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
6/10 92% Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) This film looks at gentrification, with the clever use of vampires working with the literal metaphor. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 96% Shithouse (2020) [Cooper Raiff] put all of his efforts into telling this very human and relatable story about coping with moving forward in life and embracing new experiences. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet The Old Ways (2020) With little knowledge of what I was getting into, going in, The Old Ways does a fine job of presenting an updated exorcism story. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 44% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) There's a lot more that works than doesn't in this very breezy Woody Allen film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 92% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) This is the kind of film with all the semblance of a prestige blockbuster that could have arrived back in the 90s or 80s and been met with massive acclaim and box office. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
8/10 89% Black Bear (2020) As far as thrillers structure around cabins in the woods go, Black Bear is one of the best and most creative I've seen in some time. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
7/10 92% Love and Monsters (2020) Love and Monsters may not add up to a whole lot, but its choice to meld together a romantic comedy plot with adventure and monster-fighting action make for a fun enough spin. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/10 81% Scare Me (2020) The effort is there, but it lacks in having more to say with its overlong runtime. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/10 85% From the Vine (2020) It's a fairly small-scale film, so it's not as though more was really needed, but it doesn't amount to much. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
7/10 80% Charm City Kings (2020) Di'Allo turns in a strong enough performance for me to want to root for him to stay out of trouble. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
8/10 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) The balance of life-related drama with zingers and other bits of fun both keep things in perspective and never leave the film for too many minutes without some laughs. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/10 30% The War with Grandpa (2020) The stakes are so impossibly low that you just hope a good set of gags and spirited performances from this surprisingly stacked cast will be enough. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
6/10 48% Hubie Halloween (2020) Hubie Halloween is the best Happy Madison Productions film I've seen in maybe a decade. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
8/10 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Cummings has made The Wolf of Snow Hollow play as something bound to find an audience looking for a more offbeat take on the werewolf sub-genre. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
6/10 76% 12 Hour Shift (2020) Bettis shines in the lead role. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 88% Save Yourselves! (2020) This film features a wonderful premise for an alien invasion movie, designed for the millennial age. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
9/10 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) For a film about the end, this is a documentary brimming with life. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
5/10 67% The Glorias (2020) It's hard to find ways to give the film proper credit when it only aspires to do so much. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Possessor is the sort of film that will easily find an audience willing to turn it into a cult favorite in the months to come. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
8/10 89% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Mikkelsen is terrific. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
6/10 76% H Is For Happiness (2019) Whatever comparison works, it's a matter of taking in a movie that dares to put a smile in the face of bullies and varying levels of adversity. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
8/10 98% Beats (2020) There's an authenticity to the work and the character interactions, but the film doesn't just settle at being a well-written indie. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
6/10 93% Alone (2020) Thanks to a level of technical proficiency and enough intensity from both key performers, it's worth the ride. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
5/10 83% Misbehaviour (2020) The problem is seeing the film trying to find a point of view, but coming away with little beyond a message of empowerment. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
8/10 89% Kajillionaire (2020) Kajillionaire may actually by July's most accessible film yet in terms of a heist/con man-based narrative, but there's still nothing quite like it in presentation. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
7/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Brown is quite good in the role, playing into the qualities that keep her as eccentric as her brothers. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
8/10 87% On The Rocks (2020) This movie is very funny. Murray, 70-years-old, is the loosest he's been on screen in some time. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
6/10 65% The Devil All the Time (2020) It is quite watchable if you're eager to watch a lot of good actors break bad. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
7/10 73% Teenage Badass (2020) It manages to work out as far as delivering a solid story and being consistently funny. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
7/10 93% Residue (2020) The film sings in its attempts to show the complex nature of one affected by the change of a place they are no longer a part of. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
6/10 64% The Secrets We Keep (2020) Some creative camerawork and editing allow moments of flare to shine through, but the character play is the most compelling element. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
8/10 88% The Nest (2020) It's as if we are watching a haunted house film, but the ghosts checked out a long time ago. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
7/10 76% Concrete Cowboy (2020) For an independent film that found a way to create a unique spectacle out of black urban cowboys, Concrete Cowboy pulls off something quite endearing. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
7/10 93% I Care a Lot (2020) I Care a Lot is a thriller with the sort of devil-may-care attitude that works as long as the filmmakers show trust in the audience to go along with them. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
8/10 96% Nomadland (2020) Nomadland plays as a cerebral character study, although not too focused on the state of mind to shy away from the beautiful scenery existing all around Fern. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
8/10 83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) Chan's best pure martial arts-based fights. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
8/10 89% Give Me Liberty (2019) Give Me Liberty is the kind of film that would be frustrating if it wasn't so fun. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
6/10 86% 1BR (2020) 1BR becomes more brutal than I would have expected. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
7/10 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) This movie is the sort of comfortable watch many can enjoy as far as being a rom-com with a fair amount of wit to go with it. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/10 17% Still Here (2020) One key performance [Muarice McRae] that is so strong I feel bad that Vlad Feier and Peter Gutter's screenplay felt the need to minimalize it with other subplots. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Paper Spiders (2020) I appreciated the level of nuance most likely stemming from the Shampaniers drawing from their real-life experiences. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
7/10 74% Mulan (2020) Mulan does what it can to carve its own path (however familiar), and succeeds as more than just a reflection. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
8/10 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The film ends up feeling as though the viewer has climbed into a box at first, only to realize they are stuck inside a Russian doll with alternating doors to get out. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
6/10 28% Antebellum (2020) A nightmarish out-of-body experience. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
7/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Like they say, if the music's too loud, then you're too old. For everyone else: party on, dudes. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
8/10 94% The Hitch-hiker (1953) Anyone interested in mystery thrillers of the past can have a great time seeing how this one plays out. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
6/10 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) It gets by on the strength of its lead performers. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
5/10 78% The 24th (2020) A film that can seem powerful, yet still feel empty. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
6/10 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) A suitably entertaining package of a film that can easily be enjoyed on a family movie night, or wherever. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
7/10 87% Get Duked! (2020) There's a real sense of chaotic energy felt throughout this film. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020