Daniel Green

Daniel Green
Daniel Green's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies CineVue
Publications: Little White Lies, CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) The Past once again cements Farhadi's position as one of world cinema's finest working filmmakers, capable of flipping his labyrinthine familial fables with the smallest, most inconsequential of actions. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 82% The Unknown Known (2014) A gladiatorial bout for the Information Age, we may not come out knowing a much more than we did going in, but it's hard to dismiss the historical value Morris' interrogation may have in the future. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Comes armed with a fine cast, topical subject matter and just enough subversion of a well-worn genre stable to please those exhausted by mindless gangster slash 'em ups. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) Glazer has not only single-handedly regalvanised the British sci-fi but has also earned the right to be uttered in the same breath as genre greats such as David Cronenberg and Nicolas Roeg. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 97% The Rocket (2014) Though its central didactic message of retaining hope in the face of adversity is utterly commendable, it's in the winning lead turns of its two child stars that The Rocket really earns its plaudits. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Culminating in an operatic high as the initial tome gives way to its successor, Volume 2 returns von Trier to almost Antichrist levels of masochism and bodily abuse. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 94% Her (2013) Beginning life as a quirky rom-com before turning into something far greater and more profound, Jonze's Her puts forward a convincing and compelling defense of technology's growing dominion over our everyday lives. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 76% Lone Survivor (2014) Lone Survivor may have served its original purpose -- whatever that may have been -- had it not been so mind-numbingly repetitive. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Featuring a breakthrough lead turn from Oscar Isaac as a struggling folk singer, the Coens have returned to the high watermark of such classic efforts as Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 93% After Tiller (2013) After Tiller is undoubtedly at its most compelling when stripped down to doctor-patient level. The majority of the testimonies from those individuals wishing to be considered for the third-trimester process are truly heartbreaking. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 92% American Hustle (2013) Both a beautifully orchestrated con artist thriller and a pulsating homage to seventies Hollywood, O. Russell plays fast and loose with a vaguely believable 'true story' narrative... - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 47% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) There's little to distract one from this drab literary adaptation's ponderous pace and washed out palette - even the great Dane himself. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 90% Nebraska (2013) A deeply personal, emotionally resonant and -- let's not forget -- richly entertaining road movie with several award-worthy performances. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 33% A Long Way From Home (2013) A Long Way from Home often feels tired and over-familiar, only occasionally sparking into life when Joseph and Suzanne find time away from their suffocating other halves. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 84% Leviathan (2013) With some truly extraordinary visuals... Castiang-Taylor and Paravel leave no scale unturned in their attempts to capture life aboard a modern day fishing vessel. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Such lofty dystopian concepts are certainly nothing new, but as with the first Hunger Games, there aren't many blockbuster sequels with half the guile, half the wit or half the heart of what we're treated to here. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 50% Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson (2013) At its very worst, Sprackling's second feature is as stale as a pub carpet the morning after the night before. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 89% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) An epic yet deeply relatable human drama, Blue Is the Warmest Colour offers far greater riches than its public notoriety would have you believe. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 63% Future My Love (2012) There are sadly only occasional flashes of inspiration to be found within this arch demi-installation piece. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 84% Seduced And Abandoned (2013) Hugely self-indulgent and at times just plainly ridiculous, the most eye-opening aspect of Seduced and Abandoned is the very level of talent wrangled into contributing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 90% Philomena (2013) Dench is undoubtedly Philomena's shining light, pouring warmth and heart into the film's remorse-racked heroine. Unfortunately, however, neither Coogan nor his script prove anything like her equals. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 92% Child's Pose (2014) Child's Pose locks you into its complex tale of emotional (and familial) blackmail from the very beginning, whilst never feeling the need to descend into out-and-out melodramatic. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 98% The Selfish Giant (2013) The Selfish Giant rejects the stark glumness of most recent neo-kitchen sink offerings in favour of childish adventure as Arbor and Swifty attempt to flesh out their respective futures. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) It's the music here that shines brightest, and for fans of any of the artists involved, there's more than enough great content on show here to get feet tapping and hearts thumping. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 88% Le Week-End (2014) For better or for worse, Le Week-End relies a great deal on its two central performers, and fortunately Broadbent and Duncan are in fine fettle here. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) Though such subject matter may sound provocative on paper, Macdonald's big screen translation is too dour and generic to ever truly capture the imagination. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 67% Greedy Lying Bastards (2013) There's precious little 'exposed' in Greedy Lying Bastards that hasn't already been thoroughly examined in previous, vastly superior docs - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 94% Metro Manila (2014) Refreshing to see Metro Manila laud the little guy... This admirable approach is galvanised further by a quietly compelling performance from lead actor Macapagal. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 14% Harrigan (2013) [Creates] a northern dystopia rife with criminality and racial distrust. Unfortunately, such world-building exercises often require a certain level of funding, and there's something undeniably televisual about proceedings. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
1/5 8% Diana (2013) Putting aside its atrocious script, soppy romanticism and miasma of misjudged performances, it's difficult to decipher who exactly Diana is being targeted towards. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 100% More Than Honey (2013) There's more than enough here to entertain bee enthusiasts and the environmentally-conscious curious alike. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 72% Pieta (2013) Die-hard devotees may still find some vague form of enjoyment lurking beneath Pietà's drab and depressing exterior, but for the majority there's little on show here to make it worth wholly recommending. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) Sorrentino may well have made his masterpiece... The Great Beauty is a joyous cerebration of humankind's fleeting mortality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 32% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Unfortunately, whatever smarts the franchise once had appear to have been knocked out of it in the first round. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 88% Paradise: Hope (2013) Far weaker than the two previous chapters, Hope gropes hopelessly for provocation, but instead finds only tedious, highfalutin banality. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 99% Wadjda (2013) As with the best work of Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli et al, al-Mansour's sweet-natured debut offers both fun and thought provocation for younger and older audiences alike, belying its complexity with a universal tale that speaks to the many. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 94% The Deep (2013) Our protagonist is watchable at all times thanks to a decent lead turn from Ólafsson, but remains hamstrung by Kormákur journeyman-like approach to an extraordinary triumph of human spirit. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 72% Paradise: Faith (2013) Seidl's Paradise: Faith is a bitty, often frustrating study of softcore fundamentalism that shows only tantalising glimpses of the wider 'state of the nation' rally cry it had perhaps once been. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 77% Paradise: Love (2013) Somehow manages to remain as enthralling as it is excruciating, despite its languid pace. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 98% Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012) A deceptively unconventional rock 'n' roll tale of drink, drugs, drums and ponies, Bulger's Beware of Mr. Baker saddens as much as it elates. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 69% Les Misérables (2012) Hammy camerawork and duff delivery aside, Les Misérables' biggest crime is arguably its lack of true spectacle. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 97% Mud (2013) Wholeheartedly succeeding where recent comparable American independent efforts have failed, Nichols' triumphant backwater bromance offers everything you could want from a film of its ilk. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 100% Village At The End Of The World (2012) Village at the End of the World is a well-made and well-intentioned postcard from Greenland -- albeit with the tougher elements omitted. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 47% I'm So Excited! (2013) Enough bravado camerawork, soapy intrigue and Spanish piquancy to draw you in, before spitting you out in globule of foam, mescaline and who knows what else. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 69% Me and You (2014) It remains remarkable that, at the grand old age of 73, Bertolucci is still making films of intelligence and guile, let alone features about teenage angst and sexual maturation. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 87% In the Fog (2013) In the Fog certainly demands your full attention throughout its two-hour runtime. Yet, for those willing to put in the legwork, the rewards are bountiful. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
2/5 79% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) Cianfrance, aided by cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, peaks far too early this time round, offering up a sweeping three-parter that only ever 'sweeps' when in the company of its resident James Dean, before stuttering to a crawl. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 71% Papadopoulos & Sons (2012) A far more restrained, London-based riches-to-rags parable, Markou's film strains to be both comic and touching, often missing its marks by some margin. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 66% Spring Breakers (2013) Blazing a vicious, narcissistic trail straight through the eternally sacred 'American Dream', Korine has reaffirmed himself as one of his nation's most challenging, uncompromising talents. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 68% Trance (2013) There's still something undeniably addictive about being placed under this particular director's cinematic, silky smooth spell. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019