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
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 () 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 Zhi You Yun Zhi Dao (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 (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 Isha Ovedet (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
4/5 The Run (2017) Simon Foster The Run forgoes the observational disconnect of most factual films and becomes one with the profound journey itself. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 Tater Tot & Patton (2017) Simon Foster A film so steeped in such deeply human conditions as grief, addiction and loneliness ought not also be such a sweetly engaging joy. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
4/5 Blue Moon (2018) Simon Foster A gripping slice of Kiwi-noir that ticks all the boxes that rank truly great independent cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 Destination Wedding (2018) Simon Foster [The] darlings of 80s/90s cinema turn their callous-hearted characters into legitimately redeemable love birds. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Simon Foster Captain Marvel is not the blunt-force challenge to the accepted norms that Ryan Coogler's Black Panther came to represent, but it's a potent statement of intent. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 The Way We Weren't (2019) Simon Foster [This] occasionally funny, energetically upbeat effort provides a solid vehicle for likable stars Fiona Gubelmann and Australian Ben Lawson. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 The Last Laugh (2019) Simon Foster [With] comedy talent like Chase (his most understated and likable in years) and Dreyfuss...working every inch of the frame, the result is more sweet sentiment and hearty guffaws than the material often deserves. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 I Still See You (2018) Simon Foster I Still See You is an ideal early foray into the horror genre for the modern teenage girl and her slumber party pals. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Simon Foster Nugent proves himself to be a master of meaningful whimsy. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 At First Light (2018) Simon Foster Whether you know it or not, kids, you've now got your own generation's Close Encounters of The Third Kind. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 Nightmare Cinema (2018) Simon Foster [Delivered] by Garris and his peers with a true understanding of a horror fan's fixation. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
5/5 Leto (2018) Simon Foster There is a sprawling sense of time and place to Leto, which blows out the running to over two hours, yet there is not a frame of the film one would want to see excised. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 Spitfire (2018) Simon Foster Through the narrative and wonderful aerial shots blending wartime and contemporary footage, Spitfire doesn't just tell you about the plane, it shows you. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2018
2.5/5 Suspiria (2018) Simon Foster [A] horror film that doesn't seem to be particularly interested in being a 'horror' film at all. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 Alpha (2018) Simon Foster Deceptively simple in its construction yet sweepingly epic, exciting and genuinely moving in its execution. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
3/5 Satan's Slaves (2017) Simon Foster Satan's Slaves is a supremely polished, legitimately creepy poltergeist/possession yarn. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/5 The Misandrists (2017) Simon Foster The Misandrists walks dangerously close to 'respectability' at times - [Bruce's] aesthetic has cleaner lines, crisper framing, story structure that veers uncharacteristically towards (dare I say it) conventional. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (2018) Simon Foster [A] fun, flouncy fan documentary soon becomes something...well, not quite profound, but certainly soul-enriching in the way that only looking at Bill Murray's face can inspire. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 The Meg (2018) Simon Foster The Meg seems destined to only find favour with snarky podcasters seeking schlocky targets for ridicule. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/5 Animal World (2018) Simon Foster [An] aggressively pointless 140 minutes of misdirection and incoherence. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2018
4/5 Adrift (2018) Simon Foster An un-ironic, openhearted romance that doubles as a psychological study in survival trauma. Every bruise earned and every tear shed... feels entirely authentic. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (2017) Simon Foster A charming study of family dynamics, shifting generational values and the challenge of just plain growing old. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/5 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Simon Foster Stubby is every bit the great animated hero, utterly lovable in the eyes of the tykes while also legitimately heroic for the war movie fans. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 Hereditary (2018) Simon Foster [A] style-over-substance Rosemary's Baby/Wicker Man riff riddled with tension-diluting inconsistencies and hamstrung by a holier-than-thou approach to horror tropes. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018