David D'Arcy

David D'Arcy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Film.com , GreenCine , Screen International , Screendaily
Total Reviews:
117

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) " Fifi Howls From Happiness evokes feelings in exile of the liveliness of culture in Tehran decades earlier, without a breath of nostalgia." — Screen International
Posted Aug 6, 2014
56% Made in America (2014) " Made In America's ode to opportunity and achievement begs for a deeper reality check." — Screen International
Posted Jul 7, 2014
52% Trust Me (2014) " Trust Me is a title that trumpets its own falsehood, and a story true to its subject in scenes that mix grimaces with laughs." — Screen International
Posted Jun 2, 2014
100% 1971 " A salute to civil disobedience, told in the voices of ordinary people who broke the law on ethical grounds." — Screen International
Posted Apr 30, 2014
88% Chef (2014) " Chef is harmless fun with a likeable cast, and enough suggestibility in the food on the screen to boost sales at the concessions stand." — Screen International
Posted Apr 28, 2014
68% They Came Together (2014) " [A] tiresome burlesque of spoofs that is too coyly absurd for its own good." — Screen International
Posted Jan 27, 2014
80% Little Accidents " Sara Colangelo's sombre drama is a promising first feature." — Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2014
72% God Help the Girl (2014) " God Help The Girl has a soft whimsy that connects to a time before video clips put editing rhythms into overdrive." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014
—— Happy Valley " Bar Lev's scenes of crowd melees are frightening, but his film contains intimate poignant testimony that is equally troubling." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014
100% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " Caustically wry and cloyingly sentimental, The Skeleton Twins is a crowdpleaser." — Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2014
55% Capital (2013) " The story is off the rack, but the plotters' suits are well-tailored." — Screen International
Posted Oct 21, 2013
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Rather than surrender his story to the crime or the courtroom, Krokidas scrutinises the ensemble of friends that galvanised the young men into literary vocations and kept the brooding Kammerer at a distance." — Screen International
Posted Oct 14, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The look of this Mitty turns panoramic, but it's generic compared to the 1947 Technicolor version, in which colour and Kaye bounce out from the screen in a then-novel product." — Screen International
Posted Oct 6, 2013
89% Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2012) " On a budget that could barely get you on the subway, Madeleine Olnek gets laughs and style out of interplanetary love." — Screen International
Posted Oct 1, 2013
b+ 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon," the directorial debut of Mike Myers, is a vaudeville celebrity remembrance of mega-manager Shep Gordon by stars who might have starved without Gordon's help. " — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 14, 2013
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " Kristen Wiig is a revelation as a timid love-deprived victim who turns a tawdry prank into an opportunity." — Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2013
93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " With a sympathetic and not too heavy hand, Fruitvale Station takes its audience through the constant challenges to black family life - poverty, debt, crime, and the prospect that an encounter with the police can have deadly consequences." — Screen International
Posted May 14, 2013
—— In God We Trust Screen International
Posted May 2, 2013
100% Michael H. Profession: Director Screen International
Posted May 2, 2013
70% The Croods (2013) " If its dialogue is tepid, its physical comedy is lively, sometimes with real imagination in its colour palette and the odd animals that populate its 3-D landscapes." — Screen International
Posted Feb 15, 2013
27% Jobs (2013) " Bio-pics always tailor memories. Yet the welcome surprise here is Kutcher, as the barefoot rebel who brought the spirit of psychedelia to technology." — Screen International
Posted Jan 27, 2013
27% Sweetwater (2013) " The tone in Sweetwater is as heavy as that firepower, and the film can feel like stiff medicine." — Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2013
30% Austenland (2013) " A costumed pageant and the wild spoof of a costumed pageant, Austenland is a clever romp for Jane Austen fans and for those who see Jane Austen mania as an infinitely expanding punchline." — Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2013
67% Afternoon Delight (2013) " Afternoon Delight the film, about good intentions gone awry, is more motivational therapy than cinema." — Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2013
28% Charlie Countryman (2013) " The promise of adventure and fun in an exotic land seemed like a good idea, but the result was an uncomfortable jolt." — Screen International
Posted Jan 23, 2013
67% Manhunt " With lesser voices, Manhunt might have lagged, but personalities and skillful intercutting of archival images fuel its momentum." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
69% Stoker (2013) " In this retreat from Park's earlier wildness (Old Boy), there is a sureness to his directing here, most of the time, as he modulates the volatile family tensions which risk exploding in the house." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
89% The Iran Job (2013) " This lively documentary breaks no new ground cinematically, yet its mix of discovery and befuddlement should bring more than sports fans to a basketball story." — Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2013
60% Francine (2012) " As a 74-minute snapshot of an American at the low end of the struggling 99%, it speaks far more eloquently than poverty statistics." — Screen International
Posted Sep 5, 2012
90% Gayby (2012) " Lisecki directs deftly and lightly, and spreads the jokes around his strong cast." — Screen International
Posted Jul 2, 2012
71% The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
79% Any Day Now (2012) " Any Day Now spices a sentimental family drama into a comedy with the cynical stiletto wit of a drag queen played by Alan Cumming." — Screen International
Posted May 15, 2012
62% Lymelife (2008) " Culkin and Roberts hit the right balance of savviness and clumsiness as teenagers who are smart enough to see what their parents try to conceal." — Screen International
Posted May 14, 2012
60% Cherry (2010) Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2012
—— Slavery By Another Name Screen International
Posted Feb 1, 2012
—— Teddy: It's Gonna Be a Bear (2011) Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2012
89% My Brother The Devil (2013) " The radiance of My Brother The Devil should also work as an audition tape for Letitia Wright." — Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2012
56% Bachelorette (2012) " Leslye Headland's directorial debut, adapting her own stage play, runs on nastiness with a dose of romance. It doesn't reinvent anything, but it keeps the bile flowing." — Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2012
95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " In a deft interplay of dogged investigation and randomness, Bendjelloul shows how facts surface to dispel a persistent myth that Rodriguez shot himself on stage." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2012
94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) " If the film intends to show that any of the Siegels have gained any wisdom from hardship, we don't see it." — Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2012
88% Livide (Livid) Screen International
Posted Sep 14, 2011
86% Circumstance (2011) " It's an auspicious beginning for a young director. Watch for the fireworks once Circumstance reaches Iran." — Screen International
Posted May 9, 2011
—— The Bleeding (2011) Screen International
Posted Apr 25, 2011
—— Full Treatment (De Vrais Mensonges) (2011) Screen International
Posted Apr 23, 2011
71% Here (2012) " In HERE, the landscape doesn't become a character, as the boilerplate cliché would have it, but the brief-encounter romance becomes a proto-documentary." — Screen International
Posted Apr 4, 2011
41% The Catechism Cataclysm (2011) " Watching the lazy surreal odyssey unfold, you might be tempted to see The Catechism Cataclysm as a metaphor about telling a story, or about the futility of telling a story." — Screen International
Posted Apr 4, 2011
67% Lord Byron (2011) " Lord Byron is best seen as an experiment in telling the simplest of stories with the simplest of means." — Screen International
Posted Apr 4, 2011
78% The Mill and the Cross (2011) " The epic film is a breakthrough in transforming a painting into a moving picture, but sadly the drama doesn't rise to the level of its novelty and ambition." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
38% The Oregonian (2012) " In Calvin Lee Reeder's unsentimental feature, nature is a place where you get lost, and where there's a threat around every corner." — Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
—— Bangkok Revenge (2012) Screen International
Posted Feb 10, 2011
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