Daniel Wagner

3X visitor to the Criterion Closet.

Favorite films

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

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  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    ★½

  • Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

  • Safe in Hell

    ★★★★

  • Land of the Pharaohs

    ★½

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  • Avatar

    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.

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  • 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.