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: 4.0

La Femme Nikita (1990)

Twenty years after its release, La Femme Nikita or, as I knew it, just Nikita has now spawned a sequel of sorts, a decent remake,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Lawless (2012)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if The Godfather (1972) hooked up with CBS’ The Waltons? I like to think their cinematic love child…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Lie with Me (2013)

With Hollywood marketing budgets reaching over $100 million per blockbuster, it’s easy to get the impression that cinema trades exclusively in bloated, effects-heavy escapist entertainment….

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Life of Pi (2012)

I groaned a decade ago when Twentieth Century Fox acquired the rights to adapt Life of Pi. Though I quite liked Yann Martel’s 2001 best-seller,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Looper (2012)

Already, critics from the four corners of the Web are comparing Looper to Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which blew all our minds back in 2010. The…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Lucky 13 (2004)

Lucky 13 is so spectacularly inept I had to read the back of the DVD case to figure out just what the movie is meant…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Lucy (2014)

In light of all the comic book properties getting a big screen treatment of late, it’s nice to see a blockbuster tackle the notion of…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Machete (2010)

Based on the mock trailer featured at the beginning of Grindhouse (2007), Robert Rodriguez’ Machete captures and reproduces every idiosyncratic detail of the exploitation genre,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Mama (2013)

I often compare horror flicks to modern fairy tales, but no filmmaker blurs the line between these two genres more convincingly than Guillermo Del Toro,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel presents a version of Superman that I didn’t care to see but that, in the course of its 143-minute runtime, I learnt…

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