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Simran Hans

Simran Hans
Simran Hans's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Sight and Sound, Film4, Observer (UK), Little White Lies, New Statesman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 65% Uncle Drew (2018) Corniness abounds...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
2/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) Every joke's punchline is that these characters are gay, making it difficult to understand who exactly, in 2018, the film hopes to make laugh.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
2/5 43% Swimming with Men (2018) It's easy to lose patience with Eric's particular problems, the result of a lack of self-awareness.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
3/5 37% Mary Shelley (2018) While it feels stretched at two hours, its teen-movie digressions work well as opportunities to apply contemporary feminist critiques to the Romantics.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) The Purge films are B-movies, and so this ultraviolence mostly works, though its social commentary is served a little too rare to stomach easily.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
2/5 96% Studio 54 (2018) It's frustratingly broad on its place in club culture.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) As might be expected of an Oceans film, things move smoothly; to its credit, there's very little fat here.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
4/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) A fascinating and considered study of outsider tensions, though a third-act turn that forces Pio to pick a side hammers the point home a little too hard.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
2/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett's familiarity with Wilde's work means that he gets the lyrical patter just right and his connection to the character feels genuine. A shame, then, that the film's formal qualities are so distracting.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Welcome To Curiosity (2018) The eye-watering inanity of its pitifully panto-style gangster-movie dialogue ("Some have broken hearts - others have broken heads") almost outweighs its egregious sexism.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Though there are some interesting genre flourishes, and a set piece involving a gorgeous, shadowy gothic mansion, this overlong instalment is merely serviceable.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) It offers a valuable insight into how young women can be just as bumbling, emotionally inept and ambivalent about commitment as men.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) [A] moving documentary...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It makes for something that ends up being sadder, weirder, more boring - but more convincing - than the average serial killer movie.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
2/5 68% Edie (2017) With its drab, overpowering score, this tedious drama is nearly as gruelling as the trek up Scotland's Suilven...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
2/5 15% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) A tame-enough tale of tolerance, though bonus points for a healthy dose of toilet humour and a flying, fanged cow.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
3/5 94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) The subject matter is harrowing enough without extra strings.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) What's most compelling...is the way Martel skewers the history of colonialism without voyeuristically indulging in the moment of conquest.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
2/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Even at a stretched two hours, the whole thing feels like an aside - a small, low-stakes story stripped of the mythos and epic scale that make the new crop of Star Wars films land.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2018
4/5 95% Filmworker (2018) [An] edifying, occasionally troubling documentary...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
3/5 100% A Cambodian Spring (2018) The film covers a fascinating period in Cambodian politics, but clocking in at two hours and split into several uneven chapters, it's inefficiently organised.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
2/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) There's very little to enjoy here.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
3/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) The film is pleasingly thorny on the subject of intimacy, sexual dysfunction and trauma.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
No Score Yet Another News Story (2017) Averts its gaze from the graphic horrors broadcast on TV and across the internet, instead turning a critical eye to the journalists reporting on them.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/5 100% The Deminer (2017) A difficult, thrilling watch.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This chaotic but surprisingly nimble instalment, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, brings together an eye-popping ensemble cast of A-listers (imagine the table read!) and pushes them into playful new configurations.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) John Trengove's tough, beguiling debut looks at what happens when queerness throws a wrench in the rusty machinery of traditional masculinity.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/5 95% Western (2018) Like the Hollywood westerns it references, it's a story of economic imperialism as an assertion of male dominance, the political implications of colonisation hanging in the air like stale sweat.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) I'd trust Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with my life.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This tepid teen horror from Blumhouse Productions is a disappointing backwards stumble for the indie company, given its recent track record of cheap but effective genre thrills...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
4/5 100% Even When I Fall (2017) At times it's stingingly tough to watch, but a privilege to hear these women tell their stories in their own clear-eyed words.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
5/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Rebotini's dissonant, humming, house-inflected score - and the metronome-like heartbeats that underscore the action - are reminders that, even on their deathbed, a person has a pulse. In its dying gasps, the film grasps at life.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
3/5 84% Journeyman (2017) The film is a little self-serious, and the story's recovery arc wraps up too tidily, but as a character study - and showcase for Considine and Whittaker's considerable gifts as actors - it's surprisingly interesting and angular.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
4/5 83% The Bachelors (2017) There's a corny metaphor about cross-country running and the catharsis that comes from pushing through the pain of loss, but strong central performances mean that this is still moving stuff.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) By aligning itself with its younger characters' more open-minded sexual politics, this cheerfully ribald teen comedy updates the genre's morally conservative convention.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) This is hardly Spielberg's most creative genre work - but...it does speak to the joyful, unapologetic classicism of his film-making style.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet América (2018) Shot over a three-year period with an affectionate, watchful eye, it blows up an intimate family portrait on to a large, cinematic canvas.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The meticulously detailed wasteland that Anderson has created is rendered with his typical craft and care; from its rippling glittery seas to a glowing rainbow cave of empty sake bottles...‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet A Woman Without a Name (2018) Despite the film's inclination towards broad statements about Iranian society, the women in the film represent a narrow slice.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) An exciting, imperfect genre success.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
4/5 94% Gook (2017) In rooftop conversations, an impressionistic dance sequence that takes place in a parking lot and a devastating conclusion that teeters on the edge of melodrama, Chon finds a tone all of his own.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
1/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Beatrix Potter's children's books may have been out of copyright since 2014, but that's no excuse for this manure-scented take on her best-known tale.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
2/5 42% Mary Magdalene (2018) A tasteful RE lesson that rushes to paint Mary's inner strength and moral goodness, but forgets to shade in the contours of her characterisation.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (2017) The tone of the reportage wavers between personal and journalistic. Still, it's a good story.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) As a raw document of Arulpragasm's life it's a treasure trove of intimate insights... The only problem is its disinterest in her actual artistic process.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 89% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) With his prominent, avian nose and inquisitive eyes, Fares is a compelling screen presence, while Salehh's attention to details of life in a country on the brink of change give things a sense of grimy perspicuity.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
2/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) The tone is relentlessly bleak, and for all its depraved sexuality the film's gaze is more drooling teenage boy than genuinely adult or erotic.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
3/5 74% Mom and Dad (2018) Almost ugly ultra-HD, a dated dubstep soundtrack and ketchup-splatter special effects might make a lesser film less appealing, but here these lowbrow touches work to Mom and Dad's advantage.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
4/5 83% Game Night (2018) This surprisingly zingy, throwback studio comedy is witty and observant on the dynamics between couples.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
100% Grass (2018) An exquisite hangout movie whose probing, sardonic approach to character and conversation treads familiar terrain for the increasingly prolific Korean director.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018