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Dan Jardine

Dan Jardine
It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77/100 78% Tupac: Resurrection (2003) "Tupac's evolution as an artist showed us a young man who was an activist, involved in the community, who showed signs of becoming a more self-aware and self-critical artist, as his music moved from the political to the personal. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Sep 12, 2012
63/100 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "The best horror penetrates beyond external vibe to internal thought-process and the film never truly takes us within the mother's head. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 31, 2012
73/100 78% The Mill and the Cross (2011) "The Mill and the Cross provides a sort of stoner's take on Bruegel's masterpiece, if the stoner happens to be a scholar with expertise in the work of the genius painter. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 31, 2012
85/100 79% Melancholia (2011) "Much more compelling than the narratively confused Tree of Life, and a welcome return to form for the mad Dane. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 30, 2012
67/100 84% The Ides of March (2011) "The Ides of March boils down to a big breast-beating session within the Democratic caucus " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 25, 2012
80/100 79% Shame (2011) "Shame will probably be judged, after McQueen's long career is put into perspective many years hence, a relatively minor work by a gifted filmmaker. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 24, 2012
74/100 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) "Nostalgic fluff (for all its faux rejection thereof), but it's my brand of fluff " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
86/100 95% Pina (2011) "The creative marriage of two real artists, Pina and Wim, turns out better than even a Dale Carnegie bred optimist could hope for " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
90/100 95% The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador) (1967) "The comedy is as black as an 8 Ball. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
80/100 86% Meek's Cutoff (2011) "The film is both evocative and provocative; atmospherically and conceptually, respectively. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 21, 2012
66/100 92% City of Life and Death (2011) "Reminiscent of exactly the sort of "important war movie" Hollywood makes. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 20, 2012
61/100 84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Less Plato than metaphysical Play-Doh " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
70/100 89% Red Road (2007) "Despite some elemental flaws in logic and plausibility, this is a tense and potent film at times that hints at the sort of greatness that we can find to a greater degree in Ms. Arnold's other works, Wasp and Fish Tank. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
87/100 100% Day of Wrath (1948) "Dreyer goes to the Christian heart of the matter in this film. Damned powerful. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
68/100 95% The Red Balloon (Le Ballon Rouge) (1956) "The absence of one key scene near the film's end renders the entire thing pablum. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
75/100 88% Young@Heart (2007) "Ya gotta love these guys! How could you NOT love these guys? " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 13, 2012
71/100 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) "Just as clever as the work of Sasha Baron Cohen, but not nearly as culturally worthwhile because it is not nearly as politically candid. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
69/100 63% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008) "Not without its qualities, the movie ultimately does a disservice to the very people it purports to represent. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
76/100 90% The Fighter (2010) "Wahlberg gives a restrained and generous performance, which allows his co-stars Leo and Bale to shine (and win awards). " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
84/100 96% True Grit (2010) "True Grit is as close to Disney as the Coens get. And go figure, this time out, it is meant as a compliment. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
58/100 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) "Contrived and manipulative " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jul 12, 2012
82/100 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) "Hye-ja Kim gives an Oscar-worthy performance. A very good, very cool piece of cinema. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
66/100 80% Catfish (2010) "Socially interesting and emotionally affecting, but also highly irritating. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
58/100 93% 127 Hours (2010) "With all due respect to Franco's strong performance, the director, Danny Boyle hijacked the story for a chance to show off his visual style. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
83/100 88% Blue Valentine (2010) "Blue Valentine deserves a wide audience. But it is probably too authentically tragic to get it. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
72/100 85% The Trotsky (2010) "Baruchal gives a charming performance, full of intellectual wit and good-natured charisma, but also take-charge sex appeal, albeit of the nerd variety. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 12, 2012
71/100 87% Black Swan (2010) " I liked it in the way many folks like B sci-fi flics from the 50s. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
80/100 96% The Red Shoes (1948) "The milieu of the ballet company - the camaraderie infused both humorously and agonizingly with individualistic obsessions for excellence - strikes a chord of authenticity even though it is struck on a very mannered instrument " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
81/100 92% Another Year (2010) "Leigh sculpts Another Year in time like Edgar Degas painted a picture. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
56/100 95% The King's Speech (2010) "Every quality amounts to a big so what? for me. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
63/100 95% Animal Kingdom (2010) " Just as the protagonist announces from the outset that crime doesn't pay, in Animal Kingdom grime doesn't play. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
82/100 94% Winter's Bone (2010) "Peyton Place meets Deliverance in a meth lab. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
60/100 86% Inception (2010) "Ambitious, sure, but ultimately too far-fetched for its own good. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
70/100 40% RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009) "A healthy punk attitude informs this documentary. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
71/100 100% La bocca del lupo (The Mouth of the Wolf) "The film tells a very unusual yet remarkably sweet love story in a very minimalist and indirect way " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
79/100 72% Lust, Caution (2007) "Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
79/100 72% Lust, Caution (2007) "Lee is hot, engaged, emotional, sincere and fundamentally looking at any slice of life through a sexual lens. " ‐ Daily-Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2012
62/100 94% The Cove (2009) "Too much drama, not enough documentary. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Jul 11, 2012
70/100 96% 13 Assassins (2011) "Miike plays it by the age-old rules, and the result, while undeniably entertaining, is unexpectedly tame, at least by Miike standards " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Sep 13, 2011
85/100 No Score Yet Wasp "An outstandingly excellent piece of short-story telling, benefitting from the compression effect that can only be achieved by a shorter rather than a longer narrative. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
70/100 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) "there are some lovely moments in the film simply due to the high profile reputations of the three musicians " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
5/10 76% Invictus (2009) "Invictus tells the tale in the standard Hollywood way " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 26, 2011
81/100 No Score Yet Between the Folds (2008) "The film really took off for me when the artists in the field examine the need to move into more philosophical directions " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 23, 2011
86/100 100% The Pawnbroker (1965) "The film makes its point with narrative economy and emotional sophistication in a socially complex contemporary context. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 21, 2011
60/100 89% Made in U.S.A. (1966) "The film takes the premise for an interesting 15 minute short, and tries to turn it into a 90 minute feature, and stretch marks are evident in almost every scene " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
82/100 98% Marwencol (2010) "By allowing his emerging post-trauma experience into his pretend kingdom, the man is reconstituting his self-consciousness, reclaiming the dignity of his whole mind, recovering his soul. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
79/100 86% Zorba the Greek (2004) "The serious critique in Zorba attends the tragic elements in the story " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 20, 2011
90/100 100% Waste Land (2010) "Waste Land is a real treasure, the sort of heartwarming and life affirming study of people, lacking in both sentimentality and cynicism, that uplifts the audience and elevates the art form " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 19, 2011
83/100 91% Fish Tank (2010) "Fish Tank is a very strong effort at every level, and should signal great things to come for all involved. Bloody good movie. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 18, 2011
71/100 80% Barney's Version (2011) "Giamatti and Hoffman are so much fun, and they are tied to a narrative that, while slightly overambitious, never flags " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 16, 2011
60/100 75% Hakuchi (The Idiot) (1963) "Motivation switches on a dime, and the story takes the long way around to get anywhere it's going. " ‐ Cinemania
Posted Aug 16, 2011
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