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Damian Levy

Damian Levy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% A Star Is Born (2018) The film is as good as a modern retelling can get--better, even, given that Cooper brings out the big guns with his intimate and purposeful directorial style.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
75% Smallfoot (2018) The best parts of the movie come in scenes where the characters act unpredictably. Unfortunately, Smallfoot wants to play everything so safe that it just comes off as dull. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
30% Venom (2018) I actually enjoyed it. Not in an ironic way, or with a 'so bad it's good' energy. I thought Venom was a solid, engaging--yet flawed--superhero movie. I don't understand it, either.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Intent 2: The Come Up (2018) It doesn't shy away from the ugliness that surrounds the two countries it's set in, and places it under a microscope. When it comes to authentic storytelling, the intent is certainly there. And it shows.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
71% Final Score (2018) Final Score does do enough to give you moments you remember after the credits roll, which is more than you can say for most generic action films.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Perhaps the film doesn't have any interest in subtlety. Its true purpose is to say what it has to say loudly, with striking visuals that hit you right in the pit of your stomach.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) It's saved by the middle of the film, which endears you to the characters so much that you don't much mind when it gets a little silly. In fact, you almost expect it.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) It's adventurous, a little juvenile, but 100 percent authentic.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It works at its best when you don't think too much about it - much like the way the characters seek to live their lives. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's just the right balance of self awareness and genuine authenticity that makes for a thrilling entry in the franchise. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It tries to be a thoughtful action thriller, but ultimately feels like a charade. It looks ponderous, but really there's nothing there.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's a funny, charming, and perfectly fine movie to make you forget about life for an hour or two. Still, for those looking for something more, this movie is not that. It's a Saturday-morning cartoon, brought to life.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) With so many characters, each with their own plot, the film is needlessly convoluted. It muddles its narrative and causes its greatest strengths to buckle under the weight of the plot.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade is a lesson in doing more with less, with an ending that establishes it as possibly one of the greatest of all time.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) With a film that has so many plot points and moves so quickly, it gets exhausting before the first act is over. Not to mention the film is aggressively stupid.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) You don't often get a superhero film that talks about the necessity of female role models.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) American Animals was an intriguing, well acted, and diabolically clever film.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
71% Adrift (2018) Shailene Woodley delivers a performance that is moving and inspiring. Against all odds, she maintains an ironclad will that inspires awe.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
28% Traffik (2018) Traffik is as entertaining as sitting in literal traffic-waiting for something to happen, only to be disappointed by the result.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The trio [of Ehrenreich, Glover, and Clarke] might've made an excellent film, had they been given better material than the exposition heavy dialogue in Solo. Would that it were so simple. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) I very much enjoyed Deadpool 2 when I enjoyed it, but when I didn't, I found it to be tedious. The plot is basic and, for a film that prides itself on innovation, also a little derivative.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
72% Sing (2016) In a year chock full of animated films with talking animals, 'Sing' possibly has the most heart.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) It's definitely a movie enhanced by a cinema viewing with a big audience and it has enough in it to feel that the escapism it tries to deliver. Just don't be surprised if you end up wanting to leave the party early.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) hankfully, with a cast like this one, you're treated to a vast array of characters to cling on to. Some of them feel more like action figures than characters, but it's a delight to have characters that are colourful - in more than one sense of the word.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
86% Sully (2016) A decent character study of the humanity behind the people we so quickly turn into celebrities in this Internet age, where every action is analysed and under scrutiny.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
52% Almost Christmas (2016) At the time of year when you've already spent money you didn't want to spend, then perhaps save what you have left and miss this one.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival does such a great job at crafting anticipation, and the payoff doesn't come until much later.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
89% Doctor Strange (2016) It's by far one of the most visually interesting films out this year, with a world filled with new concepts that I left the film convinced of, thanks to the compelling visuals.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) The movie is successful, I suppose. It's just not a movie that can't be enjoyed just as much at home. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
22% Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) On paper, everything Tyler Perry does is not only smart, but it's also important. At it's best, you have films like 'Madea's Family Reunion', at it's worst, you have this film.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) All in all, this movie is just sort of nothing. It's not going to make you angry that it exists, but it's not gonna make you happy either. It simply occupies space and time, but leaves no real effect on you.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is a movie I struggle with. I enjoyed it, but I can clearly see its faults. Its failures make its successes less impactful.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Perhaps, what Deepwater Horizon does best is its ability to coherently bring across tension. Even when the dialogue is muddled by technical jargon, you still get a sense of the looming presence of danger felt by the characters.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe defied my expectations and is a wonderful film to see with your family, but doesn't play it safe like so many family films do.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
B 11% When the Bough Breaks (2016) Its worst crime is being predictable, which sort of kills the suspense of it all.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
44% Hands of Stone (2016) Walking out of the movie I was mostly disappointed, since I felt that there was something there that could've been great, but instead was ho-hum.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
60% War Dogs (2016) What it really boils down to is, does War Dogs have enough in it to warrant your attention? Despite its flaws, I'm inclined to say yes - even just for the story alone.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party was better than I'd expected. It actually has characters you can get into and is brimming with creativity. Many moments will have you crying or laughing, others will make you so uncomfortable that you'll consider leaving the cinema.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is a movie with clear messages that resonate masterfully. The trouble is, getting to those messages is a bit of a hassle.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
93% Fences (2016) Everyone delivers the letter above A game. Every micro expression feels thought out, and as big of a presence Washington has, he still has to contend with the scene stealing antics of Viola Davis, who more than gives him a run for his money.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is a movie for anyone who has felt like an outcast. It captures the feeling of having to defend one's values and stand by one's convictions, looking left when everyone is telling you to look right. It's brutal. Tense. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
31% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks feels like it was tailor-made for boys under 10 everywhere. Boys like monsters. Boys like trucks. At least, that's what the thinking is for a studio executive. ‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) When I wasn't charmed by the characters, I was transported by the film's playfulness. The camera bobs and weaves around like a jazz instrument. It's not content to simply film the content. It has to react to it as well.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
93% Hidden Figures (2017) The best parts of the movie are, in fact, the three main characters. Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae are each captivating by themselves. Combined, they're mesmerising. They interact naturally and they give the movie authenticity.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
76% Split (2017) Still, I wish I could've seen a film of this subject matter taken a bit more seriously. It's not the '80s anymore. Movies should be smarter than this.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is an example of what makes a satisfying sequel. Its stakes are greater and, while a bit too familiar at times, has more than enough new material to warrant the attention of fans of the first film.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
85% Lion (2016) Lion may be based on a true story, but even so, it should be praised for the matter-of-factness in which it tells its story. There's very little that I felt was dramatised for the sake of a moving picture.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
93% Logan (2017) It's jaw-droppingly good at the things it does and, uncannily, what it does is join the ranks of the greatest superhero movies of all time.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Was Beauty and the Beast worth the admission price? I'm inclined to say yes. It'll take you back to how you felt the first time you watched it and put in a few new things to keep it feeling fresh.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers has such an endearing self-awareness that it's impossible to stay mad at it. I could see everything that was wrong with this movie, but I enjoyed it immensely nonetheless.‐ Jamaica Gleaner
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018