Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

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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

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  • Lamb

    ★★★

  • The Last Duel

    ★★½

  • Skyfall

    ★★★★

  • Sword of Trust

    ★★★

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★½

    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

    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.

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  • 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

    ★★★½

    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.