Dan Fainaru

Dan Fainaru

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Screen International , Screendaily
Total Reviews:
67

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
20% Miss Julie " 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
—— Une nouvelle amie (The New Girlfriend) " 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
76% 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
76% 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
54% 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
91% 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
—— Tanakra, voyage en terre rebelle Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
6% The Devil Inside (2012) Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
—— 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
—— Loverboy Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2011
—— Taipei Exchanges (2010) Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2011
88% Breathing (2012) Screen International
Posted Sep 8, 2011
—— Amnesty Screen International
Posted Jul 27, 2011
—— Ni à vendre, ni à louer Screen International
Posted Jul 20, 2011
—— 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
—— PressPausePlay (2011) Screen International
Posted Apr 25, 2011
—— 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
100% Black Venus (Venus Noire) (2011) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— The Poll Diaries (Poll) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
44% Our Day Will Come (2013) Screen International
Posted Apr 22, 2011
100% Flooding With Love for the Kid (2010) Screen International
Posted Apr 4, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) " One of those rare festival entries critics may have a hard time praising but still cherish as a secret pleasure." — Screen International
Posted Mar 22, 2011
—— Limbo Lounge (2010) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
94% A Room and a Half (2009) " A lively, dense and richly imaginative portrait not only of a great writer but also of the post-Second World War cultural world of the Soviet Union." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2010
91% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009) " Discreet, old-fashioned, traditional and altogether admirable, this is Jan Troell at his best." — Screen International
Posted Dec 17, 2009
94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) " Taking a break from his regular diet of fantasy and horror, Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivers here a fierce indictment of modern-day Japan." — Screen International
Posted Dec 16, 2009
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