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Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 71% Jurassic World (2015) Dinosaurs may no longer amaze, but bonkers plotting always will. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) The action is phenomenally well staged. It's exciting, daringly choreographed and filled with weight. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 13, 2015
B- 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron" is the very embodiment of its villain. Cooked up on a whim, glaringly artificial, but with just enough smarts below the bonnet to push it above "Transformers"-esque guff. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 1, 2015
2/5 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) None of it feels right; even the sight of Sandler (again proving he's a sound dramatic presence) masturbating plays like a lie. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
B- 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Amusing but stretched sequel to the 2011 sleeper. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B- 78% St. Vincent (2014) "St. Vincent" is obvious to a fault, but it sidesteps the threat of potential cynicism and schmaltz. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 67% Laggies (2014) Lynn Shelton's indie is remarkably likable and quick-witted ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 4, 2014
B+ 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) In a way reminiscent of "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1" tone, mood and implication override aggressive momentum, the script a hearty study in character. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 22, 2014
B 71% Interstellar (2014) the aesthetic wonderment is unrelenting. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
C+ 77% Fury (2014) "Fury" lets us know what a bitch war can be; but sadly misfires in painting a compelling portrait of its victims. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 29, 2014
B 98% The Babadook (2014) "The Babadook" has one helluva title. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 29, 2014
3/5 65% The Maze Runner (2014) "Lord of the Flies" for dummies. Still, it harbours a grittier faculty than expected, and for that alone, "The Maze Runner" deserves more credit than pathetic snobs cum cynics like me are liable to admit. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 18, 2014
C 23% Dracula Untold (2014) The final scene represents a major WTF, and promises a sequel nuttier than a sack of almonds. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 7, 2014
A- 88% Gone Girl (2014) It's nice to observe "Gone Girl" played with blackly satirical undertones, soliciting chortles amid the mire of disgust. People never really think of Fincher as a humourist, but he his movies rarely unfold without intelligent laughs ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2014
B 96% '71 (2015) "'71" weeps not for independence nor promotes a union, instead the picture honours the many innocents ruined forever by the country's continued unrest. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
B- 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) I expect something a little more ambitious from next year's untitled project, but in a career full of misses, "Magic in the Moonlight" is a pleasant placeholder. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 16, 2014
D+ 17% Sex Tape (2014) it makes vanilla ice-cream exciting by comparison. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 6, 2014
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) "The Guest" is Stevens' and Wingard's show, a slickly executed and oft probing throwback to when heroes were nasty, blood spurted gratuitously and strangers were staring to exude that seedy aura of mistrust. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
C- 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) The original feature was an ambitious experiment, a direct and often successful attempt to demonstrate the fusion of cinema and graphic art within a complete package. Now such cultural considerations seem redundant ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2014
B+ 91% Locke (2014) Knight's camera creates an enchanting and suitably despairing trip down a rabbit-hole flanked by service stations. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2014
B- 69% The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (2014) Only fleetingly cinematic, the film none the less honours the tone of the original televisual material (which ran from 2008-10) more satisfactorily ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2014
3/5 67% Lucy (2014) On a big screen this overblown odyssey of violence and splendour carries along nicely, and even has the (lady) balls to do something interesting beneath its incessantly pulsating veneer. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/5 19% Let's Be Cops (2014) Directed by Luke Greenfield (2004's underrated "The Girl Next Door"), "Let's be Cops is broad, sitcomish cinema, only occasionally redeemed by the high octane energy of "New Girl"'s Jake Johnson. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 26, 2014
D+ 32% The Expendables 3 (2014) Hughes' Hollywood debut is frustrating, chiefly because he can obviously do better. "Red Hill" was an atmospheric and intelligently chilling work, yet "The Expendables 3" is flavourless. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/5 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) Cameos from Jean Reno, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer (the picture's late highlight) provide come cheap mirth, but can't distract from the muddled odyssey Hector undergoes. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) when peril arises, it becomes hard to care for any of these papier-mâché sorts. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) The result encompasses a gorgeously detailed bunch of outlaws and only slightly better than average (but wholly rudimentary) genre plotting. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 6, 2014
B- 60% Hercules (2014) "Hercules" is the sort of film in which arrow supplies never diminish, a man tosses a horse and the hero spends a large portion of the final act topless. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) I imagine that Linklater's ultimate agenda back in 2002 was to make the child both known and unknown, to incur nodding recognition and awed surprise in equal measure. Nobody could have predicted how successful he'd be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 28, 2014
B 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Drunk Willem Dafoe for the win. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
B 66% Bad Words (2014) "Arrested Development" and "Horrible Bosses" star Jason Bateman makes an impressively vulgar directorial debut with "Bad Words ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
C 52% Jersey Boys (2014) A curiosity peppered with worthy highlights, but hardly a certifiable return to form for Clint. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/5 83% Begin Again (2014) "Begin Again" is hopeful yet slickly artificial wish-fulfillment. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Reeves has done a fine job with "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" a gorgeously produced sequel, and the promise of an epic trilogy-closer is tantalising. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
C- 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Some of the seedier sexual stuff is dialed down with "Age of Extinction", although the inclusion of a subplot revolving around statutory rape is a baffling misstep. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 6, 2014
D- 23% Tammy (2014) "Tammy" exists to show us not all passion projects are worth pursuing and despite undeniable potential; somebody has to keep Melissa on a creative leash in the future. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 4, 2014
2/5 86% Chef (2014) the film's grandest achievement - its musings on creation and destruction in the internet age - peak early, leaving audiences with a maudlin family drama that never validates its gut-busting 114 minutes. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 30, 2014
B+ 73% Oculus (2014) "Oculus" is something of a precise mess, using its disjointed narrative arrangement to disconcerting effect. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Repetition slinks into the film's environments promptly, which move away from the community of Burk and into a larger but disconcertingly vanilla natural world. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 17, 2014
D 19% Transcendence (2014) I suspect "Transcendence" will be heralded only as a reminder that cinematographers should stick to their day-jobs. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
C+ 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) I think it's time we retired the "dweeb tripping" motif from contemporary comedy. Forgive the pun, but it's burnt out. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B+ 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) Given the success of "The Lego Movie" they don't even need "22 Jump Street" to land blockbusting receipts, but despite its strict (albeit reflexive) adherence to formula, the movie is funny enough to warrant celebration. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B+ 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) At no point is any character meant to feel comfortable, and thanks to his eerie use of space and well selected close-ups, Amini translates such unease into our viewing experience. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) "Blended" isn't hateful; in fact I was regularly surprised by its sincerity and photogenic qualities. Sandler and Barrymore are cute together, but they've already made two superior romantic vehicles, rendering this third outing moot. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 2, 2014
B 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) The most audacious moments are those set in the future, where the likes of McKellan, Stewart and a chirpy Ellen Page are forced to confront the lethal Sentinel threat from an eerily designed hideaway. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2014
C 27% Pompeii (2014) It finishes more predictably than you could ever imagine (which says something given that it's rooted in well documented historical fact), but for all these sins it's not terrible. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2014
C 74% Godzilla (2014) the vehicle grows more ponderous and disinteresting with each mechanised plot twist and zombified Taylor-Johnson expression. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2014
A- 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) It's still early to be making rash claims, but it'll only be the very best studio product that equals "Edge of Tomorrow" during the summer months sprawled out ahead. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) "Bad Neighbours" is in one sense a film about the melancholia of lost youth, monitored from various (albeit always socially privileged) perspectives. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 4, 2014
C+ 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) The feature manages to ascertain a greater sense of personal identity than its predecessor, but the script's a mess and much like Sam Raimi's franchise halting "Spider-Man 3" suffers a severe faulty villain complex. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 19, 2014