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Stories by Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:55 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

The year is 2016. In a time of civil war and the dawn of justice, superhero movies are less like escapist fantasy and more like grim reflections of our day-to-day lives. Batman became a torturer, Captain America an enemy of the state. Enter the merc...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There's a lot you can tell about a movie in the first five minutes. You can get to know it's characters, and the premise. The first five minutes are an extremely useful and telling part of a movie - it's where a film establishes tone, stakes, and...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Sometimes, real life gets to be more than anyone can bear. Whether it's the ills of the world or your own personal failings, everyone needs a way to escape it all. For many, that's just what the movies are for a chance to be transported to another...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Of the infinite sources that could inspire filmmakers and captivate audiences, the last thing I ever expected was to see a full-length feature film about the video game Rampage. Sure, movies have been made on a simple premise before, but Rampage was...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It's hard not to get giddy at a sequel. The promise of new material in a world you came to know and love is an exciting prospect. It can also be worrying. Yes, the world of Pacific Rim, one where humanity's last line of defence against an invasion...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Movies often don't come directly from the writers' room. More often than not, films are based on novels, comic books, or even other movies. It's a formula that has worked and continues to - except for video games.If a movie is based on video game,...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Every now and again, there comes a movie that is so shoddily made it begs the question why anyone would commit 300 to 400 words to it, but here we are. Death Wish is that movie, a film which was not content with being a mere blip in the release...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

It only took four years, but the saga of Anna and Christian is finally at an end. What started as a tawdry and seductive affair, now finds itself caught up in the most daring adventure of all - lifelong partnership, far more frightening than...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

To many of us, the life of a spy has always seemed glamorous. That is not entirely so for ballerina Dominika Egorova, played by Jennifer Lawrence. When an unfortunate accident leaves her unable to take the stage, she's left with little options to...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

If I told you about the best film of last year, what would I say? Certainly not that it's The Shape of Water. No, instead, what I will say is that The Shape of Water is a movie that is unlike any other, which is par for the course with director...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

For the last half of this decade, I have been blessed with the avoidance of a particular film series called The Maze Runner. When The Maze Runner came out, I ran the other way. When The Scorch Trials blazed into cinemas, the flames did not reach me...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There are dozens of movies that delve into the criminal psyche. They take predators and monsters and turn them into people. The best of these movies take a man of the law and an outlaw, places them side by side and bets you can't spot the difference...

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