Rory L. Aronsky

Rory L. Aronsky

"Gotta find Bukowski quotes. Gimme time on this one."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
I currently attend classes at College of the Canyons in Valencia, California. Additionally, I'm a film critic for Film Threat (www.filmthreat.com), as well as Film Monthly (www.filmonthly.com), and I write articles and book reviews for Valley Scene Magazine (www.valleyscenemagazine.com) which also has a printed edition. And I'm an intern at The Signal, the exclusive newspaper of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Favorites:
Mary Poppins, American Beauty, The Swimmer, The Remains of the Day.
Publications:
DVD Insider , Film Monthly , Film Threat , GCM Planet , Screen It! , Tail Slate
Total Reviews:
230
Total QuickRatings:
2
Location:
Saugus, California

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4.5/5 83% Yesterday Was a Lie (2009) " There is brilliance here that demonstrates the best of what independent filmmakers strive to do." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 3, 2009
8/10 96% The Hunt for Red October (1990) " It is a thriller in some sequences, action in others, but it depends on personal taste, how many thrills you believe a movie should have in order to be considered a thriller" — Screen It!
Posted May 13, 2009
10/10 97% The Princess Bride (1987) " There is so much to latch onto in this movie, so much for each member of a family that watches it together to love." — Screen It!
Posted May 13, 2009
5/5 —— Wake (2009) " ... thoughtfulness, genuine sincerity, and total emotional honesty are what one can expect from Wake." — Film Threat
Posted May 1, 2009
9/10 85% Dead Poets Society (1989) " Watch "Dead Poets Society" and you'll see the efforts of a filmmaker who has his own loving style in making movies." — Screen It!
Posted Mar 25, 2009
8.5/10 85% Wayne's World (1992) " Everything wrapped within this film works..." — Screen It!
Posted Mar 24, 2009
5/5 —— Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists " ...a first-rate, profound documentary..." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 19, 2009
1.5/5 —— Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective (2009) " It's disappointing that this is the next, and most likely final step of the Ace Ventura franchise." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 12, 2009
10/10 94% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) " It has maintained its reputation as a chilling drama after all these years..." — Screen It!
Posted Feb 23, 2009
8.5/10 90% Rain Man (1988) " It's a worthwhile journey in character and scenery..." — Screen It!
Posted Feb 16, 2009
3/5 45% Hotel for Dogs (2009) " Hotel for Dogs" is naturally attractive because of the sheer number of dogs in the film, suitable for any dog lover such as myself..." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 22, 2009
4.5/5 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) " More fluff like "Mamma Mia!" than "Made of Honor" would make mid-year moviegoing a happier experience." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 6, 2009
5/5 40% Callback: The Unmaking of Bloodstain (2008) " If you've looked into independent film, but never took it seriously for whatever reason, or might not have been impressed with what you've found, re-energize your interest with "Callback"" — Film Threat
Posted Dec 11, 2008
4/5 —— Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans " ...it's worthwhile not only for sheer entertainment, but to test how big a fan you actually are." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 7, 2008
9/10 84% Gremlins (1984) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2.5/5 33% The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008) " Should Disney continue with other straight-to-DVD sequels or prequels like this one, "Bambi II"....needs to be required viewing. A close relationship between characters, as with Bambi and his father, works. An insufferable Flounder does not." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 23, 2008
4/5 80% Confusions of an Unmarried Couple " ...Brett Butler and Naomi Johnson are astonishing together." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 21, 2008
3/5 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) " A lot of those [stand-alone] episodes have been phenomenal, but this movie is not nearly on that level." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 28, 2008
4/5 25% Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding (2007) " This is unforced, gradually unhinged, always-entertaining hilarity involving one of the most unconventional wedding receptions ever to be put on film." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 22, 2008
10/10 91% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Jun 27, 2008
8/10 67% Maverick (1994) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Jun 6, 2008
3/10 22% The Flintstones (1994) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Jun 6, 2008
4/5 50% Reversion (2011) " Reversion is a prime example of collaboration in independent film." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 5, 2008
7/10 64% Back to the Future Part II (1989) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted May 30, 2008
4.5/5 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) " Charlie Wilson's War" is intelligence to be savored appreciatively." — Film Threat
Posted May 6, 2008
7.5/10 78% Fatal Attraction (1987) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Apr 29, 2008
10/10 97% Schindler's List (1993) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Apr 10, 2008
8/10 97% Ghostbusters (1984) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Mar 24, 2008
7.5/10 84% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Mar 10, 2008
3.5/5 —— Carts " Carts is not a typical one-day-in-the-life-of-a-crappy-job movie." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 20, 2008
7.5/10 83% Beverly Hills Cop (1984) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Feb 11, 2008
4/5 —— Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (2009) " The truth of Petey Greene is that he wanted people to know what he felt, what he thought about the state of the Washington, D.C. he lived in." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2008
8/10 85% The Sound of Music (1965) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2007
7.5/10 72% True Lies (1994) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2007
8.5/10 71% Forrest Gump (2014) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Sep 19, 2007
4.5/5 96% 3:10 to Yuma (1957) " The minutes tick toward 3:10, and all we can do is watch and hope that it all turns out ok. That's the best kind of Western, one that allows feelings like that to emerge while watching." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 7, 2007
4.5/5 —— Dialogue - Paul Haggis (2007) " If all the known screenwriters of Hollywood are to be interviewed for posterity, this is the way to do it." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 24, 2007
4/5 —— Peter's Price " ...it's evident that writer/director Mitchell L. Cohen has been watching for years the works of filmmakers like David Mamet..." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 20, 2007
5.5/10 41% Batman Forever (1995) " See website for more details." — Screen It!
Posted Jun 18, 2007
4.5/5 100% Fail Safe (2000) " ...it can't be denied by any means the caliber of talent that's spread throughout these 84 minutes." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2007
4/5 50% Duck (2005) " ...a thoughtful look at who we might be and what we can be, with just a little tenderness that remains embedded in the heart for a long time after." — Film Threat
Posted May 18, 2007
2.5/5 25% Tortilla Heaven (2007) " Oh how I wanted to like "Tortilla Heaven." Really like it. Saturday-afternoon-movie like it." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2007
5/5 —— Bad Boys of Summer " Bad Boys of Summer" cements what the two filmmakers are after." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 8, 2007
3.5/5 73% Infamous (2006) " For this film, it's the little pleasures---such as scenes of Capote writing and pages from legal pads stacked in rows---rather than the overall feeling and being engaged by it the entire time, which is a bit hard to do." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 2, 2007
4/5 —— Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road (2004) " He's still got the voice and the music and the words, but especially now, there's his new course, captured wonderfully." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 23, 2007
4/5 —— Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together (2002) " ...all this through a review of 33 Sondheim songs? Ok! " — Film Threat
Posted Feb 12, 2007
3.5/5 69% Alone with Her (2007) " Alone with Her has a dog and a rampant sense of dread, the kind you don't recover from for at least a few days. I'm on the first day." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 12, 2007
5/5 96% The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) " Writer/director Steve Kloves (this was his first film) keeps his characters grounded as people..." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 12, 2007
3.5/5 71% Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) " At the very least, this was treated with a level of dignity and poise that you generally don't get from the kind of low-grade trash that our mermaid, genie, and Indian princess counterparts have endured." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 12, 2007
3.5/5 38% From Other Worlds (2004) " A versatile attempt at the sci-fi genre, which makes its mark by not being an outright sci-fi movie." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 5, 2007
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