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Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Brothers' Nest (2018) What it is, refreshingly, is smart - not only in terms of its plotting, the steady drip-feed of information and clarification, but also in the intelligence it extends to its characters.‐ The Monthly (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
2/5 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) Emphatically urging you to laugh, it inspired -- in this reviewer, at least -- barely so much as a chuckle.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 66% Reaching for the Moon (2013) As the essentially solitary poet, [Otto is] excellent, conveying at once a rich and complex inner life -- its details elusive perhaps even to Bishop herself -- and also a profound uneasiness with the world outside.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/5 87% Foxcatcher (2014) It's a film of deceptive power; its effect is gradual and incremental.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
1/5 51% The Interview (2014) A comedy fatally short on laughs.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 71% Beloved Sisters (2015) There's nothing airless or genteel about it; on the contrary, it fairly seethes with life and passion, like the three sides of the doomed love triangle it describes.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
4/5 96% We Are the Best! (2014) The music here is really just a Macguffin, a way into Moodyson's real subject: the complex and often unequal dynamics of adolescent friendships.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Jack O'Connell is electrifying.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
2/5 73% The Congress (2014) It's an intensely frustrating film, one that veers between excellent and silly in the space of seconds.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Persuasive and smartly-scripted, Nightcrawler arrives at an interesting moment for Hollywood cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2014
2/5 85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Billed as a black comedy, Moland is aiming here for the same delicate balance between laughter and violence as the Coen Brothers' Fargo. Trouble is, unlike that film, it's not especially funny.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/5 84% Predestination (2015) It's a thoughtful, ambitious adaptation, whose pieces finally lock into place with a satisfying, if not entirely unexpected click.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/5 94% Snowpiercer (2014) It's very much part of a cinematic tradition: heir to the hermetically enclosed, purpose-built steampunk dystopias devised by Terry Gilliam and Guillermo del Toro and Caro & Jeunet.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) What could in less capable hands so easily have been mishandled, lapsing either into patronising comedy or sappy sentimentality, is accorded generous and sympathetic treatment here.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/5 88% The Wind Rises (2014) There are more boring movies than this one. There aren't many more disingenuous.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 78% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Martin Scorsese's finest in more than a decade.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) It's his grandest plaything to date, his most splendid and glittering toy -- yet for all the ornamentation on display, it's also his most human and humane.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
79% Tom at the Farm (2015) The film, initially intriguing, succumbs, like its maker, to an over-inflated sense of its own importance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 87% Django Unchained (2012) Impolitic though it might be to suggest it, there's something extremely satisfying about the violence here-though, for my money, it resides less in seeing these racist thugs get their comeuppance, than in the director's staging of it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2013
1.5/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) Watching this film (agonisingly protracted at almost two hours) is a little like spending time with an curmudgeonly uncle you hate visiting.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2012
2/5 51% Savages (2012) Stone does his best with the material-aided by no less than three credited editors-but can't compensate for the void at the film's centre. An absence less of morality, than of simple chemistry.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 94% Lore (2013) Like Lore herself-fierce, defiantly unsocialised-it is a rebuke to notions of middle-class propriety, as well as a formidable work in its own right, by one of the best and most distinctive filmmakers this country has ever produced.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012