Dan Fainaru

Dan Fainaru

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Dan Fainaru's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% L'intrepido (2015) "More concerned with re-enforcing its arguments than using them to move ahead, the film, just like its hero, seems quite pleased to stay in one place all through. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2015
87% 1001 Grams (2015) "A very humane story, alternately sad and smiling, fashioned with the utmost care, unfolding stately at a calculated pace that underlines the subtle humour lying just under the surface. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 4, 2015
64% Marie's Story (2015) "Jean-Pierre Ameris' new film reads pretty much like a softer, religious version of The Miracle Worker and while never attempting to match Arthur Penn's tense dramatic punch, he prefers a far more pastoral, less methodical approach. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
74% Far from Men (2015) "In all fairness, Albert Camus' short story L'hote (The Guest) may be too spare and lean to fill a full-length feature film. But also in all fairness, it captures its issues in a far more concise and eloquent manner then David Oelhoffen's film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
45% En chance til "Only few will go along with this notion and even fewer will tolerate the manner in which this premise is presented. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 24, 2015
100% Taxi "A delightful surprise ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 13, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "[A] ferocious portrait of a woman who is desperately fighting Jewish religious dictates to regain her freedom from an arranged marriage. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2015
99% Timbuktu (2015) "Sissako's precise, economic, style looks almost monastic, but unsurprisingly obtains a far more powerful effect. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2015
88% Winter Sleep (2014) "Sprawling, multi-layered, [and] richly rewarding. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 13, 2014
48% Miss Julie (2014) "All the tremendous claustrophobic intensity of the original is scattered to the winds. And that will not go unnoticed by theatre lovers, who should be the immediate audience of such a film. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2014
85% Une nouvelle amie (The New Girlfriend) (2015) "Ozon handles it all with his usual aplomb, in his hands all these characters seem practically normal, and if there is a touch of sarcasm in his look, no one will complain ... " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 7, 2014
74% The Congress (2014) "[Wright] comes through with flying colours, confidently carrying all the live action sequences on her shoulders. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 26, 2014
93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) "Tanovic paints a desolate but sadly authentic portrait of stagnant poverty that doesn't even consider the option of rising up in protest. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 2, 2014
99% The Missing Picture (2014) "There are, it seems, no visual testimonies remaining, a major problem for any documentary trying to cover to present the full horror of this period. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2014
91% Omar (2014) "With a cast consisting almost entirely of young, new, inexperienced talents, Abu Assad delivers an effective, credible, drama. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 16, 2014
90% Paradise: Hope (2013) "A disappointing conclusion to an ambitious project. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 2, 2013
75% U ri Sunhi (Our Sunhi) "Since neither the plot nor any of the characters are more than lightweight caricatures and as the long talkathons lack the wit of the aforementioned Rohmer, they inevitably tend to wear out their welcome long before Hong Sangsoo is done with them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) "Kore-Eda, who has a brilliant record working with children with films such as Nobody Knows or I Wish, both of which had some of the most amazing child performances, does it again here. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013
25% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) "Extremely pretentious in its formal demeanor. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2013
79% Bethlehem (2014) "Looks like a politically correct, action-driven movie, which could efficiently portray the dramatic clashes inside any national security agency, wherever it may be, struggling to maintain law and order against rebellious factions fighting them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2013
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) "Turturro takes full credits as the author but Allen's touch is visible throughout, whether it is in sending up Brooklyn's Hassidic community, shooting one-liners by the dozen or in the soundtrack, which seems directly inspired by his films. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) "Ultimately, if taken seriously, this is a cautionary tale about crimes coming back to haunt and punish the ones that committed them. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2013
52% The Zero Theorem (2014) "Most viewers will be either bemused or infuriated. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 3, 2013
52% Thérèse (2013) "A thought-provoking drama. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 19, 2013
71% Paradise: Faith (2013) "Seidl's lack of compassion through all this turns Anna Marie into a kind of sad clown (is that the reason Seidl dedicated the film to Max Linder?). " ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 19, 2013
62% Grigris (2014) "[Features] a thin, undernourished script, mountains of clichés, pale local colour and indifferent performances. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 23, 2013
82% Something in the Air (2013) "This is a real time-machine trip into the past and to Assayas' credit, rarely has a movie done such an intelligent and thorough job of it. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 29, 2013
95% War Witch (2013) "What's missing here, in order to raise it to a different status, is the fierce involvement that comes from someone who lives inside the picture and is therefore, personally concerned. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 10, 2013
18% My Best Enemy (2013) "Neither the plot of this farfetched caper nor Murenberger's approach to it, do any kind of justice to what is still, whether some people like it or not, one of the most terrible episodes in human history. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 9, 2013
78% A Late Quartet (2012) "Smart, intelligent and moving performances by the leading foursome, who seem to grow more confident and assured in their roles as the film goes on. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 6, 2012
28% The Taste of Money (2013) "There is no real story to tell here, just a bunch of old fashioned, tired clichés spiced with references to various sensational front-page scandals, all of it reprocessed to look like an original script. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 26, 2012
68% Me and You (2014) Screen International
Posted May 24, 2012
90% Beyond The Hills (2013) "Spare, unadorned and strikingly shot, Cristian Mungiu's film is an unusual rendering of a Romanian exorcism case and is bound to split both audience and critical opinions... But it will certainly not pass unnoticed. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2012
81% In Another Country (2013) "Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 21, 2012
No Score Yet Tanakra, voyage en terre rebelle Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
6% The Devil Inside (2012) Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
No Score Yet Can Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
100% Almayer's Folly (2012) Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2011
85% A Better Life (2011) Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2011
No Score Yet Loverboy Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2011
No Score Yet Taipei Exchanges (2010) Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2011
88% Breathing (2012) Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2011
No Score Yet Amnesty Screen International
Posted Jul 27, 2011
No Score Yet Ni à vendre, ni à louer Screen International
Posted Jul 20, 2011
No Score Yet Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, a Queer X Show Screen International
Posted Jun 23, 2011
81% Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010) Screen International
Posted May 27, 2011
33% Arirang Screen International
Posted May 14, 2011
No Score Yet PressPausePlay (2011) Screen International
Posted Apr 25, 2011
No Score Yet Chantrapas Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
85% Essential Killing (2012) "Whatever narrative shortcomings the picture might have, as a parable of these days it is certainly serviceable, though a bit too ambivalent for comfort. Visually, however, it is never less than stunning. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
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