A.J. Hakari

A.J. Hakari

Online film critic. Concessionist. Stage actor. "Dick Tracy" enthusiast.

Favorite films

  • A Christmas Story
  • Fargo
  • Fight Club
  • The Sting

Recent activity

  • Max Steel


  • Kong: Skull Island


  • The Love Witch


  • Miss Hokusai


Recent reviews

  • Insidious: The Last Key

    Insidious: The Last Key


    The most invested I've been in this series since the first film. There are holes to poke throughout (especially in the rushed climax), but between Lin Shaye's dynamite turn and the film's emphasis on tragedy over cheap jump scares, I had a much better time than I'd anticipated.

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game


    The story runs short on gas towards the end, but Sorkin's snappy script and Chastain's fierce-as-shit performance keep the proceedings more engaging than not.

Popular reviews

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream


    Mickey Rooney as Puck = one of the most ear-shatteringly irritating characters in cinema history. I'm serious, you'll want to put this little shithead's genitals in a vice twenty minutes in (oh, and this runs about 140 minutes, so have fun, kids).

    But even taking him out of consideration, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is surprisingly hollow. It looks appropriately dreamlike, and, more often than not, the cast has a handle on the text (even Cagney doesn't make a bad Bottom).…

  • The Mummy's Shroud

    The Mummy's Shroud


    Congratulations, Hammer, you've made the dullest mummy movie I've ever seen.