Mark Holcomb

Mark Holcomb

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Las Vegas Weekly , Time Out , Time Out New York , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
339

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3% Bless the Child (2000) " If you're so inclined, pray that the responsible parties crawl back into whatever hole they emerged from." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2013
36% The ABCs of Death (2013) " What's unexpected is how thoroughly The ABCs of Death's ample duds overshadow its treasures, and how uninspired it feels as a whole." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 19, 2013
77% Samsara (2012) " Outs Fricke and Magidson as high-minded aesthete snobs." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 21, 2012
95% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) " Fluid, open-ended documentaries that demand more of an audience than foregone assent or fleeting bouts of passive outrage are rare these days, which is what makes Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man such a gift." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 24, 2012
56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) " By turns bizarrely affectless and then prattlingly manic, much like its dual protagonists..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 19, 2012
59% KumarĂ© (2012) " Prepare to have your assumptions pitched out the window by this tense, surprisingly probing satirical documentary..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 19, 2012
73% Men on the Bridge " Raw yet respectful and tenderly observed..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 19, 2012
41% The Last Ride (2012) " It portrays Williams in a generally sympathetic light without whitewashing his vice-loving, belligerent ways or mythologizing them in a bid for postmortem psychoanalysis." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 19, 2012
40% The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012) " There are dozens of better, riskier, more interesting films that go unreleased every year-why this militantly dull effort is taking their place is its only worthwhile mystery." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 12, 2012
82% Corpo Celeste (2012) " Corpo Celeste would be a treat in any season, but it's particularly refreshing amid the summer-movie bombast." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 5, 2012
50% Patagonia Rising (2012) " Elicits the combination of rage and helplessness (and guilty wanderlust) unique to the genre with admirable thoroughness and balance." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 5, 2012
95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) " Startlingly intimate and direct, this first-person doc by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi requires multiple viewings for anyone eager to work out how it could have been shot with such precision and visual ingenuity under such plainly chaotic conditions." — Village Voice
Posted May 30, 2012
88% Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012) " Above all, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is an argument for reintroducing into the public discourse the uncertainty, fear, and complexity that cancer sufferers and their loved ones know all too well." — Village Voice
Posted May 30, 2012
—— I Killed The Prom Queen - Sleepless Nights And City Lights (2009) Village Voice
Posted May 9, 2012
96% Sleepless Night (2012) " Jardin ... brings a restless intelligence and disciplined glee to Sleepless Night that far surpasses its cinematic influences." — Village Voice
Posted May 8, 2012
67% The Road (2012) " Call it a haircut of Psycho with ectoplasmic additives, The Road still has a whispering menace and visual grandeur all its own." — Village Voice
Posted May 8, 2012
54% Payback (1999) Village Voice
Posted Apr 25, 2012
50% Citizen Gangster (2012) " Morlando shows commendable focus (even Cox dials it down), and his movie's modest aspirations nicely reflect the condition in which Boyd, his damaged charisma spent, finally thrives." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2012
71% Payback (2012) " Cinematic globe-trotting doesn't necessarily trump reading a good book, it turns out; then again, more movies should be burdened with the flaw of being too intellectually curious." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2012
89% Whores' Glory (2012) " Whores' Glory demystifies trick turning with a bluntness and sneaky artistry that's sure to make even the most jaded of us choke on our next sitcom-hooker-joke chuckle." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2012
80% Jean Gentil (2012) " Keeps an unsentimental distance from its titular saint-savant and the existential crisis he endures." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 17, 2012
83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) " A tender, thoughtful paean to geek community." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 10, 2012
—— My Mars Bar Movie (2012) " As a poetic evocation of drunken loafing and an ode to the optimal-and, in Gotham, ever-dwindling-setting in which to indulge in the practice, it's almost required viewing." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 10, 2012
—— Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion (Gamera 2: Region shurai) (1996) Village Voice
Posted Apr 4, 2012
57% The Assault (2012) " The Assault is so tense, it seems to pass in a single held breath-so quickly, in fact, that you don't register its narrative flimsiness until later on." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 3, 2012
25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " What it lacks are the very elements that made the first movie such a surprise: wit and nerve." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 30, 2012
100% Scenes of a Crime (2012) " A nonfiction corrective to decades of cop-friendly pop-culture conditioning, this rigorously focused documentary looks hard at police interrogation, a process most of us take for granted." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 27, 2012
32% Intruders (2012) " With nothing tangible at stake, Intruders is just an aggregation of influences that's as blank as its bogeyman." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 27, 2012
57% Detachment (2012) " The movie's motives might be admirable, but its execution is so bogged down in impenetrable old-white-guy self-pity that the real problems facing public education and its practitioners get buried in the wallow." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 13, 2012
51% John Carter (2012) " The achievement of John Carter is that it takes the elements worn to nubs by everything from Star Wars to Avatar to TV's Fringe and makes them fresh again." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 7, 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) " Mostly sacrifices the political satire and epistolary structure of Paul Torday's source novel in favor of cute, if strained, rom-com shenanigans." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 6, 2012
78% Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012) " Like the longhair with the foghorn falsetto it's titled after, this unfussy rock-doc profile is shaggy, sophisticated, and more than a little sad." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 28, 2012
—— How To Start A Revolution (2012) " The problem is, as doc-ready as Sharp's ideas might be, How to Start a Revolution isn't much of a movie." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 21, 2012
69% Thin Ice (2012) " A surprisingly entertaining and nonderivative February time-passer, its wretched mid-winter Wisconsin setting notwithstanding." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 14, 2012
71% The Forgotten Space (2012) " By methodically exposing the physical impossibility of perpetual growth, the film reveals how absurdly self-defeating human and ecological exploitation through mechanization has become." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 14, 2012
51% Perfect Sense (2012) " Satisfyingly ambiguous and starkly tactile in its inquiry into where sensation ends and identity begins, David Mackenzie's rampaging-virus movie doesn't dodge genre potholes so much as it stays off that road entirely." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2012
72% Windfall (2012) " Prescriptive eco docs are rarely as attuned to the folly of human ingenuity as this one or as insightful on our knee-jerk demand for impossibly easy solutions." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2012
74% Norwegian Wood (2012) " Two and a half hours that offer barely a hint of the beloved 1987 cult novel's true flavor." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 3, 2012
—— Empty Quarter (2011) " A brooding meditation on open space, forward motion, and the human impulse to make something out of nothing (and, inevitably, vice versa)." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 13, 2011
82% Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (2011) " Suzuki's unimpeachable cred as a longtime climate-change evangelist and swooning regard for the natural world do give the conversation a convincing, if depressing, urgency, but what sets Force of Nature apart is the sweeping diversity of his life." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 29, 2011
4/5 92% Refusenik (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 16% Untraceable (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 19% Righteous Kill (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 56% What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 91% Operation Filmmaker (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 79% The Bank Job (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 72% A Man Named Pearl (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 96% Nanking (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 90% Must Read After My Death (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 100% Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
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