Dan Barnes

Dan Barnes
Dan Barnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flickering Myth Battle Royale With Cheese

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Herself (2020) It's not perfect, but it does exactly what it sets out to do and it does it well, and it's undoubtedly Lloyd's best work. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
68% Ammonite (2020) It's a film that'll impress a lot of people, many of whom might say something along the lines of 'well, that was very well-made', but they probably won't be moved. It's trying far too hard. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
95% Cicada (2020) It's a moving study both of personal identity and of past trauma, and a romantic, honest, personal tale of two men who find solace with each other. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
80% Ultraviolence (2020) Fero's approach is sincere and personal, and while his film may be one of the most painful you'll ever sit through, it's one that simply must be watched. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
98% Wolfwalkers (2020) Wolfwalkers is just magnificent; a meaningful tale of how we fear that which we do not fully understand, told from the perspective of a strong friendship that is simply joyous to observe. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
99% Time (2020) Time is extremely effective; a personal and melancholic look at an ongoing problem. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
90% Supernova (2020) It's a sincere, gentle and charming look at the things we do for the ones we love, and the closing moments will break the hearts of even the most hard-nosed of viewers. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It's exactly the kind of warm, hopeful film that 2020 needs. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) The film isn't consistent enough and it does begin to fade away in the third act, but it's also mindful, driven, multi-layered and unashamedly personal. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
98% Rocks (2020) The film is a wonderful mix of Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, Céline Sciamma's Girlhood, and the work of Ken Loach, while also being unique and true to its own vision. Simply put, Rocks is one of the finest films of the year. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
No Score Yet Hard Kill (2020) A tiresome, outdated, hackneyed and predictable action flick that follows one trope after another and isn't shot with an ounce of creative flair. It'll please no-one, not even those who would normally find such turn-your-brain-off ventures enjoyable. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
74% Mulan (2020) In short, it's 'just fine', and you'll likely feel just as you did after Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King: wishing you were watching the original. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
43% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The Roads Not Taken is a film that will undoubtedly resonate with those who have had similar experiences, but will likely fail to captivate an audience looking for anything more than personal reflection... - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
100% Trouble Is My Business (2017) It's a fun homage to the days of old, and a respectable piece of independent cinema, even if it isn't necessarily without its flaws. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
93% Us (2019) It's not a film that you simply watch. It's a cinematic experience the likes of which we see so rarely these days, and Peele's natural talent for suspense is comparable to the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, which is a compliment not to be taken lightly. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
86% Mother (2019) Mother is a terrific piece of work with a unique take on an issue that we can all understand, with poignant and surprisingly touching messages layered throughout. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This film has rock-solid entertainment value, confident direction, and strong performances from two absolute professionals. It may not be perfect, but it's a welcome viewing experience and one to revisit. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is utterly relentless from start to finish; a true force of nature that is excruciating to sit through yet impossible to look away from. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
94% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education is an extremely witty and well-constructed, razor-sharp black comedy, and a strong reminder of just how good an actor Jackman can be in the right role. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
100% Moffie (2019) Moffie is utterly remorseless and unbearably difficult to watch at times, while still being a visceral, tender and poignant look at human connection. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
50% Earthquake Bird (2019) Earthquake Bird feels almost like a factory-made thriller, that feels every bit as uninspired and dull as Westmoreland's last picture, Colette. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
81% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is not the Palme d'Or-nominated masterpiece many people were hoping for from Malick, but rather a repeat of his usual mistakes... - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
82% Official Secrets (2019) This is a strong, engaging thriller with significant themes, anchored by strong performances and told with great skill. It'll frustrate people and make them think, undoubtedly Hood's intent, and testament to the film's success. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
94% Marriage Story (2019) There is simply too much to appreciate in Marriage Story to list. It's faultless, seemingly effortless storytelling and one of the year's finest films. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man In San Francisco is one of the most picturesque films you'll see this year; a stunningly beautiful use of the art form; at once poignant, political, tragic, funny and always human. It's a cinematic vision that feels completely unique. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It's far from a perfect work and it's certainly no classic, but it's a particularly charming and sweet film with strong performances and significant messages. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
92% Nocturnal (2019) Nocturnal is a flawed but engaging kitchen-sink drama; one with interesting themes at play and questions being asked. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
84% Lingua Franca (2020) Lingua Franca has interesting themes to an extent, which are occasionally well-explored, but the film's lack of any real character development and unintentional focus on its central love story mean it just completely loses sight of itself. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is that great story, told by someone with great imagination and at the top of his game. This might be the most fun film you'll see this year. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
98% Beats (2020) Dramatic, funny and moving, Beats is a film based in one specific moment, telling a story that will touch many more. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
84% The Brink (2019) The Brink gives us an intimate look at a man who is essentially nothing more than a brilliant salesman, pitching his ideas to those who will listen, shunning those who will not, and being offered a frankly terrifying amount of money to do so. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Minding the Gap (2018) Minding The Gap is the kind of relatable documentary that is so incredibly rare; a real story presented in the only way its director knew how. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
61% Vox Lux (2018) Brady Corbet's new film about the pitfalls of stardom is an interesting but flawed picture; one with worthwhile themes and terrific performances, but not with a great deal to say. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
65% XY Chelsea (2019) XY Chelsea feels like a brief summary of Chelsea Manning's life so far, that's open to further research and interpretation, with plenty to still be told. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
100% Decade of Fire (2019) This film is interesting throughout and Vazquez adds far more to the film than she takes away. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019