John A. Nesbit

John A. Nesbit
Tomatometer-approved critic
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
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Official Websites: toxicuniverse.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 79% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) it first seduces and then repulses - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B+ 89% Yossi (2013) a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 99% Wadjda (2013) Unveils rarely seen glimpses of Saudi culture - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C- 36% Salinger (2013) a work that Holden Caufield would describe as a phony piece of crap. - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 81% Fantasia 2000 (2000) balance in animation styles - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 83% Una noche (One Night) (2013) unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A 98% Short Term 12 (2013) deals honestly with very real issues - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B+ 78% The Grandmaster (2013) emphasizes emotional restraint and understatement - Old School Reviews EDIT
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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 EDIT
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B 98% Blackfish (2013) likely to never again buy a ticket to a marine theme park again - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) does something more radical ... humanizes the protagonist - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Instead of rolling out historical content like a mighty stream, it only trickles weakly - Old School Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2013
A 97% Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) (1987) essentially a fable ... stands the test of time - Old School Reviews EDIT
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F 10% Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) worst film ever - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B- 82% Valley Girl (1983) homage to the 1980s - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 68% U-571 (2000) ... more like a Star Trek television episode - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 96% The Straight Story (1999) look and feel of a foreign film - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 42% Tommy Boy (1995) re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B- 79% Washington Heights (2002) may inspire some to get off at 191st street - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B- 83% Walk the Line (2005) the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script - Old School Reviews EDIT
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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 EDIT
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B 90% Witnesses (2004) revisits Kurosawa's Rashoman structure - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) fresh and alive - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A- 77% Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) provocative - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 83% Stone Reader (2003) weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C+ 67% Shaft (2000) doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 81% Kon Tiki (2013) a credible account - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 97% Sideways (2004) Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 82% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) shines forth as a labor of love - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 36% Rules of Engagement (2000) Something is missing - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 78% Seabiscuit (2003) promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 57% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) among the most provocative releases of the year - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 61% Saved! (2004) The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C+ 53% Scary Movie (2000) mindless fun - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 80% 42 (2013) a script that touches the well known base paths of Robinson lore without penetrating the man's heart - Old School Reviews EDIT
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D+ 81% Pollock (2000) a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life - Old School Reviews EDIT
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D 38% Psycho (1998) failed project - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B No Score Yet Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) (2011) a graceful, gentle reminder about basic human goodness - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 94% Room 237 (2013) Kubrick fans and movie geeks will want to check this film out as soon as possible - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 80% Pink Flamingos (1972) Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C No Score Yet The Perfect Son (2002) goes through the motions to hit all the politically correct notes - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 83% Side Effects (2013) turns out to be a psychological thriller that uses pharmaceuticals as the MacGuffin - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A- No Score Yet Mother Teresa (1986) ...shows her in action - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C 33% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible, - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B+ 88% Pi (1998) a real treat - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 96% Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966) first major feature to surface in Africa - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A 95% Paths of Glory (1957) profound, poignant, and eloquent - Old School Reviews EDIT
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C- 61% The Patriot (2000) has its moments - Old School Reviews EDIT
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A 93% Amour (2012) unforgettable portrait of old age - Old School Reviews EDIT
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B 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) numerous twists and turns, but remains fun - Old School Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2013