Awards Daily

Awards Daily is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jazz Tangcay, Joey Moser, Matthew Dougherty, Megan McLachlan, Zhuo-Ning Su
Rating Title/Year Author
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Megan McLachlan Hanks truly astounds in this performance. We're so used to seeing him in parts where he dominates every scene. Here, he takes a backseat (well, maybe a passenger seat). EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Waves (2019) Megan McLachlan Waves stands on its own as a thoughtful study into a devastating family dynamic. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Megan McLachlan Naturally, with heavy-hitters like Jordan and Foxx, one would think this would be these two going head to head in every scene, but there are two supporting players who are scene-stealers. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
The Report (2019) Megan McLachlan Continuing his streak of one helluva movie year, Adam Driver truly delivers a powerhouse performance in 'The Report', written and directed by Scott Z. Burns. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Clemency (2019) Megan McLachlan It's hard to imagine someone else playing Bernadine Williams, since Woodard has always been a master of reserved tension, and this film is definitely a showcase for that skill. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Megan McLachlan With rich-families-in-crisis shows like 'Succession' becoming phenomenons, this film has potential to make a big splash at the box office. And it's good, too, which is always something. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Parasite (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It is breathtaking to observe how Bong juggles the many different tones and themes in one, masterful piece of screenwriting. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
The Whistlers (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su One must pay close attention at all times just to keep up, but for those who enjoy cracking movie puzzles, it's a hoot from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's an altogether quiet, understated affair that only betrays the fiery emotions burning underneath at the very end. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Malick's approach to profiling Jägerstätter is so far removed from the typical tropes of cinematic biographies to call it that seems to almost cheapen the effort. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Through clinically precise visual design, including expressive use of lighting and framing, Hausner is able to sustain an otherworldly atmosphere that evokes paranoia and dread. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a testament to the restraint and sheer evocative beauty of [Pedro Almodóvar's] writing that the film never resorts to cheap, sensationalistic plot devices. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Jazz Tangcay The film owes its emotional impact to the superb casting of Pryce and Hopkins. Their chemistry is perfection EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
The Climb (2017) Zhuo-Ning Su Male friendship in its many forms is dissected and ruthlessly made fun of. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su The movie not only does a fine job in finding the emotionally and narratively meaningful moments for the songs, but also reminds you what power lies in the magical combination of music and lyrics itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
And Then We Danced (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Perceptive, compassionate and above all necessary filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su The fantastical aspects of the film are left unexplained. They are not the point of the story, but serve as haunting reminders of something altogether wiser, grander. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Les misérables (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Thematically and stylistically it's nothing you haven't seen before, but the depictions of the mundane, subtly volatile quotidian are anchored by Ly's eye for authenticity. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Deerskin (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su It's often hilarious, consistently preposterous, yet somehow on a deep, human level, relatable as well. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su I find its somber, apocalyptic tone a welcome surprise for a kick-driven genre offering such as this and an appropriate remark on the times we live in. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
() Zhuo-Ning Su It rises above its micro-budget production to evoke something ancient and grand. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Written with a deep, judgment-free understanding of human nature, the screenplay depicts characters making shocking, despicable, perhaps even immoral decisions, but at no point do they seem the least bit implausible. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Divine Love (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su Whether you read it as satire, science fiction or admonitions about our increasingly totalitarian times, the film's concluding monologue is one of mystical profundity. Very provocative. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Tremors (Temblores) (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su A sobering, thoroughly riveting look at homosexuality within a devoutly religious, archconservative society. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su An exhilarating exercise in genre filmmaking with legitimate dramatic aspirations. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (2019) Zhuo-Ning Su A fresh, potent spin on the issue of gender inequality reinforced by religion. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
() Zhuo-Ning Su In the end, politics are nothing but the way we choose to treat one another, and Hellhole reminds you of that by giving our political zeitgeist a sad, familiar face. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Grâce à Dieu (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su A fastidiously written, vigorously directed piece of news-based drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
22 July (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Greengrass knows how to create a visceral cinematic experience. The way he shoots and cuts, so effortlessly dynamic and real, puts you right in the middle of the tragedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su A work of great style, sharp observations and unexpected tonal shifts... It confirms Corbet as a vital and genuinely special voice in filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
At Eternity's Gate (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Besides Schnabel's truly poetic direction, Dafoe's reliably great performance and Benoît Delhomme's soulful photography deserve to be singled out. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su By turns intense, hilarious and casually contemplative, it draws you in on the promise of simple thrills then wins you over with a sophisticated, all-around surprising ride. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Suspiria (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su In creating its own curious mix of history, supernaturalism, queerness and style, the film deserves to be celebrated as an original, truly fearless piece of cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Mountain (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Think the meticulously manipulated, taxidermically inspired compositions of Roy Andersson with his Scandinavian humor substituted by David Lynch's brand of dread, and you get a pretty good idea what it's like to be sucked into The Mountain. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su [Bradley Cooper] didn't disappoint. Delivering probably the most lived-in, carefully layered performance of his career, his Jackson is both a creature of charisma and self-pity. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Lusciously designed and featuring a trio of fiery female performances and some acidicly funny dialogue, it's a naughty crowdpleaser. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Roma (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su This is less a plot-driven film than a cinematic experience of being transported back in space and time. To a place in memory where anything can still be a marvel and the ordinary is sacred. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
First Man (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Chazelle demonstrates the rare skill of staging epic spectacles within a most intimate setting. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Burning (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Lee's screenplay balances the drama and intrigue beautifully, suggesting fully the dangerous volatility of the heart while never stooping to easy, sensationalistic tricks. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Jazz Tangcay Hugely hilarious entertainment and delivers just what the trailer laid out to fulfill our wildest expectations. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Jazz Tangcay Hanks won me over when he sang the Mister Rogers theme song. The warmth just oozed off the screen and he, of course, is extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Parasite (2019) Jazz Tangcay Joon-ho is an excellent filmmaker and this might just be his piece-de-resistance. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Opening mid-action and never quite letting up, the latest entry in the Star Wars saga is a delightfully fast-paced romp with a twinkle in its eye. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The House That Jack Built (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a savage, jaw-droppingly offensive portrait of a murderer that happens to also be vast, immaculately crafted, chillingly musical. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su It's accessible, fluently told and packs an unexpected punch. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su It's a joy to see someone with Lee's command of his craft let loose on a film. Like a jazz musician, he stages and edits the majority of scenes in Blackkklansman with electrifying spontaneity and flow. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Climax (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Climax doesn't exactly have a point to make, but as an exercise in visceral filmmaking, it passes with flying colors. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su A great-looking film that dares to give a familiar sci-fi subgenre an ultrarealistic spin. It's a blessed feeling to be in the hands of such remarkable storytellers. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Petra (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Wickedly written, smartly acted and expertly photographed, it's a treat for those who can stomach a higher level of perversity when watching their paternity dramas. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Cold War (2018) Zhuo-Ning Su Kulig dazzles as the poised, fearless, unpredictable Zula. Like a little dynamite she's ready to light up any scene with the sheer force of her joy, rage or pain. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019