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Dan Mecca

Dan Mecca
Dan Mecca's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 97% Blaze (2018) This is an interesting, frustrating man to focus on, all the way up to his muddled end. That Hawke's film will introduce a new audience to his music and soulful tenure feels like its own victory.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B+ 95% Dark Money (2018) Dark Money is a focused piece of work that wears its agenda proudly on its sleeve. That being said, the facts presented feel indisputable, as facts should be.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B No Score Yet Amateur (2018) We've gotten plenty of sports films over the years, but precious few that wade into the deep, dark machinery that fuel the underdog stories and inspirational tales we love to love.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B+ 90% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up, from its title on down, is a fresh mixture of a reliable formula.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
B- 100% Salomé (2013) As a companion to the documentary, it is the fascinating result of what [Al] Pacino himself seems to consider a creative failure.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B- 80% Wilde Salomé (2013) Wilde Salomé is an ambitious documentary that bites off more than it can chew, and quite knowingly. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B 86% The Revival (2018) It's a true character piece about a character worth exploring.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
C+ 37% Nostalgia (2018) Ultimately, the whole is not as great as the sum of some very effective scenes.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B 93% Searching (2018) As the style begins to wear out its welcome, the promise of a resolution and nifty twist keep things nimble.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
C 41% Arizona (2018) Despite its brief runtime, the film runs out of steam well before its climax.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B- 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The two leads have a pleasant chemistry that elevates each exchange and build out a meaningful-and meaningfully deep-relationship that's easy to engage with and root for.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
C+ 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as the titular teacher and is the perfect actress for something like this. She plays every moment starkly sincere, ultimately to a fault.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B 54% Burden (2018) There's a lot to chew on here, and if Burden is ultimately buried by its muddled central character, it's as much a testament to the filmmaker's refusal to sugarcoat this story as it is a criticism of the final product.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
B+ 85% Nancy (2018) Rare is it that one gets to see a performance as strong as Andrea Riseborough's in NANCY. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B- 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Lewin is clearly angling for a classical Hollywood studio picture aesthetic and he mostly succeeds, only sometimes betrayed by his budget.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) There is a quality to these performances and an earnestness to the filmmaking that's more than enough to recommend.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B- 63% Clara's Ghost (2018) Sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating, always honest.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
C+ 74% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Aside from the goal of Los Angeles, there's not much else propelling us forward. Wherever it is we're going, we don't really get there.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B- 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman, despite its flaws, is a winning piece of work.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
D 8% The Snowman (2017) The biggest mystery within Tomas Alfredson's The Snowman concerns its own creation.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B 86% American Made (2017) Well-crafted, if woefully familiar.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
C+ 33% Home Again (2017) Home Again succeeds in offering much of what its audience will want along with a handful of thoughtful observations they may not expect.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C 41% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It's built to be action-comedy comfort food, but it's a bit too comfortable for its own good.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B 94% Gook (2017) [Justin] Chon has a vision and a voice and a good story to tell, full of social relevance and fiery emotion. Something this energetic and cared for is hard to criticize all that much.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
C+ 16% The Dark Tower (2017) A mostly entertaining piece of fantasy pulp that is a victim of trying to do too much and too little at the same time.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
B 15% The Mummy (2017) While it does take on the franchise burden in hefty doses, the film remains a fun, and funny, B-movie throughout.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
B+ 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Throughout Wonder Woman there is an earnestness in tone that plays well, and rarely as saccharine.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
D 17% Baywatch (2017) It wants to be a self-aware, R-rated comedy and a straightforward action picture. At any moment, it's one or the other but never both.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 66% The Wall (2017) The Wall works as a taut piece of modern American mythos, sprinkled with hefty helpings of genre and jingoism.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B+ 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Director and star make for a good pair here, constructing a very specific kind of tale with a certain amount of universal appeal.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's clear that Roberts is more concerned with constructing solid B-movie entertainment at an A-movie budget line than he is with character development. And that's just fine.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
D+ 33% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Too often does the film rely on explicit gags that feel out of place, unnecessary and mostly unfunny.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
B 96% Oklahoma City (2017) It all feels unbelievably relevant in the year 2017. The hate and fear lives on, and continues to burn bright.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C 53% Person to Person (2017) The whole thing meanders all over without ever really settling somewhere that matters.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
A- 98% City of Ghosts (2017) There is life and death in every single frame of City of Ghosts, not to be easily forgotten.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
B+ 82% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Starring an against-type and utterly fascinating Michelle Pfeiffer as the titular Kyra, the film narrows in on the tragedy of getting old in America.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 76% Crown Heights (2017) The tragic story of Colin Warner doesn't so much come to life on the screen as it is responsibly recalled in Crown Heights, aided by effective performances and some streamlined storytelling.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C+ 64% The Polka King (2017) Forbes and Wolodarsky are clearly fascinated by this character and all of his sins, but not those he sinned against.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 64% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall reveals itself to be an effective journey, especially for its target audience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 88% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Suffice it to say, this is a thoroughly relatable picture. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Bracingly effective and not altogether dire. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 98% The Big Sick (2017) In every conceivable way is this film a crowd-pleaser, pushing you to laugh and laugh until you cry.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 87% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) Unfortunately, the narrative Strouse surrounds [Williams] in feels narrow-minded. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 98% Trophy (2017) Schwarz is determined to give us the full view of this issue, and it's much appreciated. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 77% The Hero (2017) A bittersweet celebration of life, with laughs and tears in equal measure.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 44% The Yellow Birds (2018) Moors is a filmmaker with immense talent, as demonstrated in his Sundance film Blue Caprice from a few years back, but the beats don't quite align this time around.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 35% Live By Night (2017) There's a whole lot going on throughout Live by Night. Somewhere in there is a crime film worthy of its intention.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
C 26% Solace (2016) The film plays a lot like too-little-too-late, a sometimes-clever thriller with a couple of performances that rise above the material.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
A- 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Though it's never much of a question who'll save the day, it's nice to be able to feel like the good guy's worth rooting for.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
C+ 22% Inferno (2016) When screenwriter David Koepp isn't chained to the silly, Dante-related discoveries forcing the film forward, there's fun to be had.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016