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  • Joker

    Joker

    Can’t wait for the wardrobe malfunction when “Todd Phillips” accidentally opens his trench coat to reveal that he was a dozen angry incels this whole time

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    Now I see why all of the rich film school kids have been out on the streets with their Bolexes, trying to pick up charming heroin addicts

  • Gloria Bell

    Gloria Bell

    I don’t love franchises but you’ve gotta give some credit to this outstanding sequel to Safe. 

  • The Fountain

    The Fountain

    Since Hugh Jackman’s obsession knows no spatial or temporal bounds, he is quantifiably the most obsessive Aronofsky character, which is to say, the most Aronofsky character.

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Does Quentin need to spend so lavishly to satisfy his foot fetish? There’s the whole internet out there, and I’m sure if he asked nicely enough, somebody would even strike a 35mm print for the guy...

  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    I hear that Christian Petzold named this as an influence on TRANSIT.

    That's it. That's my whole review. It's not a joke. It's just funny.

  • Medicine for Melancholy

    Medicine for Melancholy

    Playing Barry Jenkins’s first feature in a double feature with Damien Chazelle’s? Lincoln Center, are you trying to start something?

  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

    Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

    I left my heart in Cincinnati...
    My girl moved to the Big Apple...
    How Bostonian, always dreaming of other cities

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    If this came out today, it would seem almost too on the nose: it’s got incels, a celebrity sex offender, doctors overprescribing opioids, a cop drawing his gun in an unarmed black woman’s apartment (and then asking a young, single woman on a date), and a quiz show helicopter parent. And yet...very hard to imagine any exec green-lighting this today.

  • A Married Couple

    A Married Couple

    If the religious right wants to force pregnant people to look at ultrasound images of fetuses before abortions, I want to make this film mandatory viewing for all couples before they can be given marriage licenses.

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    That's a lot of stars and money for ol' Harmony, so it's no surprise he took things a little more seriously this time. To make this big Hollywood flick, he went to his local bookstore, picked up a copy of Save the Cat, and got to work--and it shows! Sure, maybe he got a little too high to finish reading the whole book, but I'm pretty sure he at least made it through the title.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    If you were upset by this frank account of the tortures of graduate school, you definitely won’t be able to handle the sequel, about the horrors of the academic job market.