David Fontana

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Sound of Metal (2019) It's a devastating, poignant, and ultimately hopeful film, especially for a side of humanity that rarely sees itself portrayed on screen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Judy isn't a particularly inventive or game-changing film. Much of its success rides on Zellweger's performance. Yet, for a genre that has seen its fair sure of mediocrity in recent years, it's still a worthy tribute to one of cinema's great stars. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
96% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield may not quite have the biting wit of some of Iannucci's more overtly political satires, yet, it's a delightfully engaging narrative in its own right. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
86% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) The Long Walk is one of those supernatural stories that, as bewildering as they can be, are also a real treat as well, the type that will stay with you. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
82% Color Out of Space (2019) It's everything all at once, without even a chance to breathe in-between. But hey, if that's what you're looking for, you're sure to get some enjoyment out of Color Out of Space. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) To conclude, Lucy in the Sky is an unfortunate misstep for Noah Hawley. It takes his visual style and attempts to transfer it to a story that is as chaotic in tone as the real Lisa Nowak's criminal activities were. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
13% Dirt Music (2019) Dirt Music is amongst the more unusual love stories I've seen in some time. That is because, first and foremost, it's not really about their love at all. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet August (Agosto) (2019) Capó beautifully captures the surrounding landscape of the island, in a manner that shows his attachment to it. There may not be a lot that occurs during the course of August, but sometimes it's in the silent moments that he manages to captivate. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Easy Land (2019) Easy Land, operating on a lower budget, makes the best of its limited resources. The story is simple, yet powerfully effective all the same. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Ordinary Love (2019) Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn approach Ordinary Love through an everyday lens. The film likely wouldn't work as well as it does without the dual performances of Neeson and Manville. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
98% Marriage Story (2019) Marriage Story is amongst Baumbach's finest works. Sympathetic, charming, and above-all relatable, it also contains some impressive, career-best acting by Driver and Johansson. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
88% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is a somewhat exciting entry in James Mangold's filmography. Come for the car races, and some fine performances by Matt Damon and Christian Bale, but don't expect to take too much away from it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix is, far and above, the best part of Joker. Besides him, though, this is a comic book story dead on arrival. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
99% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is an absolute blast. It'll appeal to fans of the detective mystery genre, for fans of the astounding cast, or for those that love Rian Johnson's subversively entertaining films. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
67% Driven (2019) Driven is a film that, despite a unique structure and talented cast, doesn't feel as inventive as it sets out to be. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
64% Them That Follow (2019) When it comes down to it, the film needed a bit more oomph to truly stand out, especially with a cast as talented as the one gathered for this and with a subject as ripe with potential. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
59% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia, though flawed, is nonetheless the type of revisionist story we need right now. Told from a female perspective, and benefiting from a seminal performance by Daisy Ridley, it rewrites history in a more favorable light. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
36% Anna (2019) Anna just isn't quite the fun thrill ride that one might have hoped for. Basically, if you're on the hunt for an interesting, inventive spy thriller, keep looking. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Even with high hopes, the film surpasses what I could've hoped for, marking Deadwood, much like the town itself, as one for the history books. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
72% All Creatures Here Below (2019) Though not flawless, All Creatures Here Below will likely have you conflicted as well as moved by its events, in addition to being wowed by the stirring performances of both Karen Gillan and David Dastmalchian. It's a film that deserves to be seen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) Hellboy is an unfortunate example of how a R-rated superhero film could go wrong. It's violent, but to a fault, lacking humor, substance, or a compelling story to go along with it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
80% The Wind (2019) The Wind, above all, shows talent amongst its edges, primarily that of director Emma Tammi. There is enough here to ultimately recommend it, especially for those fans of either Westerns or horror. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
44% Captive State (2019) With a premise filled with potential and talent both in front of and behind the screen, Captive State is an unfortunate disappointment. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) The film's attempts at multiple genres may not blend together into a seamless whole, yet the talented cast and strong direction by Chandor help to raise it above its flaws. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a perfectly serviceable watch. Though delving into a dismal real-life situation, it retains a sense of empathy for its characters and for their plight throughout. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
70% The Changeover (2019) The Changeover is a definite standout when it comes to young adult films. It is a mature, eerie, and effective coming-of-age story that just so happens to also include the supernatural. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
31% Io (2019) A forced romance, lackluster execution, and a tendency to pander to its audience makes IO come up far shorter than it otherwise could've been. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
70% The Mule (2018) Eastwood has earned, and here cements, his status as one of the all-time greats, and even if he is still most remembered for his older Westerns, this is still a wonderful callback to his career as a whole. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) With too much happening all at once and not enough focus on bulding characters we actually care about, the film fails to leave any sense of an impact, which makes me concerned that future installments will fall victim to the same trend. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
93% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
93% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
87% Diamantino (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
94% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
14% Life Itself (2018) Fogelman's film has heart, but it's ultimately too shallow in execution to support his grander ambitions. - Film Inquiry EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
80% Alpha (2018) Alpha is one of the surprising standouts of the summer blockbuster season. - Film Inquiry EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
32% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
51% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Fahrenheit 451, though initially compelling, ultimately does little to expand the prominent ideas of Ray Bradbury's work. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
96% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta's film is hauntingly nostalgic for a world gone by. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018