Aaron Pinkston

Aaron Pinkston
Aaron Pinkston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Battleship Pretension
Publications: Battleship Pretension

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) Overall, The Well-Digger's Daughter doesn't entrust any great future as a filmmaker for Auteuil, but it provides enough old-fashioned entertainment to please on the most minor levels. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
71% I Declare War (2013) I can certainly see the value of the film's ideas on paper, but in practice none of it quite works. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) There are moments in Insidious: Chapter 2 that really work - a few big ideas, a few small moments. As a whole, and especially as a sequel, though, there is more harm than good. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
77% Zero Charisma (2013) Whether or not you consider yourself a nerd (or whether society considers you a nerd), Zero Charisma will work. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
67% Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2013) Demme didn't make a conventional music doc, but the approach he takes captures the artist and the man wholly, through his words and his music. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
30% Dirty Weekend (2015) Strangely, to the film's credit, it unexpectedly ends in a quietly complex and sweet place. I don't quite think the slow-stepping plot is worth the outcome, but the consistent tone does pay off. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
93% Queen of Earth (2015) Even if you prefer his previous film there is no doubt that the filmmaker is one to continue to watch, and perhaps an even more interesting one that first thought. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
77% Tom at the Farm (2015) I don't doubt that on the stage this story could be very tense and thrilling, but something is lost in translation when put on the screen. It might just not be the right material for Xavier Dolan... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
86% Glass Chin (2015) Besides being a moody piece, the film is also very much a character study, profiling Gordon and his relationships with every supporting character. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Looking at Where to Invade Next as a treatise more about feeling than specifics, however, it is much more successful and enjoyable than some of Moore's work. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
25% The Benefactor (2016) The Benefactor ultimately doesn't have anything interesting to say about the character other than his surface struggles. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
87% Dheepan (2016) The actors are able to build up an incredible amount of empathy, despite being shown with flaws. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
83% Chevalier (2016) Chevalier is incredibly funny and light on its feet. Though a deeper sociological experiment in embedded within the game structure, it is simply entertaining to watch these characters take the competition so seriously. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
88% Phantom Boy (2016) Overall, Phantom Boy doesn't have the dense thematic complexity that many animated films have gone for since Pixar became the industry standard but it is a simply enjoyable alternative. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Away from the case, the biggest joys of Abacus are seeing the Sung family together, around a conference room table or the dinner table alike. The way they interact with each other feels so familiar... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
97% Aquarius (2016) Filho films their intrusions in the manner of a thriller, situating us in a limited point-of-view that heightens intrusions to the frame or sound design without fully explicating them. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
88% Christine (2016) Christine may ultimately be known as a performance film, and that's both slightly disappointing and absolutely deserved. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Despite the differences, A Quiet Passion still holds the moments of quiet beauty for which Davies is known... - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
99% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Isabelle Huppert is reliably good, despite not having the big emotional moments she so routinely pulls off if more dynamic roles. Her character's journey builds throughout the film, but in an unusual way. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
44% The Confessions (2017) By the end, the film itself becomes only philosophy and metaphor, the latter happening in a strangely mystical way that feels empty and confusing. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe is another strong horror film in a pretty good year for the genre. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
98% Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) Kiki, like My Neighbor Totoro, is simply delightful in most every way - the characters are sweet and memorable, there is a bit of action, and it is consistently funny. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
95% East Side Sushi (2015) East Side Sushi is a warm story about cultural identity and really good food. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020