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: 4.5

The Collector (2009)

Somebody has finally got the Saw (2004) concept right, though I find it ironic it’d be Marcus Dunstan, who, along with Patrick Melton, penned some…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

The Dark Knight (2008)

Don’t listen to the fanboys. The Dark Knight does not transcend the super-hero genre, reinvent it, or do anything of the kind. I don’t mean…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

It occurs to me that super-heroes don’t have cinematic trilogies. They get a clunky but promising origin tale followed by two sequels, the first of…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Though many science-fiction fans consider it a classic, I don’t much care for Robert Wise’s The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). It’s not a…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

Some of you may recall that I liked Divergent (2014) if not for its hackneyed plot, then for its world building. The film fully committed…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

The Equalizer (2014)

Funny story: on my way out of the press screening for The Equalizer, I met with one of the promoters (as we all must) to…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 5.0

The Evil Dead (1981)

My favourite scene in The Evil Dead features no gore, violence, supernatural creatures, or even dialogue. Alone and half-mad, Ash (Bruce Campbell) decides to take…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

The Eye (2008)

Based on the Chinese-Thai ghost story Jian Gui (2002) by brothers Oxide and Danny Pang, The Eye is a rare American remake that improves on…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

The Family (2013)

As a modest writer with enough success to get a paycheck but little recognition otherwise, I often find myself confronted with amateur scribes lecturing me,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

The Final Destination (2009)

I’ve got to hand it to the creative minds behind The Final Destination. So far, every chapter in the (as opposed to the The) Final…

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