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Mark Athitakis

Mark Athitakis
Mark Athitakis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com, Salon.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 No Score Yet Quote not available.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
4.5/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2006
4/5 89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) a spirited tribute‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2006
3/5 100% The Shop On Main Street (Obchod na Korze) (1966) Quote not available.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2006
3/5 82% The Ruling Class (1972) Quote not available.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2006
3/5 89% Cries and Whispers (1972) the hushed, interior tone fails to generate much drama, and the tension never explodes‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2005
3/5 85% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 30, 2005
4/5 91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
4.5/5 96% 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
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
2.5/5 89% Freestyle (2000) there's too little evidence that freestyling in itself deserves even the short 75 minutes allotted for this film‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2005
4.5/5 97% GoodFellas (1990) Quote not available.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2004
4/5 89% Jandek on Corwood (2004) inherently fascinating‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2004
3.5/5 No Score Yet King of Bluegrass - The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin (2003) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 18, 2004
2/5 57% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2004
4/5 86% Field of Dreams (1989) Say what you want about Kevin Costner, but you can't say he never played Jesus Christ.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2004
3/5 94% The Deer Hunter (1978) A hollow movie that only play-acted at meaning; the sucker was us.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2004
5/5 98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (2004) the perfect blend of playfulness, beauty, and pathos that every musical strives for‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004
4.5/5 91% Straw Dogs (1971) plays out with ferocious brilliance‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
4/5 85% The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003) A caustic, witty study of love and sex‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2003
3.5/5 43% Garage Days (2003) joyous, diverting, and often childish‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 22, 2003
4/5 92% The Man on the Train (L'homme du 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2003
3.5/5 89% Henry Fool (1998) Quote not available.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4.5/5 88% RoboCop (1987) The idea is that in a techno-capitalist world, acting like a decent human being means mechanizing whole chunks of yourself and shutting off your emotional despair‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 95% The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) what it lacks in sex it gains in passions of other sorts. It smolders.‐ Filmcritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000