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 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 () 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
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