Shane Danielsen

Shane Danielsen
Shane Danielsen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): sbs.com.au

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% 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) EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/5 65% 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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) It's a film of deceptive power; its effect is gradual and incremental. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
1/5 51% The Interview (2014) A comedy fatally short on laughs. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 72% 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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Jack O'Connell is electrifying. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Persuasive and smartly-scripted, Nightcrawler arrives at an interesting moment for Hollywood cinema. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2014
2/5 86% 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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/5 83% Predestination (2015) It's a thoughtful, ambitious adaptation, whose pieces finally lock into place with a satisfying, if not entirely unexpected click. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/5 95% 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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 79% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Martin Scorsese's finest in more than a decade. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
78% Tom at the Farm (2015) The film, initially intriguing, succumbs, like its maker, to an over-inflated sense of its own importance. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 86% 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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
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. - sbs.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012