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Aaron Mesh

Aaron Mesh
Aaron Mesh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Up (2009) Whatever brainstorming session came up with Up allowed Docter and co-director Bob Peterson to grapple not only with old age, but with the kind of maturity rarely broached by cartoons. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jun 14, 2016
A- 96% Spotlight (2015) The highest compliment I can pay Spotlight: I would watch this on TV. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 18, 2015
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Quantum is still a very good Bond movie (if not quite a match for Casino, which was a great one). ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 2, 2015
88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) All of which makes it harder to see The Simpsons Movie for what it is: A mediocre film based on an obsolete television show. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 2, 2015
86% Inception (2010) Inception is as exhilarating as any movie we'll see this summer -- and twice as exhausting. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 20, 2015
90% Bridesmaids (2011) All that straining for ribaldry feels a little sad, like Feig and his actors know they're sacrificing honesty for coarse bumptiousness. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jun 30, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) Death always gets the last laugh -- and what makes the Coens so remarkable is how they dare to cackle at the punch lines. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Feb 22, 2015
97% The Artist (2011) Days after seeing The Artist, I find it hard to place any individual moments that resonated (aside from the doggie heroism) and I suspect that, title aside, the movie feels a complacent cynicism toward art. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B+ 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) With apologies to Willy Wonka and his wallpaper-licking visitors, the titular Alpine resort is the most edible-looking lodge in cinema: a multitiered, pink-frosted castle designed to endure as an ambrosial memory. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jan 2, 2015
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) It unspools like gangbusters. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 18, 2014
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) We are left with the unsettling knowledge that, in the universe crafted by Guillermo del Toro as well as in our own, we are always surrounded by monsters. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Nov 12, 2014
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) The Girlfriend Experienceis a damning portrait of overindulgence, but it also manages to inspire sympathy for Sasha Grey: not by punishing her, but by gently, persistently reminding her that she became a commodity to achieve a lifestyle. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Oct 1, 2014
90% Knocked Up (2007) [Apatow] makes responsibility and commitment funny; no mean feat. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jul 8, 2014
98% The Hurt Locker (2009) The Hurt Locker is horrifying. It's hopeless. I want to go see it again. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Jan 13, 2014
91% Sicko (2007) In trying to decipher how Michael Moore has achieved his widespread popularity in the face of a somewhat cavalier attitude toward factual precision, there's no underestimating his savvy choice of targets. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 5, 2013
94% Iron Man (2008) Iron Man is better when Robert Downey Jr. is alone on the screen than when he's sharing it. It's when those inconvenient other people show up that the movie loses its way. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 4, 2013
99% Toy Story 3 (2010) Sit back, put on your glasses, and enjoy: It's summer, and Pixar has made you a treat. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 4, 2013
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) The experience is like savoring a box of imported French chocolates, only the last one is filled with the wrath of God. ‐ Willamette Week
Posted Aug 4, 2013