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
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Simon Miraudo Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), as it is gloriously titled, answers the ancient cinematic question: What if Suicide Squad hadn't been godawful? EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Simon Miraudo [LaBeouf's involvement] may cause some to approach it with caution, and not unreasonably, but I'd suggest throwing caution to the wind. This, you gotta see. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Simon Miraudo Fans of The Waterboy should go into Uncut Gems with plenty of high quality H2O to make up for all the juices they'll be projectile-sweating out of their pores. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Simon Miraudo There isn't a literal 'peanut butter falcon' in The Peanut Butter Falcon, but true to the title, it's a sticky-sweet film that soars on the strength of its easy-breezy cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Simon Miraudo I knew I was a convert when Mike said, "ride together, die together, bad boys for life" during a wedding toast for Marcus' daughter, and I thought, "what a beautiful sentiment for that young couple". EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5/5 Dolittle (2020) Simon Miraudo No animals were harmed in the making of this movie. Just careers. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Simon Miraudo As far as 'single-take' movies go, 1917 is one of the best. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
2/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Simon Miraudo It is an act of cowardice that sees a beloved nine-film saga sputter to a hugely disappointing and unaffecting end. Congratulations, internet. You killed the thing you, ahem, loved. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 Cats (2019) Simon Miraudo Finally, a whole new generation can discover that the Cats musical is two hours of human-feline hybrids without genitals having no-touch sex and begging for death via song. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Simon Miraudo The film, in its brazen audacity of concept and execution, does give off the feeling that the makers reckon they are absolutely crushing it, quite literally embodied by Waititi's distracting turn as a cheeky Hitler. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
1.5/5 Black Christmas (2019) Simon Miraudo Christmas is cancelled. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Simon Miraudo Don't fear: No spoilers here. All you need to know is Knives Out is a devilish delight. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4.5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Simon Miraudo The hilarious, heartbreaking Marriage Story [is] a triumph in his filmmaking career. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 Judy & Punch (2019) Simon Miraudo [Foulkes] clearly wants the laughs to catch in our throat, so as not to diminish the story she's telling. Still, a few snuck out regardless. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Simon Miraudo In this film, a character's virtue directly correlates with how wind-swept and motor oil-stained they look. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 Color Out of Space (2019) Simon Miraudo Nothing says fun at the cinema like a movie that makes metaphorical the radioactive rot of cancer treatment and the primordial terror of mutating into your own parents. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Simon Miraudo There's a lot to love in this sequel to The Shining , but it lives in the shadow of the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Simon Miraudo Few films can justify a length longer than 90 minutes, but even at three-and-a-half hours, Martin Scorsese's melancholy mob movie The Irishman still feels lean, and very mean. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
2.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Simon Miraudo At this rate, we won't get a decent Terminator sequel before the actual end of humanity. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Simon Miraudo The flick is cute without being cloying, and doesn't race to a cheap happy ending. Besides, it's long-term growth that Brittany's chasing anyway. It is, ahem, a marathon, not a sprint. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Simon Miraudo A round of hide and seek with some blue bloods gets, well, bloody in the very funny horror-satire Ready or Not. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Simon Miraudo We've had to wait so long for a Zombieland sequel, it's literally become a period piece. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 Joker (2019) Simon Miraudo A towering performance from Phoenix, who becomes the best to ever do it ('it' being the ultimate acting challenge of depicting the clown who fights Batman). EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
1.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Simon Miraudo Gemini Man-like Lee's last effort, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk-squeezes in 120 frames per second. Hey baby, that just means more movie to not love. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
2.5/5 Ride Like a Girl (2019) Simon Miraudo As long as you have zero problem with horse racing, the allegations levied against one of the trainers depicted in the film, and every sports movie trope in history, sure, Ride Like a Girl is fine. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
3.5/5 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Simon Miraudo Between Two Ferns, as a webseries and now as a Netflix motion picture (just like Roma!), is the perfect joke delivery system. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 Ad Astra (2019) Simon Miraudo Ad Astra [is] an existential space epic with the lofty aspirations of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the common sense to enliven proceedings with moon pirates and feral zero-gravity apes. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 Good Boys (2019) Simon Miraudo In 2019, it's especially nice to enjoy a movie without wondering if the lead actors are about to be, or have already been, cancelled for their toxic masculinity. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Simon Miraudo If it was an episode of Friends, you'd call the 'present day' portion of It: "The One With All the Weird S***". EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 Animals (2019) Simon Miraudo Animals is a spirited though often sad examination of female friendship, and a friendship's end; the hangover that arrives no matter how endless the fun seemed. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4.5/5 The Nightingale (2018) Simon Miraudo If ever a rave review was to also serve as a consumer warning, it's now, for The Nightingale. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3.5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Simon Miraudo It's a loving, affectionate tribute to those who give their life to cinema, and to old-school moviemaking, but it's also a repudiation of the past, and how his town ignored the evil that flirted so closely to its fringes. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Simon Miraudo Aster has found the ultimate back-channel into our primal terrors, making us suspicious of the people we would otherwise run to in a tragedy. And damn if it doesn't work every time. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 Australian Dream (1987) Simon Miraudo The Australian Dream is shattering. And now, the illusion of our country can't be unshattered. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Simon Miraudo In this film, Dwayne Johnson yanks a helicopter from the air by a chain with his bare hands. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Simon Miraudo The exact same stuff happens as before. Now though, it looks like David Attenborough uncovered a secret species of singing lion and lent them to Disney for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
3/5 Stuber (2019) Simon Miraudo Hello, here's Stuber, the kind of movie where the title comes first and the script comes second, or sometimes not at all. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Simon Miraudo A hilarious, heartfelt and trailblazing teen comedy from first-time director Olivia Wilde. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Simon Miraudo Mostly, you'll just have to take my word for it that Spider-Man: Far From Home is a damned delight. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Simon Miraudo It's a weird but maybe era-appropriate coincidence that the two best films of the year so far-Us and now Parasite-are searing black comedies about class, featuring two rival families whose differences in wealth are largely the result of chance. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 Yesterday (2019) Simon Miraudo It's hard not to otherwise enjoy a film that basically plays you The Beatles' songs for two hours. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 Child's Play (2019) Simon Miraudo This time, the fritzing Chucky doll turns homicidal simply by hanging around some screeching kids while watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which, okay, fair enough. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
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