John A. Nesbit

John A. Nesbit

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Biography:
Former teacher on the Navajo reservation who developed a film appreciation course, now seeks happiness in an urban desert setting frequenting Diamondbacks games, the 2 movie arthouses in the area, and travelling whenever possible. Nesbit has written a number of reviews at ToxicUniverse.com and has established his own site at Old School Reviews.
Favorites:
Casablanca, Fellini's 8 1/2, Do the Right Thing, Notorious, The 400 Blows, Ikiru
Publications:
Old School Reviews , outrate.net , ToxicUniverse.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1041
Total QuickRatings:
110
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1041
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) " numerous twists and turns, but remains fun " — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2013
B 68% North Country (2005) " issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2013
B 81% Marnie (2000) " professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2013
B 92% Memento (2000) " treats the audience with respect without being overly pretentious" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2013
B 92% The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) " entertains and brings a true insider view" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2012
B —— Khachaturian (2003) " remarkable first person glimpse into the inner circle of the Soviet composers" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2012
C 35% Hostage (2005) " you've seen this movie before" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2012
C 83% Hollow Reed (1996) " competent drama that approaches homophobic attitudes very directly" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2012
A —— Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) " ranks among the most refreshing and creative documentaries" — Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 1, 2012
A —— Primary (1960) " no documentary has since captured the inside views of a Presidential campaign so naturally" — Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 1, 2012
A- 95% Marley (2012) " You need not don a red, yellow, and green T-shirt to appreciate the film. " — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 20, 2012
B 89% Going Upriver - The Long War of John Kerry (2004) " compelling story without fancy gimmicks and trickery" — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2012
B 45% Just Looking (1999) " lighthearted, nostalgic comedy" — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2012
B 81% Jesus' Son (1999) " takes some different turns" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
C 76% Frida (2002) " a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
C 73% Finding Forrester (2000) " predictable formula film that is quickly forgotten" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
B —— When It Was a Game 3 (2000) " brings smiles to old timers " — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2012
B 84% The War Zone (1999) " dark and disturbing journey of family dysfunction" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2012
C+ 68% Timecode (Time Code) (2000) " a fascinating introduction to innovative film technique" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2012
D 57% The Gift (2000) " like going to the county fair and getting ripped off by the traveling sideshows" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2012
B 86% State and Main (2000) " retains a lightheartedness that pokes fun at the film industry and gives some memorable performances" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2012
B 88% The Exorcist (1973) " succeeds best in developing its characters" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2012
A- 92% Startup.com (2001) " puts a definitive face on this brief blip in business history" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2012
B- 41% The 6th Day (2000) " patented Schwarzenegger formula movie " — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2012
A- 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) " delves deep into the qualities of dedication and perfectionism" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 1, 2012
B+ 100% A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) " For a thorough overview of film history and the art behind films ... can be no better guide than Martin Scorsese" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 1, 2012
B 84% Erin Brockovich (2000) " establishes Roberts as a modern Kate Hepburn-one with inner strength and charm and sincerity" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 31, 2012
C- 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) " A soulless rehashing of Dead Poet's Society is hardly the savior of American education" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 31, 2012
B 96% Diner (1982) " not a great film, but it certainly is memorable" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 20, 2012
C 62% The Claim (2000) " like a collegiate literature class in Thomas Hardy" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 20, 2012
C 63% Chocolat (2000) " Hallström should refrain from preachy parables and move on to an entrée" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 16, 2012
C+ 90% Cast Away (2000) " one-man show " — Old School Reviews
Posted May 16, 2012
B 94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) " a charmer" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 14, 2012
B- 65% The Last Samurai (2003) " does honor traditional Japanese culture and ideals and make them accessible to a wider audience" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 14, 2012
C- 27% Paycheck (2003) " Woo's stylish touches fall flat in this forgettable project " — Old School Reviews
Posted May 14, 2012
B —— The Kite (2002) " very warm-hearted and sincere tale" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 14, 2012
C- 85% Bully (2012) " more substantial content on this topic unveiled via CNN news stories." — Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2012
B+ 100% Kinyarwanda (2011) " fitting tribute and memorial to the million Rwandan souls who lost their lives" — Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 16, 2012
C 85% Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001) " plods through new terrain in Holocaust related subject matter with a shotgun mentality" — Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 5, 2012
B 91% Stevie (2003) " emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions" — Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 5, 2012
B 88% Songs From the Second Floor (2002) " like Bergman approaching Swedish fatalism using Gary Larson's Far Side humor in a script acted by the Monty Python troop" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2012
C 49% The Safety of Objects (2001) " mechanical film school exercise" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2012
B 96% Sling Blade (1996) " Much of the audience appeal relies on the film's simplicity" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2012
B 83% Le Mystère Picasso (The Mystery of Picasso) (2000) " works remarkably well for a select audience" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2012
B 92% The Wide Blue Road (La Grande strada azzurra) (2001) " Anyone who loves De Sirca's works will find this film a fascinating comparative study" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2012
C 75% The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002) " manipulative tear jerking moments are far too familiar " — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2012
B 59% Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1999) " intensified examination of the eternal human comedy" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2012
B 75% Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994) " will linger in memory long afterwards" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2012
B 77% Nicholas Nickleby (2002) " a pleasurable ride" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2012
B 88% Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) " strongest aspect rests with the educational value of its subject" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2012
B 64% Swamp Thing (1982) " masterfully entertaining film on a limited budget" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 8, 2012
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