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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 for Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor

Whether you like it or not, Netflix has changed the way we consume things. They have popularized what is called the subscription model of consumption, where we pay a flat monthly fee and get more bang for our buck than if we had paid for items individually. Spotify, Apple, and Google have done this with [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Product Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “Christopher Robin”

It’s kind of remarkable when you think about the amount of properties that Disney has the rights to. Walt Disney himself didn’t amass a lot of them in his day but the company strategy is most certainly focused on gathering the highest amount of intellectual properties under the same castle roof as possible. They own Pixar, Marvel, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

8 Things I Loved About “Teen Titans GO! To the Movies” (and 2 I Didn’t)

I sometimes wonder how the TV show Teen Titans GO! came about. It is an often bizarre re-imagining of the Teen Titans series that premiered in 2003 and lasted for 5 seasons. The original series sometimes had bizarre moments, but it also took itself seriously. Somehow someone got the idea to take the kiddy humor of that series and make [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

"Here we go again" is a phrase that comes to mind (and often accompanied by an eye-roll or an audible groan) for many movie fans when they see studios announce unnecessary sequels for their favorite films. And as an avid ABBA aficionado, I certainly wasn't expecting or clamoring for a sequel. However, in the days [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

It's kind of fascinating how few people saw the first Ant-Man movie. It's among my favorite origin films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and just not many folks thought it was worth their time. Which is a crying shame, because it was funny, creative, and had a heart of gold. It was refreshing to see such a [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review: The Incredibles 2

Pixar has had a rough go with sequels. Outside of the Toy Story follow-ups, all of them have fallen incredibly short of their predecessors. This might be simply because the first installment in their franchises are masterpieces and that capturing that lightning in a bottle (not intended to be a Cars pun) is nearly impossible to do twice.  This was my [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Movie Reviews|1 Comment

Interview: “Blockers” Composer Mateo Messina

Header image credit: Impact24 PR Greetings and happy Friday! This week I was able to interview composer Mateo Messina, who recently worked on John Cena's new film, "Blockers." Mateo is best known for his Grammy-winning music for Jason Reitman’s “Juno.” He is currently working on season four of Reitman’s Hulu comedy series “Casual,” season three of NBC comedy “Superstore,” starring America Ferrera, [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with “Peter Rabbit” Composer Dominic Lewis

Dominic Lewis is a British-born composer with sensational talents that have catapulted him to the forefront of music in television and film. Dominic is currently scoring the third season of Amazon’s Emmy-winning series "The Man in the High Castle." Additionally, Dominic scores Disney XD’s revitalized "DuckTales," Sony's "Rough Night" and "First Fight," and several other films [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

3 Things I Liked About “Early Man” (And 2 I Didn’t)

There is a very strong chance that you like (or would like) the content released by Aardman Studios, even if you haven't heard that name before.  They are the creators behind the Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep franchises, as well as several other films like Flushed Away and Chicken Run.  They specialize is the dying art form of claymation as [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

Review “Peter Rabbit”

It seems that 2018 is THE year for live-action/CG-hybrid adaptations of beloved British children's literature featuring anthropomorphic characters, with Paddington 2 being released last month and now Peter Rabbit this weekend. And while I absolutely adored Paddington 2, I just enjoyed Peter Rabbit. Here's the official synopsis from the studio: Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, [...]

By |February 7th, 2018|Movie Reviews|0 Comments