Mark Robison

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Reno Gazette-Journal
Total Reviews:
178
Total QuickRatings:
16

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B- 80% Libeled Lady (1936) " The actors are game but the hijinks are too stilted and tame by today's standards." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 14, 2005
A- 95% Stage Door (1937) " The movie is hilarious and touching with classic scenes of Hepburn trying to emote her lines about calla lilies." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 14, 2005
A 100% Casque d'Or (1952) " Becker turns what could've been a routine gangster flick into a minor gem with revealing camera work and smart twists. " — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Feb 9, 2005
B- —— Fighting Elegy (1966) " Cool but superficial and disjointed." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 17, 2005
B- 80% Youth of the Beast (The Brute) (Yajû no seishun) (1963) " Cool but superficial and disjointed." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 17, 2005
A 100% M (1931) " It's creepy and masterful with many indelible scenes and a knockout performance by Peter Lorre." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 10, 2005
B 86% Michael (1924) " Minor Dreyer film but the ending makes it worthwhile." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2004
B —— Sex in Chains (1928) " Sensational, wacky and fun." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2004
C 92% L' Âge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age) (1979) " Too disjointed, too slow, and the shocks aren't as artful as in Bunuel and Dali's previous masterpiece." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 6, 2004
B+ —— Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand Up Comedian (2004) " His passion on stage can be overwhelming." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 28, 2004
C 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) " Nothing fresh or interesting, and it's not scary after the opening scene." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 28, 2004
A+ 99% La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967) " A thrilling movie with the unusual message that sometimes terrorism works." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 21, 2004
B 98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) " It's a fine B movie, but not worth the $30 list price." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 21, 2004
A 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) " It's a passionate, powerful film that challenges the beliefs of both Democrats and Republicans. The film will keep its relevance in years to come." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2004
A- 93% Super Size Me (2004) " The movie delivers loads of facts, food for thought and a heaping serving of laughs. " — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2004
A+ 99% Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (2002) " A wondrous look at an artist and his work with lots of joyous surprises." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 30, 2004
A 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " A clever and offbeat romance." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 30, 2004
B+ 83% Mean Girls (2004) " Tina Fey turns gag-me cliches into something fresh, edgy and laugh-out-loud funny." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 23, 2004
B 80% Videodrome (1983) " Cronenberg was ahead of his time with this gross-out horror flick." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 20, 2004
A- 95% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) " Action lurks beneath amazing images, meditative tone." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 9, 2004
B+ 41% Jersey Girl (2004) " Kevin Smith inserts enough of his special charm to make "Jersey Girl" a winner." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 9, 2004
A- —— South Park - The Passion of the Jew (2004) " Offensive, thoughtful satire." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 2, 2004
A 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " It's like a bloody Renaissance painting come to life. But the DVD is a disappointment." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 2, 2004
A- 93% Freaks (1932) " Unforgettable." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 23, 2004
B- 63% Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1989) " Interesting if you're a fan who wants to study the film, but it's disappointing for general viewers." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 23, 2004
B 90% No End (Bez konca) (1985) " A brilliant opening scene, but the political message is weak." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 23, 2004
B 85% Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) " Good if obvious indictment of Fox News, but I would've liked more on how the network has hurt other journalists' efforts to find the truth." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 16, 2004
B+ 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " Disposable scenes mar "Kill Bill Vol. 2."" — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 16, 2004
C+ 17% Showgirls (1995) " So bad, it's fun." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 9, 2004
B 100% Early Summer (1951) " Ozu newcomers will have trouble following the 19 characters, but fans will love it." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 22, 2004
B+ —— A Story of Floating Weeds (Ukikusa monogatari) (1934) " The silent version is a tad more fun than the gorgeous color version." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 22, 2004
A- 100% My Voyage to Italy (2001) " If you have any interest in classic Italian films, you'll be in heaven." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 15, 2004
B+ 100% La Belle Noiseuse (1991) " One of the best movies about painting." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 15, 2004
B 100% Smiles Of A Summer Night (1955) " It's good enough, I suppose, but I wouldn't recommend it." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 12, 2004
B 44% 50 First Dates (2004) " The tone is haphazard and some gags are recycled, but the chemistry between the two stars and an ending that stays true to the story make it a worthwhile rental. " — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jun 24, 2004
A- 64% Spartan (2004) " In "Spartan," Mamet uses a typical action plot to tackle one of the biggest con artists of all: the president of the United States." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jun 24, 2004
B+ 87% Mystic River (2003) " A fine movie but not the masterpiece you've heard." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jun 24, 2004
A —— Best Boy (1979) " Even with its low-budget late-'70s style, "Best Boy" is a film you'll never forget." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jun 24, 2004
A 88% The Son (2003) " Simple yet deep. Not for blockbuster fans but amazing in its own way." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 27, 2004
A 97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) " A beautiful film, directed with supreme confidence and passion - and lots of action." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 24, 2004
A 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) " Director John Ford keeps the action moving while using strikingly poignant images and staying true to the novel's political message." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2004
A 98% The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) " Fascinating look at an influential old man looking back on his life, enlivened by strong graphics and news footage, with a great Philip Glass score." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2004
B- 72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) " Beautiful looking but the story could've been much better." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 10, 2004
B 60% Stuck On You (2003) " A lesser Farrelly brothers movie, but it's got enough laughs and kindness to call it a success." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 3, 2004
B+ 63% Love Actually (2003) " Ten romantic comedies rolled into one." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 3, 2004
A 94% Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage) (1974) " It peels the skin off marriage to see how it really ticks." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 26, 2004
B- 88% Songs From the Second Floor (2002) " The heavy symbolism overwhelms the storytelling." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 26, 2004
A- 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) " It may be violent but it also has a joy for life and music and movies." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 15, 2004
A —— Will & Grace - Season 2 (2004) " Season two is the series' best, but this DVD set got botched." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 8, 2004
B 100% Penn & Teller - Bullshit!: The Complete First Season " Entertaining and challenging but their tactics sometimes work against them." — Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 8, 2004
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