About Daniel Silva

Dan is a Software Engineer by day and a part-time Film Reviewer by night. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has been writing for The Cinema Files since its inception. His favorite directors are Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon, and Gavin O'Connor.

Review: “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore”

I'm not sure what this says about me, but out of all characters in all the literature I've consumed, Albus Wulfric Percival Brian Dumbledore is my favorite. He is always the smartest person in the room while also being the kindest. He is far from perfect, yet that that imperfection endears me to him more. We've [...]

By |2022-04-05T07:03:23-07:00April 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Movie Review: “The Lost City”

Channing Tatum has had an interesting rise to stardom. Many don't realize that he got his start in Coach Carter, but then stole the show in the first Step Up film. Since then he has had roles in what seems like the gamut of genres, including Sci-fi (Jupiter Ascending), action (GI Joe, Haywire), historical fiction (The Eagle), and even straight [...]

By |2022-03-24T15:45:53-07:00March 24th, 2022|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Lucy and Desi”

There's something to be said about a documentary that chooses NOT to be flashy. At this year's Sundance film festival, such a film was premiered with its sole objective being to tell the story of its subjects' lives. There is absolutely nothing controversial about it, which makes it among the most refreshing hour and forty [...]

By |2022-02-26T17:30:34-07:00February 26th, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Infinity Train: Volume One”

Although we haven’t been able to review many movies these days because of theaters being closed, we have been able to review some other pieces of media such as Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train: Book One, which was released on DVD and Digital on April 21, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Cartoon Network is known for [...]

By |2020-04-29T10:56:01-07:00April 29th, 2020|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: “Sonic the Hedgehog”

With every release of a movie based on video game the question is often asked “is this the one that breaks the video game movie curse?” The video game movie curse is the phenomenon where there haven’t been any movies based on video games that have been genuinely great. And actually a majority are terrible [...]

By |2020-02-13T08:30:22-07:00February 13th, 2020|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Interview with Jacob Shea, Composer for BBC’s “Seven Worlds, One Planet”

Greetings, fellow film fans! This week I was able to the composer Jacob Shea, whose credits include many of the BBC documentary nature series like Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II, and their most recent Seven Worlds, One Planet. We talked about how he got started, his process, and his collaboration with the infamous Hans Zimmer. If you haven't listened [...]

By |2020-01-20T14:05:22-07:00January 20th, 2020|Interviews|0 Comments

Dan’s Top 10 Films of the Decade (2010s)

the 2010's really have been an amazing decade for film. It's the decade when the superhero film reached its peak, the adult drama almost died, Pixar lost its way and found itself again, Disney animation began a second renaissance, and the #MeToo movement changed Hollywood forever. Let me explain. This really is the decade of [...]

By |2019-12-31T09:46:55-07:00December 31st, 2019|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Interview with Alfonso G Aguilar, Composer of the Netflix Animated Feature “Klaus”

Alfonso G Aguilar is a great composer that is just now getting notoriety with his brilliant score for Netflix's Klaus. I had the great opportunity to interview him over Skype. He currently resides in Spain. D: How did you get into the film scoring business? A: I've been studying music since I remember. Since I was a [...]

By |2019-12-19T16:07:00-07:00December 19th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments