Mike Pinsky

Mike Pinsky
Mike Pinsky'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:
Mike Pinsky currently teaches writing, 20th century literatures, and popular culture at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. His book, Future Present: Ethics and/as Science Fiction, focuses on the problem of ethics in contemporary society. You may order it from Amazon.com.
Publications: DVD Verdict, Daily-Reviews
Location: Tampa, FL
Official Websites: daily-reviews.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2006
91/100 No Score Yet If The Prisoner is lobster in a fancy restaurant, Nowhere Man is a decent meal at Red Lobster. But that is still much better than a Filet-O-Fish sandwich any time. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2006
83/100 No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame (1955) The film's relentlessly dark tone gets a little exhausting and lacks the dry humor usually associated with other Ealing Studios efforts. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
91/100 No Score Yet This is an action series with intelligence and wit-and a little fan service cheesecake to keep the tone light. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
3.5/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet Powerpuff Girls - DVD Power Pack (1998) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/5 91% Adaptation (2002) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4.5/5 100% Salesman (1968) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4/5 92% Startup.com (2001) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4.5/5 100% The Shop On Main Street (Obchod na Korze) (1966) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
2.5/5 84% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4/5 82% The Ruling Class (1972) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4.5/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2004
3.5/5 63% Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) Once it gets going (and it almost takes too long to do so), GMK is fast paced and muscular. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
4/5 88% Roger Dodger (2002) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
4/5 95% The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) A terrifying portrait of what will hopefully be the last great Machiavellian of our time. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
3.5/5 91% Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
4.5/5 97% Spellbound (2002) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/5 No Score Yet Anne Murray's Classic Christmas (1998) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
3.5/5 80% War Photographer (2001) James Nachtwey seems to go out of his way to have no identity other than his camera. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
3/5 No Score Yet H.R. Pufnstuf is not about drugs at all. It is about sex. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2004
2/5 No Score Yet Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira) (2002) Perhaps the only weapon that can really kill Godzilla is ennui. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2004
0/5 75% Destroy All Monsters (1969) No actual monsters are harmed - much less destroyed - in the making of this motion picture. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2004
4/5 78% The Dark Crystal (1982) This attention to detail is what elevates The Dark Crystal as Jim Henson's most inspired and ambitious work. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2004
1/5 39% Full Frontal (2002) As noble as such an experiment might seem, the result, turns out to be a self-indulgent mess of in-jokes and failed satire. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2004
5/5 84% Spider (2002) Every new Cronenberg film promises to deepen his reputation. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2004
4/5 80% Avalon (2001) To fuse European art films and Japanese anime, virtual and real - Avalon suggests a cyborg cinema consistent with the very themes of cyberpunk. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2004
1.5/5 34% Levity (2003) Levity is an overproduced Hallmark Channel movie with an A-list cast. The only thing missing is a Christmas tree decorating scene and a speech about the importance of family. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2004
3/5 No Score Yet Baadasssss Cinema (2001) Julien's schizophrenia approach to the material - does he want cultural analysis or fannish appreciation - undermines his attempts to answer the key question of the film. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2004
1/5 No Score Yet Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2001) It is a tale worthy of an El Santo movie and performed by a solidly b-movie cast. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2004
3.5/5 86% Dragonslayer (1981) Dragonslayer looks more like a dark satire than an action movie. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2004
5/5 100% The Gold Rush (1925) Chaplin balances every funny sequence with a sense that humor is our last resort against suffering. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2004
5/5 100% Modern Times (1936) Nearly 70 years later, Modern Times is still one of the most fascinating works in American cinema. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2004
3.5/5 97% Limelight (1952) The film stands as a testament to the frustration of a great artist who could never quite rise above his own myth. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2004
4/5 92% The Great Dictator (1940) The Great Dictator was perhaps Chaplin's most ambitious film, an attempt to grapple with a target clearly too big to humble with comedy. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2004
4/5 80% Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship) (1998) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
4/5 No Score Yet - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
3/5 93% Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002) While informative and mildly entertaining, it does not capitalize on its IMAX format as effectively as it should. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2004
5/5 48% Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War) (2002) Reggio's film challenges its audience to escape from the grasp of this virtual world. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2004
4/5 63% Once Upon a Time in China 3 (Wong Fei Hung ji saam: Si wong jaang ba) (1993) This time, overt political messages take a back seat to spectacular location shooting in Beijing and a simplistic plot. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004
3.5/5 No Score Yet [It] may not have had the campy energy of Xena or the brainy beauty of Buffy, but it is far from the ugly stepsister in this family. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004
4/5 88% Once Upon a Time in China (2001) The real Wong Fei-Hung would probably have been too modest to take a bow here, but the Once Upon a Time in China films certainly do him honor. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004
3.5/5 83% Separate But Equal (1991) The pace of Stevens' film is deliberate, often even slow. But there is plenty of story here to tell, and he takes care not to succumb to easy tricks. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004