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John A. Nesbit

John A. Nesbit
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) it first seduces and then repulses ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Dec 29, 2013
B+ 86% Yossi (2013) a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Dec 29, 2013
B 99% Wadjda (2013) Unveils rarely seen glimpses of Saudi culture ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2013
C- 36% Salinger (2013) a work that Holden Caufield would describe as a phony piece of crap. ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 2, 2013
B 82% Fantasia 2000 (2000) balance in animation styles ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2013
B 81% Una noche (One Night) (2013) unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 20, 2013
A 99% Short Term 12 (2013) deals honestly with very real issues ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2013
B+ 78% The Grandmaster (2013) emphasizes emotional restraint and understatement ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 2, 2013
B 67% One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2013) no one can doubt the sincerity of the filmmaker or subject ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 28, 2013
B 98% Blackfish (2013) likely to never again buy a ticket to a marine theme park again ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 26, 2013
A 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) does something more radical ... humanizes the protagonist ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 24, 2013
C 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Instead of rolling out historical content like a mighty stream, it only trickles weakly ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 19, 2013
A 96% Babette's Feast (Babettes G├Žstebud) (1987) essentially a fable ... stands the test of time ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 14, 2013
F 11% Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) worst film ever ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2013
B- 83% Valley Girl (1983) homage to the 1980s ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 7, 2013
C 68% U-571 (2000) ... more like a Star Trek television episode ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 7, 2013
B 96% The Straight Story (1999) look and feel of a foreign film ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2013
C 44% Tommy Boy (1995) re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2013
B- 79% Washington Heights (2002) may inspire some to get off at 191st street ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B- 82% Walk the Line (2005) the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2013
C 55% Man of Steel (2013) Re-booting the franchise is fraught with Kryptonite, however. And the filmmakers paralyze the audience with repetitive fight sequences ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 23, 2013
B 90% Witnesses (2004) revisits Kurosawa's Rashoman structure ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 9, 2013
B 92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) fresh and alive ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 9, 2013
A- 77% Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) provocative ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2013
C 82% Stone Reader (2003) weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 3, 2013
C+ 68% Shaft (2000) doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B 85% Kon Tiki (2013) a credible account ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 25, 2013
B 96% Sideways (2004) Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 24, 2013
B 81% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) shines forth as a labor of love ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 24, 2013
C 36% Rules of Engagement (2000) Something is missing ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 19, 2013
C 77% Seabiscuit (2003) promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 19, 2013
B 54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) among the most provocative releases of the year ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 14, 2013
B 61% Saved! (2004) The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 5, 2013
C+ 53% Scary Movie (2000) mindless fun ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted May 5, 2013
C 79% 42 (2013) a script that touches the well known base paths of Robinson lore without penetrating the man's heart ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 29, 2013
D+ 81% Pollock (2000) a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 25, 2013
D 37% Psycho (1998) failed project ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B No Score Yet Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) (2011) a graceful, gentle reminder about basic human goodness ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2013
B 94% Room 237 (2013) Kubrick fans and movie geeks will want to check this film out as soon as possible ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2013
B 80% Pink Flamingos (1972) Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C No Score Yet The Perfect Son (2002) goes through the motions to hit all the politically correct notes ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C 83% Side Effects (2013) turns out to be a psychological thriller that uses pharmaceuticals as the MacGuffin ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2013
A- No Score Yet Mother Teresa (1986) ...shows her in action ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2013
C 32% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible, ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2013
B+ 87% Pi (1998) a real treat ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 30, 2013
B 94% Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966) first major feature to surface in Africa ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2013
A 94% Paths of Glory (1957) profound, poignant, and eloquent ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2013
C- 61% The Patriot (2000) has its moments ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2013
A 93% Amour (2012) unforgettable portrait of old age ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2013
B 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) numerous twists and turns, but remains fun ‐ Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2013