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David Fontana

David Fontana
David Fontana's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Prospect (2018) It is a visually dazzling and thrilling adventure of a movie, and one which could be just the beginnings of an elusive career for its directors Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) There is much to admire about The Sisters Brothers; the powerful performances, the beautiful cinematography, and the statement on violence in the Old West.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A love letter to the 1970s/early '80s, the aging outlaw trope so often seen in Westerns, and to film itself, with David Lowery's love and homage for previous filmmakers shining through. But, above all, it's a tribute to Robert Redford.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
95% The Favourite (2018) With an infectious sense of humor, some wonderfully captivating performances, and a decidedly deeper takeaway, it is a shining example of a filmmaker at the prime of his art.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
88% Diamantino (2018) Diamantino might not be as clever or witty as it clearly tries to be, but for a fun, absurdist satire, it's often a riot of a good time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
93% Transit (2019) The clash of Nazi-era aesthetics with modern production design makes for an alarming and surreal effect, giving the film an unexpected edge with every turn.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
100% Your Face (Ni de lian) (2018) Ming-liang Tsai's film may be hard to recommend to anyone other than the most die-hard fan of avant-garde filmmaking, yet there is some real resonant lyricism to it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
77% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) There isn't much to latch onto even with the energy that Godard instills into his images, and I often found my mind drifting off during some of the film's more somnolent moments.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) Fogelman's film has heart, but it's ultimately too shallow in execution to support his grander ambitions.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) By trying to remain indebted to a movie which already worked quite well on its own, and not trying to modernize or otherwise change the events therein, the film becomes overshadowed by its predecessor. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
81% Alpha (2018) Alpha is one of the surprising standouts of the summer blockbuster season.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Jennifer Yuh Nelson's young adult adaptation will be one of many lost amongst a sea of like-minded films.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
33% Zoe (2018) Zoe's detriment, as mentioned, is not necessarily any of its individual parts, such as its cast, cinematography, score, or direction. It's that, despite all of this, they don't quite add up to anything more impactful or memorable.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The Equalizer 2 is only the second in a series that already feels as if it is riddled with sequel fatigue.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Though based on an empowering story, and containing two fine performances by both Michael Greyeyes and Jessica Chastain, its choppy pacing, unimposing cinematography, and underdeveloped characters make it an unfortunately forgettable endeavor.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Like many years-later sequels, it attempts to capture the spirit of what made the first film so wondrously memorable, yet it barely offers anything new in that direction.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) It's often said that great films have the ability to transport you to a certain time, place and specific perspective, however unfamiliar that might be. Rarely is that more relevant than in The Rider. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Fahrenheit 451, though initially compelling, ultimately does little to expand the prominent ideas of Ray Bradbury's work.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Much as the film pokes fun at Reynolds' failed attempts at bringing a comic book character to life in the past, the sense is provided here that the Deadpool franchise has really become his major career achievement. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
56% Duck Butter (2018) Laia Costa and especially Alia Shawkat give it some impressive effort performance-wise, but their characters' budding connection is as meandering and weightless as the film which surrounds it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
100% Little Woods (2018) DaCosta's film is hauntingly nostalgic for a world gone by.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Despite its agenda, The Miseducation of Cameron Post does feel inconsequential. There are characters that are underused or don't have as much impact as they could, and an overall sense that their arcs aren't quite as developed as they could be.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
86% Lemonade (2018) Uricaru's powerful film is one that should be seen by all, showcasing the idea that, though America is not quite the shining beacon that it once was, if there are still those that look out for each other, perhaps there is but a glimmer of hope. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet All These Small Moments (2018) All These Small Moments reminded me a great deal of two films in particular: that of the recent Lady Bird and this year's very underseen and underrated Blame. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
86% Cargo (2018) In Cargo, love knows no bounds, and that's a pretty powerful message no matter how you spin it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
79% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) Part I Am Legend and part All is Lost, The Night Eats the World is an endearing, tragic, and above all entertaining watch. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Phantom Cowboys (2018) Phantom Cowboys is a poignant portrait of three young men, which, though perhaps not as profound as it intends to be, still manages to leave a definitive mark.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Pickings (2018) Combining two of the great genres of cinema is not an easy feat, and though Morgan's film is uneven, it is at least an indication that he could be someone to look out for in the future.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
50% The Miracle Season (2018) The Miracle Season is still a mainstream sports biopic, albeit with a tragic backstory. But, with energetic sports play and a slightly heavier final takeaway, it rises above the pitfalls that many of those films often fall into.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
78% I Kill Giants (2018) Though grounded by a strong presence in the young Madison Wolfe, it is often too dreary to be truly engaging, and too underrealized to be an immersive escape into a fantastical world.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
88% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Despite a tendency to overdo it when it comes to the scares themselves, Paco Plaza's Veronica contains enough focus on character and symbolism to be an effective possession horror.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
95% Sweet Country (2018) With poignancy, grit, and proficiency, it gazes out at the vast Australian outback while also deeply examining the darkness of humanity within.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
83% Mohawk (2018) Disguised simply as a small-scale action horror film, Mohawk becomes a good focal point for something much larger than itself, which enables its flaws to be more readily overlooked.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) he original Death Wish started a franchise; but this new version will likely be remembered as an unfortunate remnant of political sentiment gone wrong.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
40% Death House (2018) Death House unfortunately doesn't deliver. Its many references and horror icons don't contribute much to a story that is far too caught up in itself to be any fun. Its graphic and lewd nature don't much help either.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
83% Blame (2018) Quinn Shephard's Blame utilizes The Crucible in an inventive way, focusing on high school dynamics and the angst that comes with finding one's identity early in life while also avoiding the cliches that typically come with that subject.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
75% Braven (2018) To conclude, Braven is a fine piece of genre fare. The story itself may sound all-too-familiar, yet its wintry setting, inventive action sequences, and a strong presence by Jason Momoa and supporting cast help it to rise above many like-minded films.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Bogged down by generic action and characters, a confused plot, and an overall sense of been-there done-that, The Cloverfield Paradox, after a momentary burst of excitement, will likely fizzle out.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
49% Downsizing (2017) It attempts...to be a wacky science fiction, a humanistic love story with a sci-fi premise, satirical social commentary, and even dabs of race and white privilege discussions. But in the end, it's too loosely spread out to fully succeed at any of these.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
91% The Shape of Water (2017) The film is the equivalent work of an artist, who, though beginning with a solid, well-rounded image...just didn't allow it to find the proper balance. In the end, perhaps The Shape of Water's ambition just exceeded its grasp.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) We may never know exactly what was going on in Tommy Wiseau's mind when he created one of the worst movies ever made, but The Disaster Artist is a valiant attempt at understanding just that.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) In an age where 20-year-later sequels are often a disaster, relying too intently on nostalgic value of the originals, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle stands head and shoulders above the rest.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
84% Wonder (2017) Wonder is, in almost every conceivable way, a disaster. It's jumbled, unfocused, poorly acted, and undeservedly sappy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards is yet another shining example of McDonagh's distinguished talent as a filmmaker.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) With such talent in front of and behind the camera, it's a shame that The Snowman's narrative and structural problems weren't properly adjusted before its release.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
90% Gerald's Game (2017) Gerald's Game is a mostly faithful, almost entirely enjoyable adaptation of King's novel.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a pleasant watch as a whole, yet it doesn't quite delve as deep as it could, and ultimately feels somewhat forgettable as a result.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
95% Western (2018) Western is not a full-on, triumphant success, but in individual moments the film is just too delightful to ignore.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
55% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) As a movie about teaching, though, Madam Hyde works wonderfully. In contrast, the supernatural aspects of the film often feel tacked on and out of place. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
96% Zama (2018) Not many movies really get under your skin like Lucrecia Martel's masterful epic.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017