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Mark Adams

Mark Adams
Mark Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Screen International, Daily Mirror (UK), The Sun (UK), Sunday Mirror (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9% Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) (2015) While blessed with an impressive double act in the form of Juliette Binoche and Rinko Kikuchi it never quite settles on enough intensity to carry its almost two hour running time. ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 26, 2016
88% Garnet's Gold (2016) Haunting and gently enthralling. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 12, 2016
29% Allegiance (2012) Writer/director Michael Connors creates a good sense of atmosphere and clearly knows his way around the military milieu, but never manages instill the film with a much-needed sense of dramatic tension despite a solid enough story structure. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 7, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) A life, work and spirited personality of acclaimed British artist David Hockney is wonderfully illustrated in Randall Wright's absorbing documentary Hockney. ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 5, 2016
73% Above And Below (2016) The film is beautifully shot by cinematographer Markus Nestroy, and while perhaps rather languid at times there is a certain poetry to these unusual lives. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2016
72% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) Sublimely violent ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 3, 2016
92% The Martian (2015) The Martian is one of the films of the year so far. ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Dec 8, 2015
50% Altered Minds (The Red Robin) (2015) While lacking a grippingly sharp edge -- it heads into strange and violent territory but is never overly comfortable there -- it is always intriguing and defiantly left-field. ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 23, 2015
97% Theeb (2015) A beautifully simple and stunningly elegant film. ‐ Screen International
Posted Nov 3, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) Director Ramin Bahrani's ability to reflect the plight of ordinary working Americans when faced with economic issues beyond their control is at the elegant core of 99 Homes. ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 8, 2015
93% The Creeping Garden (2015) Absorbing and fascinating. ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 30, 2015
91% Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) (2015) A resolutely left-field and refreshingly off-kilter drama. ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 25, 2015
No Score Yet Mateo (2015) Maria Gamboa's impressive debut feature, which had its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival, tackles an old-fashioned -- good against evil -- with a whole lot of style ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 17, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Peter Bogdanovich's love letter to the type of freewheeling sex comedy that was staple Hollywood fare in years gone by is a real pleasure, blessed with a series of smart and knowing performances and driven by a frothy sense of mainstream fun. ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 14, 2015
100% Blood Cells (2015) An impressively dour and dense new British drama, Blood Cells is a strikingly dark drama given heart and soul thanks to Barry Ward's suitably intense lead performance. ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 10, 2015
88% Horse Money (2015) A visual and poetical treat that delves into lives, issues and traumas of residents of the grim (but oddly beautiful through Costa's camera) Lisbon neighbourhood of Fontainhas. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 22, 2015
68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) [A] rather enjoyable and tender film. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 21, 2015
No Score Yet Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love) (2014) The film works well in terms of its visual and its immersive sound design, but not so much as a story about real people. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 3, 2015
50% Closer To God (2015) An ambitious, thoughtful and provocative take on the Frankenstein story. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 1, 2015
61% Robot Overlords (2015) Robot Overlords is an engaging action romp that moves at a nice pace but eventually gets rather let down by effects efforts that are compromised by the film's low-budget origins. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% Song From The Forest (2015) An immersive delight. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 81% Man Up (2015) A thoroughly enjoyable, delightfully honest movie, with a smattering of brilliantly witty lines. ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted May 28, 2015
94% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) A dreamy and quirkily twisted coming-of-age story. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 26, 2015
80% Qissa: The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller (2014) A strangely compelling blend of gender-switching romance, drama and ghost story. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 18, 2015
64% We Are Monster (2015) While there are times when it almost sinks under the weight of its sense of dark anger and depression, it is Leeshon Alexander fine performance that keeps it from sinking under. ‐ Screen International
Posted May 12, 2015
43% Gerontophilia (2015) Gently challenging (it is the first of LaBruce's films without any sexually explicit content), beautifully shot and rather engaging at times. ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) An absorbing and insightful delve into how the band defined the post-punk -- and consciously flamboyant UK -- music scene and went on to be an international phenomenon. ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 27, 2015
97% 45 Years (2015) Andrew Haigh's wonderfully performed 45 Years is an elegant and restrained film that dwells on how an apparently happy union can be tormented by an echo from the past. ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 20, 2015
92% Margarita with a Straw (2016) Intriguing and enjoyable. ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 15, 2015
66% Reaching for the Moon (2013) A resolutely melodramatic film that feels engagingly old-fashioned as it revels in its lesbian love-triangle storyline. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
69% The Dead Lands (2015) An energetic, glossy and exciting New Zealand Maori action-adventure. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 31, 2015
72% 5 to 7 (2015) A lush cross-cultural romance all set against the dreamy backdrop of Manhattan, writer/director Victor Lewin's rather old-fashioned but generously witty film ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to its literary tale of an unlikely romance. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 30, 2015
69% She's Lost Control (2015) An astutely cold and compelling psychological drama. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) Erlingsson makes wonderful use of the striking landscape as he weaves together a series of interlinking stories which veers from darkly amusing tales of death and sex through to more disturbing fare. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
75% Suite Française (2015) Suite Française ticks all the right boxes as a classy literary adaptation, favouring a heightened sense of soap opera romance over gritty drama. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
40% Treading Water (2015) A gentle charmer punctuated with a series of nicely judged performance and an increasing sense of magical realism. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 10, 2015
78% Hyena (2015) Visually arresting and brutally slick, writer-director Gerard Johnson's second feature Hyena is a tough crime thriller that, while it may not be for the faint-hearted, is made with control and real skill. ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 9, 2015
79% Bluebird (2014) A gloomy and self-consciously bleak and cold drama, Bluebird is driven by a series of strong performances that give the modest and inhospitable drama it might otherwise lack. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 25, 2015
96% '71 (2015) A tense and exciting action-drama about a young British soldier caught out of his depth on the mean streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland in the early years of the Troubles. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 23, 2015
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) Don't be put off with all of the mentions of violence. Yes, bloodletting is at the core of the movie, and the ending is as downbeat as the opening scenes. But, gosh, you know you have been to see a great film. ‐ Daily Mirror (UK)
Posted Feb 22, 2015
88% Traitors (2013) A slick and spiky drama that presents an alternate view of life for young people in Morocco. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2015
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) A film that is reassuringly watchable, easy on the eye and does have more than a few moments to make you smile and laugh. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2015
46% Knight of Cups (2016) It is an elegant and strikingly shot film that revels in a series of wonderfully shot locations ... and will likely enrapture fans of Malick's very individual style. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 8, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) An entertaining and absorbing film that interweaves several story strands and comes up with an enthralling portrait of a man whose powers may be fading but who still searches for answers. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 8, 2015
10% Queen of the Desert (2015) While enjoyable in parts, its episodic pacing lets down the real-life story of a bold and remarkable woman. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 6, 2015
93% Durak (2015) A wonderfully constructed film that takes a subtle-yet-angry swipe at the state of modern Russia. ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) A film that veers between amusing and absorbing through to grim and depressing. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 91% The Departed (2006) Bloody, brutal and brilliant -- DiCaprio and Nicholson shine in the crime movie of 2006. ‐ Sunday Mirror (UK)
Posted Jan 25, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) It is sophisticated yet innocent, and while always accessible for young fans it never suffers from a lack of dialogue, with the straightforward and breezy story easy to follow and fun to enjoy. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 24, 2015
12% Mortdecai (2015) It aims for knowing slapstick but ends up feeling like an extended skit with the joke outstaying its welcome. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 22, 2015