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Daniel Kelly

Daniel Kelly
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 61% The Frozen Ground (2013) Hudgens convinces beyond her years, combining steely ignorance and devastating vulnerability cogently, allowing individual instances in her own sad narrative to find a degree of poignant tragedy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 18, 2013
B+ 71% Pacific Rim (2013) "Pacific Rim" does recall 1954's "Godzilla" in the way it channels primal unease. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2013
C 49% Now You See Me (2013) boasts fewer functional brain cells than a blonde rock ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 8, 2013
B- 35% The Internship (2013) Yet, somehow, the opening segments of the vehicle actually pack a lot of entertainment value, a sort of je ne sais quoi derived from the natural and amusing interplay between the leads. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 5, 2013
B- 67% World War Z (2013) The feature potentially talks a better game than it provides (it's a little soft on the "big ideas"); more dedicated to sledgehammer panic than unlocking a nuanced political or even emotional coda. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 4, 2013
A- 69% Stoker (2013) It's trippily edited and effortlessly seductive, climaxing on a shocking but wholly memorable moment of maturation. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Commercially it resembles 2010's "Alice in Wonderland", but in practice "OZ" is a much more engaging work. Imperfect but consistently respectful to its source and fun on its own mega-budgeted terms. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
D- 4% Movie 43 (2013) Indulgent and offensive. AVOID ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B 83% This Is the End (2013) "This is the End" will almost certainly spell no such thing for the careers of Rogen and Goldberg ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 30, 2013
A- 63% Byzantium (2013) "Byzantium" is fuelled by grandiose verve and palpable intimacy, a frighteningly eloquent ode to the spirit of legend and the social discontent of 21st century Britain. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 21, 2013
1/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) I expect Chris Nolan's ambitions were probably noble - but nobility counts for very little when envisioned through Snyder's pre-pubescent mind-set. "Man of Steel" is a fetid creation; dull, excruciatingly overlong and inexcusably dumb. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 18, 2013
B 20% The Hangover Part III (2013) I personally found "The Hangover Part III" a mirthful way to bring this charade to a halt. Oh, and stay during the credits. You'll be rewarded with an absolute doozy of a farewell. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 26, 2013
A- 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) I acknowledge it's not for everyone, but in my eyes this Gatsby is truly great. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 17, 2013
A 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Absurd and lovable in equal measure, this quirky rom-com has feeling and heart to spare, with a pair of adorable performances courtesy of Adam Sandler and Emily Watson. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2013
C+ 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) Affable and digestible, but there's a more cutting work to be made on the topic of product placement than this smiley yet superficial piece. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2013
A- 93% Martin (1977) Incredibly astute twist on the vampire myth, ditching most of the frilly, campy stuff in favour of a more honest and focused approach. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2013
D+ 80% Pitch Perfect (2012) Overlong and clichéd underdog musical comedy has a few bright spots, generally thanks to infectious A Capella, but stumbles on the back of an unfocused script and too many clunky jokes. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2013
C 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) It's wholly polished, but "Into Darkness" is a broody, charmless heartbreaker. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 10, 2013
A 93% What Richard Did (2013) This is an explosive work, and I suspect not the last time you'll see the names Jack Reynor and Lenny Abrahamson attached to ecstatic prose. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 3, 2013
D+ 19% Identity Thief (2013) "Identity Thief" might as well be a modestly budgeted TV affair. There's just no distinction in its visual appearance whatsoever. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2013
B+ 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Iron Man 3" concludes with a satisfactory bang and gratifying note of logical character progression, coating the promise of further installments with legitimate intrigue. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2013
B+ 61% Evil Dead (2013) "The Evil Dead" is a movie that thematically examines the notion of absolution from past sin, something which separates it from Raimi's less densely arranged cavalcade of scares. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 18, 2013
B 94% Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Irish production impresses mightily for two thirds of its run-time, before delivering a last act riddled with loose ends and rose-tinted frustrations. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2013
A- 94% The Hunt (2013) As the falsely accused main character Mads Mikkelsen is fantastic, churning out understated torment and suffering with tragic honesty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2013
B+ 81% Michael (2012) Very well made, but only recommended for those made of tough stuff. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2013
C 21% Taken 2 (2012) Completely forgettable but less egregious than its reputation suggests. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2013
A- 53% Oblivion (2013) I look forward to whatever Kosinski unleashes next, because within him the potential for striking artistry simmers with gentle certainty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 12, 2013
C 67% Spring Breakers (2013) Maybe it's entirely for you to make up your own mind, but Korine's refusal to assert himself leaves the picture feeling incomplete and empty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2013
A- 68% Trance (2013) It's certainly nice to have Boyle back where he belongs. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 8, 2013
F 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Getting cooked by a witch is preferable ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013
B+ 83% Side Effects (2013) Gripping stuff that should hold up on repeat inspection ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013
C+ 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) Generic but appreciatively likable comedy delivers enough cheeky giggles and warmheartedness to render it serviceable. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013
B- 90% Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) It's a clever conceit handled with balance and humanity by the film-makers, but it's no ground-shaker. Adept but forgettable. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2013
D- 29% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) It may very well be the worst movie associated with a Hasbro toyline yet. I'll let you recall 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and allow that last statement to sink in a little. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 28, 2013
B+ 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) Very watchable and with some fascinating emotional developments come the final act, "The Queen of Versailles" is a well informed and affecting offering. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
A- 70% Liberal Arts (2012) . May the affecting earnestness of "Liberal Arts" play a stronger role in his career than the hollow, disjointed pontificating of "HappyThankYouMorePlease". ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
C- 75% Premium Rush (2012) Tonal inconsistencies don't help much (at times "Premium Rush" confusingly favours slapstick) and one dimensional characters render the stakes low. An unexpected failure. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2013
C 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) It's not offensively bad and does boast some genuine aesthetic merit, but as a blockbuster it's decidedly mediocre. No sequels please. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2013
B 70% The Vicious Kind (2009) Adam Scott and Brittany Snow give powerhouse performances in this encouraging debut from director Lee Toland Krieger. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2013
A 99% Taxi Driver (1976) Post-Vietnam blues permeate the seedy essence of the picture, and Scorsese's ambiguity concerning the violent rampage the lead characters undergoes is compelling, leaving the rich work open to multiple interpretations. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2013
D 28% The Bone Collector (1999) What happens if you subtract a character driven narrative and visually arresting direction from Se7en? ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2013
B+ 51% This is 40 (2012) I'm not sure "This is 40" is as rewardingly courageous as "Funny People", but it's an enticing feature none the less. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 20, 2013
B 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) The picture looks very pleasing, Moore and his cinematographer Jonathan Sela continuing their pattern of making attractive images together. At no point is "A Good Day to Die Hard" dull, and for my money that's all that matters. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 16, 2013
C+ 80% Warm Bodies (2013) It's a serviceable picture, strongly visualised and capably performed, but it lacks the edge which might have ascended it toward greatness. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
C+ 63% Sinister (2012) As it stands, "Sinister" is an acceptable way to whittle down 100 minutes, but only marginally rises above the label of so-so. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
B 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Hectic actioner blends phenomenal set-piece direction with an ethos of non-stop carnage, but beyond that feels a little empty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
B- 40% Straw Dogs (2011) "Straw Dogs" circa 2011 is a better than average thriller. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
A 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) A horror classic and essential viewing for those studying questionable narrators in both movies and screenwriting. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
C 52% Jaws 2 (1978) Easily the best sequel in the series, but only to be watched by genre historians, completists or those with lower standards when it comes to creature features. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
A- 70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) It's a magical detour for those seeking rich and enlightened viewing ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 10, 2013