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Dan DiNicola

Dan DiNicola
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Up in the Air (2009) Clooney's portrayal if this terminal man is exemplary on every count. He is a man of and for our times. So too is this year's finest movie.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Parents and kids can rejoice. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! is a delight.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
75% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) It's a movie for our times and maybe a sign that despite the turbulence in the air, sweetness prevails in American Teenland.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
79% Standard Operating Procedure (2008) Errol Morris' documentary... should be seen by all Americans but probably will viewed only by a relative handful.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) Do yourself a favor. Do a favor for the kids you like and love. Take them to see Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Not just girls you like and love. Boys, too. If you are an adult, you will have a good time.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
92% The Damned United (2009) The searing drama amasses its considerable force the old-fashioned way; it earns its wings by virtue of impeccable performances, strong direction and a stellar screenplay.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) It's not Dostoyevsky, but neither is it a shopworn trifle. It is, if you will excuse the literary metaphor, a good read.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
85% Tyson (2009) The redeeming value of Tyson is its entrée into the mind of a wild man, a furious force of nature.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) The movie's overwhelming achievement is its evocation of a life and events without wallowing in any kind of pity or histrionic melodrama.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
98% The Band's Visit (2007) Even without the coveted Oscar pedigree, this modest comedy has to be the most delightful and enjoyable movie now playing in local theaters.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) The Hurt Locker is the finest movie yet about our war in Iraq.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
85% A Single Man (2009) This is one magnificent drama.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
50% Smart People (2008) An amiable, often insightful presentation of brainy characters in a dysfunctional family.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
36% Street Kings (2008) Swimming in bloody violence, Street Kings has plenty of holes, and it is way over the top. But you also have the sense that the filmmakers are not trying to exaggerate.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
88% Frozen River (2008) Courtney Hunt's work is a dramatic thriller, but it is also a rich character study of a woman we have all met.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
98% The Wrestler (2008) With another director, and most tellingly, with hundreds of other actors, The Wrestler might easily have descended into cliché.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
78% Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) (2009) It is, hands down, the best date movie in town.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
95% An Education (2009) An Education is so good, so intelligent that it invites little shocks of recognition or inspires debate.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
83% Bright Star (2009) Bright Star is a work of muted eroticism, and in its bare-bones approach, it's a story reminding us that love often grows without explosive fanfare.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
84% In Bruges (2008) The kind of movie that dabbles in playful allusions before it fizzles into a flat finale.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) It serves both as an introduction to the life and times of an influential American and as a way to reflect on the ways in which news is handled today.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
92% Sugar (2008) Sugar is one smart, beautiful movie, and from where I stand, it is an instant classic with the guts and integrity to remain focused on a winning story about a flowering American-immigrant soul.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
50% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) Astro Boy may be an old-time favorite, but as directed by David Bowers with a screenplay by Bowers and Timothy Hyde Harris, it arrives here as fresh, invigorating entertain‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
95% Food, Inc. (2009) Want a nice juicy burger? Maybe not, maybe never if you catch Food, Inc., a calm but powerful indictment of the food industry.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
91% O' Horten (2007) In years to come, I would not be surprised if this droll Norwegian comedy is hailed as a minimalist masterpiece.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
74% American Violet (2009) At the center of the drama is Nicole Beharie, who inhabits her role as a woman unjustly maligned with intelligence, conviction and regal sense of pride.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
88% Young@Heart (2007) Their music is not brilliant, but it is accomplished and soulful, head and shoulders above the usual output of senior citizen groups.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
62% The Reader (2008) The Reader trips over itself now and then, but it remains wonderfully acted and beautifully realized. And it has something profound to say about shame, confidence and justice.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
67% Redbelt (2008) With Ejiofor standing above the rest, the performances are uniformly excellent.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
16% Jumper (2008) Jumper is a movie with no special powers. Despite its slick and sleek approach to extraordinary events, it remains quite ordinary and remarkably nondescript.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
83% I Love You, Man (2009) For our era, Rudd is a perfect everyman. I enjoyed Segel's antics, but liked Rashida Jones even more. A few leading roles and she would be the Doris Day of a new age.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) Tell No One grows on you, even after a first screening. It is both a dignified and rarified treat.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
51% Funny Games (2008) Funny Games is the most disturbing film I have ever seen.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
7% All About Steve (2009) All About Steve may be a harmless escapade, but sitting through it proves to be a painful experience.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
71% Definitely, Maybe (2008) As a result of the movie's jagged, careless, overly cute approach, a number of performances are wasted.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
63% Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009) We may love the French and their spirit, their zest for life. But when they start falling in love with themselves, the whoopie turns to ennui.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
92% Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) It is likely to delight even viewers who don't give a hoot about sports.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
50% Observe and Report (2009) Despite its wild, eclectic nature, something about the comedy is oddly appealing, if not liberating.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
96% Persepolis (2007) As a work of art and a fine example of a narrative unvarnished with pretension, this animated feature is a gem.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
21% Planet 51 (2009) Planet 51 is no instant classic, but it does rate as a pleasant diversion, a kind of bridge on connecting holiday blockbusters with movies you can take the kids to.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) It's all gripping big-screen TV.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
85% Lorna's Silence (2008) In a Hollywood thriller, we might encounter a conniving wife in league with a vicious gang of con men. Here, the Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, contrive a richer scenario.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
79% The Informant! (2009) This Damon opus might be categorized as a subdued thriller, a riff in a minor key, and a compelling character study.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
76% Julie & Julia (2009) I liked Julie & Julia. I loved Streep's performance, and when Jane Lynch shows up as Julia's sister, treat yourself to even more fun.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
76% Invictus (2009) History lesson, classic brand of entertainment and stellar performances mark the arrival of Invictus, a testament to the legacy inspired by the return of a native and genuine hero, Nelson Mandela.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Nothing about You Don't Mess With the Zohan is profound or profoundly classic; it's both wildly uneven and intermittently entertaining, mostly because it wants to fuse lowbrow comedy with a satiric punch.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Monsters vs. Aliens may not be a masterpiece, but it comes darn close to being one. And by the time I finish this review, I may talk myself into declaring it one.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
41% 27 Dresses (2008) Oh, how we miss the likes of Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Katharine Hepburn. And even more, the funny, witty, adorably romantic scripts penned by men like Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
77% Cloverfield (2008) Consistently gripping, Cloverfield is a significant accomplishment, and as I mentioned, it takes the Blair Witch approach to new and strikingly original levels.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
15% Over Her Dead Body (2008) It's not really about love or death; nor is it much fun.‐ The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018