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: 3.0

Side Effects (2013)

Reviewing a movie like Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects can be challenging. Like so many thrillers since The Usual Suspects (1995) and The Sixth Sense (1999)…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

A friend once forced me to watch over two hours of cut scenes from the 2008 shoot ‘em up Devil May Cry 4. Though I…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Silent House (2012)

Given its success overseas, I suppose it was only a matter of time before Hollywood popped out a remake of La Casa Muda (2010), also…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Most movies dealing with mental illness portray it in one of two fashions: as kooky personality quirks to be embraced and even celebrated or as…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

Sin City (2005)

It seems everyone’s forgotten about Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy (1990). I’m not surprised, mind you. I found the film excruciatingly boring. It was a visual…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Robert Rodriguez once mentioned that he likes to pace his movies for the video market, expecting viewers to forgo the overall narrative experience and skip…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Sinister (2012)

Though I consider myself an avid horror fan, I must confess that I approach the genre from a certain distance. Though I enjoy the sweet…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Skyfall (2012)

Fifty years have passed since James Bond first graced the silver screen in Dr No (1962), and director Sam Mendes must have found it impossible…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.5

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Great motion pictures are often harder to review than bad ones. It’s not, as Brad Bird’s Ratatouille (2007) suggests, that critics thrive on negativity, though…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Well, somebody’s read Tanith Lee’s White as Snow! By “somebody”, I mean the heads of three separate studios, each of which spent the last year…

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