812filmreviews

812filmreviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Robert Daniels
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/4 Downhill (2020) Robert Daniels Downhill never sticks the landing as a couple's comedy nor as a marriage in crisis. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
2.5/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Robert Daniels It's a collage of glitter-packed fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/4 Zola (2020) Robert Daniels In marrying the language of social media with cinema, Zola is a blinding success EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/4 () Robert Daniels Whirlybird is a brutal and compelling portrait with regards to ambition and scope, and empathy. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/4 Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Robert Daniels Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story is engrossing and gutsy, and tactfully executed, but could be more combative. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
2.5/4 The Go-Go's (2020) Robert Daniels The Go-Go's sometimes lacks a personal touch, and too often waltzes through as a by-the-numbers music documentary, but certainly serves as a monument to a seminal group. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3.5/4 This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection (2019) Robert Daniels Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection urgently intertwines magical realism in a parable of grief and resilience... EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
2/4 Dolittle (2020) Robert Daniels DOLITTLE: I literally don't care enough to think up a good pun. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Robert Daniels With both characters parsing through the consequences of their cavalier actions.... comes Lawrence and Smith's best acting in years. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/4 Les misérables (2019) Robert Daniels While Ly's narrative of class and racial tensions between Black Muslim project dwellers and the abusive cops who patrol their streets offers stressfully stitched periods of suspense, the portrayal of the Black victims lack depth. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
2/4 Underwater (2020) Robert Daniels Eubank is close to a B-movie classic, but instead devolves into D-movie status. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/4 Like a Boss (2020) Robert Daniels Like a Boss could be a good uplifting film, a narrative about independence and beauty in the face of misunderstanding. Instead, it buckles and falls into the uglier portions of what's inside. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/4 Cats (2019) Robert Daniels Cats succeeds on its own terms. Its own harebrained, roller coaster, what did we do last night that has me waking up in a temple in Kyoto wearing someone else's pants way. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Robert Daniels The Rise of Skywalker eases its viewers into comfortable resignation and uncomplicated callbacks meant to pacify and not injure. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Robert Daniels Booksmart is a loving and endearing piece of filmmaking - wickedly funny and adventurous - and a jaw dropping directorial debut from Wilde. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 Spies in Disguise (2019) Robert Daniels Spies in Disguise is an overdue and welcomed return to form for Will Smith. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 1917 (2019) Robert Daniels Emotionally hollow, 1917 is the big what if of 2019. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/4 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Robert Daniels Jumanji: The Next Level possesses enough laughs and a few heartwarming moments toward its conclusion to fulfill some need for extra game play. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Robert Daniels Much like Vice, Roach's [Bombshell] is a display of fantastic acting and hilarious comedy, but doesn't pass as the historical documentary it wishes to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
Desert One (2019) Robert Daniels Desert One is a fitting memorial of courage, even in the face of insurmountable odds. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
The Cave (2019) Robert Daniels The Cave like the region, shouldn't be ignored. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Robert Daniels Mike Flanagan's Doctor Sleep: the eponymous Stephen King written sequel to The Shining, radiates as a singular vision when Flanagan follows his style, yet dims in a disjointed third act... EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
1.5/4 Midway (2019) Robert Daniels Though Emmerich delivers sharply constructed battles, the sprawling 138-minute epic: in its sporadic focus, makes Michael Bay's slightly underrated thirst trap Pearl Harbor look like a masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Robert Daniels When Miller's picture allows Hamilton and Schwarzenegger to handle characters they're more familiar with than anyone, the film hits its stride like a tremendous machine... EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
2/4 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Robert Daniels Motherless Brooklyn [is] a noble failure, but a failure nonetheless. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Vitalina Varela (2019) Robert Daniels Masters of the elegiac need not measure every somber sigh. In this Portuguese drama, Costa proves his immense talent for matching the esoteric with the human. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Robert Daniels Mati Diop's Atlantics: which in its wake leaves a ghost story enlivened by love and economic instability. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Invisible Life (2019) Robert Daniels [A] wilderness of life and oppressive gender roles... EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/4 Knives Out (2019) Robert Daniels What's that I hear? It's 'as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.' The sound of deflated haters never sounded so sweet as seeing Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi followup, the wildly hilarious whodunit Knives Out. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
La Llorona (2019) Robert Daniels Bustamante thoughtfully takes the phantasmagorical to inform the myriad of ways we shouldn't just forget, for fear of letting down the victims who came before. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Robert Daniels Jojo Rabbit is deeply flawed, the narrative sags too often through its 108 minutes, but in its final forty-five Waititi discovers a deeply endearing relationship that makes the whole journey worth it. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
() Robert Daniels Once Upon a River-with a tremendous performance from Kenadi DelaCerna as Margo-enchants us in this simple but evocative coming-of-age tale. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
() Robert Daniels Sironi's paired character study leaves one imaginative of the life the two could lead if they only had the ability to seize it. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Forman vs. Forman (2019) Robert Daniels Forman v. Forman, much like the director's life, seems short, even in its thoughtful tribute. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Robert Daniels There's enough magic dust made of sass and a decent amount of political relevance for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to fancy the imagination EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
1/4 Gemini Man (2019) Robert Daniels While there's a melancholy in seeing supremely talented individuals whiff so badly on a creative project, it's never been so funny as in Gemini Man. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/4 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Robert Daniels Throughout the film's 88 minutes, Tina confronts all the grim realities of gender dysphoria and existing as a trans woman in a still prejudiced and violent society. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/4 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Robert Daniels Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an immaculately executed simmering Queer love story-gorgeous in image, and rendered in fine detail to the female gaze. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 First Cow (2019) Robert Daniels A hypnotic yet simple extrapolation of the early-American frontier... Reichardt's First Cow [is] as sweet as Cookie's oily cakes. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 Varda by Agnès (2019) Robert Daniels Varda throughout her life and art accompanied time like an old friend, and we admire her career as if she were ours too during the enriching Varda by Agnès . EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 The Laundromat (2019) Robert Daniels Soderbergh's bigger mistake is coming to The Laundromat with a message, but forgetting to make the film. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 The Irishman (2019) Robert Daniels [The Irishman is] maybe the most heartfelt [film] of Scorsese's career. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/4 Ad Astra (2019) Robert Daniels James Gray's Ad Astra, as a reflection upon loss and masculinity is as illuminating as the sun, personal in its careful inspection, and a repressed masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
3.5/4 Waves (2019) Robert Daniels Waves still packs repeated hits to the heart when we wade into its beautiful exorcising current. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Bad Education (2019) Robert Daniels Bad Education is a step-up in every facet for Finely. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Robert Daniels Eddie Murphy pours everything into Moore: regret, insecurities, and aspirations. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Robert Daniels Hanks reigns mild mannered... [and] Heller exceeds even her wondrous work in Can You Ever Forgive Me? EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
() Robert Daniels Sound of Metal is a thoughtful examination of the deaf community, and an innovative production of sound design. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Robert Daniels The Audition is a compelling and haunting character study. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
The Traitor (2019) Robert Daniels While there are flights of sudden violence, some that discover the twisted psychology of many of the Mafiosos, we learn too much of Buscetta that really only tells us little about him. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019