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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
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 50% Rampage (2018) I'd trust Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with my life.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
2/5 15% 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 82% 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
91% 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
86% 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 86% 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 73% 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 82% 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
5 74% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Non-linearity is used to mirror the backsliding volatility of Callahan's recovery, but it's a gimmick that only feigns narrative unpredictability.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) This repetitive, glassy-eyed finale feels more like a weak victory lap, offering little pleasure but plenty of lifestyle porn (not to mention product placement) by way of luxury cars, a decadent Paris honeymoon and an enviable alpine view bubble bath.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Its joyful, forward-rushing narrative rhythm captures the feeling of adolescence ending before it has barely begun.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
3/5 50% Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) This loud, goofy, comic-book-bright sequel to Chen Sicheng's 2015 buddy comedy works as a loose riff on Sherlock Holmes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 75% You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (Nawet nie wiesz, jak bardzo cie kocham) (2016) Authenticity may have been breached, but the film's revelations still feel earned, and achingly truthful.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) We don't learn very much about Israel's relationships or motivations from the screenplay, but it's fascinating to watch Washington's display of repressed turmoil.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 0% Lies We Tell (2018) The film is hindered by clunky dialogue and strained performances from minor characters ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
1/5 14% Winchester (2018) A conventional haunted house film that insists on schlocky thrills and trite genre cliches.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 92% Journey's End (2018) Sam Claflin is particularly good as the boozy, brooding Captain Stanhope, whose intensity, belligerence and self-loathing flesh out what might in less capable hands have been a cliched, shell-shocked soldier.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 90% Makala (2017) This immersive, slow-burning documentary about a Congolese charcoal maker finds poetry in the punishing, monotonous graft of one man's trade.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) It's chilling to witness Obama's cool intelligence and statesmanlike composure, given the knowledge of who will come to replace him.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
2/5 83% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) Though the film's stylings are a little mannered, the two female leads are compelling screen presences, especially Garrel, who relishes the melodrama of fresh heartbreak.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Pixar's latest project is a glittering return to non-franchise form after 2015's lacklustre The Good Dinosaur.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) It's hard not to derive some pleasure from watching Neeson fling himself about a rickety commuter train (and, in one set piece, precariously close to some train tracks), throwing insults at Goldman Sachs "on behalf of the American middle class".‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3/5 80% Walk With Me (2017) If you aren't into new-ageiness, its meditative pacing, preachy voiceover and closeups of shiny, hard-shelled ladybirds might grate, though its continual call to return to the present moment is hard to ignore.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
4/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) Don't be put off by the banal title; School of Rock screenwriter Mike White's introspective cringe comedy drily harnesses the baby-boomer anxieties experienced by parents of millennials.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
2/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) It doesn't make for particularly thrilling viewing until the film's final third, which sees the kidnappers beginning to get as annoyed as the audience is about the dragged-out ransom plotline.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3/5 47% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) [An] ambitious, enjoyable sci-fi experiment ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
5/5 100% The Work (2017) Sceptics may enter Folsom with suspicion, but these are extraordinary scenes, so shocking and dynamic they might be mistaken for exorcisms. ‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 57% The Unseen (2017) The film lurches into conventional horror-thriller territory as it progresses, though there are interesting moments ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Gently subversive ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) An intriguing, imperfect beast.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2/5 92% Mountain (2018) Its individual parts are mostly indistinct, coming together to form a vague thesis hinged on lofty platitudes such as "mountains restore our wonder and challenge our arrogance".‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) An ambitious, sprawling, novelistic beast of a movie ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 67% Happy End (2017) Michael Haneke's new film gleams with cold gallows humour.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
1/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) There are a few bright spots, like Christopher Plummer's Scrooge, but with its too-bright visuals and laboured dialogue, at best, the film belongs on television.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) It's a little mawkish, but Chbosky, a YA institution himself, has a gift for understanding young people and the nuances of their relationships.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017