Dan Scully

Dan Scully
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Dan Scully is a film buff and humorist from Philadelphia whose tastes range from sleaze to prestige. If it?s a picture that moves, Dan wants to know about it. @DanScully

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
39% Halloween Kills (2021) There's an alternate universe where every criticism I've leveled against this movie is actually an asset, but something about the recipe is off. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2021
100% Arrebato (Rapture) (2021) In a way, this is a vampire movie. Darkness spread by lust and consumption, validated by a belief in monstrous beauty. And a beauty it is -the new restoration looks fantastic. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2021
73% The Many Saints of Newark (2021) Chase is a master, and this new chapter proves to be a welcome, if non-essential part of an American entertainment institution. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2021
92% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Even the most shocking moments are rooted in strong character work. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2021
30% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Direct to the point of being on the nose, but by the time Julianne Moore was singing about how hard and rewarding it is to be a single mother, my tears were flowing. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2021
86% The Card Counter (2021) A longtime master is producing work that is as urgent and thoughtful as ever. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2021
83% The Last Matinee (Red Screening) (2021) Fans of horror and Giallo will have plenty to celebrate with The Last Matinee, but even more to celebrate in the announcement of a major new talent. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2021
92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi grabbed me like Tony Stark did way back in Phase One, and he did it without being a Tony Stark clone. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2021
17% Karen (2021) All the right people are going to hate it, especially Karen. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) Updates and responds to a sacred horror text with love, reverence, and an eye toward elevating the genre even further, without losing the blood and guts that define it. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
37% Reminiscence (2021) I can't help but cheer on a high concept, original film that knows exactly what it is. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
87% The Night House (2021) I will never look at the shadows in my bedroom the same way again. Thank you for ruining my life, The Night House. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
71% Annette (2021) Delivers 100% on its promise of 'a Sparks musical directed by Leos Carax'. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2021
90% The Suicide Squad (2021) James Gunn, Troma alum, taps into his gruesome imagination in a way we haven't seen since the era of Slither and Super. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
29% Naked Singularity (2021) The entertainment value remains high throughout, even if it's not as dynamic a film as it wants to be. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
75% Stillwater (2021) Shows a lot of empathy to and through its characters, which is of tremendous thematic value. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Stop the ride. I want to get off. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
41% Jolt (2021) It isn't the most intricately designed action picture you'll ever see, but it's a solid, charming style-riff designed to please my mom and my sister. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
50% Old (2021) When Shyamalan is at his best as both a writer and director, which is often the case here, he is capable of some of the finest storytelling around. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
90% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) The finale is a black-lit melee of epic proportions that brings the whole story to a close in an exciting, satisfying way. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
91% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) A reminder of the message embodied by its subject: be open, do the things, ask for help if you need it. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
97% Pig (2021) The Nic Cage we get in Pig is very on brand, but it's not the Nic Cage one would reasonably expect in a 'Nic Cage wants his pig back' movie. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Once the film gets past its considerable stumble-start it turns into a pretty solid slasher. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) The pieces are great, but the execution leaves plenty to be desired. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) It's a formula as old as the genre itself, but it's been a while since one so solid and accessible came down the pike. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
52% The Tomorrow War (2021) I felt some pretty strong B-movie vibes, and when the film embraces this, it rocks extremely hard. It's when it takes itself too seriously that it ends up coming across as silly. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
100% The Phantom (2021) Smartly acts as a voice for both Wanda and Carlos, two folks whose lives were taken by others long before their time. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
50% The Forever Purge (2021) An exciting story filled with good characters, employed to put a focus on the social ills of our times. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
88% Zola (2021) Opens at a clip and rockets towards the finish with a pitch black sense of humor and the craft of a true clinician. - ScullyVision EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
98% My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021) New thematic threads are being woven through an old thing, while also offering a solid platform upon which to display a handful of uncommonly good performances. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
86% Werewolves Within (2021) A failed attempt at something we've seen done better in the past, but it's exactly the type of oddball swing for the fences that I'd love to see more filmmakers take. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) A poignant ode to family, and the power of making art for art's sake. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2021
55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) The dread and ingenuity that defined the well-designed terrors of previous entries is gone entirely, making way for scares so telegraphed that they feel perfunctory. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) It aptly fills the large shoes of its predecessor, expands upon the story without feeling like filler, and takes on new, unexpected resonance in a world recovering from a pandemic. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
94% In the Heights (2021) As joyous and bright as film musicals can be, and comes complete with a compelling cast of characters, assured direction, and a message of love. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Violent, action-packed, funny, and surprisingly moving, it delivers on everything it should. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
75% Adverse (2021) It's not the plot that resonates once the credits roll - it's the characters. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
61% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) A supremely entertaining thriller that delivers its charms in brutal flourishes, punctuated by a roster of large, scene-chewing performances. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2021
60% Profile (2021) With the 'computer screen' movie subgenre being predominantly used for horror, it was nice to see it applied to a real world scenario so effectively. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2021
87% The Djinn (2021) The Djinn maintains a pretty consistent level of tension throughout, with a handful of tiny reprieves peppered here and there to make it all bearable. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2021
88% Oxygen (2021) Its unique approach had me clenching my clenchables much harder than I expected to on a rainy Sunday. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
75% The Mauritanian (2021) At points the film is positively gripping. At others it feels like wheels are being spun just to cover perfunctory ground. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) By blending the best elements of three subgenres and executing them to near perfection, Ritchie has outdone himself in a big way. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2021
55% Mortal Kombat (2021) I wouldn't call Mortal Kombat a flawless victory, but it's a victory all the same. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2021
95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) Uses incredible behind the scenes footage to give us a rundown of the show's history, while also digging into its effects on society at large . - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2021
67% Honeydew (2021) A welcome entry into the American rural horror canon. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
54% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) There's another infection going around. It's called 'sequelitis' and Peninsula has a pretty rough case of it. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) It rips HARD. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
84% Nobody (2021) Nobody is why movies exist. Pure escapist perfection. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2021
67% Crisis (2021) Provokes thought in an area that could stand to have more light shed upon it. - Phindie EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021