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Old School Reviews

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"it first seduces and then repulses"

Posted Dec 29, 2013

John A. Nesbit

2 86%

Yossi (2013)

"a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself "

Posted Dec 29, 2013

John A. Nesbit

3 99%

Wadjda (2013)

"Unveils rarely seen glimpses of Saudi culture"

Posted Oct 22, 2013

John A. Nesbit

4 35%

Salinger (2013)

"a work that Holden Caufield would describe as a phony piece of crap."

Posted Oct 2, 2013

John A. Nesbit

5 82%

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

"balance in animation styles"

Posted Sep 20, 2013

John A. Nesbit

6 81%

Una noche (One Night) (2013)

"unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets"

Posted Sep 20, 2013

John A. Nesbit

7 99%

Short Term 12 (2013)

"deals honestly with very real issues"

Posted Sep 10, 2013

John A. Nesbit

8 75%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"emphasizes emotional restraint and understatement"

Posted Sep 2, 2013

John A. Nesbit

9 67%

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2013)

"no one can doubt the sincerity of the filmmaker or subject"

Posted Aug 28, 2013

John A. Nesbit

10 98%

Blackfish (2013)

"likely to never again buy a ticket to a marine theme park again"

Posted Aug 26, 2013

John A. Nesbit

11 93%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"does something more radical ... humanizes the protagonist"

Posted Aug 24, 2013

John A. Nesbit

12 72%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"Instead of rolling out historical content like a mighty stream, it only trickles weakly"

Posted Aug 19, 2013

John A. Nesbit

13 96%

Babettes Gæstebud (Babette's Feast) (1987)

"essentially a fable ... stands the test of time"

Posted Aug 14, 2013

John A. Nesbit

14 11%

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

"worst film ever"

Posted Aug 12, 2013

John A. Nesbit

15 83%

Valley Girl (1983)

"homage to the 1980s"

Posted Aug 7, 2013

John A. Nesbit

16 68%

U-571 (2000)

"... more like a Star Trek television episode"

Posted Aug 7, 2013

John A. Nesbit

17 96%

The Straight Story (1999)

"look and feel of a foreign film"

Posted Aug 5, 2013

John A. Nesbit

18 44%

Tommy Boy (1995)

"re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people"

Posted Aug 5, 2013

John A. Nesbit

19 79%

Washington Heights (2002)

"may inspire some to get off at 191st street"

Posted Jul 2, 2013

John A. Nesbit

20 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script"

Posted Jul 2, 2013

John A. Nesbit

21 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Re-booting the franchise is fraught with Kryptonite, however. And the filmmakers paralyze the audience with repetitive fight sequences "

Posted Jun 23, 2013

John A. Nesbit

22 90%

Witnesses (2004)

"revisits Kurosawa's Rashoman structure"

Posted Jun 9, 2013

John A. Nesbit

23 91%

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

"fresh and alive"

Posted Jun 9, 2013

John A. Nesbit

24 77%

Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

"provocative"

Posted Jun 6, 2013

John A. Nesbit

25 82%

Stone Reader (2003)

"weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

John A. Nesbit

26 68%

Shaft (2000)

"doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining"

Posted Jun 3, 2013

John A. Nesbit

27 84%

Kon Tiki (2013)

"a credible account"

Posted May 25, 2013

John A. Nesbit

28 96%

Sideways (2004)

"Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election"

Posted May 24, 2013

John A. Nesbit

29 81%

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

"shines forth as a labor of love"

Posted May 24, 2013

John A. Nesbit

30 36%

Rules of Engagement (2000)

"Something is missing"

Posted May 19, 2013

John A. Nesbit

31 77%

Seabiscuit (2003)

"promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay"

Posted May 19, 2013

John A. Nesbit

32 54%

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

"among the most provocative releases of the year"

Posted May 14, 2013

John A. Nesbit

33 61%

Saved! (2004)

"The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards"

Posted May 5, 2013

John A. Nesbit

34 54%

Scary Movie (2000)

"mindless fun"

Posted May 5, 2013

John A. Nesbit

35 79%

42 (2013)

"a script that touches the well known base paths of Robinson lore without penetrating the man's heart"

Posted Apr 29, 2013

John A. Nesbit

36 81%

Pollock (2000)

"a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life"

Posted Apr 25, 2013

John A. Nesbit

37 37%

Psycho (1998)

"failed project"

Posted Apr 25, 2013

John A. Nesbit

38 ——

Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) ()

"a graceful, gentle reminder about basic human goodness"

Posted Apr 24, 2013

John A. Nesbit

39 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"Kubrick fans and movie geeks will want to check this film out as soon as possible"

Posted Apr 24, 2013

John A. Nesbit

40 80%

Pink Flamingos (1972)

"Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains"

Posted Feb 9, 2013

John A. Nesbit

41 ——

The Perfect Son (2002)

"goes through the motions to hit all the politically correct notes"

Posted Feb 9, 2013

John A. Nesbit

42 83%

Side Effects (2013)

" turns out to be a psychological thriller that uses pharmaceuticals as the MacGuffin"

Posted Feb 4, 2013

John A. Nesbit

43 ——

Mother Teresa (1986)

"...shows her in action"

Posted Feb 4, 2013

John A. Nesbit

44 33%

The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

"cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible, "

Posted Feb 4, 2013

John A. Nesbit

45 87%

Pi (1998)

"a real treat"

Posted Jan 30, 2013

John A. Nesbit

46 88%

Black Girl (1966)

"first major feature to surface in Africa"

Posted Jan 28, 2013

John A. Nesbit

47 94%

Paths of Glory (1957)

"profound, poignant, and eloquent"

Posted Jan 26, 2013

John A. Nesbit

48 62%

The Patriot (2000)

"has its moments"

Posted Jan 26, 2013

John A. Nesbit

49 93%

Amour (2012)

"unforgettable portrait of old age"

Posted Jan 15, 2013

John A. Nesbit

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