Vadim has written 4 reviews for films rated during 2013.

  • The Haunting in Connecticut

    The Haunting in Connecticut

    Watched this so I could be better prepared to review The Haunting Of Connecticut: Ghosts Of Georgia for Sight & Sound , which is dumb — I knew from reading up the two are connected in name only (there's a third too), but I was wondering if there were any secret connections. (I found one in the review to make it count, but whatever.) Might as well be called When Daguerreotypes Attack, since lots of sinister photos lead to ghosts, yelling, shrieking,…

  • The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

    The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

    Reviewed for Sight & Sound, not online. I'm the most easily scared person around, but watching weak-ass shit like this just might cure me of my horror movie aversion; this is about as tepid as the random jump-cut approach works. And what's supposed to be inherently sinister about sepia anyway?

  • Grown Ups

    Grown Ups

    A really depressing movie. Mostly Sandler & co. do the dozens on each other, but they're not very funny. This is how Salma Hayek is described in husband Sandler's presence: "What a spicy quesadilla you got yourself there Lenny." Opens with Sandler ranting against video games, and the weekend's biggest triumph is when the cell-phone-deprived kids finally get the nature of Real Analog Fun. A subplot has David Spade chided for drinking too much, with the parents responsibly sticking to one…

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    "Sight & Sound" review, not online. Staggeringly lame.