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David D'Arcy

David D'Arcy
David D'Arcy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film.com, Screen International, GreenCine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Zoe (2018) While the end result is more tender than tech, twists in the script by Richard Greenberg could rope in a young crowd which is drawn to "can-you-top-this" cyber tales. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This latest dutiful and earnest installment... [is] like a roller coaster that you've ridden many times.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
80% State Like Sleep (2018) There is not enough in the performances or the script to set it apart from the constant flow of indie crime dramas.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
No Score Yet To Dust (2018) Shawn Snyder's film about a cantor grieving for his wife and pondering her body's decomposition is earnest to the point of piety. It's also bawdy, and at moments, very funny.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
27% Mapplethorpe (2018) Smith gives us a credible, flawed, gifted Mapplethorpe over two decades, an unlikeable man who hires his brother as an assistant and then torments him.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
100% Little Woods (2018) Nia DaCosta's heartland tale, rough around some edges, is a promising feature debut.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
67% The Seagull (2018) The Seagull, Anton Chekhov's classic play about failed hopes and tangled attractions, is solid and satisfying in Michael Mayer's intimate retelling for the screen.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
100% Diane (2018) If the intimacy of small town existence is cherished here, there's also an ominous sense of that same life being eroded and undermined.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
No Score Yet Ghostbox Cowboy (2018) Stylish, comic and shameless, with a gonzo, midnight movie tone...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
0% Blue Night (2018) In Blue Night, Sarah Jessica Parker pivots to take on a huge challenge, playing a singer in a dark dramatic role. It's ambitious, and she hits some of the right notes, but much of it ends up off-key.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Face-offs in Siberia and finally on the slopes of Mt. Fuji provide some welcome relief from the sameness of modern cities, the snow and ice adding an appealing new degree of difficulty to the same old fight.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
100% 1985 (2018) 1985 gets the notes right, and its foreboding look takes us back to a dark age. It's a lesson worth remembering. Yet with all the prejudice and pain, the film still feels a lot like a sermon.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
86% Tully (2018) Theron will put to rest any doubts about her feel for comedy; the darker the better.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
96% For Ahkeem (2017) There's a strong dose of anthropology in this documentary, as the filmmakers construct the small world in which Daje lives and interacts with young people like herself - all black, all poor, mostly fatherless. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet Green White Green (2016) Green White Green is satire, and satire can't be expected to be definitive, yet this is still a satire whose teeth aren't terribly sharp. But it's a film that puts a political conversation in a Nollywood frame.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
93% Guilty (Talvar) (2015) Guilty is an epic look at two gruesome killings, made worse by a series of wild miscarriages of justice. ‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
No Score Yet Veleno (2017) While Veleno draws from a familiar organised crime template, it offers moments of brutality that are all its own.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
No Score Yet Bitter Flowers (2017) Olivier Meys has built a drama around a troubling reality of modern China. It's just as troubling when he and Qi Xi take you inside Lina's complex character.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
100% The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (2017) If the title promises a melodrama, this orgy of betrayal certainly is one; yet deft acting and sheer audacity take it beyond standard melodrama fare.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
71% Kissing Candice (2017) McArdle lurches around the language of the music video in a stylish feature debut.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
8% Euphoria (2017) Ines and Emilie have tensions between them which are uncomfortably alive, and Langseth's script is a gnawing reminder that, even when the date of death is set, family quarrels and resentments can still be corrosive.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) While it's no Raging Bull, it is fun, if you're willing to roll with the punches.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet A Season in France (Une Saison en France) (2017) This stolid narrative approach feels appropriate for a film that is as much testimony as it is drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
93% This Is Congo (2018) A documentary of stunning beauty and tragic violence ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
94% Tempestad (2016) Cerebral and emotional, Tempestad is a road movie fuelled by the memories of unjust punishment. It's a bumpy but illuminating ride.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
16% The Circle (2017) In a field where the new is celebrated, The Circle is about the threat of ceding control of personal data to a business monopoly. Now we've seen it once again, with marquee stars. It's still a threat.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
12% Aardvark (2018) The drama sets up a psychological dead end, with doleful strings tracking the emotions.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
75% Thirst Street (2017) Burdge is game for this mania, and so is Bonnard, yet the wild process of love as horror lacks something at its core, as if a young director is trying his hardest to get the notes right and then play them louder.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Meyers's drama depends mostly on what it doesn't show you, and it works.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
88% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Perhaps MacLachlan was after a visual vocabulary that was as limited as his film's dialogue. In doing so, he's sold his story short. This crop feels like it needed more time to come out of the ground.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
85% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers is shrewd, even if it's not altogether satisfying. It reveals lots of promise in this young director.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) This eighth instalment of The Fast And The Furious franchise, directed by F Gary Gray, is reliable, containing plenty of deafening car pile-ups to keep the core audience satisfied while also stirring witty new flourishes into the old recipe.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
75% Gemini (2018) There may be Lynchian elements in this classic low-budget LA noir, but it's Lola Kirke who impresses the most.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
60% DRIB (2017) This no-budget spoof of violent gonzo promotional culture is in your face, as the saying goes, and the blood is all part of the punch-line.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
73% Death in Sarajevo (2016) You come out of Death In Sarajevo feeling that you've slogged through a familiar stretch of mud - filmed competently, but not memorably.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Chasing Coral (2017) Chasing Coral is as beautiful as any nature film in its celebration of coral's complexity, and of the undersea architecture that is formed when multiple species of coral create natural multi-level structures of interdependency.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
No Score Yet From the Balcony (Fra balkongen) (2017) It's a hybrid reverie of introspection and free association, with moments of charm and insight.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
No Score Yet Bones of Contention (2017) This chilling documentary revisits the fate of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, executed in 1936, and of others who are known only to their families.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (2017) This is not a film that you watch for the style, unless bluntness is your aesthetic. But the details in this intrigue are fascinating.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Philippe's tribute to Hollywood's most famous stabbing is an archival feast.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
85% Beach Rats (2017) Fate is a blunt instrument here. Yet you still wind up asking for more depth from the characters for whom Hittman is asking you to feel something.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
56% Lemon (2017) The debut feature by Janicza Bravo takes on a perennial comic genre yet, like its main character, it's best described as a work in progress.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
97% Menashe (2017) As if the Dardennes came to Brooklyn, only funnier.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) 25 years later, Yance can't escape the pain of a brother's death - forgotten by so many others - and the frame becomes a confining enclosure for a sibling's anguish coming out of every pore.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
99% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman distills cell phone and video imagery from RBSS into a collage of atrocities and fear.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) [A] small comedy that hits rare moments of drama ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
96% Oklahoma City (2017) The documentary, as it grieves for those losses, points to divisions in American society that are as glaring as ever.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
93% Icarus (2017) This film is proof that, with the right protagonist, a documentary seems to tell its own story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
100% Ship Of Theseus (2012) Ship of Theseus can be didactic as it nudges audiences toward environmental harmony and economic justice, but it's never preachy or sanctimonious. The credit for that balanced tone goes to its actors, who put real people at the core of these moral tales.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
79% Magnus (2016) Magnus Carlsen, called the Mozart of chess, became world champion in 2013 at the age of 22. Benjamin Ree's rousing documentary shows us how this taciturn prodigy got there, and how his family keeps him sane.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016