John A. Nesbit

John A. Nesbit

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Biography:
Former teacher on the Navajo reservation who developed a film appreciation course, now seeks happiness in an urban desert setting frequenting Diamondbacks games, the 2 movie arthouses in the area, and travelling whenever possible. Nesbit has written a number of reviews at ToxicUniverse.com and has established his own site at Old School Reviews.
Favorites:
Casablanca, Fellini's 8 1/2, Do the Right Thing, Notorious, The 400 Blows, Ikiru
Publications:
Old School Reviews , outrate.net , ToxicUniverse.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1025
Total QuickRatings:
110
Location:
Phoenix, Arizona

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 56% 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 91% Y Tu Mamá También (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 83% 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 55% 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+ 54% Scary Movie (2000) " mindless fun" — Old School Reviews
Posted May 5, 2013
C 77% 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 —— Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) () " a graceful, gentle reminder about basic human goodness" — Old School Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2013
B 93% 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 82% Pink Flamingos (1972) " Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C —— The Perfect Son (2002) " goes through the motions to hit all the politically correct notes" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C 84% Side Effects (2013) " turns out to be a psychological thriller that uses pharmaceuticals as the MacGuffin" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2013
A- —— Mother Teresa (1986) " ...shows her in action" — Old School Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2013
C 33% 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 88% Black Girl (1966) " first major feature to surface in Africa" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2013
A 93% Paths of Glory (1957) " profound, poignant, and eloquent" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2013
C- 62% The Patriot (2000) " has its moments" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2013
A 94% 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
B 68% North Country (2005) " issue movie that blatantly examines power and sexual harassment in the workplace" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2013
B 80% Marnie (2000) " professionally crafted film that focuses primarily on character development" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2013
B 92% Memento (2000) " treats the audience with respect without being overly pretentious" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jan 2, 2013
B 92% The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) " entertains and brings a true insider view" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2012
B —— Khachaturian (2003) " remarkable first person glimpse into the inner circle of the Soviet composers" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2012
C 35% Hostage (2005) " you've seen this movie before" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2012
C 83% Hollow Reed (1996) " competent drama that approaches homophobic attitudes very directly" — Old School Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2012
A —— Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) " ranks among the most refreshing and creative documentaries" — Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 1, 2012
A —— Primary (1960) " no documentary has since captured the inside views of a Presidential campaign so naturally" — Old School Reviews
Posted Sep 1, 2012
A- 95% Marley (2012) " You need not don a red, yellow, and green T-shirt to appreciate the film. " — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 20, 2012
B 89% Going Upriver - The Long War of John Kerry (2004) " compelling story without fancy gimmicks and trickery" — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2012
B 45% Just Looking (1999) " lighthearted, nostalgic comedy" — Old School Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2012
B 81% Jesus' Son (1999) " takes some different turns" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
C 76% Frida (2002) " a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
C 73% Finding Forrester (2000) " predictable formula film that is quickly forgotten" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2012
B —— When It Was a Game 3 (2000) " brings smiles to old timers " — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2012
B 84% The War Zone (1999) " dark and disturbing journey of family dysfunction" — Old School Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2012
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