Daniel Wagner

3X visitor to the Criterion Closet.

Favorite films

  • Petite Maman
  • All About My Mother
  • Out of the Past
  • The Eternal Daughter

Recent activity

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


  • Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

  • Safe in Hell


  • Land of the Pharaohs


Recent reviews

  • Avatar



    Second, viewing since the original release, and feel pretty similar. While it is always thrilling to see Big Jim's filmmaking on full display, I feel like too much of the runtime is made up of montages to telescope action at the expense of the story.

  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness


    Plateaus pretty quickly on the socio-economic commentary and then only starts to move again in the third 'act.' It is all corruption.

Popular reviews

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    Life-affirming, a joyful experience from beginning to end.

  • The Cold Blue

    The Cold Blue


    The footage is extraordinary. The structure of the doc is frustrating. The modern day interviews are haunting. The Director, via Q&A, was an ass.