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Dan DeLuca

Dan DeLuca
Dan DeLuca's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 No Score Yet Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? (2019) It portrays Clemons as a seeker attempting to get a grip on himself, and his place in the world. By the end, he believes he's found it in the music.‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) Tells the Rolling Thunder story with a theatrical flair in the revue's carny barker spirit.‐ Philadelphia Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The movie clocks in at just under two hours and feels considerably longer. As it ticks on, it achieves an unlikely and perhaps not entirely unintentional feat: It makes Grace Jones kind of boring.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/4 100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) [Sam] Pollard tell Davis' tale with sympathy and performance clips that convey the breadth of his talent. ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 94% Gimme Danger (2016) A journalistic valentine from Stooges fan Jim Jarmusch to his favorite band.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
3/4 92% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Zappa was never at a loss for words.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/4 2% Nina (2016) A listless, oddly constructed tale that does a poor job of capturing Simone's star quality or indomitable racial pride ...‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 98% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) What really makes Keep On Keepin' On such a heart-tugging, three-handkerchief crowd pleaser is that at heart, it's a buddy movie.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
3.5/4 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) Time Is Illmatic does a terrific job of weaving hip-hop history into a highly personal story.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
2.5/4 79% Get On Up (2014) A well-acted entertainment that's highly respectful of the story it has to tell. It's disjointed but fun to watch.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 97% Muscle Shoals (2013) Like 20 Feet From Stardom, another standout music doc of 2013, Muscle Shoals skillfully shines a light on unheralded musicians whose names usually are not illuminated.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 88% Springsteen And I (2013) The movie is essentially made by Springsteen fans, so naturally it's pretty much made for Springsteen fans. Haters need not apply.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2013
2/4 77% Venus And Serena (2013) How much new does Venus and Serena have to tell us? Not enough.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted May 17, 2013
3/4 89% Neil Young Journeys (2012) I'd say the movie does a fine job of completing the trilogy, but I wouldn't be surprised if Demme and Young have more in them yet.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2012
3.5/4 86% Last Days Here (2012) In its latter stages, the doc becomes not only a bromance, but also a romance, and maybe even a redemption story.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2012
3/4 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) The emotional honesty Rapaport captures on screen comes off as real, a cut above standard-issue Behind the Music drama in terms of believability.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2011
3/4 76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) A relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2011
3.5/4 89% Neil Young Trunk Show (2010) On a stage cluttered with oddities -- a red telephone, a guy painting as the band plays -- Demme wisely resists the urge to dazzle us with rapid-fire cutting, instead lingering on Young's expressive 62-year-old face.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2010
4/4 84% Soul Power (2009) It packs the emotional and historical power of a heady 'family gathering' celebration of African and, to use the term then in fashion, Afro-American pride.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/4 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) Anvil! The Story of Anvil can't help but evoke This Is Spinal Tap, the classic 1984 mockumentary directed by the other Rob Reiner, in terms of both sheer hair-metal ludicrousness and indignities suffered by a not-so-successful rock band on the road.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
2.5/4 52% Notorious (2009) Notorious is an efficient biopic, and a celebratory exercise in nostalgia for hip-hop fans of a certain age.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2009
3/4 67% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) That spirit of encountering the world with undying artistic curiosity -- and without a plan -- informs Dream of Life, a drifting portrait of Smith.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2008
3/4 74% Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008) As sports movies go, Gunnin' never feels the slightest bit hokey, and serves up SportsCenter-worthy clips in high style, along with the unmistakable feel of real life.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2008
3.5/4 89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) Julian Temple has done cinematic justice to the punk humanist born John Graham Mellor.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) Daringly and surprisingly successfully attempts to hold viewers' interest in the (barely) animated triumvirate of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad for six times the length of a normal episode.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2007
3/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) American Hardcore, Paul Rachman's impressively thorough documentary, tells of the second-generation punk rockers who learned from the Sex Pistols and Ramones and then did their DIY thing.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 10, 2006
3/4 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) It's full-up with footage that shows the hero of the Yoko Ono-sanctioned film to be as witty, entertaining and dependably charismatic as ever, and rarely as simple-minded as his detractors would have it.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 28, 2006
3.5/4 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) Like Capturing the Friedmans, Devil is loaded with revealing footage, rife with psychodrama, including a creepy home movie in which the teenage Johnston plays himself and his overbearing mother.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3/4 98% Murderball (2005) Murderball isn't a great sports movie, but it does a superb job of getting inside the heads of some of the most compelling, and highly unlikely, athletes ever caught on film.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 7, 2005
2.5/4 77% Sin City (2005) Ultimately comes off as an exercise in cold-blooded stylishness, uninvolving and overlong at 2 hours and 6 minutes.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2005
2/4 5% Harry and Max (2005) Strains to be sensitive rather than merely shocking, but winds up dull and uninvolving.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2005
3/4 78% Tupac: Resurrection (2003) A compelling piece of propaganda.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 13, 2003
3/4 24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) The music is great. Dylan and his band do a half-dozen songs that crackle with energy.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 4, 2003
2.5/4 43% Dysfunktional Family (2003) If Griffin is often boorish, he also can be wickedly hilarious.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2003
3.5/4 88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002) Tells Wilco's story so well that you'll leave the theater thinking the album is a work of genius.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 29, 2002
3/4 93% Scratch (2002) Illuminating if overly talky documentary.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2002
2.5/4 74% Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) There's lots of cool stuff packed into ESPN's Ultimate X.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2002