Danielle White

Danielle White
Danielle White's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle
Publications: Austin Chronicle

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Yet for all its ambition with loopy timelines and dubious scientific explanations, convenient logic only justified in pushing the plot along, the actual world-building falls flat. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5 92% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) This Brazilian animated feature is an incredibly timely film. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 23% Miss Bala (2019) Certain plot points are overemphasized. It veers toward parody. But it's also satisfying to see the outcome. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The bits are tinged with nostalgia, a perpetually unalleviated regret. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Tejano (2018) The story itself slithers with twists and turns and unexpected betrayals. It's almost ridiculous how many characters die in this film. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) It's another effort to solidify her sainthood. However, it's also an easily digestible outline of Ginsburg, her career, and why her work is so important. It's a biting piece of herstory that we need right now. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 80% Ben is Back (2018) It's still an impactful film, one that's made for the season of giving, if giving means never giving up. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2/5 60% Vox Lux (2018) In a true capitalist maneuver, Vox Lux absorbs our own nihilism, wraps it in a shiny package, and sells it back to us at a profitable markup. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
75% The Long Dumb Road (2018) Overall, the film is charming and funny, even when it sticks to some well-traveled routes. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Mulligan gives the performance of a lifetime as two halves of the same woman - in a lot of ways, the movie is really about her. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) If you like things to be spelled out, this is not the film for you. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 98% Science Fair (2018) The adorable nerds featured are as charismatic as they are bright, and I assume it was a combination of their personalities and projects that led to their inclusion in the film. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) There's a claustrophobic comfort to it... Yet there is space for silence and reflection, and many shots are quietly beautiful - until a Rush song blares, puncturing the meditative mood. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 91% We the Animals (2018) There's a heavy dose of pathos, though the film isn't without its moments of levity. And while the narrative is fragmented, like a memory, by the end there's a seismic shift: And that's something like evolution. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 93% Support the Girls (2018) Maybe it wouldn't be so confusing if what passed as the film's "resolution" involved something more than the antics of bratty anarchy. It's impossible to support the girls on such shaky ground. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3.5/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) There's something inexplicably soothing about the wide shots of the boys rolling along, spiraling down the levels of a parking garage or swerving around city streets at sunset. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
1.5/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) The moral lesson of "spend more time with loved ones" is pretty weak sauce if I'm being honest: It's nothing more than an unheeded warning sign on the edge of the diamond-encrusted road straight to ruin. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2.5/5 56% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) It's all mighty existential and interesting, yet the introduction of this heady topic acts as prelude to a rather bizarre, if dark, comedic situation. The timing, like everything in this movie, is a little off-kilter. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 60% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) No offense to composer Mark Mothersbaugh (who is heavily involved in all three films) but the soundtrack is better this time around, thanks to some heavy, entrancing, villainous beats by DJ Tiësto. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 69% Damsel (2018) The filmmakers are poking fun at the male ego without portraying its more sinister aspects. It's a new spin on an old narrative - a fresh start if you will. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 92% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) While there are some weak platitudes delivered via dialogue, the film takes a refreshing look at queer relationships. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) he ensemble cast blends well, but Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kluger... stands out as she basks in the spotlight and seems to thoroughly enjoy being free of her usual nice-girl tame role. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
1/5 58% Always at the Carlyle (2018) I get that many Americans are captivated by the celebrity mystique, but many of the hotel's customers are anonymous billionaires. At least I can finally sleep at night knowing that they're always comfortable at the Carlyle. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) The filmmakers do well to create a rich milieu, even if it is as short-lived and enigmatic as the artist's own life. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 92% Beast (2018) Strong performances push the story along; it's not so much about solving a mystery as it is about inner turmoil and the stories we tell ourselves, be they fairy tales or not. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 83% Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2018) [Travis] Wilkerson has a really keen eye. Not many people wanted to talk, so oftentimes the camera is artfully focused on an imposing tree or a dilapidated building. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/5 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) The filmmakers seem to be concerned about preserving her innocence, just as the real-life Kennedy was. It may be a bit idealistic, but it's not a disservice. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1/5 19% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) [Tyler] Perry implies that not only does she belong there, but she forged every link in her chains. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
1/5 21% Midnight Sun (2018) That being said, whatever a midnight sun actually is, its rays are pretty weak. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 100% Rogers Park (2018) Rogers Park covers a lot of ground within a tight runtime, and Henry accomplishes this in part by using economical character development. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 48% Souvenir (2018) All the action in Souvenir happens in such a dreamlike haze, that it's my personal pet theory that none of it is actually real and Liliane has been sitting in front of the TV the whole time - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2.5/5 84% Game Night (2018) It feels a bit like someone wanted to make a Coen brothers movie for the Clue crowd: Let's call it kitschy noir. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 75% Bomb City (2018) The film's message, which it wields like a war chain, is a timeless one: Don't be such a dick to people because they look different from you. We all live in Bomb City: One stray match and the whole thing will explode. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
2/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Although I do think PP fans will be satisfied with the finale, let's hope this is the last redux for these pitches. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 95% The Breadwinner (2017) But most importantly, they provide a window to others' experiences. And that's the first step toward empathy. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) That's the thing about classics: Each reiteration, if done properly, puts us closer to the story at heart. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
1.5/5 70% Angelica (2017) The supernatural elements brush up against some heavy topics, some actual real-life horrors, but like any encounter with a ghost, Angelica is likely to simply leave you cold. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 40% Amanda and Jack Go Glamping (2017) It's an attempt to conjure the past. Which, in a sense, is precisely what Amanda and Jack are there to do - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
1/5 20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) The silly men should step aside and let the little girl shine. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2/5 31% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It's understandable that the conflicts need some type of resolution. It's just that I was expecting something a little less over-the-top, a little less shiny, and not so neatly packaged. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3.5/5 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) [Nicole] Wells wears a look of consternation with a 50/50 chance she's about to bite someone's head off or burst into tears. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/5 27% All I See Is You (2017) It's a bit frustrating, as the film does have substance: Couples don't always survive major life changes, especially a shifting in roles. But perhaps I'm just trying to see something that isn't there. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) Take Every Wave's major fault (and this is true when filming any professional sport) is that the presentation makes it all look too darned easy. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 67% Breathe (2017) It's a rather hunky-dory, dainty depiction of what can't have been an easy situation. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 72% Happy Death Day (2017) The reveal is a bit predictable, but a couple of fake-outs keep things interesting along the way. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
1/5 4% Flatliners (2017) If you find Flatliners to be conceptually interesting (which it is), stay home and rent the original. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 90% Stronger (2017) There's a complexity to the family dynamic that couldn't be more true-to-life. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 98% Trophy (2017) Trophy instead holds its subject right up to the light, like a diamond, so that all facets can be seen. It may not rouse the public to action, but it will give us something to ponder. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
1.5/5 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) There are subtle, artful pieces of dialogue which allude to the deeper stuff, but you'd have to be a Salinger scholar to catch them. The whole deal plays right into the famous tight-lipped mystique. And it's really a bit of a bore. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 37% Kidnap (2017) At just 81 minutes, it's a short shot of adrenaline, exhilarating yet predictable. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017