Category: Movie Review

Dimitri shares his thoughts on the new movies opening in theatres as well as new DVD releases, long forgotten classics, and hidden gems from the vault.

Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

In a World (2013)

I’d never understood before Lake Bell’s appeal as a thespian. It’s not that I found her performances lacking per se, but every role I’d seen…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Inception (2010)

All right, Christopher Nolan, consider my mind blown. I’m picking up pieces of my skull as I’m writing this, certain I’d never seen anything quite…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Inside Out (2015)

It occurs to me that Pete Docter doesn’t make animated kids’ movies. He makes family films in the purest sense of the word, addressing children…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

James Wan recently announced his retirement from horror cinema, citing as his principal motivator the fear of being typecast as a scary movie director. Already,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Iron Man (2008)

In the wake of such grim comic book adaptations as Sin City (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008), it’d be easy to dismiss Iron Man…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Somewhere in Iron Man 2 lies a compelling drama about a larger-than-life industrialist turned super-hero struggling with his all too humbling mortality. Unfortunately, to find…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 starts with our hero, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), reciting a dramatic, ominous quote and then going out of his way to…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Jack Reacher (2012)

In terms of storytelling, Jack Reacher can best be described as a hardboiled pot-boiler. If the elements of my gratuitous alliteration strike you as old-fashioned,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

John Dies at the End (2012)

As much as I love cinema, it’s rare that I can say I smiled the whole time while watching a movie. It’s happened, mind you,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.0

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

In retrospect, I don’t think a sequel to Kick-Ass could ever have worked. After all, the 2010 super-hero satire owes much of its charm to…

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