Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner


I work in a film vault in Hollywood U.S.A.

Favorite films

  • All About My Mother
  • Out of the Past
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • First Man

Recent activity

  • Lamb


  • The Last Duel


  • Skyfall


  • Sword of Trust


Recent reviews

  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perhaps the best part of THE LAST DUEL is the increasing amount of side-eye the female characters deliver as the male characters say and act with evolving stupidity.

    Unfortunately, I found the film's own narrative structure to be its own worst enemy. The film's momentum was neutered twice to ostensibly reinforce what is already clear early on... Damon is a loser, Driver a preening ponce, and Comer not as meek as we should assume.

    A second viewing might ameliorate my…

  • Johanna



    Referenced by Cary Joji Fukunaga on The Big Picture podcast as partially inspiring the opening sequence in NO TIME TO DIE. That aside I found this to be thrilling and hopeful. A wonderous piece of filmmaking.

Popular reviews

  • The Cold Blue

    The Cold Blue


    The footage is extraordinary. The structure of the doc is frustrating. The modern day interviews are haunting. The Director, via Q&A, was an ass.

  • Ammonite



    AMMONITE is the lesser film in most respects to PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE. That does not mean AMMONITE is garbage. LADY ON FIRE is a masterpiece, AMMONITE is just a good one.