Aaron Neuwirth

Aaron Neuwirth
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Aaron is a movie fanatic and loves writing and talking about such things, a lot. Born and raised in Orange County, California, he earned a degree or two at UC Santa Barbara. Aaron describes himself as a film reviewer, writer, podcaster, gamer, comic reader, disc golfer, and a lefty. He fell in love with movies at a young age and has continued viewing, studying, and analyzing all aspects of the medium ever since. His mind is full of film knowledge and random trivia, but he is always open to learning more, whether it's through box office stats, reviewing Blu-rays from The Criterion Collection or simply hearing first hand from filmmakers and others about various productions and behind-the-scenes tidbits.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 19% Dolittle (2020) Downey was having his annual screening of Syriana and decided Stephen Gaghan was the perfect person to come on and direct a film about an eccentric doctor who talks to animals. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 75% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Even without the third bad boy, Michael "Boom Boom" Bay, in the director's chair, I was more than a little impressed with how things turned out. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Spies in Disguise seems to have figured out the proper way to lean into its own ridiculousness. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
8/10 95% Little Women (2019) A strong cast and smart handling of the narrative structure prevails over any feeling of the film playing like an unnecessary retread. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
9/10 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 not only works as a thrilling piece of filmmaking but a cinematic work of art relying on performance as much as spectacle. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) While elements certainly shine, surprisingly poor storytelling really hurts what could have been a grand finale. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
9/10 81% A Hidden Life (2019) The focus required for this film allows for deeper cerebral consideration that may not only play into one's own religious concepts but the relevance it has to modern society. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
6/10 37% 6 Underground (2019) Even if the film constantly risks collapsing under its weight due to constant "Bayhem," 6 Underground still has the feel of a movie belonging uniquely to one filmmaker. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
6/10 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The film is often funny enough, depending on how broad a viewer enjoys their humor. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/10 69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell seems more excited to be turning such an ugly story into a feature, rather than find a way to delve into what the real issue is. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
7/10 65% Aquaman (2018) In a time that continues to place comic book superheroes in a class that's all their own, Aquaman can now stand tall as well, even if there's a little ocean spray back. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
7/10 74% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is the sort of film that fits right into Eastwood's wheelhouse. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
10/10 91% Uncut Gems (2019) Rarely have I been further on the edge of my seat watching a film like this unfold. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
7/10 71% The Aeronauts (2019) The adventure aspect is quite compelling and looks great. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
8/10 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Whatever greater story is being told about America, the film does an excellent job of holding onto an intimate level of understanding. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
8/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Thanks to a terrific ensemble cast, irreverent sensibilities, and a push for incorporating the modern world, Knives Out is more than a quirky thriller with an eye towards the past. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
6/10 51% 21 Bridges (2019) Even if 21 Bridges doesn't find a way to mask its familiar story beats, I enjoyed the rhythm of what was being presented. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
8/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hanks and Rhys are in fine form, and the real surprise I found was Heller's stylish direction, which made the experience of seeing this film all the richer. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
6/10 77% Frozen II (2019) Despite having a collection of new ideas, songs, and terrific animation, I couldn't let go of the story issues holding this film back from greater success. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
8/10 90% Dark Waters (2019) I am either all for a solid legal thriller that succeeds because of the craft or just a big fan of movies where Mark Ruffalo gets to a breaking point, shouting, "They knew!" at a co-worker. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
8/10 81% The Report (2019) Driver dominates this film with nuanced understandings of his place in all of this, let alone having enough confidence to show how doing less can mean much more. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
7/10 63% The Good Liar (2019) It may not rise to the ranks of other great British con men/heist thrillers, but it lets the veteran stars have a wicked fun time playing off each other. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
8/10 83% Waves (2019) The unique structure allows Waves to roll into a new groove, ultimately making for quite the fulfilling journey for the characters. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
9/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Here's a film properly fueled by terrific filmmaking and performances, along with the right kind of Americana. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
7/10 93% Honey Boy (2019) This is a story by Shia LeBeouf, and as a work of dramatic therapy, it's quite engaging. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/10 21% Playing with Fire (2019) The ideal with a movie like this is to give a family audience a fun time watching Cena and company act like goofballs, regardless of how much sense anything really makes. For better or worse, Playing with Fire succeeds. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
9/10 96% The Irishman (2019) The results are masterful, a testament to the abilities of a filmmaker who hasn't slowed down, doing all that's needed to not only stay relevant but make other filmmakers try harder. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
7/10 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Even at two and a half hours, there's a lot of enjoyably spooky entertainment to get out of Doctor Sleep. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
6/10 73% Harriet (2019) As it stands, there's clearly a lot of sentimentality working as a way to smooth over some of the film's rougher edges. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 70% The Kill Team (2019) Perhaps a bit too straightforward of a film, but Skarsgård and the parts that really work to keep it affecting. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
6/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's a bumpy road, but this latest machine rises to the challenge. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) It's a bit too showy and overstuffed, but I had a good time watching it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
8/10 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) What better vehicle for the legendary comedian than a comedic biopic focused on Rudy Ray Moore? - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is a real joy of a film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 91% The Lighthouse (2019) Once again, Eggers and his crew have gone far lengths to develop a film unlike a lot of what is seen in the sphere of genre features today. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) The story is nothing new ... However, even if a lot of what works in this film's favor is best experienced on the big screen, a director taking advantage of what capabilities are out there to work with in a movie like this is enough to declare worthwhile. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
10/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a real gem - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/10 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) For all the aspect ratio changes, ruminations concerning what going to space can do to a person, and solid performances from a strong cast, the film is still plagued by problems regarding the story. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
8/10 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Even as he's gotten older, Almodóvar puts in enough here to suggest he has a ways to go before stopping. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
7/10 69% Joker (2019) After all the speculation, adulation, and accusations paving the way for me on the way to seeing Joker, the final product is compelling enough, without becoming something grander. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
7/10 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) The Day Shall Come is not quite as hard-edged as his previous feature, but there is still a good amount of fun to go with the messaging seen this time around. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
8/10 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is ambitious to a point and certainly worthwhile for many reasons. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
8/10 93% Monos (2019) There are memorable visuals, a haunting and offbeat score, and other elements turning this survival story concerning a group of child soldiers into something as profound as it is atmospheric. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Yes, it's a well-shot film, but there's also a reason the term "Oscar bait" exists. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It: Chapter 2 had me floating away with the feeling I've spent five hours with this series, with no real thoughts other than seeing a missed opportunity. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/10 81% Overlord (2018) This is genre-bending at its finest when it comes to B-movies with A-quality production value, and I applaud the work done to make a killer war/action/horror flick with a pulse. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It's a junky action picture, but one will ideally respect how it plays the game. I only wish the game was fun to play along with. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
7/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) Thanks to a deliberately simple setup, a handful of lively character actors making the required impressions, and a healthy dose of horror violence, the movie provides a decent helping of fun for a late-Summer release. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
8/10 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) This movie is as much a story about family, as it is about finding oneself, and that's a great benefit. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) While more fun than essential, I found this adaptation to be a real cinematic page-turner. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019