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
8/10 95% Midsommar (2019) [Midsommar] takes its time, finds plenty of ways to inject comedy, and doesn't skimp out on the brutality horror fans are looking for. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
6/10 65% Yesterday (2019) While Yesterday is quite enjoyable, I couldn't help but shake the feeling that much more could have been done with such a rich idea to help it come together better. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
9/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) The actors are certainly game to be as strong as ever in their vocal performances, which has Toy Story 4 working effectively as an animated character study, but the film is also flat-out hysterical. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
5/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) For all the clever gadgets and alien designs ... , there's not much here to make the film standout. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
7/10 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is perhaps the most mainstream Jarmusch film yet ... , but it's not as though the film is any closer in spirit to Zombieland over Mystery Train. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
10/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Loving something so much not to know how to give it up is a powerful feeling, and this movie allows an audience to soak in this plight. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The film may have a bit too much of a déjà vu issue in terms of the story being told, with characters I wish I felt more attached to, but it is efficiently made. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
6/10 56% Ma (2019) The fun in this film comes from watching a terrific off-kilter performance from Octavia Spencer matched against a group of kids you'd only want to root for on moral terms because all of their actions are incredibly dumb. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
7/10 89% Rocketman (2019) While the chronological progression still holds Rocketman on a familiar narrative path, the film's ambition concerning the incorporation of fantastical musical sequences makes it a memorable and engaging watch. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) [Godzilla: King of the Monsters] delivers the monster battles you want to see on a huge screen while supplying a story ridiculous and straightforward enough to have fun with in between the visual effects mayhem. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
7/10 57% Brightburn (2019) [Brightburn] doesn't manage to fully realize such an intriguing idea... but enough is working for the film to entertain as both a horror movie and a satire. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
6/10 57% Aladdin (2019) [Aladdin] is too long, and some of the musical sequences come up lacking, but the cast is strong, the production feels big, and magic carpets are always cool. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 97% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is funny, fast-paced, well-made, full of heart, and an excellent place to find solid performances, as well as breakout stars. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
5/10 61% Trial by Fire (2019) Trial by Fire has plenty of strength when it comes to its two lead performers, but it's as if director Edward Zwick feels as though holding back and letting the linear plot do the work is all that's needed... - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) There's so much great variety in all the shootouts, fist fights, motorcycle chases, and horse chases that it's hard not to applaud all the work that went into setting up so many successful set pieces... - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 51% Tolkien (2019) For all the costumes, sweet melodies, and ways of showing how this language nerd has quite the imagination, Tolkien rarely finds time to drop the pomp and circumstance in favor of something more gripping. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
7/10 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Director Rob Letterman and his team have done great work in making a film that brings in plenty of spectacle, throwing the audience into a world populated by humans and pocket monsters alike, without feeling burdened by explaining every aspect of it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
7/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Working as both a smart and sweet film, Long Shot delivers a hilarious story matched by the talents of its cast. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
8/10 89% Non-Fiction (2019) Whether [Olivier Assayas] was using this as an opportunity to vent or he just found a great subject to apply for a screwball comedy, it has come out great. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
6/10 66% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Body at Brighton Rock takes a minimalist approach to an intriguing setup and works it for almost all its worth. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
8/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) With clear stakes, a dialed-in cast, and the means to bring so much spectacle to life, Avengers: Endgame is quite the achievement. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
5/10 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The biggest takeaway I get from films about hauntings and spirits is that ghosts are jerks. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
8/10 80% Fast Color (2019) There is a lot of clever subversion at play by presenting these characters in a toned-down superhero film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
2/10 17% Hellboy (2019) Despite goodwill and intentions, this is a disastrous new take on the Mike Mignola character almost fitting for a film that provides many glimpses at a possible doomsday. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
5/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) There's a sense of dread that simply doesn't feel backed up by a story that's awkwardly paced. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
8/10 82% High Life (2019) High Life will rattle some, but intrigue others. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
8/10 89% Missing Link (2019) Missing Link may be [Laika's] funniest film on the jokes-per-minute scale. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
5/10 47% Dumbo (2019) As one who is happy to champion Burton (he has many more hits than misses), it's disappointing not to see something more magical. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
8/10 91% Shazam! (2019) While Shazam! has its share of action and heavy moments, the film ultimately works best as an irreverent comedy. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
9/10 94% Us (2019) As director, writer, and producer, Peele is in full control here, and he has used his power as a filmmaker to deliver something fresh, scary, and darkly humorous once again. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
8/10 100% Teacher of the Year (2015) With a strong ensemble cast... It uses the documentary style in an effective manner that kept the character beats consistent with the laughs and felt like a true winner. - The Young Folks EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015