Danny King

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  • Even within the strictest formulas of today's superhero-driven Hollywood, the experienced craftsman with a genuine enthusiasm for the form can find precious moments that are able to accommodate his or her personality. See, for example, director...

  • The Overnight — like writer-director Patrick Brice's Creep — is a clever 80-minute game with a punchline ending. Though working within different genre frameworks (Creep is a set-in-the-woods thriller, The Overnight a...

  • In a laughable scene in Dawn Patrol, John (Scott Eastwood) passes a joint to his brother (Chris Brochu) while riding a skateboard, and director Daniel Petrie Jr. stages the moment in drawn-out slow motion, as if he expected it to appear as...

  • Daniel Duran's Bravetown is a textbook example of substance-over-style success: Aside from a showy opening (a tracking shot that snakes through a club, cribbing freely from Carlito's Way, Boogie Nights, etc.), the movie...

  • Adam Rapp's Loitering With Intent -- a lackadaisical hangout comedy that tries to be both a winking, self-reflexive look at screenwriting and a resonant study of relationships -- suffers from a thrown-together vibe that is only rarely...

  • First it's lively Christian satire, then it's thoughtful moral reckoning. The two modes under which Will Bakke's Believe Me operates never merge into a cohesive whole, but in a year in which so many successful Christian-themed movies --...

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