Movie Reviews

Every Friday, Dimitri shares his thoughts on the new movies opening in theatres. Why settle for the latest theatrical fair, though, when there are so many other motion pictures to discuss? Check back on Tuesdays as he also reviews new DVD releases, long forgotten classics, and hidden gems from the vault.

New Year’s Eve (2011)

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One of my favourite holiday films to this day remains Richard Curtis’ Love Actually (2003), in which an extended cast of characters prepares for Christmas Day in loosely related tales of hope and love. I imagine director Gary Marshall... [ More ]

Now You See Me (2013)

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The success of a heist movie is predicated on one notion: our longing to be the smartest person in the room. The thrill of a perfectly executed robbery can outshine any 3-D digital effect, Michael Bay explosion, or gratuitous... [ More ]

Oblivion (2013)

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I’d be remiss in my review of Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion if I didn’t spend at least a few words begrudging the film’s promotional spots. I understand that a marketer’s job is to fill theatre seats, not to facilitate the director’s artistic vision, but surely... [ More ]

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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I don’t envy the filmmakers behind Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. It’s not that I consider expanding the universe of The Wizard of Oz (1939) a particularly challenging task. After all... [ More ]