RSS feed for Daniel

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    Sorry but if the wedding scene doesn’t reduce you to at *minimum* barely holding back tears, you actually hate cinema. Or I’m just a known sucker for slowed down romantic songs perfectly synced to the on-screen action. Could be that one?

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★

    A film that embodies the idea that movies are more than deliverers of plot. Edited to the atomic level but the connective tissue lost in scene transition is made up emotionally, as Phoenix maintains a visible grief and quiet, volcanic rage that still tracks even as the film wades into its artsiest scenes. I’ll be mulling this one over for a while, I think.

Popular reviews

More
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    Actress Ranking: Gal Gadot
    Comic Book Movies: Ranked
    Director Ranking: Zack Snyder
    Franchise Ranking: DC Extended Universe
    Yearly Ranking: 2016

    NOTE: This is a review of the Ultimate Edition.

    Admittedly, the theatrical cut is a game of narrative hop scotch. Leaping from A to C, we were too often left to fill the gaps on our own. Plots and subplots were thrown at us and just as quickly abandoned until a later, random time. Character moments fell flat and didn't…

  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    ★★★★½

    Yearly Ranking: 2016

    I'm as stunned by my rating as you are.

    Vibrant, spectacular battles bathed in rich sunlight rather than grim darkness. Energy and passion to spare. A world so grand and thoroughly imagined it's nothing short of breathtaking.

    There's no denying the film throws you into the deep end of the deep end. Anyone not versed in general fantasy elements - or unable to to learn at a dizzying pace - will be lost in the story. Director…