Screen-Space

Screen-Space is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Simon Foster
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Music (2021) Simon Foster Yes, we want ASD actors cast in parts drawn from their life experiences, but we cannot deny that Music considers those experiences with heart, integrity and artistry regardless. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/5 Shortcut (2020) Simon Foster A serviceable creature-feature that will play well enough with housebound under-'20s, the patch-quilt monster-movie/teen drama Shortcut is light on logic but buoyed by an engaging spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
3.5/5 The End of the Storm (2020) Simon Foster Erskine pulls up shy of taking the camera into the dressing rooms and boardrooms to capture real drama...instead ensuring that the mood is kept buoyant and in line with the giddy thrill that only Cup winners are afforded. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4/5 1BR (2019) Simon Foster 1BR is as incisive a slice of pitch black social satire as it is a squirm-inducing horror film. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4.5/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Simon Foster While a time-skipping 91 minute three-quel, 29 years on the boil, should not carry the weight of making the world a happier place, it suddenly finds itself doing so. And doing so most excellently. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
4/5 Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible (2020) Simon Foster A thrilling case for the power of the mind as a unifying social force EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
3/5 The Unfamiliar (2020) Simon Foster Pretorious and DOP Pete Wallington shoot the reveal of the film's devilish protagonist (repping stellar creature design work from makeup fx veteran Robbie Drake) with a genuinely nightmarish glee. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
4/5 The Pickup Game (2019) Simon Foster [A] searing, exciting exposé of the 'seduction coaching' industry and the sexual snake-oil salesmen bleeding millions of dollars from desperately lonely sadsacks who equate meaningless conquest with manlihood. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
1.5/5 Grizzly II. Revenge (2020) Simon Foster [In] the annals of 'All-time Great Bad Movies', where earnest acting in the service of unspeakable dialogue is prized, Grizzly 2: Revenge gains immediate respect. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2020
4/5 () Simon Foster A terrifically effective sequel that exhibits what a masterful teller of suspenseful stories [Traucki] has become. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
2/5 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Simon Foster [Wraps] on a fairytale high that Hogan's legion of fans undoubtedly believe he has earned in real life; too bad it is denied his movie alter-ego, who deserves a better send off than this. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
3/5 Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B & B Robbery (2020) Simon Foster Two winning lead performances and the present-day reimagining of well-worn tropes go a long way to smoothing over some bumpy plotting... EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2020
4/5 Le choc du futur (2019) Simon Foster It is a rousing story, underplayed to near-perfection, made grand by the sense of artistic discovery it conveys. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2020
4/5 Morgana (2019) Simon Foster So sex positive and emotionally resonant is her factual film journey, everything about the body and soul baring of Morgana Muses feels convincingly empowering and wonderfully real. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 Cracked Up (2018) Simon Foster With Cracked Up, Hammond is only doing what he hoped someone might have done when he was a child - speaking up. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
3.5/5 Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact has Begun (2020) Simon Foster [It] won't make you believe any more than you do, nor will it spin too many sceptics 180, but it will help us understand the complexity of a different set of beliefs. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/5 The Willoughbys (2020) Simon Foster [If] the storytelling stumbles, Pearn and his animators certainly deliver colour and movement in a manner that is sure to enthral the under 10s. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 Planet of the Humans (2019) Simon Foster A bleak picture of a near future that mankind's very existence is irrevocably condemning. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 There's Something in the Water (2019) Simon Foster There's Something in the Water tells an ugly story about the horrendous exploitation of a proud people and their beautiful land, so urgency and honesty over artistry seems entirely appropriate. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/5 Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2018) Simon Foster Amito and Laicini ensure it all unfolds in an earnestly told and legitimately chilling manner, both their faux-70s filmmaking technique and pretend 'experts' convincing. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2020
4/5 Astronaut (2019) Simon Foster Astronaut is more interested in the humanity of its elderly characters than it is in serving the conventions of a genre. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
4/5 Two Heads Creek (2019) Simon Foster A smart, yet deliriously insane take on our dangerously ridiculous modern society, Two Heads Creek plays like a Monty Python-meets-Peter 'Braindead' Jackson reworking of Wake in Fright. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 () Simon Foster [An] engagingly old-fashioned story extolling the virtues of social engagement and experiential living. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 Guns Akimbo (2019) Simon Foster A splattery, smartly satirical Truman Show/Running Man mash-up for the content-obsessed millennial masses EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
3.5/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Simon Foster Sonic the Hedgehog hits the ground running in Paramount's crowdpleasing, funny, spirited comedy/adventure romp. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 VHYes (2019) Simon Foster A skit-filled 'Kentucky Fried Movie'-like takedown of kitsch 1980s media culture develops into a far more prescient and surprisingly moving satire. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 Go! (2020) Simon Foster The Kart-y Kid. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 The Wave (2019) Simon Foster A riff on A Christmas Carol in which Ebenezer Scrooge swallows The Red Pill is a good starting point for those readying to partake of Gille Klabin's trippy, challenging, wholly satisfying freak-out EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4.5/5 Cats (2019) Simon Foster Hooper's surrealistic song-and-dance spectacle, steeped in joyous musical theatre lore and rich with the emotions of acceptance and forgiveness, is exactly what we need right now. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2019
3.5/5 Only Cloud Knows (2019) Simon Foster [If] The Notebook, The Lakehouse and/or Somewhere in Time are kept in a drawer under your television, Only Cloud Knows is for you. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 Scales (2019) Simon Foster Shahad Ameen announces herself as that most special of filmmakers - a storyteller that can work timely subtext and scathing commentary into a great work of fantasy. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4.5/5 () Simon Foster One of the most confronting and heartbreaking cinematic works of the year EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 Stay Out Stay Alive (2019) Simon Foster [Within] familiar parameters [Yurke] delivers a convincingly scary spin on just how ugly human nature can be when tempted by greed and twisted by paranoia. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/5 Midway (2019) Simon Foster [The] truer battle raging on-screen in Roland Emmerich's Midway is the clash between Oscar-bait war epic and rousingly cornball B-movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/5 In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic 80s Horror (2019) Simon Foster Despite its flaws, it is the work of a true fan, geared towards the like-minded. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
4.5/5 Working Woman (2018) Simon Foster Liron Ben Shlush superbly portrays the anxiety and heartbreak of the victimized as well as the dignity and determination to face down an attacker EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Simon Foster Nothing about the expanded format dilutes the hilarity of the inappropriate interviews. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 The Banana Splits Movie (2019) Simon Foster If a reboot of the property was going to happen it might as well be in this all-or-nothing mutated form. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Simon Foster [Beats] to the obsessive pop-culture pulse of Quentin Tarantino like no film of his ever has. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 You Don't Nomi (2019) Simon Foster [It] certainly paints a picture of a film that is a true auteur's vision, enlivened by an actress' devotion and worthy of its audience's adoration. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 Reborn (2018) Simon Foster [Displays] a particularly strong affinity for character-driven storytelling, which elevates Reborn above others of its kind. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
4/5 Sharkwater Extinction (2018) Simon Foster Footage of him being at one with the creatures and seascapes he lived and fought for are as a profoundly inspiring as anything he had ever shot for the cause of shark conservation. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/5 The Cat Rescuers (2018) Simon Foster As much as it is a cat's tale, The Cat Rescuers is also a moving study in good humanity. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
3.5/5 Ghost Light (2018) Simon Foster In equal measure a love letter to The Bard, a satirical skewering of theatrical tropes and a cracking Twilight Zone episode. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2.5/5 Palm Beach (2019) Simon Foster Ward's boomer friendship fantasy is light on real world issues and heavy on champers, sunshine and how life's little hiccups can take the sheen off wealthy privilege. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Simon Foster Dougherty respects both the B-movie beats of the big guy's film history as well as the environmental subtext that Godzilla has always represented. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019) Simon Foster Valkeapää avoids leering over the perverse by remaining bound to his themes of redemption and understanding. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Litigante (2019) Simon Foster It is a beautiful, universal, heartbreaking observation from a filmmaker fully invested in his story and characters. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 Pariah Dog (2019) Simon Foster A great deal of bitter existential irony courses through the frames of Alk's deeply humanistic film. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 Davi's Way (2017) Simon Foster [A] long overdue insight into a man whose entire career has painted a not-entirely truthful representation of what drives him as an artist. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019