Reviews by Ali Zaidi

3:10 to Yuma

I Was Never a Hero

Shoot Em Up

Fun, But A Little Too Much

Hunting Party, the

Smart, Funny, But Not Perfect


One of Pixar's Best


Total Darkness

Eastern Promises

Eastern Disappointment

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the

The Assassination of Your Patience

Reservation Road

No Reservations Needed

Kingdom, the

Entertainment Disguised As A Message


A Fun, But Unnecessary Remake


All Hail The Queen

In the Valley of Elah

Powerful Lead Performance Helps Get The Message Across

Michael Clayton

One of the Best Films of the Year

Gone Baby Gone

Great Baby Great

American Gangster

A Classy Modern Gangster Epic

30 Days of Night

1 Night of Crap

Mighty Heart,a

A Mighty Performance

Away From Her

A Love Story for the Ages

Into the Wild

A Powerful Experience

No Country For Old Men

The Coens Are Back In Top Form

I Am Legend

I Am Not Impressed

Before the Devil Knows Youre Dead

A Harrowing Descent

Thatmoviesite Best Reviewed Films of 2007

No Country For Old Men

Charlie Wilsons War

A Blast From Start To Finish


A Poignant, Devastating Period Piece

Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Visual Feast, But A Little Too Cold


A Tough Cookie To Explain

Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the/Scaphandre et le papillon, le

A Memorable Cinematic Experience

Great Debaters, the

The Great Mediocrity

There Will Be Blood

About As Amazing As Cinema Gets

2007 Oscar Nominees

Michael Clayton

Top Ten Lists 2007

Ali's Awsomes

Tropic Thunder

Hilarious Hollywood Satire

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Average

Dark Knight, the

Exceeds Every Expectation

Fall Movie Preview 2008

Ali's 10 Most Anticipated for Fall '08


Masterful Performances

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

A Great Title Isn't Enough

Quantum of Solace

The Bourne Imitation

Rachel Getting Married

Solid Family Drama


Why Baz, Why?

Slumdog Millionaire

Love at First Sight


Get Milk

Thatmoviesite Best Reviewed Movies of 2008

The Dark Knight

Reader, the



Acting Tour De Force

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the

A Technical Wonder

2008 Oscar Nominees

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Top Ten Lists 2008

Ali's Amazing Art


Who Watches the Watchmen?

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek Begins

Hangover, the

Hung Over

Terminator Salvation

3rd Best Terminator of the Series


Great Caper

Public Enemies

Public Enemy #1

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

This Is What's Wrong With Summer Movies


Up, Up and Away

Inglourious Basterds

Glouriously Entertaining

Hurt Locker, the

A Descent into Hell

District 9

A Unique Experience

Fall Movie Preview 2009

10 to see plus a few honourable mentions

Serious Man, a

Seriously Weird, Seriously Coen


What Else Do You Expect?

Thatmoviesite Best Reviewed Films of 2009



Eastwood's Titans


Visual Feast

Top Ten Lists 2009

2009's Best

White Ribbon/Das Weisse Band

Best Film of 2009

In the Loop

Modern Comic Classic

Road, the

Best Actor of 2009

2009 Oscar Nominees


2009 Oscar Nominees

The Hurt Locker

2009 Oscar Nominees

A Serious Man

Shutter Island

Scorsese - Master Technician

Green Zone

The Lean Zone

Iron Man 2

Making Sequels For All The Wrong Reason

Secret in their Eyes, the/El secreto de sus ojos

The Secret is Out

Toy Story 3

You've Got A Friend In Me

Other Guys, the

Modern Buddy Comedy

Fall Movie Preview 2010

Falling Expections


The Definition of a Guys Film

American, the

A European American

Town, the

Small Town, Big Crime

El secreto de sus ojos/The Secret in Their Eyes

Best Kept Secret

Social Network, the

Defining a Generation

Hereafter (2010)

Spiritual Drama

Fair Game (2010)

Fair Film

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One

Can't Wait For Part 2

127 Hours

The Will to Live

Kings Speech, the

In Therapy

True Grit (2010)

The Return of the Classic Western

Fighter, the (2010)

Family Bond

Black Swan (2010)


Top Ten Lists 2010

Ali's Ten Best Films of 2010

Winters Bone

Winters Bone

2010 Oscar Nominees

Winters Bone

2010 Oscar Nominees

The Fighter

X-Men First Class

Back To Basics

Midnight in Paris

Paris Je T'aime


Adrenaline Rush

Fall Movie Preview 2011

Ali's 2011 Fall Movie Preview


For the Love of the Game

Take Shelter

Can Love Cure Insanity?

Drive (2011)

80's Style, 90's Flare, 00's Originality

Ides of March, the

The Audacity of Hope

Thatmoviesite Best Reviewed Films of 2011


Martha Marcy May Marlene

Disturbing and Memorable

Descendants, the

The Fine Line Between Comedy and Tragedy


Not Just For Kids

2011 Oscar Nominees

Midnight in Paris

Top Ten Lists 2011

Ali's Top Ten of 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Surprisingly Good



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Finest Adult Cinema of the Year

Tree of Life, the (2011)

Rarest Kind of Film

Avengers, the (2012)

Redefining the Summer Blockbuster

Snow White and the Huntsman

Poor Writing, Overacting and The Seven Dwarves

Prometheus (2012)


Moonrise Kingdom

Bottle Rocket

Dark Knight Rises, the

A Fitting End to One of the Great Trilogies of Our Time

Bourne Legacy, the

Not Enough Bite

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 1

Master, the (2012)


Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 2

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 3

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 4

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 5

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 6

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 7

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

TIFF blog part 8

Rust and Bone/De rouille et d os

Ali's Favourite TIFF film 2012

Amour (2012)

Till Death Do Us Part


Crowd Pleaser

Sessions, the

Strong Performances

Cloud Atlas

Where to Begin

Flight (2012)

Wait...Is That Denzel, The Actor Again?


This Time, It's Personal

Silver Linings Playbook

entertaining, uplifting, hilarious and poignant


Lincoln The Man...Not The Myth

Impossible, the (2012)


Life of Pi

To Believe or Not To Believe...That is the Question

Killing Them Softly

Killing Me Softly...With His Song

Anna Karenina (2012)

Lovely and Lush

Top Ten Lists 2012

Ali's Favourites of 2012

2012 Oscar Nominees


2012 Oscar Nominees

Life of Pi

2012 Oscar Nominees


Zero Dark Thirty

The Most Accomplised and Stimulating Film of the Year

Place Beyond the Pines, the

Don't Read Anything About This Movie

To The Wonder

Film For Lovers

Fast and Furious 6

Batshit Insane and A Lot of Fun

Pieta (2012)


Passion (2013)

De Palma's Jump The Shark Moment?

Before Midnight

May Midnight Never Arrive

Only God Forgives

Swing and a Miss

Frances Ha

Greta's Coming Out Party

Way Way Back, the

Comfort Food

Blue Jasmine

A Performance for the Ages

Toronto International Film Festival 2013

TIFF Blog Part One

Toronto International Film Festival 2013

TIFF Blog Part Two

Prisoners (2013)

Takes Prisoners

Toronto International Film Festival 2013

TIFF Blog Part Three


Believe the Hype

Thatmoviesite Best Reviewed Films of 2013

Before Midnight

Top Ten Lists 2013

A Year for the Ages

2013 Oscar Nominees


Gone Girl

Pulpy Perfection

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