel to 2015's excellent Creed and the eighth overall entry in the Rocky saga, lives up to the legend, which is saying something, because, well, did you read the first part of this sentence? - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut of musician Boots Riley, is a black comedy that's no joke, a fantasy about a future dystopia that's too real, and a satire so ferocious it'll leave visible bite marks on your person. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón's Roma opens with a magic trick... Ta da. You could do it at home, if you wanted. The rest of Roma, I'm not so sure. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Two men become untethered from reality and a third pays the ultimate price in Foxcatcher, a contemplative, chilling meditation on America's sense of owed victory by director Bennett Miller. - Quickflix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 93% Force Majeure (2014) An avalanche descends on a family of tourists and it's not even among the five worst things to happen to them on their cursed ski trip in Force Majeure, the blackly comic Swedish psychodrama from director Ruben Östlund. - Quickflix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) History's most famous thief-apologies to the Ocean siblings-gets another big screen reinvention, but really, the makers have merely tinkered under the Hood. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Given McQueen's appreciation for a locked-off shot, he could have just trained his camera on this lot eating lunch for two hours, sent the unbroken take to cinemas and driven straight to the SAG Awards to watch them collect the prize for Best Ensemble. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Though pretty and occasionally very sweet, it's barely a sequel. It's more like seafood extender. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) "Won't somebody think of the children?" gets thrown around a lot, and usually for the wrong reasons. Here, Edgerton does, for the right ones. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) The Girl in the Spider's Web is good enough, if you don't mind that Lisbeth Salander is basically Batman now. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
5/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria isn't just a brilliant and defining horror classic anymore. It's two. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Why'd anyone want to watch them do the Lip Sync Challenge after two long hours, when we just wanna get out, just wanna get right outta here? - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Timothée Chalamet is the best thing about the movies right now. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Consider it the first "real" sequel, and the first to really grapple with Laurie Strode as an assault survivor. It really works too, with Michael Myers a perfect stand-in for the recent wave of exposed abusers. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's been recited plenty of times before and, even if it hadn't, follows the predictable beats of so many true stories of waning celebrity. That's not a criticism; it's actually what gives the story emotional heft. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) It's the kind of movie where multiple people need to be told they still have shards of glass sticking out of their head. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) It captures a decent and admirable moment in all of mankind's history with restraint, and, just when you want it, bombast. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) I feel a bit like Joey Tribbiani eating Rachel's meat trifle in Friends: It's not what it could have been, sure, but Tom Hardy? Good. Riz Ahmed? Good. Giant-tongued space monster Venom? Goood. - Student Edge EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018