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
3.5/4 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Robert Daniels The term "essential documentary," often overused, finds true ground here with Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
4/4 The Farewell (2019) Robert Daniels Lulu Wang is a triumph of the will... [as] The Farewell invites, delivers, cultural appreciation. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2/4 Stuber (2019) Robert Daniels Stuber: An illogical buddy comedy with hopes of confronting toxic masculinity that often swerves to avoid blindly hitting plot holes. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/4 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Robert Daniels Annabelle Comes Home is an enjoyable Saturday night flick with great rewatch value. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/4 The Lion King (2019) Robert Daniels You're likelier to find more enjoyment, excitement, and empathy on the ride: "It's a Small World" - than in any portion of Disney's newest cash grab: The Lion King. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/4 Framing John DeLorean (2019) Robert Daniels The tremendous and jaw-dropping twists Framing John DeLorean takes will never cease to amaze. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
2/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Robert Daniels Spider-Man: Far From Home contends with too much baggage in a messy narrative. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/4 Midsommar (2019) Robert Daniels Midsommar is worth its weight in flowers, an echoed scream into the daylight. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/4 Echo in the Canyon (2018) Robert Daniels Seeing Tom Petty back on screen... makes Slater's documentary a worthy and necessary chapter in the greatest decade of popular and rock music. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/4 Bliss (2019) Robert Daniels A fever dream in the style of Gaspar Noé, Bliss mixes sex, drugs, and rock n' roll in the pursuit of art. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
Life Overtakes Me (2019) Robert Daniels Life Overtakes Me does indeed overtake us, reminding us of the perils refugees face, even when the guns cease to fire and the violence ends. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
4/4 Toy Story 4 (2019) Robert Daniels Toy Story 4 devastates tear ducts. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Robert Daniels Recognizable as only déjà vu, and dismissed just as quickly, pretty much summarizes the newest installment in the interminable Men in Black franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/4 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Robert Daniels Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Revue serves as a study of the last vestiges of the 60's riding off into the sunset during the mid-70's. A final adieu by the era's biggest musical and poetic titans. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
1.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Robert Daniels The whole affair has the tentpole building obligation of talking to your cousins at Christmas dinner, except with cheaper lights. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Robert Daniels GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS commits the biggest sin of any Godzilla film: It's boring. My review: EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Rocketman (2019) Robert Daniels Dexter Fletcher makes your basic Freudian gin and tonic... with a showstopping crowd pleaser. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Light (2010) Robert Daniels Paul Harrill's Light from Light is a quiet moving testament to grief, transition, and love. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 Yesterday (2019) Robert Daniels While Yesterday features some incredibly funny bits, and the music of the Beatles still feels timeless, the time spent on this gamey concept is truly 'A Hard Day's Night' EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3/4 The Perfection (2018) Robert Daniels Richard Shepard's The Perfection is a twisting and unnerving film that at once serves as a more demented version of Whiplash while combining body and revenge horror. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
2/4 Aladdin (2019) Robert Daniels Much like the previous Disney live-action offerings of late, Aladdin is tastelessly inoffensive. Just decent enough that your kids won't be disappointed, but not good enough to immediately order the Blu-Ray for future viewings. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
1.5/4 All Is True (2018) Robert Daniels Kenneth Branagh... bungles All is True worse than Malvolio with a letter from Olivia... EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
3.5/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Robert Daniels John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellem...is another exceptional hit from Keanu Reeves, and a bone-crushing triumph. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/4 After Parkland (2018) Robert Daniels In Lefferman and Taguchi's After Parkland, life continues - serving as a reminder of the world's cruel fact. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels Nicolaou and Ferrara arrive in The Projectionist to recount the New York, the cinematic experiences, and the movies of their childhoods. And we're all better off for it. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
3/4 Circus of Books (2019) Robert Daniels For those wishing to understand a slice of LGBTQ culture and history, Mason's poignant film is a high-priority watch. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
3/4 17 Blocks (2019) Robert Daniels Rothbart's 17 Blocks finds its most stimulating and limpid calling as a memorializing of this family's most difficult lesson: growth through healing. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
2/4 () Robert Daniels Georgetown... while not downright terrible, isn't better than average and continues Waltz's inglorious sans-Tarantino career. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) Robert Daniels Antoine Fuqua's two-part documentary... provides a necessary, if nominal summary of the fighter's life and career. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
4/4 () Robert Daniels Rewind not only offers the story of a victim's ordeal, but a brave and resilient spirit. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
3.5/4 () Robert Daniels Youmans' potential has no limits. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
2.5/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Robert Daniels For now, the cast, crew, and creators of the past decade may rest easy on a sun-drench porch with the knowledge that [Endgame] accomplished their ultimate goal. For better or for worse. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
0/4 Hellboy (2019) Robert Daniels If there is a nadir of comic book films it's here. Hellboy was better left in purgatory. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/4 High Life (2018) Robert Daniels High Life (a bittersweet irony of a title) is a perfect combination of [Claire] Denis' art-house sensibilities, her prodigious skill, and her larger-flashier eye toward the unknown and indistinguishable. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/4 Peterloo (2018) Robert Daniels Mike Leigh, in his latest film Peterloo, painstakingly recaptures this enormous event in a historical epic that quietly revitalizes the genre. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/4 The Burial of Kojo (2018) Robert Daniels Blitz the Ambassador, magically swerves past mistakes that have doomed other beginners...arriving with a stunning and miraculous debut film... that demonstrates his emerging and daring talent. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/4 Shazam! (2019) Robert Daniels Shazam! redefines the DC superhero film... through light humor and touching family moments. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
2/4 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Robert Daniels Hotel Mumbai feels 5 years too late and maybe even 5 years too soon, with a subject matter that's been covered before with greater dexterity. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2.5/4 Dumbo (2019) Robert Daniels "Burton's Dumbo is a hodgepodge and ramshackle mess that, like its protagonist, often struggles to lift itself from ground" EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
The 400 Blows (1959) Robert Daniels [The 400 Blows'] most prevalent connection to the then burgeoning French New Wave is its message of freedom EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels Perrier's [Jezebel] inserts themes relating to standards of beauty, a normalization of sexual-based work, and female empowerment... and is a simple and contained family drama, and coming of age piece. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/4 () Robert Daniels With Frances Ferguson, Byington has crafted a funny dark comedy that's at once playful and sardonic, and a brilliant commentary on gender roles. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/4 The Highwaymen (2019) Robert Daniels The Highwaymen takes the most exciting manhunt in American history, and somehow makes it boring. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3.5/4 () Robert Daniels Chelsea Hernandez's resounding and authentic Building the American Dream isn't just a fight for the underdog. It's a fight for what's right. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/4 () Robert Daniels Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story uncovers two facts that's long been apparent: Kenny Sailors invented the modern jumpshot and he was a singular and amazing man. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 Boy Howdy: The Story of Creem Magazine (2019) Robert Daniels By film's end, Rock n' Roll and Creem Magazine feel synonymous. As they should. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 South Mountain (2019) Robert Daniels Brougher's film is simple and personal, yet complicated and elegant in all the best ways - somewhat like love. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/4 () Robert Daniels The five women at the center of director Marlén Viñayo's jovial, yet emotionally-heavy film offer poignant and unthinkable memories in one of the best documentaries of SXSW 2019. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Robert Daniels Us stands on its own as a terrifying, provocative, and audacious statement on privilege, race, and poverty - and establishes Peele as a horror auteur. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Robert Daniels Brie Larson [as Captain Marvel] proves all the doubters wrong...while continuing her ascension as a cultural and feminist icon. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019