Cinema Review Archive: D

Da Vinci Code, The

Possibly the most eagerly awaited film of 2006 and certainly one of the most hyped, here's Ron Howard's film adaptation of Dan Brown's controversial bestselling novel. It stars Tom Hanks as a historian accused of murder whose attempt to clear his name leads to the uncovering of the greatest conspiracy in the history of mankind. Co-starring Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany and Alfred Molina. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Daddy Day Care

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of Daddy Day Care, an Eddie Murphy comedy that's not quite as painful as it might sound, but is really only for kids.Daddy Day Care opened in the UK and Ireland on 11 July.

Daredevil

Kevin OReilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Daredevil, the latest special effects blockbuster starring Ben Affleck as the Marvel Comics superhero.

Dark Blue

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Dark Blue, a cop thriller from the author of LA Confidential and the writer of Training Day, starring Kurt Russell as a corrupt and brutal LAPD detective.

Dark Knight Rises, The

The Caped Crusader returns in the final part of Chris Nolan's trilogy....but does it rise, or fall??

Dark Knight, The

Hype? What hype?

Dark Shadows

Should Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's eighth collaboration have stayed in the shadows?...

Dark Water

Jennifer Connelly stars in Hollywood's latest remake of a Japanese horror film, this one based on Ring director Hideo Nakata's tale of a haunted apartment block. The American version is directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries). Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Dark, The

From the director of Ginger Snaps comes a ghost story set on the Welsh coast. Sean Bean and Maria Bello play bereaved parents who are visited by a girl who died in their house decades earlier. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Darkness Falls

Kevin O'Reilly has reviewed the theatrical release of Darkness Falls, a horror film about a town haunted by a vengeful ghost who kills children on the day they lose their last baby tooth.

Date Movie

An Airplane!-style spoof of Hollywood romantic comedies starring Alyson Hannigan as a lonely young woman who meets the man of her dreams. The cast also includes Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Dawn Of The Dead

The latest seventies horror movie to be remade is the apocalyptic zombie classic Dawn Of The Dead, in which a small group of humans seek shelter inside a shopping mall from an army of flesh-eating ghouls. When there's no more room in hell, Kevin O'Reilly will review it.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Lauren reviews one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year which opens in the UK on 17th July.

Day After Tomorrow, The

The world stands on the brink of ecological disaster in The Day After Tomorrow, the latest action blockbuster from Roland Emmerich, director of Independence Day. Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Day I Became a Woman, The

Gary Couzens has reviewed the theatrical release of The Day I Became a Woman. Marzieh Meshkini's film tells three simple stories about three ages of Iranian women, and is further proof of the vibrancy of her country's cinema right now.

Days Of Glory (Indigčnes)

Noel Megahey reviews the Best Foreign Film Oscar nominated WWII war film from Rachid Bouchareb, following the progress of a group of Muslim North African soldiers fighting both Nazis and prejudice across the battlefields of France.

Dead Silence

From the creators of Saw comes a more traditional, less gory shocker in which a young man comes to believe supernatural forces were behind his wife's murder. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Death Proof

The first half of the eagerly anticipated Grindhouse double bill arrives in cinemas this September, but does it work without its partner in crime?

Death Sentence

Kevin Bacon takes the law into his own hands in this unfairly criticised new thriller from the director of Saw.

Death Watch

Romy Schneider and Harvey Keitel star in Bertrand Tavernier's 1979 SF film, now digitally restored and reissued.

Deathwatch

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the theatrical release of Deathwatch. Jamie Bell's latest effort is a change from Billy Elliott, as Deathwatch is an interesting fusion of war and horror featuring a mostly British cast.

Deck The Halls

Christmas is almost upon us and Hollywood is releasing its festive offerings. This comedy stars Danny De Vito and Matthew Broderick as neighbours who get into a feud over Christmas lights! Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Decline of Western Civilisation Part 3

If you've seen the first two films in this series, then you'll need no persudaing to see the third. A wild and savage look at the kids involved in the punk rock scene in late 1990's Los Angeles. Depressing, funny and shocking in equal measures, it's highly recommended even if you don't like the music.

Deep Blue Sea, The (2011)

A woman must choose between lover and husband in Terence Davies's film of Terence Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz.

Deja Vu

Denzel Washington gets back together with Crimson Tide filmmakers Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer for this time-bending action thriller. Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel also star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

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