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Last month, I felt honoured when the BFI website asked me to select a female film critic as part of a piece they were running to mark International Women’s Day. 352 more words


Everything's wrong with Fury

I’ve recently watched Fury. It’s not a new movie, but since Rushka is 50 years late compared to the West, I’ve just seen a very recent film. 2,021 more words

The Second Marigold Hotel

“Just because I’m looking at you when you talk, don’t think I’m listening — or even interested.”  Maggie Smith to Judy Dench

I had a free couple of hours and decided reluctantly to see The Second Exotic Marigold Hotel as a matter of  duty. 389 more words


"Old Fashioned": A Movie Review

I have read a lot of blog posts recently about the blockbuster movie “50 Shades of Grey.” I never read the books, I don’t plan on seeing the movie. 477 more words


What David Cronenberg Doesn't Get About Rotten Tomatoes (and Online Film Criticism)

It seems, at times, like there are more thinkpieces on whether critics still matter than there are reviews by working critics; it’s one of those perennial subjects that pops up with an alarming frequency in commentary corners, like whether TV is better than movies and what… 930 more words


Selma backlash: Is it a gender issue?

Oscar nominations haven’t been announced yet, but there’s already a campaign to dethrone an Oscar hopeful. Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, is a solid choice for film critics (100% on Rotten Tomatoes), but in the weeks following its release, the film has come up against criticism for its portrayal of President Lyndon B. 853 more words


Dan's All-Time Top 100 - The Complete List

Dan’s Top 100 Movies

The Complete List

(Jan 1 2015)

Happy 2015!!! I am often asked for movie recommendations. Here is a good place to start. 573 more words

Dan Burjoski On Film