Student Edge

Student Edge 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 Miraudo
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Simon Miraudo Toy Story 4 is perfectly fine. Even good! [But] at the ripe old age of 24, Toy Story is suddenly what it never used to be: disposable. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Simon Miraudo Tessa Thompson's great, but Men In Black: International just isn't good-or gross-enough to earn any space in your memory. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Simon Miraudo The X-Men franchise dies doing what it loved: wasting opportunities and being the worst. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Simon Miraudo All the character actors in the world can't save Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters from calamity. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Simon Miraudo It is, gloriously, the most. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Simon Miraudo The John Wick brand is so strong, his enemies are now introducing themselves as fans. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Simon Miraudo Congratulations, you played yourself. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 Top End Wedding (2019) Simon Miraudo Top End Wedding gets the most mileage out of its superstar lead, Tapsell, who is effervescent and supremely watchable. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Simon Miraudo True to its title, Avengers: Endgame delivers a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe: an ending. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
4.5/5 Thunder Road (2018) Simon Miraudo This thing just keeps getting better and better, becoming an always unpredictable delight. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 The Unicorn Store (2017) Simon Miraudo Unicorn Store skewers when necessary, without judging those who prefer to keep things sweet. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
3.5/5 Mid90s (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Simon Miraudo These are the only pictures I love that also give me a stress headache. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
5/5 Us (2019) Simon Miraudo It's a pleasure to wrestle with Us. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Simon Miraudo There's not much here, but who needs more? Tim Burton's remaking of Dumbo doesn't overthink it. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Simon Miraudo [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. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 Greta (2018) Simon Miraudo I felt like screaming the same thing at [Neil] Jordan as Frances eventually screams at Greta: What do you want from me? EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 Vox Lux (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
2.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Simon Miraudo Horror franchises are rarely bettered by becoming more convoluted. Oh, except for this one. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4.5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 High Flying Bird (2019) Simon Miraudo High Flying Bird is a troll, like so many of the modern NBA greats. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
3/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Simon Miraudo Cold Pursuit doesn't put Liam Neeson's career on ice. Only Liam Neeson can be accused of doing that. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 Green Book (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
2.5/5 Storm Boy (2019) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3.5/5 Glass (2019) Simon Miraudo You can't accuse it of having been made by committee. You'd only accuse its maker of needing to be committed. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Simon Miraudo Mary Queen of Scots isn't revolutionary, but it is about one, and she's played brilliantly by Saoirse Ronan. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
5/5 The Favourite (2018) Simon Miraudo Devious, disturbing and darkly funny, The Favourite is, well, the best. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 Eighth Grade (2018) Simon Miraudo 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? EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
3.5/5 Vice (2018) Simon Miraudo [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. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Simon Miraudo For a movie about uprooted societies on monster trucks, it's a bit flat. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 Climax (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Simon Miraudo I would have also accepted the alternate film titles Singin' in the Brainnnns or Dead Evan Hanson. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 Creed II (2018) Simon Miraudo 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? EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 Roma (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
2.5/5 Robin Hood (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 Widows (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Simon Miraudo Though pretty and occasionally very sweet, it's barely a sequel. It's more like seafood extender. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 Boy Erased (2018) Simon Miraudo "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. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Simon Miraudo The Girl in the Spider's Web is good enough, if you don't mind that Lisbeth Salander is basically Batman now. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
5/5 Suspiria (2018) Simon Miraudo Suspiria isn't just a brilliant and defining horror classic anymore. It's two. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
2/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Simon Miraudo 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? EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Simon Miraudo Timothée Chalamet is the best thing about the movies right now. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 Halloween (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Simon Miraudo 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018