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Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan
Dan Sullivan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) The pacing and mise en scène of Staying Vertical are as deliberate as the events of its plot are hallucinatory, yielding a marriage of exacting form and content that encompasses the mundane and the fantastic in equal measure. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2017
100% Happy Hour (Happî awâ) (2015) Buoyed by four captivating performances from its unheralded actresses, Happy Hour is a fascinating, towering confection of contradictions. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2016
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) The workers' lovingly filmed activity registers as both ravishing and profound, yielding a mostly spellbinding linkage between the ostensibly mundane and the metaphysical. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
89% Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2014) Côté and his collaborators have crafted an astounding movie that doesn't care about being adored but that certainly demands to be dealt with. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2014
79% All The Light In The Sky (2013) For a filmmaker whose work is mostly about the overdue onset of adulthood, it makes sense that Swanberg's first film to zero in on the subject of aging is only interested in middle age as the flipside of youth on the existential coin. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2014
60% Uncle Kent (2010) Uncle Kent is much too intriguing to be discarded as merely twee, softcore hackwork. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2013
86% Terri (2011) Whereas Jacobs père has been most concerned for the past four decades with using cinema as an instrument for exploring the mechanics and boundaries of visual perception, Jacobs fils is less a mad scientist than a misfit bard. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
74% The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012) But if Cyrus succeeded as a marriage of established (that is to say, bankable) Hollywood performers and the already codified mumblecore aesthetic, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon comes off as pointless retread. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
55% Post Tenebras Lux (2013) Post Tenebras Lux is a film rich with sheer material presence, making good on Reygadas's apparent intention to make the viewer truly feel the audible and the visible, but his pictorial gimmickry can only do so much aesthetic heavy-lifting. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
94% Sun Don't Shine (2013) Musty, sticky, hot, and taut with psychopathological tension, Amy Seimetz's feature-length directorial debut is, to put it mildly, a bad trip. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2013
81% I Used To Be Darker (2013) Few filmmakers are getting at the substance of contemporary life as effectively. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2013
83% Drinking Buddies (2013) Swanberg is not so much kowtowing to romcom convention as putting great care into crafting something idiosyncratic, sneakily intelligent-and totally disposable. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2013
76% The Color Wheel (2012) The result is a thorough examination of a generation-specific collective anxiety about doing anything, and of whether it's possible (or even worthwhile) to try to redeem oneself in a world gone ornery. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2012