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Dan Fainaru

Dan Fainaru
Dan Fainaru's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% The Congress (2014) [Wright] comes through with flying colours, confidently carrying all the live action sequences on her shoulders.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2014
93% An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013) Tanovic paints a desolate but sadly authentic portrait of stagnant poverty that doesn't even consider the option of rising up in protest.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
99% The Missing Picture (2014) There are, it seems, no visual testimonies remaining, a major problem for any documentary trying to cover to present the full horror of this period.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
90% Omar (2014) With a cast consisting almost entirely of young, new, inexperienced talents, Abu Assad delivers an effective, credible, drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
91% Paradise: Hope (2013) A disappointing conclusion to an ambitious project.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
75% U ri Sunhi (Our Sunhi) (2014) Since neither the plot nor any of the characters are more than lightweight caricatures and as the long talkathons lack the wit of the aforementioned Rohmer, they inevitably tend to wear out their welcome long before Hong Sangsoo is done with them.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) Kore-Eda, who has a brilliant record working with children with films such as Nobody Knows or I Wish, both of which had some of the most amazing child performances, does it again here.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
25% Die Frau des Polizisten (The Policeman's Wife) (2013) Extremely pretentious in its formal demeanor.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
79% Bethlehem (2014) Looks like a politically correct, action-driven movie, which could efficiently portray the dramatic clashes inside any national security agency, wherever it may be, struggling to maintain law and order against rebellious factions fighting them.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
55% Fading Gigolo (2014) Turturro takes full credits as the author but Allen's touch is visible throughout, whether it is in sending up Brooklyn's Hassidic community, shooting one-liners by the dozen or in the soundtrack, which seems directly inspired by his films.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) Ultimately, if taken seriously, this is a cautionary tale about crimes coming back to haunt and punish the ones that committed them.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2013
51% The Zero Theorem (2014) Most viewers will be either bemused or infuriated.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
51% Thérèse (2013) A thought-provoking drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2013
73% Paradise: Faith (2013) Seidl's lack of compassion through all this turns Anna Marie into a kind of sad clown (is that the reason Seidl dedicated the film to Max Linder?).‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2013
62% Grigris (2013) [Features] a thin, undernourished script, mountains of clichés, pale local colour and indifferent performances.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 23, 2013
82% Something in the Air (2013) This is a real time-machine trip into the past and to Assayas' credit, rarely has a movie done such an intelligent and thorough job of it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2013
95% War Witch (2013) What's missing here, in order to raise it to a different status, is the fierce involvement that comes from someone who lives inside the picture and is therefore, personally concerned.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2013
18% My Best Enemy (2013) Neither the plot of this farfetched caper nor Murenberger's approach to it, do any kind of justice to what is still, whether some people like it or not, one of the most terrible episodes in human history.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2013
78% A Late Quartet (2012) Smart, intelligent and moving performances by the leading foursome, who seem to grow more confident and assured in their roles as the film goes on.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2012
28% The Taste of Money (2013) There is no real story to tell here, just a bunch of old fashioned, tired clichés spiced with references to various sensational front-page scandals, all of it reprocessed to look like an original script.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 26, 2012
90% Beyond The Hills (2013) Spare, unadorned and strikingly shot, Cristian Mungiu's film is an unusual rendering of a Romanian exorcism case and is bound to split both audience and critical opinions... But it will certainly not pass unnoticed.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2012
83% In Another Country (2013) Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 21, 2012
85% Essential Killing (2010) Whatever narrative shortcomings the picture might have, as a parable of these days it is certainly serviceable, though a bit too ambivalent for comfort. Visually, however, it is never less than stunning.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2011
83% Potiche (2011) One of those rare festival entries critics may have a hard time praising but still cherish as a secret pleasure.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2011
94% A Room and a Half (2009) A lively, dense and richly imaginative portrait not only of a great writer but also of the post-Second World War cultural world of the Soviet Union.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2010
90% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009) Discreet, old-fashioned, traditional and altogether admirable, this is Jan Troell at his best.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2009
94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) Taking a break from his regular diet of fantasy and horror, Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa delivers here a fierce indictment of modern-day Japan.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2009
75% $9.99 (2008) Like most episode pieces, Rosenthal and Keret seem to have chosen the easy way out by not taking the trouble to develop any of the ideas beyond the basic anecdote.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2009
60% Visage (Face) (2009) Face will appeal exclusively to Tsai Ming-liang's devoted fans who find themselves in familiar territory here, but the rest of the audience may be baffled -- to say the least.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2009
81% Taxidermia (2006) To Palfi's credit, he never attempts to titillate. His mind-boggling visual imagination is ably supported by Gergely Poharnok's camera and the art direction.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
47% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) Luchini, who could read the phone directory and make it sound exciting, has completely nailed the soft-skinned, flabby, middle-aged lawyer who hides his hang-ups behind a barrage of verbiage.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2009
50% Jaffa (2009) Jaffa's schematic plot, predictably developed with stock characters that are never fleshed out, is insufficient to carry her pallid observations.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2009
43% Air Doll (Kûki ningyô) (2009) Although the bill may be too ambitious and Kore-eda's approach too diffused, Air Doll does offer food for thought.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 15, 2009
96% Revanche (2009) The intricate plotting sometimes stretches credibility but exemplary performances from the entire cast and superlative camera work by Martin Gschlacht keep the ship afloat.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2009
69% Delta (2009) Kornel Mundruczo is back on his feet with his best rounded and most mature work to date.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
96% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) This feels like the work of an octogenarian who wishes to be leave those close to her a well rounded self-portrait to remember her by.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
71% Love Comes Lately (2008) Though Schutte doesn't quite rise to the challenge, he is greatly helped by the presence of veteran Viennese stage actor Otto Tausig, who inhabits the character of Max Kohn as if were been born into it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2007
84% Mad Detective (2008) The prolific Johnny To and his occasional collaborator Wai Ka Fai here put a new twist on the standard police yarn.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2007
46% Cassandra's Dream (2007) If there is a black comedy hiding deep within the folds of this tragic tale, it is so subtly dissimulated that very few will ever manage to unveil it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2007
95% Mýrin (Jar City) (2006) This is possibly Kormakur's best effort to date, strongly confirming his position as one of Iceland's leading filmmakers.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2007
88% Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008) A surprisingly accessible and easy to watch feature that deservedly won the Critic's Week prize at Cannes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 31, 2007
89% California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (Endless) (2007) As it looks now, the film lacks any pace to speak of, but much more serious are the absence of a distinct narrative style and an abundance of hesitant directorial decisions, badly in need of an editing table, if the plot has to make sense at all.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 28, 2007
88% El Baño del Papa (The Pope's Toilet) (2007) A pseudo-documentary that focuses on the hardships and penuries of their characters with such visual and dramatic intensity that its irony is often pushed aside.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 24, 2007
36% Ye yan (Legend of the Black Scorpion) (The Banquet) (2006) Staunch in its belief that bigger is better, The Banquet piles up enough condiments for a dozen meals but never really tries to cook them into one satisfactory repast.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2006