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Latest Blog Posts for Movie Man Dan

  • Highlights
    on Sep 30, 2014
    As Movie Man Dan casts his final eager, critical eye over the current film releases it's time to pick out three highlights from the 5 years the blog has been live. 1 - Winning Show Film First's Blog Review Competition for this review of 2010's '...
  • Wish I Was Here
    on Sep 19, 2014
    KicksFatherThe fact that Garden State is one of those films adored by a legion of fans and admired by many means the ten year wait for Zach Braff's follow-up not only allowed his devotees to salivate but also donate (this reviewer included) thanks to...
  • They Came Together
    on Sep 5, 2014
    Mock HollywoodWhile the likes of the endless Scary Movie franchise appear to have forgotten it's genres not films that make for the best parodies thankfully writers Michael Showalter and David Wain haven't. Shamelessly mocking those formula...
  • Watermark
    on Sep 5, 2014
    WaterworldIf you thought Godzilla's roar was loud then just wait until you hear nature's, forcefully entrancing from the very start of Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's documentary on the planet's most precious commodity. Even if air coul...
  • Night Moves
    on Aug 29, 2014
    DambustersNot since last year's The East has eco-terrorism been on the big screen and while Brit Maling's effort felt a touch unsure of itself, here director Kelly Reichardt's tale of paranoia and guilt is a pared down story of what happens when...
  • The Police Officer's Wife
    on Aug 22, 2014
    On The BeatingThere's nothing wrong with the lengthy art house European movie. While Blue is the Warmest Colour arguably benefited from its in-depth look at a blossoming relationship, here director Philip Gröning takes a simple set-up (the fami...
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place
    on Aug 15, 2014
    Stealing BootyThere's been an odd resurgence of pulpy crime thrillers recently with the likes of True Detective, Mud  and The Motel Life making room for plenty of gloom. So what can brothers Simon and Zeke Hawkins add to the genre with their nea...
  • The Inbetweeners 2
    on Aug 6, 2014
    Down BlundersAs James Bond himself put it - Never Say Never Again - and indeed three years and £45m later it seems TV's most dysfunctional fwends have decided to return to the big screen for another outing. With a formula pretty much identical...
  • Blackwood
    on Aug 1, 2014
    Another Others?Obviously having kept one eye open during The Others, The Woman in Black and various other haunted-house chillers, director Adam Wimpenny pulls out all the familiar tropes in his ghostly-themed debut feature. A case of the derivat...
  • Hide Your Smiling Faces
    on Aug 1, 2014
    Stand Die MeWith both last year's fabulous indie-gem The Kings of Summer still fresh in the mind and '80s coming-of-age classic Stand By Me clearly a reference point here, this tale of boys and mortality may be a touch less affecting than those...
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