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Mark Keizer

Mark Keizer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 84% Steve Jobs (2015) "A typically Sorkin-esque collection of high octane, highly literate, verbal jousts that manages the neat trick of exalting Steve Jobs while also crucifying him. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 93% The Martian (2015) "In an era of "look at me" CGI fireworks, here's a movie with a "let's work together" emphasis on problem-solving and teamwork. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2.5/5 58% Truth (2015) "The primary objective of Truth is to rehabilitate the reputation of Mary Mapes. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Sep 18, 2015
3.5/5 92% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "In the post-movie star age, (Cruise) is, with apologies to a certain Austrian bodybuilder whose drawing power is all but terminated, the last action hero. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "Most Marvel movies are too much. This one is just enough. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 96% Amy (2015) "Meticulous, unflinching yet never lurid. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 1, 2015
3/5 93% Spy (2015) "There is currently no more exciting and rewarding moment in filmed comedy than watching Melissa McCarthy ad-lib. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "(Whedon is) less a thinker than a teaser, throwing out an inexhaustible amount of ticklish ideas and tasty images that thrill from moment to moment then disappear from memory. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 2, 2015
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "Watching Christopher Nolan fall short is still more exciting than watching most other directors succeed. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "Based on approximately 615 minutes worth of evidence, the series probably won't get much better than Age of Extinction, which is less a recommendation than a statement of resignation. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 28, 2014
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "A rollicking, if sometimes convoluted, good time, featuring a high-toned cast and a seriousness of purpose that sets it apart from the candy-colored Marvel-produced films and Sony's underwhelming Amazing Spider-Man series. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 25, 2014
2/5 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "If it wasn't for the appealing chemistry between Garfield and Stone, both of Sony's shareholder-approved slabs of Spider-Product would feel more disposable than they already do. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "The movie's feel for urban warfare takes its cue, though not its severe, disturbing edge, from street-level spectacles like Heat and Ronin. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3.5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Wes Anderson's overly considered cinematic world has never felt so expansive, enveloping, and infectiously fun. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) "To grieve for what director José Padilha failed to port over from Verhoeven's version is unfair to the remake, which has a right, if not a responsibility, to be different than the original. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Feb 14, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "This iteration of Jack Ryan may be new, but the whole idea of Jack Ryan has never felt so old. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jan 18, 2014
4/5 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "A minor key ode to a talented singer whose flaws forever keep him one step behind musical and personal success. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) "About as good a film as you can squeeze out of a morally complex source work given today's studio environment. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Nov 2, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "The only true take-away from the frantic, two-dimensional The Fifth Estate is that Julian Assange isn't championing moral justice as much as brand building and the inconvenience of accountability in the internet age. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 80% Una noche (One Night) (2013) "(Mulloy shows) a genuine sense of empathy for her yearning, troubled characters and an artist's eye for the beauty of decay. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 68% Elysium (2013) "Elysium is more ideologically aware than it is ideologically astute, yet Neill Blomkamp is still being much more politically daring here than in District 9. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "So audaciously, shamelessly, and hypnotically cacophonous that you have no choice but to give yourself over to it. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "Disney spent over $200 million to prove The Lone Ranger is too old-fashioned for such a newfangled, smart-aleck world. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2.5/5 67% World War Z (2013) "One senses a disconnect between the more serious-minded disaster epic Brad Pitt and Marc Forster wanted to make and the movie they actually wound up with. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) "Man of Steel (has) a cold heart that no amount of spectacle can compensate for. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3.5/5 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) "It does the one thing that bigots and homophobes can't stand: it puts a human face on the targets of their unfounded, irrational hatred. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 2, 2013
2/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) "What once felt like total anarchy now feels mechanical and tired. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 24, 2013
2.5/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "The best version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel ever committed to the screen. But don't get too excited. The bar is very low. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 11, 2013
3.5/5 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "Yet another state-of-the-art Marvel creation that strikes an entertaining balance between heart, swagger, and volume. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 64% Antiviral (2013) "A gutsy, notable debut for a young filmmaker who needs to find a unique voice to match his unique ideas. " ‐ Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 81% The Impossible (2012) "The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2012
3.5/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) "For fans, this is exactly how the story of Jean Valjean's transformation from thief to saint should be delivered: smothered in bombast " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) "Most of the way, the film's deficiencies are survivable if only for Jennifer Lawrence and some fleeting moments of emotional clarity and bracing conflict. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3.5/5 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) "A compellingly languorous genre picture that doesn't indict the American system so much as call it out for what it is " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2012
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "Rapturously grand in scope and ambition, if not emotional effect. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3.5/5 84% Smashed (2012) "Winstead makes choices that are unglamorous and subtle. She never asks for our sympathy, so we give it to her willfully. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2012
3/5 95% The Imposter (2012) "The dense storytelling, heavy thematic burdens and endlessly conflicting perspectives could have spun The Imposter right off the rails had Layton's hold not been so assured. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2012
3/5 88% Neil Young Journeys (2012) "Fans of the 66-year-old guitar god (which is to say the only people who'll see this homespun gem) will revel in Young's winsome cruise down Memory Lane. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
4/5 96% Undefeated (2012) "Awards recognition should only boost the coffers of a doc that features echoes of the popular, based-on-a-true-story gridiron movies The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 7, 2012
3/5 86% Chico & Rita (2012) "Its failings aside, Chico & Rita is a work of warmth and affection, a colorful evocation of a time and a musical environment redolent of artistic sophistication and the prospects of post-war recovery. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2012
3/5 93% Coriolanus (2011) " Fiennes and Logan have created a smart, timely adaptation that is far easier to admire than it is to embrace, a study of an anti-hero without redemption, a man who ultimately dies more for the sake of fighting than for any specific cause. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
4/5 88% In Darkness (2012) "Whereas too many Holocaust dramas rely on built-in sympathies and long-settled historical assumptions...Holland is not afraid to trade a barely-earned tear for a surprising tweak of our expectations. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2012
1.5/5 25% Autoerotic (2011) "If only (Swanberg) explored his characters as much as his characters explore themselves. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2011
1/5 0% The Undefeated (2011) "The Undefeated says less about Sarah Palin than about the political and cultural environment that made her big screen beatification possible. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2011
3.5/5 80% Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) "Conan O'Brien is one of the funniest men to ever host a television program. It was his downfall. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2011
2.5/5 44% The Perfect Host (2011) "As it unfolds, one dreams of Sidney Lumet's Deathtrap and wonders how David Mamet would have handled these two A-types as they jockey for supremacy in a closed environment. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2011
3/5 85% Make Believe (2011) "Watching even the most tossed-off gag is worth whatever shortcomings Make Believe has. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
3/5 71% The People vs. George Lucas (2011) "It catalogues and recalls events so vividly that it will become a communal experience for those with conflicted feelings about Luke, Han and those stupid, furry things from Episode VI. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 7, 2011
3/5 71% Dumbstruck (2011) "Instead of shooting for real insight, the smoothly-edited doc maintains a pleasant course, as troubled artists continually navigate between compromise and concession. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2011
1/5 14% Cat Run (2011) "A loud, ugly and terrible movie that doesn't skillfully juggle its various elements; it throws them violently at your face and calls it edge. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2011
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