29 Days of Romance, Review #20: The Love Witch (2016)

29 Days of Romance, Review #20: The Love Witch (2016)

  Directed by: Anna Biller. Starring: Samantha Robinson, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise. Runtime: 2h. Released: November 11, 2016. In The Love Witch, a modern-day witch, Elaine (Samantha Robinson), uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences. Elaine is alluring enough on her own that she doesn’t [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #19: Say Anything… (1989)

29 Days of Romance, Review #19: Say Anything… (1989)

Directed by: Cameron Crowe. Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: April 14, 1989. In Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut, John Cusack plays the underachieving Lloyd Dobler who falls for the beautiful valedictorian, Diane Court (Ione Skye) the summer before she goes away to school to England on a scholarship. Even [...]

Site name change from Daniel’s Film Reviews to Filmcraziest

Hey all, Thought I’d make a post just letting everyone know I’m changing the name of my blog to Filmcraziest, so if you stop by and notice there's no big green logo saying Daniel's Film Reviews, you're still in the right place. I’ve always thought of it as Daniel’s Film Reviews, but the URL has always [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #18: Jerry Maguire (1996)

29 Days of Romance, Review #18: Jerry Maguire (1996)

  Directed by: Cameron Crowe. Starring: Tom Cruise, Renée Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr. Runtime: 2h 19 min. Released: December 13, 1996. The titular Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a sports agent on top of the world, working for a huge sports agency called Sports Management International (SMI). When one of his clients sustains his fourth [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #17: Love Actually (2003)

29 Days of Romance, Review #17: Love Actually (2003)

Directed by: Richard Curtis. Starring: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Emma Thompson. Runtime: 2h 15 min. Released: November 14, 2003 (original US release date). Love Actually follows the lives of eight different couples dealing with their love lives in various ways in loosely interrelated tales set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. This [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #16: Across the Universe (2007)

29 Days of Romance, Review #16: Across the Universe (2007)

  Directed by: Julie Taymor. Starring: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson. Runtime: 2h 13 min. Released: October 9, 2007. So far in my 29 Days of Romance series, I haven’t liked Footloose, Midnight in Paris or Blue Valentine but Across the Universe just takes the cake in films I didn’t like. It’s a [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #15: Footloose (1984)

29 Days of Romance, Review #15: Footloose (1984)

  Directed by: Herbert Ross. Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow. Runtime: 1h 47 min. Released: February 17, 1984. I’ll discuss some spoilers in this review, but I feel like I’m the only person who hadn’t seen this. Released 36 years ago today, I don’t think Footloose has aged well. In the no-fun-town of [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #14: Pretty Woman (1990)

29 Days of Romance, Review #14: Pretty Woman (1990)

  Directed by: Garry Marshall. Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander.  Runtime: 1h 59 min. Released: March 23, 1990. Another day, another first time viewing of a classic. This time it’s Pretty Woman, the film that catapulted Julia Roberts into stardom. Here, she plays Vivian, a prostitute who is hired by a businessman, Edward [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #13: When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

29 Days of Romance, Review #13: When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

Directed by: Rob Reiner. Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher. Runtime: 1h 35 min. Released: July 21, 1989. When Harry Met Sally… feels like a different breed of romantic comedy and I think that’s why I loved it so much. There’s never that annoying miscommunication or misunderstanding that keeps the couple apart in this [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #12: Juno (2007)

29 Days of Romance, Review #12: Juno (2007)

Directed by: Jason Reitman. Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner. Runtime: 1h 34 min. Released: December 25, 2007. For my 29 Days of Romance series, these films are all new watches for me but Juno is really one I’ve always wanted to watch. I’m glad that I found a movie from my watchlist that [...]