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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 183
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— 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
21% The 24th Day (2004) " Twenty-four days after he's learnt of his HIV seroconversion, Tom (Scott Speedman) tracks down Dan (James Madsen), who he believes infected him. Tom takes Dan home, handcuffs him to a chair and withdraws some of Dan's blood" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
22% Nine Dead Gay Guys (9 Dead Gay Guys) (2002) " Lower-class Irish guys darting from one misadventure to the other dated about as quickly as Hugh Grant's voice-over narration in films like Notting Hill and About A Boy" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) (2003) " a beautifully shot film with an affectingly melancholy heart. It's intelligent and innovative in several ways and I haven't seen a film that deals with a very young, HIV-positive gay guy in quite the ways that this film does" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004) " A perfectly titled film, since the fleeting mid-story appearance of Antonio Sabato Jr.'s **** was apparently all that was necessary to vacuum cash out of gay male film goers' wallets and into the box offices of gay and lesbian film festivals the world ove" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
87% Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) (1981) " Taxi Zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) is a remarkable AIDS-eve film that was scandalous in its day and still runs rings around self-proclaimed "edgy" queer films that bore us to death each year at the annual local gay and lesbian film festival" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
77% Presque rien (Come Undone) (2000) " Stanley Kubrick once said that watching a film was like taking part in a controlled dream. But Presque Rien is really like the kind of daydream you might have at work, while you stare out the window waiting for five o-clock" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
52% Garçon Stupide (2005) " Oh, when will it end? How many more art-farty films about aimless young homo gits gliding on auto-pilot through an endless string of anonymous sexual encounters do we need to see?" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
57% Cowboys & Angels (2003) " Though Cowboys & Angels has a heart of gold, it has a brain of tin. Unbelievable coincidences and pat conveniences allow you to give your eyeballs a thorough rolling" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
100% C.R.A.Z.Y. (Crazy) (2005) " C.R.A.Z.Y. (the title is made up of the initials of the five sons) is a most refreshing take on the gay coming-of-age genre, an overused template which has churned out one trite film about homophobia after another" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— Beautiful Mystery (1983) " If ever there was a film to stumble upon late at night after you've been smoking pot, Beautiful Mystery is it." — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
20% Anonymous (2004) " Cruising around washrooms, parks and the internet for sex is boring enough when you're doing it yourself, so Todd Verow's 84-minute home video of his own encounters is enough to drive you to stick hot needles in your eyes" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— A Very Natural Thing (1974) " Apparently intended as a "gay version" of Love Story, a huge hetero hit released in 1970, A Very Natural Thing is actually nothing more than a dramatised discussion about the shape gay life, then in its infancy, should take" — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
—— Macho Dancer (2005) " This is an extremely powerful and emotionally impacting film which has a quiet reputation but which deserves some kind of revival ..." — outrate.net
Posted Sep 23, 2006
50% Color Me Kubrick (2007) " Now that the nauseating overload of those pious and hyper-masculine gay cowboys has subsided, it's great to see good old-fashioned effete, wicked old queens holding court on the big screen." — outrate.net
Posted Jun 16, 2006
16% Eating Out (2004) " One good thing: at 84 minutes, it's over quickly." — outrate.net
Posted Nov 17, 2005
78% Trick (1999) " Christian Campbell is smart enough to play his ambitious young character, but no where near unnattractive enough for him to contrast with Pitoc." — outrate.net
Posted Sep 12, 2005
—— Locked Up (Gefangen) (2004) " It's criminal to see such slop being shovelled towards a gay market as something they simply have to see and it's embarrassing to see gay consumers take the bait." — outrate.net
Posted Sep 12, 2005
43% Latter Days (2004) " Ramsey's eyebrow-tweezed perma-tan face remains much the same from beginning to end." — outrate.net
Posted Sep 12, 2005
73% Showboy (2002) " Absolutely fabulous mockumentary that treats us to everything from a spunky lead to a guest appearance by Siegfried and Roy." — outrate.net
Posted Aug 24, 2005
33% You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004) " Why cast a pack of hotties then argue a mini-thesis about the evils of surface beauty?" — outrate.net
Posted Aug 15, 2005
80% Beautiful Boxer (2005) " Suwan took lessons from Thai beauty queens, studied opera and the traditional Thai street opera of Likay as preparation for the role" — outrate.net
Posted Jul 22, 2005
92% Tarnation (2004) " a showcase for Caouette's conspicuous talents and his own fractured, tenuous self" — outrate.net
Posted Jul 22, 2005
84% Mysterious Skin (2005) " Pre-teen boys are a little androgynous, but this one's more freaking female impersonator." — outrate.net
Posted Jun 13, 2005
65% Big Eden (2001) " an annoying and mediocre film that is mystifyingly popular" — outrate.net
Posted May 30, 2005
72% Walk on Water (2005) " Fox is a film maker racing towards an exciting maturity, and his third feature promises to be a knockout." — outrate.net
Posted May 30, 2005
86% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) " British comedy sees the workplace as a sexual microcosm %u2013 see Are You Being Served or "The Office". French comedy tends to frame the workplace as a slapstick showcase for all that's wrong with urban change." — outrate.net
Posted Mar 9, 2005
94% The Nomi Song (2005) " Originally from Germany, Klaus moved to New York and fashioned a startling act inspired by science fiction and opera, in which he was classically trained." — outrate.net
Posted Feb 19, 2005
96% Victor Victoria (1982) outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
71% My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) " The plot is artificially thickened by a number of excruciatingly awkward sequences that include Julianne sneaking into Kimberly's father's office and sending fake emails, and a runaway chase in a catering truck." — outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
97% Cabaret (1972) outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
100% The Crying Game (1992) outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
44% Connie And Carla (2004) " Hard-featured Nia Vardalos and goofy, goggle-eyed Toni Collette look a bit too much like real drag queens for their own good." — outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
78% The Birdcage (1996) " The Birdcage is smart, fresh entertainment." — outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
100% My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) " My Beautiful Laundrette is a film of great humour, deep regret, and an incisive view of Eighties London which never topples into polemic or left-wing sentiment." — outrate.net
Posted Jan 24, 2005
90% Maurice (1987) outrate.net
Posted Dec 19, 2004
80% The Opposite of Sex (1998) " The Opposite of Sex is a bit like a cross between Drugstore Cowboy and and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and it holds its own with superlative films like Election and Clueless." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 19, 2004
92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) " Hedwig used to be Hansel, a sensitive but restless Eastern German boy who lived with his mother in a tiny flat on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 19, 2004
—— Hard (1998) " Raymond Vates (Noel Palomaria) is a secretly gay, Latino cop who's recently been promoted to Detective. Vates is happy to keep his work and private life separate until he gets involved with a man he doesn't realise is a gay serial killer." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 19, 2004
68% Dahmer (2002) " Subject matter this inscrutable and scary shouldn't be left hanging on a vine of existential ennui and arty-farty lens work." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 19, 2004
14% Unconditional Love (2002) " It's hard to see how talented, ballsy Kathy Bates could have ever been effective in this silly, feminine film." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 13, 2004
56% The Iron Ladies (Satree lek) (2001) " Footage of the original Iron Ladies shows a group of calm, composed kathoeys who contrast completely with the shrill archetypes of the film." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 13, 2004
82% Hamam (Steam: The Turkish Bath) (1998) " The love affair between the two men is the film's high point, it's the strongest storyline and the one that seems to hold the film together." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 13, 2004
92% Ed Wood (1994) " a bit of a curate's egg" — outrate.net
Posted Dec 13, 2004
94% Deliverance (1972) " Querelle in a canoe." — outrate.net
Posted Dec 13, 2004
28% Proteus (2004) " Proteus is a little bit of a soutpiel, as it can't decide wether it wants to be a brainy and beautiful costume epic, or quirky and polemic "New Queer Cinema"." — outrate.net
Posted Jul 3, 2004
77% Bear Cub (Cachorro) (2004) " Top daddy seeks willing son" — outrate.net
Posted Jun 28, 2004
—— Cock & Bull Story (Southside) (2003) outrate.net
Posted May 22, 2004
63% Priest (1995) " Homosexual Catholic priests are, apparently, relatively common, but any kind of open expression of homosexual orientation by the ordained is of course forbidden. Priest explores this fascinating constriction in the most boring, lame way imaginable" — outrate.net
Posted May 9, 2004
60% Zero Patience (1994) " Zero Patience, an absurd musical comedy, is a gem amidst the gravel of New Queer Cinema. Though it contains many of the contrived hallmarks of its dreary contemporaries, it's also - unlike them - a very funny, smart and moving film." — outrate.net
Posted May 2, 2004
—— Walking on Water " Racked with guilt over his role in Gavin's death, Charlie's soon gorging on left over morphine, drinking too much, fighting with Anna and losing his boyfriend, Frank." — outrate.net
Posted Apr 24, 2004
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