Simon Kinnear

Simon Kinnear

Freelance film journalist and Total Film contributor. Also has a blog that nobody reads.

Favorite films

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Chungking Express
  • Children of Men
  • The Hill

Recent activity

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

  • Audition

  • Triple 9

  • Tabu

Recent reviews

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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★

    Skyfall is like the new track that accompanies a Greatest Hits album. It’s got exactly that mix of for-the-fans nostalgia and forward-thinking experimentation that accompanies the best such songs. The entire theme of Skyfall echoes with the vibe of the Greatest Hits album: “Bond’s getting on a bit. Maybe it’s time to hang up the Walther PPK?” Joyously, the film decides there’s plenty of life in the old dog.


    Full review: www.kinnemaniac.com/2012/11/26/greatest-hits-skyfall-2012-blogalongabond-23/

  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    ★★★★

    If the anecdotal evidence is to be trusted, Cosmopolis might be the most controversial movie David Cronenberg has ever made. Never mind the kerfuffle over Crash, or the outraged heads that exploded when Scanners was released. No – just stick R-Pattz in a limo, while variously discussing financial theory and having his prostate examined, and you are guaranteed walk-outs.

    Full review for Total Film: www.totalfilm.com/reviews/blu-ray/cosmopolis-1

Popular reviews

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  • The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers

    One for all? Try: awful one.

    Full review:http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/blu-ray/the-three-musketeers-1

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    So far, we've seen Alien done as horror movie, war flick, spiritual drama and Gothic comedy, so it's about time somebody's tried to do it as science-fiction.

    Full Review: www.kinnemaniac.com/2012/06/02/god-doesnt-build-in-straight-lines-taking-the-alien-prequel-off-road-in-ridley-scotts-prometheus-review/