Aaron Dicer

Aaron Dicer
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Aaron Dicer published his first review in 1999 for family and friends who knew him as the one to go to for movie opinions and he hasn't looked back since. That audience grew from family and friends to the internet, radio, and television. His goal in developing SiftPop is to provide a community that does the work to dig up the good stuff in pop culture. Aaron currently reviews movies across the country through his syndicated radio show, on TV at KY3 NBC in Springfield, Missouri, and online at SiftPop.com.
Publications: Siftpop

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B- 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Though more likely to please the Pokemon faithful, there's enough wit, charm, and world building here to catch a good time despite it's various flaws. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
A- 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The word epic gets thrown around so much that we've forgotten what it actually means. This movie is here to remind you. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
A- 90% Shazam! (2019) Zach Levi embodies the childlike wonder of this experience so well, you can't help but go along for the wish fulfillment ride. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
D 47% Dumbo (2019) As brilliant as Burton's visual imagination is, it's practically equivalent to how dull the themes and characters in this movie are. The forced references and shoddy plotting make it too clunky to ever leave the ground. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
B 94% Us (2019) A movie that both rewards and punishes you for watching closely with an astonishing and necessary metaphor, brilliant visual and symbolic film making, but a world that doesn't quite hold together. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
A- 71% Triple Frontier (2019) Chandor somehow takes the machismo of '80s action movies and inserts the moral compass of the 21st century. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
A- 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Oh Captain, my Captain. Brie Larson brings humanity and depth to a role that could have been a typical super hero origin story but instead feels like Marvel is finding new ways to tell super stories. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B- 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Benicio is so good in this and the action so compelling that you almost forget how over the top and problematic the story is... Almost. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
A- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) There is nothing ground breaking about what Marvel is doing here, but there is so much fun to be had with these people and this world that nothing was going to shrink the smile on my face. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
B+ 47% Skyscraper (2018) Yes, it's ridiculous. Yes, it's full of impossible nonsense. And Yes, I loved just about every physics defying second of it. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Bo knows movies. Wonderful performances, a keen sense of humor, and most importantly a deep authenticity make Burnham's directorial debut a powerful look at modern adolescence. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
A 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The very definition of what an action movie should be. Cruise and McQuarrie continue to prove that they are willing to do just about anything to superglue us to the edge of our theater seats. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
C+ 46% The Meg (2018) Exactly as ridiculously over the top as you want it to be. There's nothing meaningful swimming around in these waters, but there just might be something entertaining. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
A- 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike somehow juggles a sharp sense of humor with a sharp critique of racial politics, not only keeping every ball afloat, but mesmerizing us with both entertainment and impact. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
B 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Sure, there are some unnecessary side characters and the wealth worship is a bit off putting, but the romance and humor are mostly on point, and the cultural nuance and themes are crazy good. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
D 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Unfortunately the movie seems to think that making a puppet show for adults means making a puppet show for adolescents, which might be ok, if it were actually ever the slightest bit funny. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
C+ 32% The Predator (2018) Though there are flashes of irreverent brilliance, the story is haphazard, the characters are unlikable, and the overall experience is akin to a film school project that values the inside joke over the outside result. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Though messy at times, with some hit or miss humor, the core cast is so engaging and the mystery is just compelling enough that the offbeat tone works perfectly. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
C 29% Venom (2018) Though Tom Hardy is game and the "friends with Venefits" shtick is fun and clever, the overall story is too messy and cornball for the combination of the two to stick the landing. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
A- 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Goddard somehow combines the visual suspense of Hitchcock, the musical mayhem of Tarantino, and the quirk of the Coens to produce his own unique meal. A bit long, but supremely entertaining. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
C- 79% Halloween (2018) Unfortunately the pile of corpses isn't the only thing in this movie that is lifeless. Even with a few clever nods, there isn't enough to interest many beyond the horror faithful. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
A 87% First Man (2018) Chazelle somehow tunes us in to not only the precarious trauma of mankind's first journey to the moon, but also the precarious trauma of mankind's shared journey through life. - Siftpop EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019