Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Filmcritic.com , MovieWeb , Salon.com
Total Reviews:
52

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 —— Wire - The Complete First Season (2004) Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4.5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) " A multi-generational tale of bad money, it is the defining American movie of the 1990s; Scorsese hasn't made a film half as good since its 1990 release." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 4, 2006
4/5 89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) " a spirited tribute" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 19, 2006
3/5 100% Obchod na Korze (The Shop On Main Street) (A Shop on the High Street) (1966) Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 11, 2006
3/5 82% The Ruling Class (1972) Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 11, 2006
3/5 89% Viskningar och Rop (Cries and Whispers) (1972) " the hushed, interior tone fails to generate much drama, and the tension never explodes" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 26, 2005
2/5 38% Maestro (2005) " Ramos is the most exasperating sort of scenester - the guy who keeps telling you how great something is but lacks the skills and inclination to tell you exactly why" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 28, 2005
4/5 100% Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985) " shows how there's an inherent brutality to living without rules... without ever devolving into melodrama or didacticism" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 11, 2005
3.5/5 100% Twist of Faith (2004) " makes a convincing case that suffering in silence would have been much worse" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 23, 2005
3/5 84% Carnival of Souls (1962) " For a flick with a non-existent budget (well, $30,000) and relative amateurs in front of the camera, everybody's lines are practically howler-free." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2005
3/5 80% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) " best appreciated as a sort of adult version of teenage hygiene films from the '40s and '50s" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 30, 2005
4/5 95% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) " Though Ingrid and Ingmar Bergman aren't related, their pairing on a movie set was a long-anticipated event" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 23, 2005
1.5/5 50% Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) " nothing new to anybody who's caught five minutes of an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 19, 2005
4.5/5 95% Peeping Tom (1960) " there's a constantly gorgeous surface - a handsome hero, lots of bright Technicolor - and a constant moral rot at play underneath" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 19, 2005
2.5/5 89% Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000) " there's too little evidence that freestyling in itself deserves even the short 75 minutes allotted for this film" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 6, 2005
4.5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) MovieWeb
Posted Oct 31, 2004
4/5 98% Repo Man (1984) " wherever you see young snotbags and anti-authoritarian pranking today on film and TV, you can bet somebody working on the script was cribbing from Repo Man" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2004
4/5 89% Jandek on Corwood (2004) " inherently fascinating" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 18, 2004
4/5 80% The Untouchables (1987) " a magnificent movie about political clout -- a worthy subject that Hollywood's rarely bothered to tackle and usually gets wrong" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 19, 2004
5/5 98% Strangers on a Train (1951) " Two men, a problem, and a crime is an old theme, but the list of works that exploit it perfectly is a short one. Strangers on a Train belongs on it." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 26, 2004
3.5/5 85% Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou (Hard Goodbyes: My Father) (2003) " fuses to concede to clichés of precocious kids and eccentric adults" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 10, 2004
3.5/5 —— King of Bluegrass - The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin (2004) " a man who's driven by a decades-old perceived slight isn't necessarily a likeable person, but he's an appealing documentary subject" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2004
3.5/5 87% Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003) " Anybody whoâ(TM)s willing to bring their own ideas about sex, love, and bloodletting to the film will likely find themselves sucked into Maddinâ(TM)s growing cult." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 18, 2004
2/5 56% Heaven's Gate (1980) " It is sensitive and it is condescending. It has enormous ambition and winds up with nothing to say. Eventually, it's just sadly exhausting." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 18, 2004
4/5 87% Field of Dreams (1989) " Say what you want about Kevin Costner, but you can't say he never played Jesus Christ." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 15, 2004
2/5 60% No Turning Back (2001) " It bolts out of the blocks tugging a crate full of bricks, two wrecking balls, and a cruise-ship anchor." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2004
3/5 92% The Deer Hunter (1978) " A hollow movie that only play-acted at meaning; the sucker was us." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 4, 2004
4/5 84% Pennies From Heaven (1981) " Dark as night but perfectly lit, a little sad but with a song in its heart." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 26, 2004
5/5 98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) " the perfect blend of playfulness, beauty, and pathos that every musical strives for" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 7, 2004
1.5/5 29% Myra Breckinridge (1970) " The film and its purported message are just like the monster between Welch's legs: A big fat fake." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2004
4/5 93% The Great Escape (1963) " anybody who thinks that Michael Bay is a bullying thug of a filmmaker who likes pushing people's emotions around can come here to see where he got it from" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 26, 2004
3.5/5 88% The Commitments (1991) " If it's light on meaning, it's strong at presenting the visceral pleasures of music, which can be extremely difficult to do" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 22, 2004
4/5 100% Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) " The true magic is in the "Trolley Song" sequence, one of American musical film's finest moments" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 14, 2004
4.5/5 91% Straw Dogs (1971) " plays out with ferocious brilliance" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
4/5 85% The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003) " A caustic, witty study of love and sex" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 31, 2003
2/5 63% Camp (2003) " When Bert drunkenly berates the batch for harboring hopeless dreams and wasting their time on performing, it's supposed to underscore how angry and damaged Bert is; instead, you're pondering whether the man has a point." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 24, 2003
3.5/5 82% Step Into Liquid (2003) " utter freedom, drawn in enough shades of blue to fill a king-sized Crayola box." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 19, 2003
3.5/5 43% Garage Days (2003) " joyous, diverting, and often childish" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 16, 2003
3/5 28% Love the Hard Way (2003) " Blame the script, which fails to fill out exactly how conflicted these characters are." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 11, 2003
2.5/5 61% Valentin (2004) " For all of its prettiness, there's nothing going on here that matters much." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 22, 2003
2/5 77% A Decade Under the Influence (2003) " When Coppola bellyaches you want to ask, Hey buddy, who forced the studios to give up on radical filmmakers by going insanely overbudget and past schedule with Apocalypse Now?" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 22, 2003
4/5 92% L' Homme du Train (The Man on the Train) (2003) " Might not be the manliest way to make a buddy movie, but it makes for a great movie about being a man." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2003
3/5 79% Owning Mahowny (2003) " It's clear halfway through Owning Mahowny that nobody with a need so consuming - and suits so ill-fitting - is going to come within 50 miles of redemption." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 1, 2003
4.5/5 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) " More than anything else, Le Cercle Rouge reminds us that when it comes to these sort of roles, it's the criminal that matters, not the crime." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 25, 2003
1/5 35% The Real Cancun (2003) " Six, if you must know. That's how many pairs of breasts get bared in The Real Cancun." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 23, 2003
3/5 57% The Death of Klinghoffer (2003) " Woolcock mostly makes the film work visually -- she's excellent at the pointed close-up and frenzied camera movements." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 18, 2003
2/5 79% Hush (2002) " What might've been an exhilarating exploration of an odd love triangle becomes a sprawl of uncoordinated vectors." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 13, 2003
100% The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998) Salon.com
Posted Mar 27, 2001
3.5/5 89% Henry Fool (1998) Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Robyn Hitchcock - Storefront Hitchcock (1998) Salon.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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