Jimmy Aquino

Jimmy Aquino
Jimmy Aquino'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:
I wrote film reviews for the </i>San Jose Mercury News (1993-97) and the Santa Cruz alternative newspaper </i>City on a Hill Press (1996-99). I currently write for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers and Metro Newspapers in San Jose, and I'm also the host and producer of </i>A Fistful of Soundtracks, a film-music radio program on KZSC-FM in Santa Cruz. The program can be heard anytime at http://www.live365.com/stations/291434. For more info about </i>Fistful, click to http://jim.aquino.com.
Favorites:
Seven Samurai, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Chan Is Missing, The Big Sleep, Bringing Up Baby, Dog Day Afternoon, Barbarella, The Right Stuff, Patton, The General (1998), Fireworks (Hana-Bi), L.A. Confidential, GoodFellas, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Face/Off, Once Upon a Time in the West, Midnight Run, Airplane!, Kentucky Fried Movie, Election, Rushmore, Three Kings, Office Space, Big Night, The Last Detail, Being John Malkovich, Do the Right Thing...I could go on all day.
Publications: Jim.Aquino.com, MetroActive
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Official Websites: metroactive.com/movies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) A feast for the eyes and the ears, and sometimes... the brain. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2002
No Score Yet 1998 Year-in-Review (1998) 1. Rushmore. 2. The General. 3. Fireworks. 4. The Truman Show. 5. The Butcher Boy. - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2002
7.5/10 82% The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000) Perhaps [its] greatest strength - besides [Mark Lee] Ping-Bin's gorgeous cinematography - is that it's as untidy and unpredictable as life itself. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2001
82% Elizabeth (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
77% The Butcher Boy (1997) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
86% Love and Death on Long Island (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
64% Wild Things (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
75% Dark City (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
99% L.A. Confidential (1997) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
8/10 92% Amores Perros (2001) Few directorial debuts are as accomplished and striking ... I think the uproar over the dog scenes is getting out of hand ... These scenes are necessary ... - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2001
6.5/10 74% The Debut (2000) I would rather have the Filipino-American cinema movement be jumpstarted by this flawed yet honest indie effort than by Asian male-bashing tripe like The Joy Luck Club. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2001
4/10 55% Blow (2001) For a while, Demme keeps things moving along at a taut and buoyant pace. But unfortunately, on the stylistic side, he opts for trite GoodFellas-ese. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
9/10 70% The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) It brings a humanity and playfulness to material that was empty and frigid in the older film. It's one of the few remakes superior to the original. - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2001
79% Little Voice (1998) The ending is so abrupt and unsatisfying, the soundtrack should have ended with Horrocks-as-Dietrich singing "Is that all there is?" - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2001
9.5/10 96% Mean Streets (1973) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
No Score Yet 1999 Year-in-Review (1999) 1. Election. 2. Being John Malkovich. 3. Three Kings. 4. The Straight Story. 5. Metroland. - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 90% Galaxy Quest (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% The Limey (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
8/10 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/10 38% 20 Dates (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/10 23% 8MM (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Central Station (Central do Brasil) (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 92% Election (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 81% The General (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% The Haunting (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 96% The Iron Giant (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
58% Permanent Midnight (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 89% Rushmore (1998) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/10 54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
7.5/10 78% Three Seasons (1999) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 96% Touch of Evil (1958) - Jim.Aquino.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
7.5/10 63% Bring It On (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Gossip (1999) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
59% I'm the One That I Want (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
7% Lost Souls (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Love and Basketball (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% The Replacements (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/10 13% Screwed (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 86% Xizao (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% The Art of War (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
7.5/10 84% George Washington (2000) - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Dark Days (2000) There are shots in Dark Days that rank with the best black-and-white photojournalism pieces of the '30s and '40s. - MetroActive EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000