Dan DeLuca

Dan DeLuca

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
28

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 28 of 28
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 78% Get On Up (2014) " A well-acted entertainment that's highly respectful of the story it has to tell. It's disjointed but fun to watch." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " Like 20 Feet From Stardom, another standout music doc of 2013, Muscle Shoals skillfully shines a light on unheralded musicians whose names usually are not illuminated." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 88% Springsteen And I (2013) " The movie is essentially made by Springsteen fans, so naturally it's pretty much made for Springsteen fans. Haters need not apply." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2013
2/4 77% Venus And Serena (2013) " How much new does Venus and Serena have to tell us? Not enough." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 17, 2013
3/4 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) " I'd say the movie does a fine job of completing the trilogy, but I wouldn't be surprised if Demme and Young have more in them yet." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/4 84% Last Days Here (2012) " In its latter stages, the doc becomes not only a bromance, but also a romance, and maybe even a redemption story." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 8, 2012
3/4 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) " The emotional honesty Rapaport captures on screen comes off as real, a cut above standard-issue Behind the Music drama in terms of believability." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 21, 2011
3/4 76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) " A relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 23, 2011
3.5/4 89% Neil Young Trunk Show (2010) " On a stage cluttered with oddities -- a red telephone, a guy painting as the band plays -- Demme wisely resists the urge to dazzle us with rapid-fire cutting, instead lingering on Young's expressive 62-year-old face." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 18, 2010
4/4 85% Soul Power (2009) " It packs the emotional and historical power of a heady 'family gathering' celebration of African and, to use the term then in fashion, Afro-American pride." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/4 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) " Anvil! The Story of Anvil can't help but evoke This Is Spinal Tap, the classic 1984 mockumentary directed by the other Rob Reiner, in terms of both sheer hair-metal ludicrousness and indignities suffered by a not-so-successful rock band on the road." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2009
2.5/4 51% Notorious (2009) " Notorious is an efficient biopic, and a celebratory exercise in nostalgia for hip-hop fans of a certain age." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2009
3/4 65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) " That spirit of encountering the world with undying artistic curiosity -- and without a plan -- informs Dream of Life, a drifting portrait of Smith." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Oct 23, 2008
3/4 76% Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008) " As sports movies go, Gunnin' never feels the slightest bit hokey, and serves up SportsCenter-worthy clips in high style, along with the unmistakable feel of real life." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 26, 2008
3.5/4 89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) " Julian Temple has done cinematic justice to the punk humanist born John Graham Mellor." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 9, 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (2007) " Daringly and surprisingly successfully attempts to hold viewers' interest in the (barely) animated triumvirate of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad for six times the length of a normal episode." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 12, 2007
3/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) " American Hardcore, Paul Rachman's impressively thorough documentary, tells of the second-generation punk rockers who learned from the Sex Pistols and Ramones and then did their DIY thing." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3/4 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) " It's full-up with footage that shows the hero of the Yoko Ono-sanctioned film to be as witty, entertaining and dependably charismatic as ever, and rarely as simple-minded as his detractors would have it." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 28, 2006
3.5/4 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) " Like Capturing the Friedmans, Devil is loaded with revealing footage, rife with psychodrama, including a creepy home movie in which the teenage Johnston plays himself and his overbearing mother." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3/4 98% Murderball (2005) " Murderball isn't a great sports movie, but it does a superb job of getting inside the heads of some of the most compelling, and highly unlikely, athletes ever caught on film." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 7, 2005
2.5/4 78% Sin City (2005) " Ultimately comes off as an exercise in cold-blooded stylishness, uninvolving and overlong at 2 hours and 6 minutes." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2005
2/4 5% Harry + Max (Harry and Max) (2005) " Strains to be sensitive rather than merely shocking, but winds up dull and uninvolving." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2005
3/4 78% Tupac - Resurrection (2003) " A compelling piece of propaganda." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 13, 2003
3/4 24% Masked And Anonymous (2003) " The music is great. Dylan and his band do a half-dozen songs that crackle with energy." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 4, 2003
2.5/4 43% DysFunKtional Family (2003) " If Griffin is often boorish, he also can be wickedly hilarious." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2003
3.5/4 88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco (2002) " Tells Wilco's story so well that you'll leave the theater thinking the album is a work of genius." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 29, 2002
3/4 93% Scratch (2002) " Illuminating if overly talky documentary." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2002
2.5/4 74% Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) " There's lots of cool stuff packed into ESPN's Ultimate X." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2002
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