Movie reviews of Dan Santos

These are all the movies and series that Dan has reviewed. Read more at: Film Blerg.

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Poster for Inside Out

Inside Out

10

2015, Animation, Drama, Comedy

Pixar’s most intellectual and yet most viscerally moving feature to date.

2015.06.18

Poster for Wild Tales

Wild Tales

9.0

2014, Drama, Comedy, Suspense

A very pleasant surprise – smart, witty, uproariously entertaining and not to be missed.

2015.05.20

Poster for Top Five

Top Five

8.0

2014, Drama, Comedy

The film’s main flaw would perhaps be its arguably clichéd ending, but the many humourous moments more than compensate...

2015.03.23

Poster for Diplomacy

Diplomacy

8.0

2014, Drama

Refreshing for taking focus on a single incident and taking a more intimate approach to depicting WWII.

2015.03.23

Poster for American Sniper

American Sniper

6.0

2014, Action, War

Whilst featuring a gripping central performance and moments of anxious tension throughout, is not quite as complex or impactful as it sets out to be.

2015.02.04

Poster for Birdman

Birdman

10

2014, Drama, Comedy

A highly accomplished film on all levels. It is, quite simply, superb.

2015.01.15

Poster for Carol

Carol

9.0

2015, Drama, Love

A compelling portrait of youth and experience, of repression and desire, and of two women hindered but not paralysed by the social taboos of their time.

2015.01.11

Poster for The Revenant

The Revenant

9.0

2015, Adventure, Drama, Western, Suspense

Darkly brooding and strikingly beautiful, and it succeeds as both a thrilling, revenge story and an ode to the wilderness.

2015.01.05

Poster for Die Hard

Die Hard

10

1988, Action, Suspense

An action-packed antidote to the seemingly endless stream of vanilla Christmas films...

2014.12.13

Poster for Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars

7.0

2014, Drama

More like a collection of unsettling vignettes that do not really connect coherently together.

2014.11.20

Poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

8.0

2014, Adventure, Suspense, Science fiction

The cast is solid across the board.

2014.11.19

Poster for Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

7.0

2014, Drama

A slow, sluggish build, requiring a focus that will test patience and concentration.

2014.11.12

Poster for Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

6.0

2014, Drama, Action, Suspense, Crime

The film ends up being a little underwhelming, and one is left with the impression that it could have been so much more.

2014.10.15

Poster for Obvious Child

Obvious Child

9.0

2014, Comedy, Love

Slate is so effortlessly charismatic and relatable in her layered, textured performance that you can’t help but sympathize with her.

2014.10.02

Poster for The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

5.0

2014, Action, Suspense, Science fiction, Mystery

Only a lingering feeling of dissatisfaction is left behind, one that does not look likely to be appeased by the film’s open ending and inevitable sequel.

2014.09.18

Poster for The Immigrant

The Immigrant

7.0

2013, Drama, Love

Rests on Cotillard, who grounds the film with an intense central performance...

2014.09.09

Poster for Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night

8.0

2014, Drama

This latest addition to the Dardennes’ filmography only affirms their unparalleled skill in tracking the plights of ordinary people.

2014.09.08

Poster for Concrete Night

Concrete Night

7.0

2013, Drama

It may not have the most engaging plot, but it is a slow, steady build that is pervaded with a harsh, fleeting beauty.

2014.09.08

Poster for The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

9.0

2013, Drama

A highly accomplished film, and one that deserves to be seen.

2014.07.31

Poster for A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

8.0

2014, Suspense

A highly competent thriller, one that features assured direction and fine performances to explore the morally muddled terrain of espionage.

2014.07.29

Poster for The Rover

The Rover

7.0

2014, Drama, Crime

Worthwhile for its duet of fine performances and the chance to see a Michod refine his emerging directorial style.

2014.06.12

Poster for The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown

8.0

2012, Drama

A touching, honest look at one couple’s relationship, and all the struggles and hopes that come with it.

2014.05.14

Poster for Transcendence

Transcendence

6.0

2014, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction, Mystery

Ultimately becomes unravelled by progressively bewildering turns in its plot, which dilute its ideas and reduce their potency.

2014.04.24

Poster for Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive

8.0

2013, Drama, Love

May not be the most exciting vampire film, but it is certainly distinct in its style and perspective, and ultimately a welcome addition to the genre.

2014.04.15

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