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Dan Jardine

Dan Jardine
It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44/100 77% It's a Disaster (2013) "As visually interesting as nuclear fallout. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
86/100 93% American Hustle (2013) "Russell's world view is essentially optimistic and romantic " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
56/100 91% Nebraska (2013) "I am wearying of Payne's world view. I am beginning to wonder if he is capable of embracing anybody or anything with the sort of depth of feeling that real art demands. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
87/100 94% Her (2013) "The film really nails the modern urge to replace human connection with technological ones, and the pitfalls that await such a decision " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 12, 2014
66/100 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "High-end entertainment for those of us with college degrees. But it is more than just jaded. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jan 1, 2014
86/100 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) "5 Broken Cameras is cinema made - not as if - but really, literally because the life of the film-maker depends on it. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 29, 2013
66/100 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "Dallas Buyers Club (2013) is a movie you have to be grateful to Hollywood for making, but you still wish was a film made not by Hollywood. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 29, 2013
84/100 100% La Haine (1996) "La Haine does not provide an easy answer. So you have to struggle intellectually for yourself. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 28, 2013
82/100 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "Punishing, relentless, terrible and necessary " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Dec 28, 2013
73/100 76% The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) "The strength of both families in the face of such frightening conditions provides the film with a moral center and tragic power that overcome its minor weaknesses. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Oct 29, 2013
76/100 90% The Red Badge of Courage (1951) "The fall and redemption of the protagonist, while clearly predictable, is still intelligently and effectively executed " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Oct 3, 2013
82/100 98% The Hustler (1961) "A crackling good morality tale " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Sep 24, 2013
71/100 100% Mary Poppins (1964) "The entire set was constructed indoors and it shows: the "outdoor" scenes are bathed in a dull gray light " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Sep 16, 2013
84/100 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) "There is real value is how it allows each member of the cultural mosaic of a jury to develop into distinct, damaged, and interesting characters " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 29, 2013
79/100 60% Oliver Twist (2005) "A smorgasbord of urban decay, social disorder, and class conflict imbues the film with a potent sensuality " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 29, 2013
76/100 100% Great Expectations (1947) "With characters so vividly drawn, their ambitions and disappointments are keenly felt " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2013
70/100 89% A Soldier's Story (1984) "The film really belongs to Adolph Caesar who excels as a tyrannical, vicious and masochistic army sergeant. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 22, 2013
78/100 96% Babettes Gæstebud (Babette's Feast) (1987) "Babette's offering is a ritual sacrifice, intended to encourage the austere characters with the possibility that their material nourishment may provide spiritual sustenance as well. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 9, 2013
84/100 89% Once Upon a Time in America (1984) "A work of tremendous intellectual depth and emotional range " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 8, 2013
86/100 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) "Spoofs and plays sly homage to Clifford Odets' earnest socialist dramas " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 8, 2013
72/100 90% Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) "Most powerful for its subtle and shaded characterizations of both victim and victimizer. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 1, 2013
81/100 100% Adam's Rib (1949) "Despite many improbabilities, this is a barbed and entertaining comedy thanks to some great casting and a very clever Kanin/Gordon script " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 30, 2013
71/100 97% Romeo and Juliet (1968) "Neither lead is a skilled actor, but the film's lush and unrepentant romanticism carries the day " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 28, 2013
77/100 89% The Stunt Man (1980) "A puzzle-master's delight. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 28, 2013
81/100 62% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992) "A fascinating tightrope-walk: Lynch's ultra-cool unconventional storytelling techniques are modified just enough to allow the movie to reach a broad audience " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 15, 2013
70/100 100% Pride and Prejudice (1940) "The gentle satire of Austen's novel sits quietly, just beneath the surface, only to rise up and take the occasional bite out of offending characters at opportune moments. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 5, 2013
73/100 82% Bronco Billy (1980) " "The film's sweetly nostalgic tone also conveys Eastwood's deep love of the Wild West and the simple values of the old-fashioned cowboy characters who fantasize about inhabiting it. " " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 5, 2013
82/100 100% The Yearling (1946) "The internal and external loyalties and relationships that pull and push young Jody provide the story with its powerful conflicts. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 4, 2013
76/100 90% Little Caesar (1931) "Edward G. Robinson's gravelly snarl and sociopathic disdain for human conventions became the template for countless future gangster anti-heroes " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 4, 2013
79/100 100% The Three Musketeers (1921) "An epic film that is neither stuffy nor stale " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 4, 2013
81/100 100% The Leopard (1963) "A fine drama that Tolstoy would endorse, remarkable for relying not on conflict between the uncle and the nephew but rather on their thorough devotion to each other. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jun 13, 2013
82/100 89% Moon (2009) "Solaris and Blade Runner meet Silent Running. A movie with both a brain and a heart. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jun 5, 2013
80/100 90% McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) "A sort of feminist Deadwood " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 29, 2013
78/100 96% 3 Women (1977) "Insinuates itself into your skull, and earwig-like proceeds to consume all you thought you knew of ontological security " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 20, 2013
84/100 94% The Hunt (2013) "Often painful, but always riveting " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 19, 2013
76/100 93% California Split (1974) "The Odd Couple of poker films " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 3, 2013
80/100 96% House of Games (1987) "David Mamet's sometimes baffling, never less than fascinating glimpse into the dark underbelly of this world where it turns out that winning games of chance involve more skill (and con artistry) than luck. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 3, 2013
75/100 98% Croupier (2000) "Clive Owen's breakthrough role " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 3, 2013
71/100 65% Rounders (1998) "John Dahl's film is not as sinister or complex as its cinematic cousin, House of Games, but it is fun to see these young Hollywood studs (Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol) strut their stuff. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 3, 2013
78/100 85% The Cincinnati Kid (1965) "A slighter version of The Hustler, on a different sort of felt " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 3, 2013
80/100 97% GasLand (2010) "A must-see documentary " ‐ Cinemania
Posted May 1, 2013
77/100 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) "French Loach. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 24, 2013
85/100 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) "Affleck manages to strike so many right notes, that by the end of the film, it is easy to forget what a loathsome toady he was at film's start, and you cannot help but feel real pain as Ford's inevitably sad fate unravels before our eyes. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 24, 2013
70/100 51% This is 40 (2012) "I do not find fault with these characters as I believe they accurately reflect our so-called post-modern times and they deserve to be laughed at. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 24, 2013
54/100 63% Anna Karenina (2012) "The film does not do even minimal justice to the themes informing the tragedy. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 22, 2013
62/100 51% Promised Land (2013) "Worth taking seriously, but hamstrung by avoiding larger political issues and coming down to a matter of individual conscience. " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2013
88/100 97% Pickpocket (1959) "Pragmatic to the point of being almost mechanical, Pickpocket it is paradoxically saturated with soulfulness. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 21, 2013
65/100 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "I love the work that deNiro and Lawrence do here, but ultimately all they do is prove the old adage that you can cover up a lot of problems with the script by hiring good actors. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 21, 2013
72/100 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) "A noir-ish crime drama with a brain, and despite its flaws and inconsistencies, a film worth seeing. Dominik remains a filmmaker to watch. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Mar 21, 2013
73/100 88% Django Unchained (2012) "I had a good enough time to wish that it had been better. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Feb 3, 2013
77/100 78% Tupac: Resurrection (2003) "Tupac's evolution as an artist showed us a young man who was an activist, involved in the community, who showed signs of becoming a more self-aware and self-critical artist, as his music moved from the political to the personal. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Sep 12, 2012
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