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

Showing 51 - 100 of 230
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
5/5 63% 10 Items or Less (2006) " ...worth discovering, and it can be discovered by each person who watches it, no matter how many reviews are read, no matter how many friends see it and recommend it. It's just that kind of movie." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 7, 2007
3.5/5 —— Two's Company - Complete Series 1 (2004) " Two's Company" works because neither Dorothy or Robert will relinquish the standards they hold in their lives." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 1, 2006
4/5 —— Adam-12- The Complete First Season (2005) " Webb had a hit on his hands because being with Malloy and Reed felt like being with real cops." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 1, 2006
3.5/5 —— The Second Civil War (1997) " The news is fleeting and so is politics and that's exactly what's portrayed here." — Film Threat
Posted Sep 1, 2006
5/5 —— Plymptoons - Complete Early Works of Bill Plympton (2006) " You can dream up whatever you want, write whatever you want, paint whatever you want, sculpt whatever you want, film whatever you want, but make sure Plympton is one of your stops on whatever artistic kick lifts you." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
3.5/5 53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) " All the inner workings of "Melinda and Melinda" show that Allen has finally risen above, returned to his position as a fine filmmaker." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
2/5 —— Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (2006) " By the efforts of writers Bill Stratton and Stephen Downing, and director Gary Nelson, Hammer's cases are pisswater." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
1.5/5 19% Radioland Murders (1994) " What an inglorious pity." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
2/5 33% The Sentinel (2006) " It's a shame that "The Sentinel" wastes its intelligent façade, because with all the unthrilling thrillers that have come and gone from movie screens, this one might have been worth something." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
3/5 86% Shall We Dance (1937) " ...the plot is what makes this Astaire/Rogers pairing frustrating, the dances slightly undercut by that." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
3/5 60% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) " This is a weak reteaming, unfortunately, and it's the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green which does that." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 29, 2006
3.5/5 —— Goodnight, Joseph Parker (2004) " You want to be deeply satisfied by great acting, you watch [Debi] Mazar and [Paul] Sorvino." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 21, 2006
5/5 —— Weeds - Season 1 (2006) " Satire, bits of silly comedy, genuine drama, conflicted feelings, who do you like, who do you hate---it's all here." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 21, 2006
4/5 84% 13 Tzameti (2005) " ...For sure, you won't be able to stop watching." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 21, 2006
3.5/5 64% Film Geek (2005) " Film Geek" is a Rorschach test for movie buffs." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 21, 2006
100% Fury (1936) Film Monthly
Posted Aug 8, 2006
.5/5 —— Grilled (2006) " Some would believe that by just having Romano and James in a film together that there's already nothing. And that's about 90% true." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 25, 2006
4/5 —— Good Neighbors: The Complete Series 1-3 (2005) " This certainly isn't a typical sitcom and after a few episodes, the cheery, homey feel of the series is unmistakable." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 25, 2006
3/5 79% Far Side of the Moon (2005) " While the slow pace is a burden on some of what happens...,there is a beating pulse in "Far Side of the Moon." It's as wondrous as the imaginative tales we all read as kids." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 21, 2006
4/5 —— Laughing Matters... More! (2007) " With filmmaker Andrea Meyerson quietly guiding her documentary, there's none of the gloss overused by other stand-up films spotlighting a certain group of people." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 18, 2006
0/5 —— Stranger in the Doorway " This entire film is a marvel of misfires, including the subplot involving the law's search for a serial killer called 'The Wolf'..." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 18, 2006
3.5/5 30% The Sisters (2006) " Many films have already tread through the gloomy garden paths that "The Sisters" takes. But it confirms that watching Maria Bello act in many guises is one of the great pleasures of the movies." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 16, 2006
4/5 100% Deeper Than Y (2006) " Modern-day poetry about being older." — Film Threat
Posted Jul 11, 2006
4/5 —— When Stand Up Stood Out (2005) " After watching "When Stand Up Stood Out", you will not need Comedy Central as much as you think you do." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 28, 2006
4.5/5 83% Magic (1978) " Because of Hopkins, because of Ann-Margret (who hardly looks like that Ann-Margret, adeptly proving herself as an occasional dramatic actress), and because of Burgess Meredith as well as Fats the dummy, "Magic" is one of the top-notch films of the 1970s." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 21, 2006
8/10 —— Dharma & Greg - Season 1 (2006) " Dharma & Greg is one of the warmest, most charming, and entertaining sitcoms to be found towards the end of the '90s." — GCM Planet
Posted Jun 19, 2006
3.5/5 54% Last Holiday (2006) " It's obvious where "Last Holiday" goes and at times it takes too long to get there, but watching Latifah work her style and spirit when she gets to the Grandhotel Pupp is pure enjoyment." — Film Threat
Posted Jun 16, 2006
6/10 —— Masters of Horror - Chocolate " Chocolate colors a little too much inside the lines." — GCM Planet
Posted Jun 13, 2006
4/5 100% Compulsion (1959) " [Richard] Fleischer turns the screws hard in "Compulsion." — Film Threat
Posted May 30, 2006
1/5 —— Hollow Man II (2006) " 90% of the time, these cheapie sequels are never a good idea, not even a fair idea, but at least it gives people like Marc Ostrick a job among many jobs." — Film Threat
Posted May 25, 2006
1.5/5 33% Poseidon (2006) " Who lives, who dies, who cares? I didn't." — Film Threat
Posted May 15, 2006
3.5/5 61% Shopgirl (2005) " It's L.A. as it is today, brooding, at times thoughtful, frustrating, and populated by souls like and completely unlike Mirabelle Buttersfield." — Film Threat
Posted May 8, 2006
6/10 41% American Dreamz (2006) " Weitz misses out on a lot. A satire is only as good as the biting humor that's built for it and he only shows strength in certain points he makes underneath everything." — GCM Planet
Posted Apr 26, 2006
4/5 —— Hobart Shakespeareans (2006) " ...if more teachers and more powers in the Department of Education saw what Ray Esquith is doing, maybe he could serve as the start toward a new stance on education." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 29, 2006
5/5 —— Bleak House (2006) " ...there's immediately a twinge of regret when it's all over. It literally takes time to adjust." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 22, 2006
5/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) " The series is now being treated as it should be, with the right mix of magic, danger, and drama, without watering anything down just so a younger audience can be snagged." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 21, 2006
4/5 88% Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007) " By the end, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" has been an epic journey of one man who has already been faced with enough hardships that it looks like he has nothing to worry about for the rest of his life." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 6, 2006
4/5 50% Prime (2005) " All of "Prime" is ripe for the kind of discovery that comes with seeing it on a video store shelf after either passing it a few times or not finding what you wanted the first time." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 6, 2006
4/5 86% Anastasia (1997) " ...it's the typical boy-meets-girl-boy-annoys-girl-boy-and-girl-snipe-at-each-other-as-a-disguise-for-being-fond-of-each-other relationship." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 6, 2006
5/5 —— Action - The Complete Series (2006) " ...here it is, for those of us who like good, bawdy, funny, and filthy television and also know people who could use a strong injection of it." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 1, 2006
3/5 36% Illusion (2006) " Unavoidably, there are some sugary moments and clichés such as rain-soaked kisses and outlandish "artistic" stage performances, but [Illusion] keeps hold of that just-another-day-in-Hollywood feeling." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 26, 2006
4/5 50% Bambi II (2006) " This is solid proof that in times of such dire straits, like the direct to video Disney sequels, hope still exists. The endless patience has been worth it." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 20, 2006
5/5 89% Midnight Cowboy (1969) " Sometimes a time capsule never dates." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 19, 2006
4.5/5 89% Metropolitan (1990) " ...Stillman's vision and words last as memory, as a look back at a more innocent time, as a thought stretched luxuriously into sarcasm, some cynicism, and many simple and sublime moments." — Film Threat
Posted Feb 11, 2006
4.5/5 97% Pickpocket (1959) " I believe Bresson would approve of Criterion's efforts, as all possible interpretations of "Pickpocket" are spread throughout the very special features of this disc." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 12, 2006
2.5/5 —— All-American Girl - The Complete Series (2006) " It was groundbreaking in being the first show to prominently feature an Asian-American family, but that's its only prestige." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 11, 2006
2.5/5 51% The Producers (2005) " It's novel only if you're curious about what you missed on Broadway, but it ultimately disrespects cinema." — Film Threat
Posted Dec 16, 2005
4/5 65% 5x2 (5 x 2: Five Times Two) (2004) " Ozon has a studied, contemplative style at work here." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 28, 2005
4/5 89% The Muppet Movie (1979) " The Muppet Movie has never suffered, still one of many great reasons to be a movie buff." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 28, 2005
5/5 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) " Pure imagination is what will propel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a classic. Everything's irresistible, magical, and oh-so scrumdiddlyumptious." — Film Threat
Posted Nov 3, 2005
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