Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Critiques on movies, both recent releases and timeless classics

Movie Review: The Mechanic (2011) D+

The Mechanic is one of those movies with Jason Statham. And that says a lot about any movie. You know it’s not slapstick, you know it’s not romance, you know it’s not drama, you know it’s not mystery… Of course … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The King’s Speech” (2010) A

I was determined to watch The King’s Speech because I wanted to see the performance of one of my favorite actors, Geoffrey Rush. But it was the skills of a less known but equally talented actor that captivated me. His … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Black Swan” (2010) A+

I left the movie theater four hours ago. In my mind there is but one thing: Black Swan. Darren Aronofsky’s new film was intense and riveting. I was transfixed by what is definitely one of the year’s finest movies, featuring … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “True Grit” B

It takes one star and one star only to carry a movie and entice an audience. In the 2010 remake of True Grit, that star isĀ Hailee Steinfeld. Now, mind you, at 14 years old, she’s a faint star… but a … Continue reading

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Review: “The Tourist” C+

I was quite pleased until the contrived ending in The Tourist ruined the film for me. What a disappointment it was. Yes, The Tourist has some cliched elements: gangsters, spies, the Interpol, and a case of mistaken identity (or is … Continue reading

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Preface to Movie Reviews

When I first conceptualized this blog, one thing I knew I wanted to have for sure was a Movie Review section. But this frightened me. I used to think: How am I supposed to compete with, say, a critic as … Continue reading

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