Jamaica Gleaner

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Rating Title/Year Author
Big Screen Watch Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Read A Book Dolittle (2020) Damian Levy Even eight-year-olds would call this stuff basic. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
Half Price Bad Boys for Life (2020) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
G.O.A.T 1917 (2019) Damian Levy Finding the point in things that seem pointless. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
Low Half Price Like a Boss (2020) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
Catch It On Cable Underwater (2020) Damian Levy Underwater is a film with a lot of potential. It just never dives deep enough to get there. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Catch It On Cable Triple Threat (2019) Damian Levy Hopefully, the trio will get another chance to deliver something with more staying power. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book Hellboy (2019) Damian Levy The one thing Hellboy has going for it, is that it's never boring. Trainwrecks tend to hold your attention that way. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Shazam! (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book The Intruder (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Little (2019) Damian Levy Catch it on cable for a half hour or so but should feel free to shut it off as soon as they get bored. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Damian Levy The film-makers have managed to capture the lightning back in the bottle EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Aladdin (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Damian Levy Detective Pikachu wears its influences on its sleeve, and has the sensibilities of a Stephen Spielberg-produced picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Damian Levy 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.' EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Dark Phoenix (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Men in Black: International (2019) Damian Levy Men In Black: International is forced to juggle both story arcs, and in a not-so-compelling fashion. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
G.O.A.T Toy Story 4 (2019) Damian Levy The idea of a fourth Toy Story film was nothing short of troubling. Thankfully, graciously, and astoundingly, Toy Story 4 is fantastic. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Rocketman (2019) Damian Levy There's a sense of craftsmanship that gives Rocketman a step above other biopics that have the same story beats. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price The Lion King (2019) Damian Levy You're better off watching the 1994 version EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Low Half Price Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Damian Levy If you can go in for some high-level action with a low-brow script, you'll be entertained. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Read A Book Stuber (2019) Damian Levy This is not a ride you want to share. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Damian Levy Watching the movie is like listening to a friend explain a Wikipedia article that he's been obsessed with since he was 15. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch It: Chapter Two (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Ad Astra (2019) Damian Levy Stunning filmmaking. But a story that is overly dependent on emotional beats that fall flat, knocks it down a few pegs. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Abominable (2019) Damian Levy It's akin to taking a roller-coaster ride where it feels like your stomach is jumping up into your throat EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Joker (2019) Damian Levy When he finally does put on the colourful suit and painted face, it's akin to watching a horror movie monster emerge. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch The Addams Family (2019) Damian Levy Despite the problems, I found The Addams Family to be refreshing. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Gemini Man (2019) Damian Levy Certain scenes have the younger version of Henry looking like an unfinished video game from the early 2000s. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Harriet (2019) Damian Levy Formulaic? Yes. Impactful? Undoubtedly. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Ford v Ferrari (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Half Price Frozen II (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Knives Out (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Queen & Slim (2019) Damian Levy You might not want to subject yourself to its harshness, but Queen & Slim is a well-crafted catharsis. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Catch It On Cable Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Damian Levy It's not only funny but immersing. Jack Black, in particular, is a master of mannerisms. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Little Women (2019) Damian Levy It has romantic notions of love but embraces the severe impracticality of it. Definitely one of the best of 2019. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Big Screen Watch Hustlers (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Big Screen Watch Sprinter (2018) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Unlocked (2017) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Damian Levy 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Catch It On Cable Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Damian Levy As someone who sat through Boo, and Boo 2, A Madea Family Funeral was a movie to die for. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Catch It On Cable Dumbo (2019) Damian Levy 'Dumbo' has a certain emotional insecurity that makes it almost impossible to connect with. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
Big Screen Watch Us (2019) Damian Levy It's thought-provoking in the best way and succeeds to great lengths and fails with mere missteps. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019