Daniel Walber

Daniel Walber

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Daniel Walber's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, Film.com, Nonfics

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 54% Boulevard (2015) "Boulevard is a little too afraid of noise, a bit too intimidated by its own lechery. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/5 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "A clearly told narrative of a Florida murder trial, as well as an effectively foggy portrayal of the legal chaos caused by the state's "stand-your-ground" law " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "Nix and the Yes Men have mostly brought a wry joy to the doom-filled genre of climate change nonfiction, and for that they should be commended. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 100% Thought Crimes "Valle's case has gone to appeal and it may be a long time before it's finally resolved, but Thought Crimes at least ensures that the discussion of its real issues will continue to penetrate the panicked noise. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 100% In Transit ""A communal travelogue of great intimacy and diversity." " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Apr 21, 2015
F 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "At the end of the film one wonders exactly what 5 to 7 is and how it happened. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Så meget godt i vente "Phie Ambo's profile of farmer Niels Stokholm and his much-embattled biodynamic farm is more usefully restrained and spiritually attuned than anything else in the genre. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning) "The echoes of the past are wider than one conflict, even that of the Second World War. This resonance, constructed from breathtaking images and a wonderful softness of direction, brings Casanova's film into contact with the eternal. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Storm Children, Book One (2015) "In this, the most substantial documentary of his career, Diaz's restrained and slow style is not for the sake of narrative, but rather to lay the groundwork for its troubling and complex images. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Of Men And War "Of Men and War refuses to mask or simplify the harsh realities of PTSD. This stubbornness, an insistence that the roughness of war be taken seriously, makes the film an essential document of 21st century American conflict. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Feb 18, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet The Chinese Mayor "A panorama both physical and political, committed to as wide an angle as possible " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Feb 18, 2015
4/5 100% The Russian Woodpecker "First and foremost a thrilling conspiracy theory documentary about Fedor Alexandrovich and his quest for the truth behind the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B 76% Match (2015) "Match functions best as a version of a decent play that you can watch in a cinema or, eventually, in the comfort of your own home. That might be damning with faint praise, but this is probably the most common pitfall for a theatrical adaptation. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 12, 2015
B+ 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Love Is Strange is a wonderfully assured romance, a collection of wonderful performances led through a handful of truly beautiful domestic scenes. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 100% Maidan (2014) "Maidan is a portrait of a people, a place and a moment rather than a dissertation on its context or implications. It is raw, unflinching cinema for a troubled nation in a great and terrible moment. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Dec 17, 2014
4/5 67% The Barefoot Artist (2014) "A remarkably restrained and intuitively beautiful portrait of the relationship between art, its audience and the sadness of both its inspiration and its creator. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3/5 90% The Great Invisible (2014) "Slowly and subtly becomes a heartfelt portrait of a community rather than an angry rejection of corporate greed. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Oct 30, 2014
5/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Poitras has made a personal film because there is no other option for this story. Her involvement changed her life, as it did the lives of her collaborators. The result is a masterful fusion of journalism and art. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "A predictably charming profile of little-known pianist Seymour Bernstein, but it really shines in its treatment of the musician's penchant for mysticism and in its expertly edited Schubert finale. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Oct 8, 2014
4/5 92% Last Hijack (2014) "An incredibly effective partnership between necessarily cinematic psychological portraiture and in-depth, informative context online " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Ma'a al-Fidda (Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait) "A revolutionary essay film from the heart of the Syrian Civil War, a collaboration of 1,001 cameras that valiantly attempts to capture the essence of an ancient nation crippled by a contemporary crisis. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "A documentary clothed in the robes of a dream " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Sep 22, 2014
91% Art and Craft (2014) "By drawing a wide net, interviewing bewildered curators and following Landis's rise to notoriety in the art world, Grausman and Cullman find rare depth in eccentricity. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Sep 16, 2014
3/5 61% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) "Perhaps too ambitious in scope, a few truly powerful sequences still manage to elevate this historical overview of African-American photography above its uneven style. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4/5 82% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) "Equally contemplative and tumultuous, 'Expedition to the End of the World' is a beautifully shot and thoughtfully constructed journey up to Greenland and into a post climate change future. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Aug 21, 2014
A 90% The Kill Team (2014) "Our ideas about war need to be cracked open, and The Kill Team does exactly that. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Aru seinikuten no hanashi (The Story of a Butcher Shop) "The camera itself seems to smile, beaming along with this clan whose response to hardship is tireless work and mutual reassurance. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Matsuri no uma (The Horses of Fukushima) "A quiet, elegiac and peculiar take on the rarest of circumstances " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Aim High In Creation "An incisive work of art that is both an exemplar and a critique of two different kinds of propaganda " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 100% Stations of the Elevated (2014) "Director Manfred Kirchheimer brings the graffiti-tagged trains, enormous billboards and quirky architecture of 1970s New York City to life with a fabulous kinetic energy. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 24, 2014
4/5 100% Sepideh "Like a real-life Wadjda speckled with absolutely stunning images of the night sky, Sepideh is yet another Human Rights Watch film that understands that the struggle for rights must build up from full articulation of a human being. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 93% The Return To Homs (2014) "Profoundly intimate, a tremendous achievement of nonfiction human narrative " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 16, 2014
3/5 89% Private Violence "Law enforcement, the justice system and society as a whole have often turned a deaf ear to these women. Private Violence is a deeply empathetic documentary response. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Evaporating Borders (2015) "Wise and incisive " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/5 90% Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2013) "A film made by and for the families of those Cantor Fitzgerald employees who lost their lives on 9/11, and for them it is by definition beautiful and striking. For everyone else, it might not quite work. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 67% 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013) "Compelling as a panorama with historical analysis at heart, rather than an intellectual deconstruction devoid of any visceral proof. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 67% When Jews Were Funny (2014) "Director Alan Zweig's own anxieties get in the way of his larger questions about humor and Jewish identity, leaving us with more yuks than nuanced ideas. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 94% After Tiller (2013) "More than simply informative (which it most certainly is), After Tiller is a reminder that seeing eye-to-eye is rarely as impossible as we might think. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 94% The Dog (2014) "The true story behind Dog Day Afternoon is fascinating fodder for a documentary, but The Dog squanders this by letting its sociopath subject run the show. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 98% The Last of the Unjust (2014) "Much, much more than an afterthought or postscript of Shoah. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 100% A River Changes Course (2013) "Mam's skill with a camera alone is something to watch for in the future, and the plural storytelling in this film could be a sign of very interesting things to come. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Coast of Death (2015) "Director Lois Patiño transcends the typical fare of this genre with an inspired device that splits the audience's perspective between the landscape and its people. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) "A beautiful tribute to a rare artist with an even rarer spirit. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
5/5 86% Abuse of Weakness (2014) "Somehow both a fiery work of conviction and an insecure, open-ended question " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 100% Burning Bush (2014) "An intelligent, slow burning political panorama with a wide scope and a beautifully wounded heart. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) "Fifi Howls from Happiness avoids all of the typical problems that hurt documentaries about artists, but director Mitra Faharani doesn't quite manage to make it one of the best, either. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 64% The Human Scale (2013) "Dalsgaard has made a tight, compelling and well-designed film about design. That's harder to pull off than one might think. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) "Fans of Divine and of Waters' work will be delighted, and anyone else who catches it will want to dive right in to the diva's gigantic body of work. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
5/5 100% The Square (2013) "Nothing short of literature " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
4/5 100% Musicwood (2013) "A riveting tale of environmental crisis and industrial conflict with a commitment to depth and a musical cadence. " ‐ Nonfics
Posted Jun 5, 2014
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