Daniel's Critical Corner

About Me



 Hello Everyone !
~ Welcome to Daniel’s Critical Corner ~
A staple in film criticism since 2007.

Please, allow me to introduce myself…  My name is
Daniel (but I guess you’ve already gathered that).  LOL !
I am a movie critic and award-winning author here in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This page however, is just me doin’ my own thing.
Ever since I was a wee lad, I’ve always had a passion
for writing.  And, just as much so (if not more), I’ve
always had a passion for movies.  It was inevitable
that my two great “loves” would one day merge,
and so, here we have “Daniel’s Critical Corner”.  It’s
just my unique (and often hilarious) take on certain
films !  Now, be warned, I do try to push the envelope
now and again, but never off of the table…

You might catch me summing up a brand-new movie
on its opening weekend, or I may review a flick that’s
already been released on Blu-ray !

I always just try to have fun with my writing, and I hope
you enjoy it as much as I do !  Casual and conversational,
my informal reviews are meant to be entertaining no matter
what your opinion of the movie turns out to be…  Thanks for
stopping by, and please feel free to leave me a comment
or drop me a line !!!

Your friend,

Daniel B.



  1. I love the review on 10,000 B.C..

    Comment by Terry Haack — April 30, 2008 @ 4:48 pm | Reply

  2. Oh Daniel! I knew you when……I feel like my “hito” is all grown up! You constantly are bringing a smile to my face and now tears of joy to my heart! I’m glad we are friends!!!!

    Comment by LD aka LeRoy!!! — May 21, 2008 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  3. Your critiques ARE hysterical – and spot on! Keep ’em coming!

    Comment by Lara — May 30, 2008 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  4. Thank you Lara !!! More great reviews on the way !!! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — May 31, 2008 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  5. keep up the good work..
    i like the way u write ..

    Comment by arvind — June 3, 2008 @ 1:47 am | Reply

  6. Thanks Arvind !

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — June 3, 2008 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  7. Daniel, How is the computer working for you? Hope all is well, I’m enjoying the reviews.

    Comment by Matt — June 17, 2008 @ 1:17 am | Reply

  8. So far, so good ! Thanks Matt ! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — June 17, 2008 @ 9:03 am | Reply

  9. Hey daniel! I was just reading part of your dark knight review. Didn’t finish it so that I could b surprised. Haven’t seen u in a while but hope you’re well!!


    Comment by t — July 21, 2008 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  10. Thanks T ! Miss you, hope to see you soon… And I hope you like the movie !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — July 22, 2008 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  11. Your reviews are hilarious! Love them. Kudos!

    Comment by jizzka — August 4, 2008 @ 3:23 am | Reply

  12. Thank You !!!

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — August 4, 2008 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  13. Have you seen Burn After Reading? I would love to know what you thought.

    Comment by sophosmoros — September 22, 2008 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  14. Not yet… It looks pretty good !

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — September 23, 2008 @ 7:08 am | Reply

  15. Hey Daniel,

    Thanks for stopping by the blog. I do some movie reviews as well but would love to do them professionally some day. Check out my last review of the movie “Religulous” and let me know what you think! http://currypoptart.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/religulous-reviewreligulous-review/

    Comment by Adi — October 31, 2008 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  16. Great review Adi ! You will make an AWESOME film critic !
    I look forward to reading more of your stuff soon !!! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — November 1, 2008 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  17. I love your posts; they’re so witty. I’ll be sure to check back whenever I get the chance!

    Comment by franzpatrick — November 2, 2008 @ 10:04 pm | Reply

  18. Please Do !!! Thank You !!! 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — November 3, 2008 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  19. Uh Daniel – you need to quote Ebert’s comment about you. That is awesome!

    By Daniel B. on November 29, 2008 1:19 AM
    I am a film critic. I do not get paid (as of yet) for what I do,
    and there is a chance I may never. But, I have a growing number
    of loyal readers. And they all enjoy my 1000+ word reviews !
    To be fair, I became a critic not only because of my passion
    for movies (shared equally with my passion for writing), but
    to put a new perspective on things that one doesn’t see from
    many in the field today. If I had a dollar for every person
    who has told me they don’t agree with critics anymore, I would
    be a very rich man. In my opinion, a vast majority of critics
    have lost touch with the average Joe. To this day they go see
    a film with a set criteria, and if the movie is not “A” “B” or
    “C” it is not good per se. Often, movies that are huge at the
    box office have been panned by critics. Large numbers of loyal
    readers see these aforementioned “bad reviews”, and loose faith
    in the people that bash what they enjoy.
    A good film critic should be able to convey his honest opinion.
    Nothing more, nothing less. But when the opinions are based off
    of a “guidebook” of sorts, it spells trouble.
    If you ask me, a lot of movie critics try to write just for each
    other. Until that stops our craft will continue to get swept
    under the rug.

    Ebert: Regarding your reviews…I wonder if all readers know that when the name of a comment’s author is underlined, that means it’s a clickable link to that writer’s web site, blog, or online presence? If you started clicking on names in this thread, you might be amazed by who is online here. You, for example, not only have a splendid taste in films, book and music, but an enviable long-term goal.

    Comment by oxfordfilmfreak — December 3, 2008 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

  20. Long time no review did you watch RocknRolla?

    Comment by Chirag — January 20, 2009 @ 6:24 am | Reply

  21. New review going up this Friday ! “RocknRolla” was a blast.
    I liked its style, and I loved the soundtrack… I have always
    been a big Guy Ritchie fan.

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — January 20, 2009 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  22. Hey, how about a search box for those of us who came to you late and want to see what other reviews you’ve got?

    Comment by Katie — May 11, 2009 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  23. I’m working on it, I promise ! Right now all I have is my drop down archive menu on the right !

    I have many other reviews that predate this site, and I hope to have those linked very soon. 🙂

    Comment by Daniel's Critical Corner — May 12, 2009 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  24. Hi Daniel! Stephanie Maddox told me about your site some time ago–I wanted to write and ask if you’ve seen a movie called “Funny Bones” with Lee Evans, Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis. I finally broke down and bought it yesterday after repeated rentals and watched it again last night–there’s this scene in the middle where Lee Evans does a tour de force performance to an audio recording and it >always< reminds me of your incredible "Boom Boom" routine from the ETC days…..

    Comment by Michael Arner — November 18, 2009 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  25. Thanks Michael ! I haven’t seen “Funny Bones” yet, but I will track it down and watch it ASAP !!!

    Comment by Daniel — November 19, 2009 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  26. Hey Daniel. Thanks for posting on my blog. I’ll add you to our blog roll. Nice work! Very funny.

    Comment by mattvolke — June 14, 2010 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  27. Thanks Matt ! Your reviews are impressive and fun. I look forward to reading more 🙂

    Comment by Daniel — June 14, 2010 @ 9:04 am | Reply

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