Mark Adnum

Mark Adnum

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , Eleven Magazine , FILMINK (Australia) , outrate.net , Script Magazine , Senses of Cinema
Total Reviews:
183
Total QuickRatings:
17

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " Cattrall is still far too reminiscent of Samantha Jones, typecast forever probably, and her permanent sense of slutty double entrendre makes it impossible for her to be convincing as a cool, secretive aide. " — outrate.net
Posted Aug 9, 2010
68% Brüno (2009) " Just like with Ali G and Borat, Sacha as Brüno tricks famous faces into doing ridiculous interviews. This includes singers Paula Abdul and Latoya Jackson, who both leave within minutes after being served sushi on a naked Mexican." — outrate.net
Posted Jun 18, 2009
78% Doubt (2008) " As the lemon-sucking, bonnet-shackled Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the godly dragon lady of St Nicholas Catholic school in the Bronx, Meryl Streep delivers the worst performance of her career." — outrate.net
Posted Feb 10, 2009
2/5 62% Valkyrie (2008) " A one-man Hollywood on legs, Cruise is Eyes by Newman, Nose by Streisand, Body by Brando, Brain by Mickey Mouse." — outrate.net
Posted Jan 28, 2009
—— Rodeu-mubi outrate.net
Posted Jan 8, 2008
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) " when Casey Affleck beats Brad Pitt to a Best Actor Oscar nomination for the film come January, remember that you heard it here first." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 30, 2007
65% The History Boys (2006) " I never saw the madly popular stage version of The History Boys, but I felt like I had after I sat through this almost amateurishly strange, two-dimensional version of it." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 14, 2007
83% Somersault (2004) " The gay subplot is the highlight of the film. \Free of the slack pretensions that saturate the rest of Somersault, the sequences between Joe and Richard (Erik Thomson), an older guy who recognizes Joe's furtive glances, are concise and suspenseful." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
—— Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story " Armin Meiwes is currently in a German jail for biting and cutting off Bernd Brandes' penis, frying it and serving it as a light meal for the both of them, before slaughtering Brandes, carving his body into choice cuts and storing them in the fridge." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
45% Cut Sleeve Boys (2007) " This dreadful and inane minstrel show takes its title from a poem written by a Han Emperor who cut off the sleeve of his beautiful robe so he could get out of bed without waking his sleeping male concubine." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
71% Paper Dolls (Bubot Niyar) (2006) " Heymann seems to be a big-hearted guy who, despite his own admission that he's happy to be alone, wants to push his Paper Dolls into as much happiness as they can find." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
40% Broken Sky (2006) " I agree with Salma Hayek, who exclaimed "so many Mexicans!" while announcing the nominations for the 2007 Oscars ceremony, that the past twelve months have featured a bounty of great Mexican films." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " Does anyone else note the similarities between Cate Blanchett and Kate Bush? They have the same first names, physically resemble each other, remain aloof from tabloid hoopla, and share the same kind of elysian artistic genius." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 15, 2007
0% Singing Forest (2003) outrate.net
Posted Dec 30, 2006
55% Adam & Steve (2005) " Surprisingly, there are some merits in this latest dropping from the despicable Zany Gay Romantic Comedy factory." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 4, 2006
73% Yentl (1983) " Like Yentl herself, the movie is constantly in search of who and what it is, only finds itself thwarted by certain circumstances, and sails off the screen still searching, leaving us unsatisfied rather than uplifted" — outrate.net
Posted Dec 4, 2006
—— October Moon (2005) " what a strange choice, to set a weirdo gay stalker loose with some rope and a set of steak knives amid a sea of gay-tolerance platitudes" — outrate.net
Posted Dec 4, 2006
71% Gay Sex in the 70s (2005) " the title is rather misleading as though we hear a lot about sex venues and see the odd xxx-pic or clip, there isn't a great deal of gay sex in Gay Sex in the 70's" — outrate.net
Posted Dec 4, 2006
66% Shortbus (2006) " Even as Mitchell pursues his gently romantic anti-agenda it's explicit three-way sex scenes or the appearance of remote-control vaginal vibrating-egg sex toys that move his tale along" — outrate.net
Posted Dec 4, 2006
49% The Object of My Affection (1998) " a surprisingly gutsy film that gets better as it goes along" — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
100% Law of Desire (1987) " Antonio Banderas was originally called José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (note the missing "s") before Almodóvar suggested he change his name" — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
63% Stonewall (1996) " The Stonewall legend never really knows what to do with itself - we know that drag queens led the riots, but conservative gay activists are always happy to insert their own ancestors into the record." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
75% Deathtrap (1982) " Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve apparently drank litres of alcohol to get through their dreaded male-male kiss scene in Deathtrap, but you'll need something stronger than alcohol to stay interested in this movie." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
63% Wild Side (2005) " Elliptic films of this type invariably drown in their own inscrutability but there's an emotional and psychological authenticity here that elevates Wild Side from the problems of its coma-inducing genre." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
68% Jeffrey (1995) " Jeffrey is, easily, the worst gay-themed film ever made." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
77% Plata quemada (Burnt Money) (2001) " Druggy but expert armed robbers, Angel and Nene escape to Uruguay when a hold-up in Argentina goes wrong." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
88% Tying the Knot (2004) " Tying the Knot's heart-on-its-sleeve makes for several serious missteps." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
—— Days (2001) outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
67% Bent (1997) " A sentimental mock-Jewish string score, bony lead actors and heartless SS guards fill up a very stock picture of martyrs at the mercy of a cruel world." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
94% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) " Misguided and counterproductive gay activists set upon The Silence of the Lambs and made fools out of themselves simplifying and misinterpreting certain elements of a complex cinematic masterpiece." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
88% Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004) " Bad Education is missing the fairy dust that made All About My Mother such a magical masterpiece." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
98% All About My Mother (1999) " Huma, a chain-smoking diva in the style of Bette Davis, doesn't seem to distinguish between her offstage self and her role as Blanche duBois, while Manuela becomes, for a moment, a fusion of Eve Harrington and Stella Kowalski." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
84% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) " Kilmer and Downey Jr spar well together, in several truly hilarious exchanges, but their characters are so well drawn and the Black's script so brainy that stale home/hetero tit-for-tats over handfuls of donuts during the stakeout do not occur." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
78% The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) " Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, kills a love rival who's been imprisoned in a deep freeze (played by Meatloaf) with a pick, and tries to keep a tight leash on the energetic Rocky." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
26% Anatomy of Hell (2004) " A beautiful but nameless woman (Amira Casar) tries to kill herself in the toilets of a gay disco. One of the gay clubbers, a handsome and also nameless man (Italian porn superstar Rocco Siffredi), rescues her." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
48% Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006) " I think it's interesting that hetero coming-of-age, teen-love films tend to be broad frat-house comedies a la American Pie while gay versions on the theme lean towards a lushly romanticised, almost tragic vision of innocence lost." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
63% À cause d'un garçon (You'll Get Over It) (2002) " Yet another troubled-gay-teen dragged Christ-like through the wringer of high-school-hell film." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
—— Death in Venice " Homosexual attraction in Death In Venice is such an isolated, intellectual quest that it has no carnality, and becomes something like a mania or temporary fever-induced mental attack." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
57% Beefcake (1999) " Bob Mizer was the enterprising creator of the Athletic Model Guild, a modelling agency and publishing house that celebrated 1950s-style beefacke bodybuilders through its R-rated magazine "Physique Pictorial"" — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
76% Tropical Malady (2005) outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
100% Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion) (1982) " Look, this isn't Almodóvar's best film. His second feature, it's a pretty low-budget, low frills affair and the signature kinks are shrill and unhewn." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
46% Food of Love (2003) " Paul (Kevin Bishop) is a capable pianist, but not talented enough to break into recital hall superstardom." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
76% Transamerica (2006) outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
16% Alexander (2004) " Anthony Hopkins, made up to look about a hundred and fifty, plays a narrator who records Alexander's life at the library of Alexandria, a grand building which in this film looks more like Elton John's bathroom or the set for an ad for "Kouros"." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
93% Paragraph 175 (2000) " Made by the Academy Award winning team responsible for Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt, Paragraph 175 is a predictably excellent documentary that explores the haunting memories of a group of gay and lesbian Holocaust survivors with subtlety." — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
29% O Fantasma (2001) " Officially selected at the Venice Film Festival and variously proclaimed as "one of the year's ten best films" etc., by reviewers in gay and non-gay media, O Fantasma is really an overblown bore" — outrate.net
Posted Oct 7, 2006
40% Lola and Bilidikid (Lola and Billy the Kid) (Lola + Bilidikid) (1999) " Murat lurks around public toilets and drag bars trying to find some entry point into his adulthood and eventually encounters Lola (Gandi Mukli), a drag performer who turns out to be Murat's estranged brother" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— Mandragora (1997) " Mandragora - or Mandrake - is a noxious plant named from two Greek words meaning "harmful to cattle". Reportedly hallucinogenic and used in the distant past as an anaesthetic before operations, it was fabled to grow under the gallows of hung men, thirstin" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
90% A Year Without Love (Un Ano sin amor) (2005) " As his immune system declines, his need for affection increases, but when he hooks up with a hardcore sex gang, meets the charismatic Martín and decides to publish a frank autobiography, he drifts away from his supportive family" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— 200 American (2003) " things kind of go no where but also in all directions as this woeful movie jumps aboard the Crapola Express to ****ville" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
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