Damian Levy

Damian Levy
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Jamaica Gleaner

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
Big Screen Watch 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The movie has the DNA of Deadpool, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World, combined into the mutated one-of-a-kind masterpiece that is Birds of Prey. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
Read A Book 14% Dolittle (2020) Even eight-year-olds would call this stuff basic. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
Half Price 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's like walking into Burger King with a craving for a whopper, but they tell you they only have steak tartare. But right now, you want a greasy, fatty whopper. And even if you did want steak tartare, you don't want it made by Burger King. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
G.O.A.T 89% 1917 (2020) Finding the point in things that seem pointless. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
Low Half Price 22% Like a Boss (2020) People will be able to point at the screen and say, "That's me!" and hear a positive message reinforced. What else is cinema for. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
Catch It On Cable 47% Underwater (2020) Underwater is a film with a lot of potential. It just never dives deep enough to get there. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
Catch It On Cable 69% Triple Threat (2019) Hopefully, the trio will get another chance to deliver something with more staying power. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book 18% Hellboy (2019) The one thing Hellboy has going for it, is that it's never boring. Trainwrecks tend to hold your attention that way. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 90% Shazam! (2019) The movie is so endearing, you almost want it to hit a few more tropes just to see how Shazam does it. Not bad for a new superhero. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book 33% The Intruder (2019) It's hard to narrow down if it's the acting that was terrible or if the dialogue was too bad to act. Likely, it was both. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 46% Little (2019) Catch it on cable for a half hour or so but should feel free to shut it off as soon as they get bored. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The film-makers have managed to capture the lightning back in the bottle - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 57% Aladdin (2019) There's enough here to make the film stand out on its own. Whether it stands out for the right reasons is up to the viewer. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu wears its influences on its sleeve, and has the sensibilities of a Stephen Spielberg-produced picture. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Legendary Pictures seems to have heard the outcry of audiences everywhere and have seen fit to produce Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a film that knows no sense of the word 'restraint.' - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) X-Men: Dark Phoenix chronicles the last hurrah of the current cast with an ending that fits the franchise completely - with clunkiness, entertaining highs and forgettable lows. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 22% Men in Black International (2019) Men In Black: International is forced to juggle both story arcs, and in a not-so-compelling fashion. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
G.O.A.T 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The idea of a fourth Toy Story film was nothing short of troubling. Thankfully, graciously, and astoundingly, Toy Story 4 is fantastic. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 89% Rocketman (2019) There's a sense of craftsmanship that gives Rocketman a step above other biopics that have the same story beats. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 52% The Lion King (2019) You're better off watching the 1994 version - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Low Half Price 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) If you can go in for some high-level action with a low-brow script, you'll be entertained. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Ultimately, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fun, energetic, and entertaining blockbuster, and far better than what's been in cinemas these last two months. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book 41% Stuber (2019) This is not a ride you want to share. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 45% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) The film is best viewed as an amusement park ride on which you can experience the underwater, haunted house of an ancient, shark-infested, Mayan maze. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 85% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) I can't believe I'm saying this; in fact, it seems wrong as I say it, but Dora and the Lost City of Gold is one of the best films of 2019. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Watching the movie is like listening to a friend explain a Wikipedia article that he's been obsessed with since he was 15. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The decision to make the film more about the characters was a wise one, but can bog down the film, based on just how many characters it needs to get to. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 83% Ad Astra (2019) Stunning filmmaking. But a story that is overly dependent on emotional beats that fall flat, knocks it down a few pegs. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 81% Abominable (2019) It's akin to taking a roller-coaster ride where it feels like your stomach is jumping up into your throat - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 68% Joker (2019) When he finally does put on the colourful suit and painted face, it's akin to watching a horror movie monster emerge. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 44% The Addams Family (2019) Despite the problems, I found The Addams Family to be refreshing. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It's still a road-trip film, in the same world that you fell for the first time around, with the characters you grew to love, accompanied by a decade worth of growth. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) These elements give the movie a nice shine, but when you bust out the polish to make your shoe look pretty, it doesn't make a difference if the sole is missing. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 26% Gemini Man (2019) Certain scenes have the younger version of Henry looking like an unfinished video game from the early 2000s. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) I never expected to love Terminator: Dark Fate. I came away from it thinking it was a love letter to the best of the series, and a statement on what blockbusters can do in 2019. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 74% Harriet (2019) Formulaic? Yes. Impactful? Undoubtedly. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The film is much like the car it is based on. At times it is messy, almost like it's going to fall apart. It takes shortcuts and is all the better for it, and when it takes off, it's shockingly fun to watch. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price 77% Frozen II (2019) It makes the world of Frozen feel infinite, even if the characters and the story make it feel like it's a small world after all. Perhaps I should just let it go. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 97% Knives Out (2019) It takes a look at people, how they see themselves, and how they see the people they think they know. It makes it clear, there's more to the story than we think. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 82% Queen & Slim (2019) You might not want to subject yourself to its harshness, but Queen & Slim is a well-crafted catharsis. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Reverts some of the brilliant subversions of The Last Jedi. It does so in a way that feels punitive, almost as if to change is an offensive notion for the biggest movie franchise in history. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) It's not only funny but immersing. Jack Black, in particular, is a master of mannerisms. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 95% Little Women (2019) It has romantic notions of love but embraces the severe impracticality of it. Definitely one of the best of 2019. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch 87% Hustlers (2019) In a year of disappointments, Hustlers is the saviour of cinema and, without a doubt, one of the best of the year and a real contender for the Academy Awards. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
Big Screen Watch 73% Sprinter (2019) It's not a perfect film, but it's an entertaining, thoughtful, and thought-provoking one. One that ought to be seen on the big screen. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
26% Unlocked (2017) The type of movie that, much like the content covered in this spy thriller, will go unseen by most and forgotten by those that saw it, as if it never even happened. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Looking better than ever with characters you've spent over a decade with, Avengers: Endgame manages to find an incredible balance between gut-wrenching character moments and truly fantastic action sequences. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
Catch It On Cable 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) As someone who sat through Boo, and Boo 2, A Madea Family Funeral was a movie to die for. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
Catch It On Cable 46% Dumbo (2019) 'Dumbo' has a certain emotional insecurity that makes it almost impossible to connect with. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
Big Screen Watch 93% Us (2019) It's thought-provoking in the best way and succeeds to great lengths and fails with mere missteps. - Jamaica Gleaner EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019