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

Brave (2012)

Brave starts off so strong it was bound to disappoint eventually. The same can be said of its production company, Pixar, which has captivated our…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.0

Bully (2012)

It occurs to me that we as a society no longer care for facts. Even when investigating a particular topic, we tend to comfort ourselves…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger is an imperfect movie with a perfect hero. Sure, the battle sequences grow monotonous after the first half dozen or…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

In my retrospective of Marvel Phase One, I expressed concerns over the studio delivering the same cookie-cutter blockbuster four times a year. To their credit,…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 4.0

Carrie (2013)

Lately, my friend Chris and I have spent a lot of time debating whether I still have any right to celebrate the horror genre. He…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Chappie (2015)

In the age of cookie-cutter fantasy blockbusters and house-style super-hero crossovers, so few genuine auteurs are emerging of pulp cinema that one can’t help but…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 1.5

Cinderella (2015)

It’s become so fashionable of late to pan the old Disney hits for their outdated gender dynamics. To me, that’s like calling Citizen Kane (1941)…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.0

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

Back in 2009, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller took us by surprise with their adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a thirty-two…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 3.5

Constantine (2005)

Like the fantastic worlds they depict, genre stories follow their own rules. Constantine is a good example of this. Its premise is absurd on many…

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Posted in Movie Review Verdict: 2.5

Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

Every once in a while, a movie reminds me I’m not a science fiction fan despite my writing for the Web. This is not to…

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