Harris Dang

Harris Dang
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
92% Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira) (1964) Mothra vs. Godzilla is a good step in the right direction for the Godzilla franchise thanks to its action scenes, distinct personalities of its creatures and the committed performances from the cast. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
50% King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) Discarding the depth, social commentary and characterizations altogether and fueling up the action, the camp and the monster fights, Godzilla vs. King Kong is fun, with the plentiful battles and attempts to capture the creatures being quite entertaining. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
60% Godzilla Raids Again (1955) With an even more explosive climax involving air raids and avalanches, Godzilla Raids Again may not be as emotionally satisfying as the original film, but it does provide other pleasures and it is just as inspirational of what is to come. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
93% Godzilla (Gojira) (1954) Despite the problems with pacing, effects and some characterizations, Godzilla (1954) does manage to work pretty well and thanks to its mix of social commentary and action, it delivers a satisfying adventure. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is a joyously fun time that ensures that Radio Silence are filmmakers to be reckoned with and cements Samara Weaving as a bona fide star. Recommended. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
2.5/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Terminator: Dark Fate is an entertaining action blockbuster, but as a new Terminator feature, it does not reach its true potential to be as great as the first two films. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 60% The Furies (2019) Due to the strong performances by Dodds and Ngo, The Furies is an entertainingly blood-soaked calling card for director D'Aquino, and will satisfy gore-hounds. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is an overstuffed yet malnourished piece of whimsy that fails to expand on the ideas and the unfulfilled potential of the original. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4.5/5 100% In Search of Darkness (2019) In Search of Darkness is a must-see for horror movie fans and is an affectionate love letter to the decade of the '80s. Highly recommended. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a great crime drama that deftly blends female friendships and social class commentary into an entertainingly pulpy crime story. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
2.5/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Rambo: Last Blood is an incredibly boneheaded amalgamate of the third and fourth installment. It combines the comic-book fantasy of the former with the serio-comical splatter of the latter. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Sweet, comforting, heartfelt, and funny, The Farewell is a fantastic piece of work that is an ample showcase for director Wang's filmmaking chops and Awkwafina's acting skills. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
1.5/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is a flawed project with thin characters, sloppy direction, jumbled storytelling, a confused message, and horrific editing. Considering the talent involved, it is a major disappointment. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of the Monsters is an incredibly fun continuation of the franchise, and one that respects and honours its roots. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
5/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Led by fantastic performances, genuine bouts of romance and passion, brilliantly sparse visual storytelling, effortless direction and a shockingly powerful emotional punch, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the best film of 2019. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw forgoes the franchise's soggy drag racing premise and strives for an action comedy beef patty with juicy sci-fi trimmings. It is a jam-packed burger blockbuster that is willfully silly and insanely fun in a sesame seed bun. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
2/5 60% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia may provide solid filmmaking behind the camera and interesting viewpoints on its female characters but the stolid drama, convoluted storytelling, problematic script and the haphazard look on gender politics make it a disappointment. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber may not be the 5-star ride that one would be hoping for, but in the sense of the term 'buddy action comedy', it gets the buddy comedy part of it right. Two out of three ain't bad. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is so good that you'd want to rub your face in it, thanks to its energetic performances, an infectiously upbeat script and Wilde's effortless direction. An absolute bundle of joy from start to finish. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is director Bong in top form; a sadistically funny and dramatically sound cinematic experience that is sure to shock, provoke and linger due to its wonderful performances, audacious storytelling, pitch-black humour and incisive social critique. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home remains a very entertaining diversion from the dour tone of the prequels, thanks to its spirited performances, plentiful horror hijinks, and a surprising amount of heart. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory is not only one of Almodovar's most self-referential films, it is also one of his best. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Happy as Lazarro is a memorable and compelling experience that manages to blend fantasy and reality in a way that is both beautiful, satirical and enlightening all at once. Highly recommended. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) The Souvenir is an eye-opener for newcomers of Hogg's work as well as an illuminating and understanding look at romantic relationships and how one's gaze can affect those around them. Bring on the sequel! - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 90% The Third Wife (2019) The Third Wife is a great directorial debut for director Ash Mayfair and I hope it pays off for her, as she takes on more ambitious projects in the future. Highly recommended. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 70% Triple Threat (2019) Triple Threat may not be the action wonderland given the talent involved, but it is still an entertaining piece of martial arts goodness thanks to its performers and the ferocious action scenes. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is an action extravaganza that improves on the first two films with more ambitious action, a deeper understanding of the titular character, and an illuminating look into the world of assassins. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 96% Little Woods (2019) Little Woods is a film that more people need to see, as it is not only a compelling survival drama, but it is a enlightening examination at a slice of Americana, an involving crime western and a touching look at a strong sisterly bond. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a vibrant bundle of joy that manages to be both a good Pokémon movie and a great film based on a videogame. The latter might not mean much, but it is definitely a step in the right direction. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot is a success in the polls thanks to Jonathan Levine's assured directorial hand, committed performances by Rogen and Theron, a stronger than expected script, and a romance that is genuinely romantic and affectionately heartfelt. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 40% Back of the Net (2019) Back of the Net is an entertaining, if unremarkable piece of pre-teen fluff enlivened by entertaining performances, moments of likable charm and a refreshing message. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The lack of creativity and innovation kills the film stone dead. It is clear that the filmmakers need to reinvent the formula and fast, before it dries out like an exhumed corpse. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 48% Little (2019) Little charm, little mirth, little else. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) You will believe Dumbo can fly, but you'll forget about it as soon as the act is over. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Is Fighting With My Family formulaic? Is it predictable? Is it corny? Yes, it definitely is. But is Fighting With My Family heartfelt? Is it funny? Is it well-acted? Is it well-told? Yes. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai is a white-knuckle thriller that manages to keep the audience on the edge of their seats and also manages to provide a humane and gritty portrayal of the tragic events of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 95% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Furie is a fantastic action showcase that compensates its simplistic and predictable story with a well-executed emotional build-up, a heartfelt mother-and-daughter relationship, fantastic action sequences and an engaging lead turn by Veronica Ngo. - easternKicks.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Knife+Heart is an effective hybrid of both the slasher genre and the erotic fantasy trope, all wrapped up in a refreshingly queer aesthetic. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 60% Tracey (2018) Bearing in mind that the film is for the Hong Kong audience, Tracey is successful as a drama mostly for the acting and the understated storytelling. But as a message film, it is quite flawed yet it is a step in the right path for Hong Kong cinema. - easternKicks.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 95% 1985 (2018) A fantastic little gem of a film that succeeds due to its wonderfully nuanced performances, stellar filmmaking and the honest and genuine approach of its storytelling. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 60% Greta (2019) Greta is B-grade schlock made with A-level credentials and the latter makes all the difference, with the cast and crew knowing exactly what they are doing and what film they are working in. It is deliciously depraved in all the right ways. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Everybody Knows is an average Asghar Farhadi film but the overall great performances, Farhadi's assured storytelling and its thematic power still proves that average Farhadi beats most filmmakers at their A-game. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4.5/5 93% Revenge (2018) Revenge is a beautifully realized, amusingly sick, pointedly subversive and uncompromising piece of exploitation that is sure to shock and nauseate in the best of ways. I can't wait to see what director Coralie Fargeat comes up with next. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 60% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A little subtlety would have worked wonders for A Dog's Way Home. Unfortunately, it is all bark and no bite. - Impulse Gamer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3.5/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Happy Death Day 2U benefits from several strong elements, including Landon's execution of the story, the metatextual and subversive storytelling, and the fun performances from the cast, particularly Rothe's wonderfully spirited work. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is a confounding, derivative and self-indulgent piece of work[...] and yet it is also a visually vibrant film that manages to challenge the audience by being provocative, shocking and illuminating with its portrayal of the dangers of stardom. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is a flawed, yet admirable attempt to adapt manga/anime source material into a Hollywood blockbuster thanks to spectacular visuals, vibrant action scenes, great adherence to the source material and Rosa Salazar's committed performance. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Capernaum is worth the price of admission just for Zain Al Rafeea's wonderful performance alone. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit is peak Neeson Season material, thanks to its macabre sense of humour, its committed ensemble cast and its droll portrayal of the cycle of revenge. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/5 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book is a film about racism told by white people. And it really, really shows. - The AU Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019