Joe Lozito

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Big Picture Big Sound co-founder Joe Lozito has been a fan and critic of movies since a very early age. At the age of 10, he was keeping his movie ticket stubs in a photo album with what would later be called “capsule reviews” written underneath. Why he was seeing so many movies at that age is better left to the therapist’s couch. As Joe became more of an authority (in his own mind anyway) on film, he made the transition to online movie review publishing in 1998 in the form of joelozito.com. In 2005, that archive of material put the “Big Picture” in Big Picture Big Sound. Joe has also dabbled in music and acting in New York City and has, like most critics, a screenplay or two in his back pocket. When he’s not staring at a screen in a darkened room, Joe enjoys playing guitar, karate, golf and scuba diving. However, he mostly watches movies. Mostly.
Favorites:
The Godfather (1972) Casablanca (1942) It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Star Wars (1977) Jaws (1975)
Publications:
Big Picture Big Sound
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
852
Total QuickRatings:
5
Location:
New York, NY

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 852
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 49% Whatever Works (2009) " In this return to Manhattan - and to his old tricks - Woody Allen finds a perfect representative in Larry David." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jun 18, 2009
2.5/4 79% The Hangover (2009) " As forgettable as a night of hard drinking, this frat-level comedy is good for a few laughs but never quite gels." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jun 4, 2009
3/4 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) " Along with the addition of Amy Adams as a spunky Amelia Earhart, moving the action to the Smithsonian (and ignoring any concerns about believability) brings this goofy sequel to life like a wax sculpture of Teddy Roosevelt." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted May 20, 2009
2/4 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) " This ambitious redefinition of a franchise is also loud, clumsy and, in the end, doesn't make much sense." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted May 20, 2009
1.5/4 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " The team behind "The Da Vinci Code" returns to the ecclesiastic trough with this Vatican-based hooey that plays more like a Roman travelogue." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted May 14, 2009
3.5/4 95% Star Trek (2009) " J.J. Abrams boldly takes the "Trek" franchise where it hasn't gone in a long time: to box office gold." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted May 6, 2009
3/4 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " Reliably action-packed first attempt at an X-Men origin story, succeeds largely based on having Hugh Jackman back behind the claws and facial hair." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 30, 2009
2/4 39% Fighting (2009) " As innocuous as its title, this modest indie about underground street fighting boasts a gritty tongue-in-cheek attitude but (sorry) packs little punch." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 23, 2009
2.5/4 66% Sleep Dealer (2009) " Modest sci-fi entry out of Mexico %u2013 about the ultimate offshore labor force - shows impressive vision but lacks the story to keep it going." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 16, 2009
3/4 84% State of Play (2009) " Solid political thriller follows all the precedents of a typical journalist-led whodunit. But with strong performances and a tight script, it still works." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 16, 2009
2/4 27% Fast & Furious (2009) " Following in the skid marks of its predecessors, this fourth installment of auto erotica reunites the original cast for one more go around the track." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2.5/4 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) " This mildly moving documentary - about the best Canadian metal band you've never heard of - is nearly undermined by its own similarity to countless music mockumentaries past." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Apr 9, 2009
3/4 65% Watchmen (2009) " That director Zack Snyder's vehemently faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel is as entertaining as it is counts as a monumental achievement. But that doesn't make it a great movie." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Mar 4, 2009
3.5/4 59% The International (2009) " Taut conspiracy thriller is elevated above the ordinary thanks to Tom Tykwer's sharp direction and a typically rock solid performance by Clive Owen." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Feb 12, 2009
2/4 29% New In Town (2009) " Strained, lighter-than-air romantic comedy about a corporate executive who falls for the smalltown, snowbound locals she's sent to layoff. Like its heroine, it never warms up." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jan 29, 2009
.5/4 29% Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans (2009) " Bad even for a movie about vampires and werewolves, this "Underworld" prequel should, at the very least, be the final nail in this franchise's (ahem) coffin." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jan 24, 2009
3/4 51% Notorious (2009) " In the first surprise of this short year, this little movie about a big rapper is a worthy testament to the man who would be B.I.G, and the first truly good Hip Hop biopic." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jan 14, 2009
2.5/4 62% Valkyrie (2008) " Talk about an impossible mission: Tom Cruise plays a German WWII Colonel with plans to assassinate Hitler in this distractingly anachronistic fact-based tale from Bryan Singer." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 30, 2008
2.5/4 64% Marley & Me (2008) " Relentlessly sentimental tearjerker succeeds solely on the charm of its stars on two and four legs." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 24, 2008
1.5/4 14% The Spirit (2008) " Frank Miller's stiff adaptation of the Will Eisner comic book character feels more like a pet project, full of gee-whiz visuals but lacking a certain, well, spirit." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 24, 2008
1/4 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " Affected, overwrought misstep from director Sam Mendes tracks the brutal disintegration of a 50s-era suburban couple in high style and higher melodrama." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 23, 2008
2.5/4 56% The Tale of Despereaux (2008) " Unusual animated fable - about a courageous mouse that saves a kingdom - suffers from an over-abundance of story but has its heart in the right place." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 18, 2008
3.5/4 98% The Wrestler (2008) " Darren Aronofsky's most personal film in years is a small character study, featuring a ferocious, career-capping performance by Mickey Rourke." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 15, 2008
2.5/4 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) " David Fincher's wildly overlong adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story misses a key point from its source material: the story should be a short one." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 15, 2008
1.5/4 87% Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007) " Low-budget Spanish thriller about a guy that stumbles hours into the past and winds up trying to correct his last few mistakes can't survive its contrived plot contortions, non-characters, or "well, duh" obviousness." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 11, 2008
2/4 61% The Reader (2008) " A young boy in post-war Germany has a torrid affair with an older woman, only to find out years later that she's a Nazi war criminal, in director Stephen Daldry's overwrought adaptation of the Bernhard Schlink novel." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 10, 2008
3/4 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) " Surprisingly gripping little movie about a drifter in a small Oregon town looking for her lost pooch, features Michelle Williams in a raw nerve of a performance." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Dec 10, 2008
3/4 55% Australia (2008) " Baz Luhrmann's epic story of love and adventure isn't quite the classic it hopes to be, but it paints a vivid portrait of the titular continent on the brink of World War II." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Nov 25, 2008
3/4 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " The latest Bond entry is Bourne again - it delivers the action goods, but is it a Bond movie?" — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Nov 13, 2008
3/4 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) " Hayao Miyazaki's eco-friendly animated fable about animal gods and those damn humans bent on destroying the environment is made bearable by some trademark anime limb-severing violence." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 77% Ice Age (2002) Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 33% Romeo Must Die (2000) Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) " The jokes fly as wildly as the titular sports gear, landing solidly more often than you'd expect thanks to a fast-paced script and a cast of good-natured misfits led by Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 97% Spirited Away (2001) " This persistently fascinating if slightly over-long fairytale is propelled by the seemingly boundless imagination of writer-director Hayao Miyazaki." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 46% Constantine (2005) " Rachel Weisz gives it her best shot, but she can't save the messy script from its own feelings self-importance." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 95% Hero (2004) " A visually stunning martial arts epic in the wuxia tradition." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 81% South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) " Manages to be both amazingly stupid and clever at the same time." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1/4 44% National Treasure (2004) Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 54% Body of Lies (2008) " A tight, first-rate espionage thriller that casts a bleak light on American involvement in the Middle East." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 9, 2008
2/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " Even Michael Cera's unique brand of awkwardness can't save this frustratingly weak adaptation." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Oct 1, 2008
2.5/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " Director George C. Wolfe's overly-crafted adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel is a bit much. But the two leads are so charismatic that they manage to sell the material far more than it deserves." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Sep 25, 2008
2.5/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " At last, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in a film together. Too bad it's a fairly run-of-the-mill cop drama with an ending you'll see coming from miles away." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Sep 11, 2008
1/4 43% Death Race (2008) " Paul W. S. Anderson's noisy, nonsensical remake fails to hold together even in its own paper-thin world." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Aug 21, 2008
2.5/4 39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) " Sincere, relentlessly somber parable about a severely depressed man whose self-imposed suburban exile is upended by a familiarly-shaped stain on his wall." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Aug 14, 2008
1/4 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " The degeneration of the "Star Wars" saga continues unabated with this latest, most kid-friendly Lucas-produced assault on the memory of the once-beloved franchise." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Aug 14, 2008
3.5/4 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) " Woody Allen's breezy comic fable is his most effortless and insightful in years - and nothing short of a love letter to love itself, in all its maddening glory." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Aug 14, 2008
2.5/4 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) " Fans of the TV show may enjoy seeing Mulder and Scully back in action, but there's little in this run-of-the-mill mystery to attract the uninitiated." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jul 24, 2008
2.5/4 91% Transsiberian (2008) " Modest thriller set aboard the titular train plays like low-suspense Hitchcock until sadly, in the last act, it derails." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jul 21, 2008
3.5/4 94% The Dark Knight (2008) " Freed from the confines of an origin story, director Christopher Nolan lets loose with an intense, challenging, flawed and, yes, dark vision of Gotham under siege, featuring an unforgettable final performance by Heath Ledger as the clown prince of crime." — Big Picture Big Sound
Posted Jul 16, 2008
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