Awards Daily

Awards Daily is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Frank J. Avella, Jazz Tangcay, Joey Moser, Matthew Dougherty, Megan McLachlan, Zhuo-Ning Su
Rating Title/Year Author
Rebecca (2020) Joey Moser The sooner you come to terms that Ben Wheatley's retelling isn't trying to emulate Hitch, the better. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
All the Way (2016) Joey Moser While handsomely produced and well-acted, this adaptation feels a bit like a high school drama you were forced to watch in history class. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
The Boys in the Band (2020) Joey Moser The Boys in the Band could feel like an artifact, but Mantello and the actors give it such life that it is vital. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
Days (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su What Days offers is an incredibly realistic, near-documentarian sketch of two ordinary lives that informs you of the characters' circumstances and emotional state without telling you anything. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
() Zhuo-Ning Su Brazilian director João Paulo Miranda Maria's feature debut Memory House is a worthy addition to the country's fascinating and ever-growing catalogue of films that deal with its dark colonial past. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Polish directors Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert's fantastical social satire about an immigrant masseur with healing powers, NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN, looks properly enchanted and dazzles with metaphorical possibilities. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
True Mothers (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Heart-wrenching stuff. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
The Whaler Boy (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su A brilliant premise for a movie and [director Philipp] Yuryev delivers on that promise big time. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Spring Blossom (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su [Director Suzanne] Lindon brings an intimate point of view to Spring Blossom and her take on a somewhat sensitive subject matter feels truthful, honest, precious. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Summer of 85 (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su A sexy, nostalgic blast of a film that is in some ways less than refined but entirely lovable all the same. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su [Vanessa] Kirby chills you. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Shiva Baby (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Above all else [Emma] Seligman's direction shines. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Aided by [Natasa] Stork's restrained, enigmatic performance, [writer/director Lili] Horvát has crafted an atmospheric, well-paced mystery drama that defies expectations and thoroughly intrigues. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
The Best Is Yet To Come (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su A gripping, moving drama about investigative journalism in China that informs and ultimately also inspires. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Fauna (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su A most delightful head-scratcher. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Nomadland (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a profoundly moving, often unbearably beautiful piece of cinema that will nourish your mind and break your heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
The Disciple (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a stirring cinematic tribute to Indian classical music that gradually reveals an unexpected multitude of layers. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
Apples (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Greek writer/director Christos Nikou's feature debut APPLES is a quirky, funny, melancholic delight that will exhilarate fans of the absurdist Greek New Wave. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Topside (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su You feel the rush of contentment, fright, distress and pain of the characters throughout. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Sweat (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su SWEAT is not a stalker thriller. Instead, it's a rivetingly sober, incisive investigation of loneliness and intimacy in the Instagram era, a psychological profile of an influencer. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
() Zhuo-Ning Su By capturing the look, sound, sense of community and history of a housing project that has hosted generations of inhabitants, it illustrates how a home is so much more than just a place. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
All the Dead Ones (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su For all its formal rigidity, the last half-hour of All the Dead Ones does come thrillingly alive as ghosts from a history of cruelty, both literal and metaphorical, arise to claim their place. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
Undine (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su In this case I don't think there needs to be a definitive reading and find myself thrilled by this intersection of reality and fiction, by the richness of possibilities... EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
One of These Days (2017) Zhuo-Ning Su The script is smart, engrossing and surprisingly layered. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su For a film that relies so heavily on emotional honesty, the palpable texture of the imagery for sure adds another invaluable layer to the storytelling. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
Minamata (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Benoît Delhomme did not disappoint on a film very much about the essence and soul of photography. His imagery is crisp, vibrant, the distinct visual languages he created for the scenes in New York and Japan vividly expressive. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
Hidden Away (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su Via sharp, decisive if not always narratively communicative edits, the film jumps between different stages of Ligabue's tough upbringing and curious career. It defies linearity at every turn and leaves you with a portrait that's inscrutably subjective... EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
El Prófugo (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su The lack of genuine thrills, however cheesy or implausible, proved a turn-off. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
My Salinger Year (2020) Zhuo-Ning Su A sweet, perfectly agreeable affair that, if nothing else, confirmed the star presence of Margaret Qualley and gave us Sigourney Weaver in some seriously delicious '90s garb. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Megan McLachlan Hanks truly astounds in this performance. We're so used to seeing him in parts where he dominates every scene. Here, he takes a backseat (well, maybe a passenger seat). EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Waves (2019) Megan McLachlan Waves stands on its own as a thoughtful study into a devastating family dynamic. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Megan McLachlan Naturally, with heavy-hitters like Jordan and Foxx, one would think this would be these two going head to head in every scene, but there are two supporting players who are scene-stealers. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
The Report (2019) Megan McLachlan Continuing his streak of one helluva movie year, Adam Driver truly delivers a powerhouse performance in 'The Report', written and directed by Scott Z. Burns. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Clemency (2019) Megan McLachlan It's hard to imagine someone else playing Bernadine Williams, since Woodard has always been a master of reserved tension, and this film is definitely a showcase for that skill. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Megan McLachlan With rich-families-in-crisis shows like 'Succession' becoming phenomenons, this film has potential to make a big splash at the box office. And it's good, too, which is always something. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Parasite (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It is breathtaking to observe how Bong juggles the many different tones and themes in one, masterful piece of screenwriting. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
The Whistlers (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su One must pay close attention at all times just to keep up, but for those who enjoy cracking movie puzzles, it's a hoot from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's an altogether quiet, understated affair that only betrays the fiery emotions burning underneath at the very end. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Malick's approach to profiling Jägerstätter is so far removed from the typical tropes of cinematic biographies to call it that seems to almost cheapen the effort. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Through clinically precise visual design, including expressive use of lighting and framing, Hausner is able to sustain an otherworldly atmosphere that evokes paranoia and dread. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Pain and Glory (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a testament to the restraint and sheer evocative beauty of [Pedro Almodóvar's] writing that the film never resorts to cheap, sensationalistic plot devices. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Jazz Tangcay The film owes its emotional impact to the superb casting of Pryce and Hopkins. Their chemistry is perfection EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
The Climb (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Male friendship in its many forms is dissected and ruthlessly made fun of. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su The movie not only does a fine job in finding the emotionally and narratively meaningful moments for the songs, but also reminds you what power lies in the magical combination of music and lyrics itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
And Then We Danced (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Perceptive, compassionate and above all necessary filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su The fantastical aspects of the film are left unexplained. They are not the point of the story, but serve as haunting reminders of something altogether wiser, grander. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Les misérables (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Thematically and stylistically it's nothing you haven't seen before, but the depictions of the mundane, subtly volatile quotidian are anchored by Ly's eye for authenticity. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Deerskin (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's often hilarious, consistently preposterous, yet somehow on a deep, human level, relatable as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su I find its somber, apocalyptic tone a welcome surprise for a kick-driven genre offering such as this and an appropriate remark on the times we live in. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
() Zhuo-Ning Su It rises above its micro-budget production to evoke something ancient and grand. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019