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Appellate Judge Mike Pinsky

Appellate Judge Mike Pinsky • Joined: September 2000
• Retired: January 2010
• 248 full reviews
• 208 small claims
• Columnist: Deep Focus

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The Adventures Of Mark Twain
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
Akira: Special Edition
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Al Franken: God Spoke
Alice (1990)
All That Jazz
American Pimp
American Pimp: Raw Outtakes And The Hard Truth
American Splendor
Ancient Mysteries: Camelot
And Now For Something Completely Hilarious Collection
Angels In America
The Animation Show (Volume 1 And 2 Boxed Set)
Anne Murray's Classic Christmas
Another Woman
Anything But Love: Volume 1
Apocalypse Now Redux
Argento Soma: Outside Sanity (Volume 4)
Argento Soma: Our Memories (Volume 5)
Artists Of The 20th Century: Andy Warhol
Astro Boy (1980): The Complete Series
Aura Battler Dunbine (Volume 1)
The Awful Truth: The Complete Series
Baby Einstein: Discovering Shapes
Baby Einstein: Lullaby Time
Baby Einstein: My First Signs
Baby Einstein: Numbers Nursery
Baby Galileo: Discovering The Sky
Babylon 5: The Complete First Season
Babylon 5: The Complete Second Season
Babylon 5: The Complete Fourth Season
Babylon 5: The Complete Fifth Season
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Babylon 5: The Movie Collection
Baby Neptune: Discovering Water
Bambi II
The Bank
Banner Of The Stars II: Prey (Volume 2)
The Batman Superman Movie
Batman: The Animated Series: The Legend Begins
Battle Of The Planets, Volumes One-Five
Battlestar Galactica: Season One
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Bend It Like Beckham
Benjamin Bagby's Beowulf
Benjamin Franklin
Beshkempir: The Adopted Son
Best Of The Muppet Show: Volume 3
Best Of The Muppet Show: Volume 4
The Best of the Original Avengers
Birthday Girl
A Bit Of Fry And Laurie: Seasons One And Two
The Black Hole
Blood Of A Poet: Criterion Collection
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Bob Newhart: Button Down Concert
Bounty Dog
Brainy Baby: Peek-A-Boo / Brainy Baby: Laugh And Learn
Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE
The British War Collection
The Cameraman's Revenge And Other Fantastic Tales
The Cardinal
Casino Royale (2006)
Castle In The Sky
Cat People
Cat People / Curse Of The Cat People
The Century Of Warfare
Charlie And Lola: My Little Town
Charlie And Lola: It Is Absolutely Completely Not Messy
Charlie And Lola, Volumes 1 And 2
Chasing Papi
Chelsea Walls
The Chess Player
Chicken Little
Children Of Paradise: Criterion Collection
Children Underground
Circuit 7
Civilisation: The Complete Series
Classic Albums: Aja
The Closer: The Complete First Season
The Closer: The Complete Second Season
Cotton Mary
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Crime Story: Seasons One And Two
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season
Cut-Up: The Films Of Grant Munro
Daimajin / Return Of Daimajin / Wrath Of Daimajin
The Dancer Upstairs
Danger Mouse: The Complete Seasons One And Two
Das Boot: Superbit Edition
Daughters Of Darkness
Da Vinci And The Code He Lived By
Dead Ringers
The Decalogue
IMAX: Deep Sea
Depeche Mode: A Broken Frame
Depeche Mode: Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Designing Woman
The Dish
Disney's American Legends
Little Einsteins: Rocket's Firebird Rescue
Little Einsteins: The Legend Of The Golden Pyramid
Doctor Zhivago: Special Edition
Do the Right Thing: Criterion Collection
Drawn Together: Season One
Early Summer: Criterion Collection
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
The Edge Of The World
8 1/2: Criterion Collection
Ellis Island
Enemy Mine
Ethics And The World Crisis
The Europeans
Everyday Food: Fast, Family-Friendly Ideas (Volume 1)
Exploring The Da Vinci Code
Fancy Lala (Volume 6)
Fantasia Anthology
Fast, Cheap, And Out Of Control
Fast Company: Limited Edition
Fellini Satyricon
Female Trouble
Fiddler On The Roof: Special Edition
The Firemen's Ball: Criterion Collection
The First Amendment Project
The Five Obstructions
The Fly: Collector's Edition
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: The Complete Season 1
Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: The Complete Season 2
The Fourth Man
The Fox And The Hound 2
Frankenstein 90
From The Earth To The Moon: The Signature Edition
Full Contact
Galaxina: 25th Anniversary Special Edition
Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe
Gatchaman: Volumes 1-4
Gatchaman: Volumes 5-6
Gatchaman, Collection 4 (Volumes 7 And 8)
Gatchaman, Collection 5 (Volumes 9 And 10)
Gatchaman, Collection 7 (Volumes 13 And 14)
Gatchaman, Collection 9 (Volumes 17 And 18)
Geneshaft: Ring (Volume 1)
The Ghost Busters: The Complete Series
Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence Music Video Anthology
Ghost Sweeper Mikami
Gods And Monsters
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Goodfellas: Special Edition
Grass (1925)
Grave Of The Fireflies: Collector's Edition
Gray Matter
Great Expectations (1946) Criterion Collection
Grey Gardens: Criterion Collection
The Guyver (Volume 1)
The Guyver (Volume 2)
Haibane-Renmei: Free Bird (Volume 3)
Hairspray (1988)
Hanna-Barbera Storybook Classics
Happy Feet
Happy Lesson: Mom-Ageddon (Volume 1)
Happy Lesson: Mama-Palooza (Volume 2)
Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed The World
Harlem Renaissance
Harlock Saga
The Haunting (1963)
Haxan: Criterion Collection
Heat Guy J: Super Android (Volume 1)
Hello Kitty And Friends: Fairy Tale Fantasy (Volume 1)
Hello Kitty And Friends: Let's Be Friends (Volume 4)
The Herzog/Kinski Collection
H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer
High School Musical: Encore Edition
Hindle Wakes
A History Of God
A History Of Violence
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1982)
Homicide: Life On The Street: The Complete Third Season
Homicide: Life On The Street: The Complete Fourth Season
Horatio Hornblower: The New Adventures
The House Of Mirth
The H.P. Lovecraft Collection: Rough Magik (Volume 2)
Humphrey Bogart: The Signature Collection, Volume 2
Hyper-Combat Unit Dangaioh
Inside Deep Throat
Insomnia (2002)
In The Bedroom
The Invincible Iron Man
I Spy: A Runaway Robot And Other Stories / I Spy: A Mumble Monster Mystery And Other Stories
Jane And The Lost City
The Jazz Singer: Three-Disc Deluxe Edition
John And Abigail Adams
John Canemaker: Marching To A Different Toon
Johnstown Flood
Jubilee: Criterion Collection
Juliet Of The Spirits: Criterion Collection
Justice League
Justice League Unlimited: Season One
Ken Burns: American Lives
King Of The Ants
American Experience: Kinsey
Km. 0 (Kilometer Zero)
The Koala Brothers: Meet The Koala Brothers / We're Here To Help
K Street: The Complete Series
The Kumars At No. 42
Kwaidan: Criterion Collection
Lady Jane
The Lair Of The White Worm
Lateline: The Complete Series
Laughing Boy
L'Avventura: Criterion Collection
The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg
The Life Of David Gale
The Lina Wertmuller Collection
The Lost City (1935)
The Lost Son
Love And Rage
Loves Of A Blonde: Criterion Collection
Mad Love: The Films Of Evgeni Bauer
Maid In Manhattan
Maid In Manhattan / Fools Rush In
The Maigret Collection
The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh: Friendship Edition
The Mark
Master Of The Flying Guillotine: Two-Disc Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Metropolis (2001)
M. Hulot's Holiday: Criterion Collection
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
Minority Report
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Adventures In Friendship And A Day At The Circus
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Going To School
Mon Oncle: Criterion Collection
Monsieur Verdoux
Monster In A Box
Monty Python And The Holy Grail: Extraordinarily Deluxe Two-Disc Edition
The Mouse That Roared
Mr. Show: The Complete Third Season
Mr. Show: The Complete Collection
Murder In Greenwich
Murder One: The Complete First Season
A Musicares Person Of The Year Tribute Honoring James Taylor
Music For The Movies: The Hollywood Sound
Mussolini And I
My Fair Lady: Special Edition
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro (Disney Release)
Myrna Loy And William Powell Collection
The Mystery Of Picasso
Naked Lunch: Criterion Collection
Neon Genesis Evangelion Director's Cut: Genesis Reborn
Neon Genesis Evangelion Director's Cut: Resurrection
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:1
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:2
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:3
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death And Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End Of Evangelion
Neo Ranga: Complete Collection
Neo Ranga (Volumes 1 And 2)
Night And Fog: Criterion Collection
The Nightowls Of Coventry
The 1964 World's Fair
Ninja Scroll
Noir (Volumes 1 And 2)
Notorious (1946) Criterion Collection
Nowhere Man (1995)
The Office: Season One
Oliver Twist: Criterion Collection
The Olive Thomas Collection
Onibaba: Criterion Collection
Operation Enduring Freedom
Origins Of The Mafia
Orpheus: Criterion Collection
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism
Patlabor: The Mobile Police: The New Files (Volume 1)
Patlabor: The Mobile Police: The TV Series Boxed Set (Volumes 1-4)
Patlabor 1
Patlabor: The Mobile Police: The TV Series, Volumes 5-7
The Pawnbroker
Pennies From Heaven (1978)
Perfect Blue
The Peter Jennings Collection
Phantom Museums: The Short Films Of The Quay Brothers
The Phantom Of Liberty: Criterion Collection
Pink Flamingos
Pioneers Of Primetime
Playtime: Criterion Collection
Pokémon 4Ever
Popular Mechanics For Kids: Lightning And Firefighters
Pornography: The Secret History Of Civilisation
The Powerpuff Girls: Complete First Season
Prime Suspect 1
Prime Suspect 2 And 3
Prime Suspect 4 And 5
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness
Princess Mononoke
The Prisoner: Complete Series Megaset (40th Anniversary Edition)
The Prisoner Set 1
The Prisoner Set 2
Project A 2
Psychic Wars
Punch-Drunk Love
Quest For The True Cross
Radio Days
RahXephon (Volume 1)
The Razor's Edge (1984)
The Real Eve
Red Dragon: Director's Edition
Red Eye
Reds: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Ren And Stimpy Show: Seasons Three And A Half-ish
The Ren And Stimpy Show: Season Five And Some More Of Four
Ren And Stimpy: The Lost Episodes
Requiem For A Dream
The Residents: Icky Flix
R.O.D.: Read Or Die
R.O.D. The TV: The Paper Sisters (Volume 1)
R.O.D. The TV, Volumes Two And Three
R.O.D. The TV: The Turning Point (Volume 4)
Ronin Warriors OAV (Volume 1)
Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles: The Complete Campaigns
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise
The Royal Tenenbaums: Criterion Collection
The Ruling Class: Criterion Collection
Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Volume 2: Happy Disaster
Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Volume 3: A Touch Of Magic
Rumpole Of The Bailey Megaset: The Complete Series
Run Ronnie Run
Sacred Planet
Santo And Blue Demon Versus Dracula And The Wolf Man / Santo And Blue Demon Versus Doctor Frankenstein
Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Commercial Parodies
Savage Earth
Saving Grace
Sealab 2021: Season One
The Secrets Of Isis: The Complete Series
Secrets Of The Occult
See No Evil (1971)
Separate But Equal
Sex And Drugs (Educational Archives Volume I)
Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow Skill
Shinkai: Collection
Shock Corridor: Criterion Collection
Short 10: Chaos
Short: International Release
Short: International Release 2
Significant Others: The Complete Series
The Silence Of The Lambs: Collector's Edition
The Silence Of The Lambs: Criterion Collection
The Silence Of The Lambs: Special Edition
Simon Schama's Power Of Art
Sketches Of Frank Gehry
Social Engineering 101 (Educational Archives Volume II)
Solaris (2002)
Speed Racer: Limited Edition
Spellbound: Criterion Collection
Spider-Man: Deluxe Edition
Spirited Away
Sports Night: The Complete Series
Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams
Stargate SG-1: The Complete Second Season
Star Trek: Fan Collective: Borg
Star Trek: Fan Collective: Time Travel
Stingray: The Complete Series
The StoryTeller
Straight To Hell
Studio One: The Defender
A Talk With Your Kids About Smoking: A Family DVD For Grades 6-12
Tanner '88: Criterion Collection
Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion
Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America
Terrahawks: The Complete Series
Testament Of Orpheus: Criterion Collection
That's My Bush! The Definitive Collection
Three Colors Trilogy
Timeslip: The Complete Series
To Catch a Thief: Special Collector's Edition
Total Recall (1990) Special Edition
To Walk With Lions
Town And Country
Tracey Takes On: The Complete First Season
Traffic: Criterion Collection
The Trials Of Henry Kissinger
Tron: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition
TR: The Story Of Teddy Roosevelt
25th Hour
24: Season Two
24 Hour Party People
Twin Peaks: The Complete First Season
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Umberto D.: Criterion Collection
Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narratives
Underground Railroad
Upstairs, Downstairs: The Complete First And Second Seasons
The Val Lewton Horror Collection
Vampire Wars
Vandread: Enemy Engaged!
The Venture Bros. Season Two
Virus: Virus Buster Serge (Volume 1)
Virus: Virus Buster Serge (Volume 2)
The Wages Of Fear: Criterion Collection
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home: The Complete First Season
Walt Disney Treasures: Davy Crockett: The Complete Televised Series
Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities
Walt Disney Treasures: Disneyland USA
Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse In Living Color
Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies (Volume Two)
Walt Disney Treasures: On The Front Lines
Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies
Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume Two (1942-1946)
Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto, Volume Two (1947-1951)
Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrowland
War Photographer
The War Room
Weird U.S.: Volumes 1-3
When The Sky Falls
The Wild Bunch
Wild Strawberries: Criterion Collection
Winsor McCay: The Master Edition
Wiseguy: Mel Profitt
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
X-Men: The Phoenix Saga

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Average Scales of Justice

Video: 87
Audio: 88
Extras: 66
Acting: 89
Story: 87
Judgment: 83

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