Gregory Avery

Gregory Avery
Gregory Avery's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Biography:
Mr. Avery's interest in film can first be traced to his birth, in San Diego, California, on the exact same day that Leslie Stevens' film "Private Property" had its world premiere in New York City; to when his mother, a native of Idaho, was told by a relative that his choice of surname was due to having seen "too many Gregory Peck films"; and to his father, a native of Massachusetts and a lieutenant-commander in the U.S. Navy, meeting Harold Lloyd at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. He and his sister, Marjorie, had the opportunity to live in Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, and the San Francisco bay area before settling in southern Oregon, where they attended high school. After studying at Brigham Young University, Mr. Avery completed his college degree at S.O.S.C., after which he worked in the fields of film, television, and journalism. He has previously written about film for an Ashland, Oregon publication, from 1989 - 91. Other interests include music, art, literature, history, and current events. He currently resides in Oregon with two cats.
Favorites:
His three favorite films are "Citizen Kane", "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", and "The Horror of Party Beach".
Publications: Nitrate Online
Location: Medford, Oregon
Official Websites: nitrateonline.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
21% Honey (2003) Mekhi Phifer looks resigned in many of his scenes, but he tries... - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2003
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) It should have been smarter, more pleasing, more easy to look at, and instead it ends up like a failed scrimmage, albeit an extravagant one, and albeit an ultimately dismissable one. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2003
82% Drumline (2002) The pleasures that it does afford may be enough to keep many moviegoers occupied amidst some of the more serious-minded concerns of other year-end movies. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2002
3% Half Past Dead (2002) Laugh and roll your eyes all you want, but what lingers most in recollection is the sight of Seagal, trying to hang onto being an action hero while clearly being past it, and trying to make himself hip and up-to-date in spite of it. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2002
34% The Truth About Charlie (2002) A woozy, roisterous, exhausting mess, and the off-beat casting of its two leads turns out to be as ill-starred as you might expect. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2002
68% Red Dragon (2002) The film confirms that director Brett Ratner is, well, not exactly going to be joining the pantheon of Jonathan Demme and Ridley Scott, just yet. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
54% The Transporter (2002) After a while the movie just turns into a blur, indistinguishable from anything else that's currently being slapped on the screen. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
9% Stealing Harvard (2002) Green ruins every single scene he's in, and the film, while it's not completely wreaked, is seriously compromised by that. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2002
47% City by the Sea (2002) Michael Caton-Jones works to elevate the material from becoming dimensionally flat ... mostly by getting good work from the performers. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2002
3% Feardotcom (2002) We're reduced to peering into the gloom, waiting to see what grotesquery is going to be served up, or flung in our faces, next. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2002
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) It is a comedy that's not very funny and an action movie that is not very thrilling (and an uneasy alliance, at that). - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2002
91% Minority Report (2002) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2002
22% Mr. Deeds (2002) The movie doesn't think much of its characters, its protagonist, or of us. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2002
83% The Bourne Identity (2002) Like Ben Affleck, Matt Damon seems to be incrementally becoming less and less interesting as an actor the further out he gets from Good Will Hunting. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2002
19% Jason X (2002) Calling this movie brainless would be paying it a compliment: it's more like entertainment for trolls. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2002
29% The Other Side of Heaven (2001) Although based on a real-life person, John, in the movie, is a rather dull person to be stuck with for two hours. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2002
3% Rollerball (2002) I was wondering if there was any good reason or need to do a remake of the 1975 film, and, after having seen the remake, I'm still wondering. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2002
14% Crossroads (2002) I don't know if Britney Spears can act ... but it turns out that there's not much a movie, here, to begin with, and she doesn't have a whole lot to do. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2002
97% Ringu (Ring) (1998) As the story moves inexorably through its seven day timeframe, the picture becomes increasingly mesmerizing. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2002
71% Hamlet (2000) The filmmakers and performers have staked out their own way in finding what's true and meaningful in the drama, and as a result both the story and the film work extremely well as a result of it, as do many of the performances. - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2001
3/10 11% Valentine (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001
3/10 18% Saving Silverman (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2001
6/10 28% Sugar & Spice (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
9/10 78% The Pledge (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
6/10 73% Snatch (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
6/10 16% The Wedding Planner (2001) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
9/10 50% God's Army (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
6/10 54% True Crime (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 2% Baby Geniuses (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 22% Stigmata (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 77% Sweet and Lowdown (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 35% Where the Heart Is (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 69% Unbreakable (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 19% The Next Best Thing (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 67% Shaft (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 83% Waking Ned Devine (1998) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 75% Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 60% A Civil Action (1998) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 73% Remember the Titans (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 45% Runaway Bride (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 40% Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 17% Gloria (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 34% Final Destination (2000) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 31% Home Fries (1998) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 63% Windhorse (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/10 15% The Astronaut's Wife (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 41% 8 1/2 Women (1999) - Nitrate Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000