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Dan Schindel

Dan Schindel
Dan Schindel's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects, Paste Magazine, The Film Stage, The Young Folks, Movie Mezzanine, Nonfics

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) That Transformers is treated as the Tiffany Trump to the critics' Donald among franchises is curious to me.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
5.8/10 No Score Yet I Love You Both (2017) Even at 90 minutes, I Love You Both feels padded.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C- 23% The Book of Henry (2017) Watching The Book of Henry feels like being gaslit. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
5/10 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) White and Arteta have a solid foundation but seemingly no idea of where it could go.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
7/10 89% Raising Bertie (2017) Raising Bertie is the kind of movie that understands the intrinsic link between the political and the personal.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/10 48% Churchill (2017) The low stakes of the story (which are not centered around D-Day itself, but simply how Churchill feels about it) mean that all the overwrought drama becomes unintentionally funny.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/10 20% Danger Close (2017) Danger Close fetes veterans less than it does Quade, who gets to talk herself up, often in an unseemly manner, coming across as braggadocios about her own bravery even as she pays lip service to the solemnity of her job. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
6.5/10 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) Burshtein's latest perhaps works best as a modern-day parable with an injection of skepticism.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
5/10 49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Paris Can Wait may be a terrific vicarious vacation, but it's an airless cinematic excursion.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/10 30% 3 Generations (2017) 3 Generations clearly means well, but it attempts to tell a "universal" story about changing family dynamics and the physical shifts of puberty via a specific phenomenon which it does not truly comprehend.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
6/10 86% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers is interested in exaggerating how people lack the ability to communicate, not in screwball antics. But that demands a constantly engaged approach to staging and editing that the movie doesn't muster.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C- 15% The Circle (2017) Like an extended episode of Black Mirror but without a dark sense of humor or bleak horror, The Circle wails about how technology is affecting society with little grace or flair.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Dark Skull (Viejo calavera) (2016) Dark Skull is a vivid, disjointed freefall, and it haunts you like the most unsettling hangover.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
D+ 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) On a meta level, [it] almost analyzes itself. Here we have a heartless corporation literally erasing a young woman's identity to use her to its own ends, replacing all signifiers of her born heritage, including her name, with blankness - with whiteness. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
C 70% Manifesto (2017) The film is more of a clip show, awkwardly cutting together elements once presented in a drastically different manner. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
C 74% Headshot (2017) All Headshot needed to do was stay lean and mean, and yet the only-there-as-an-excuse-for-the-violence plot still feels like it's getting in the way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
C- 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Despite the mildness of its sex scenes, Fifty Shades feels strangely revolutionary for having them.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) One leg up that LEGO Batman has on The LEGO Movie is a coherent central message.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4/10 56% Wheeler (2017) The imitation of the standard music doc style is so perfect that an unknowing viewer would easily think that Wheeler's story is real... It's a pity that it can't parlay this stylistic proficiency and the asset they have in Dorff into any real point.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
C 84% The Founder (2017) A generic "rise to the top" story without even the decency to suggest Kroc lost his soul along the way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
D+ 43% Gold (2017) McConaughey made more of an impression as a stock-trading bro in his single scene in The Wolf of Wall Street. Here, there's not even anything compelling about his fall.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
C 92% Hidden Figures (2017) It is in essence a feature-length version of an inspiring social media image macro, or perhaps a Google Doodle. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
C+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) When the universe "expands" in this way, it actually makes it seem so much smaller.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
B- 75% Split (2017) While Split takes dissociative identity disorder to a more ridiculous extreme than most other depictions, the movie has a sympathetic core.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
C- 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) This is Marvel imitation at its most tedious.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
C 75% Miss Sloane (2016) There's a strange need now to try to curb our movie antiheroes, particularly female ones. Sloane can't just be good at her job; she needs to be a personal wreck.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B- 96% Moana (2016) It feels less like a truly Polynesian story than it does a generic Disney story slotted into a new setting. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B 95% Prevenge (2017) A distinct blend of black humor, viciousness, body horror, and pathos.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
C- 25% The Comedian (2017) It's like a feature-length episode of Louie, but without the pathos and unintentionally unfunny.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
C- 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) This movie is plain-flavored ice cream (not vanilla, mind you - plain).‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
C- 55% The Dressmaker (2016) It's soapy melodrama with the fun dampened by "verisimilitude" - a Marvel-movie treatment for the book-club set.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
B 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) The Edge of Seventeen isn't John Hughes for a new generation - it's much more honest than that.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
B+ 90% Into the Inferno (2016) Into the Inferno is a memento mori aimed at the whole human race, and only Herzog could make one this non-pretentious, funny, curious, and respectful at the same time.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
C 87% Their Finest (2017) Even the horrors of the Blitz feel too gentle here, and the film's attempts to depict them sometimes even backfires.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
C+ 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe makes for a very fun little thriller, though it also veers into being exceptionally stupid or eye-rollingly gross.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
D+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Florence Foster Jenkins is this year's movie that your mom will love which, under its anodyne surface, is actually kind of morally abhorrent.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
C- 66% Anthropoid (2016) As wartime thrillers go, Anthropoid is disappointingly limp. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
C- 77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) The most frustrating aspect of The Lovers and the Despot is its refusal to do more than simply recite its tale, ignoring the interesting concepts lurking within it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
C 97% Gleason (2016) There's something off-putting about such aggressive inspiration.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B- 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) In the barren desert of summer 2016 blockbusters, this is a lovely oasis.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
C- 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Sadly, as has consistently been the case with his recent film work, The Infiltrator gives Cranston basically nothing to do.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
C+ 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) It's a mess, but I grinned a good portion of the way through.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
C 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) After a certain point, surely even necking teens would tire of this, right?‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
C 91% The Witness (2016) Rather than intelligently grapple with the complexities, the filmmakers let various people have their say and then call the whole thing done.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows not only recognizes nostalgia, but directly exploits it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
C- 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Look no further than this if you want to figure out why most kids would much rather play Minecraft than go to a theater.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
A- 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The duo's swearier Abbott and Costello routine is an endless riot, fueled mainly by Gosling's full-bodied nervy cowardice. His high-pitched girlish scream is ever so beautiful.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
C- 71% Holy Hell (2016) Despite its worthy plot and the wealth of great footage with which it had to work, Holy Hell is a mess.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
C- 22% The Boss (2016) If one of the '90s Adam Sandler movies had a weird May-December romance with a '00s Apatow production, the ungainly, misshapen, sterile hybrid that is The Boss might result.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
C- 52% Demolition (2016) Demolition might just be this year's poster child for disaffected faux-indie insincerity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016