Author: Dimitri A.C. Ly

Editor in Chief / Movie Critic: When he started this site, Dimitri never thought he'd be writing blurbs about himself in the third person. In his other life, he works as a writer, translator, and editor for various publications in print and online. His motto is, "Have pen, will travel."
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

I owe my love of horror to A Nightmare on Elm Street. Often credited for introducing the fantastic to slasher cinema, Wes Craven’s 1984…

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The Walking Dead 5.16: Conquer

A little while back, a friend unveiled to me the next five years of Marvel storylines based on press releases, contract negotiations, and market trends. So far, his predictions have proven dead-on, but it occurs to me that, in the age of

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The Walking Dead 5.15: Try

I generally dread reviewing the penultimate episode of a season. What with the serialised nature of modern television and fan demand for an explosive finale, I might as well be judging the merits of

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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…

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The Walking Dead 5.14: Spend

For three weeks now, I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop in regard to Alexandria, wondering if the proverbial footwear will wear the face of a distrustful sheriff’s deputy protecting his family at any cost, a rebellious

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The Walking Dead 5.13: Forget

For those who haven’t figured from the titles, this and last week’s episodes function as a sort of double-bill of existential growth. While “Remember” showed our heroes holding on to what makes them strong, “Forget” sees them

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The Walking Dead 5.12: Remember

Never has an episode of The Walking Dead made me so eager to see what’ll transpire next. It’s ironic really, given that, at first glance

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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…

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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…

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The Walking Dead 5.11: The Distance

With only five episodes to go before the extended ninety-minute finale, The Walking Dead has got a lot of ground to cover if it means to deliver one last

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