Author: Dimitri A.C. Ly

Editor in Chief / Movie Critic: When he started this site, Dimitri never thought he'd be writing blurbs about himself in the third person. In his other life, he works as a writer, translator, and editor for various publications in print and online. His motto is, "Have pen, will travel."
Posted in The Walking Dead Verdict: 4.0

The Walking Dead 5.14: Spend

For three weeks now, I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop in regard to Alexandria, wondering if the proverbial footwear will wear the face of a distrustful sheriff’s deputy protecting his family at any cost, a rebellious

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Posted in The Walking Dead Verdict: 3.0

The Walking Dead 5.13: Forget

For those who haven’t figured from the titles, this and last week’s episodes function as a sort of double-bill of existential growth. While “Remember” showed our heroes holding on to what makes them strong, “Forget” sees them

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The Walking Dead 5.12: Remember

Never has an episode of The Walking Dead made me so eager to see what’ll transpire next. It’s ironic really, given that, at first glance

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Chappie (2015)

In the age of cookie-cutter fantasy blockbusters and house-style super-hero crossovers, so few genuine auteurs are emerging of pulp cinema that one can’t help but…

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Cinderella (2015)

It’s become so fashionable of late to pan the old Disney hits for their outdated gender dynamics. To me, that’s like calling Citizen Kane (1941)…

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The Walking Dead 5.11: The Distance

With only five episodes to go before the extended ninety-minute finale, The Walking Dead has got a lot of ground to cover if it means to deliver one last

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The Walking Dead 5.10: Them

Oh, good heavens, that was boring! Since the start of the season, I’ve been praising the show runners for finally addressing the long-standing pacing issues plaguing The Walking Dead, but “Them”

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The Walking Dead 5.09: What Happened and What’s Going On

As I was going through my old reviews of The Walking Dead, I was surprised to find a recurrent complaint about the show’s depiction of African Americans, having willfully forgotten the way

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Ah, yes, the one with the eighties “lock and load” montage. By 1988, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) had gained such popularity, even in the mainstream,…

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The Walking Dead 5.07: Crossed

In spite of AMC playing musical chairs with its writing staff, The Walking Dead has managed to keep up two traditions since its sophomore year: the deck-clearing mid-season cliffhanger and

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