Daniel Cruse

Writer and theater manager. You can click the Collider website link above to read my articles.

Favorite films

  • Miami Vice
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Kid
  • Past Lives

Recent activity

  • Coraline


  • Assault on Precinct 13

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

  • Fight Club


Pinned reviews

  • Silence



    Asks so many questions without pretending there are definitive answers, which is exactly what any work about faith should hope to do: provoke self-reflection and critical thought.

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull


    A primal unraveling of the male ego captured in stark black & white photography by Michael Chapman and centered on a career defining performance from Robert De Niro. Raging Bull sees every key figure operating at the peak of their power.

    Thelma Schoonmaker cuts a kinetic, disorienting, and powerful downward spiral of this haunted character. Paul Schrader pens arguably the greatest and most incisive portrait in his series of films on troubled men, albeit with credit shared to Mardik Martin. Martin Scorsese…

Recent reviews

  • Coraline



    Last day of summer, Coraline ushers in the new season.

  • Assault on Precinct 13

    Assault on Precinct 13

    Tony Burton had a great 1976 between this and Rocky.

    Classic Carpenter, this is more in the vein of Escape From New York than anything else I’ve seen him do. Much less heightened concept, but just as thrilling.

Popular reviews

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    “Remember, what makes you different is what makes you Spider-Man.” 

    It is crazy to me that we’re in a year where Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War came out and this Sony animated film is the best superhero movie I’ve seen in 2018. It’s difficult to collect my rambling thoughts about how much I loved this film so this review won’t be very analytical. 

    Everything about this movie was so fresh, beautiful, and fun. The story was suprisingly mature for…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


    “Anybody accidentally kills anybody in a fight, they go to jail. It’s called manslaughter.” 

    Tarantino has done it again. Every component from cinematography, lighting, soundtrack, direction, editing, writing, pacing, tone, and especially the acting is totally phenomenal. This was my first time seeing a Tarantino film in theaters and that was such a lovely experience. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt should really just get a joint Oscar for this one, their chemistry is perfect and each of them is so…