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Mark Bell

Mark Bell
Mark Bell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Rebound (2014) It's solid enough to merit a watch, but it is at its best when, like Jaws, we don't see the danger explicitly, we just know that it's out there.‐ Film Threat
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 69% She's Lost Control (2015) Overall, I enjoyed the film, even if, at times, it felt like watching an accident in extremely slow motion. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 18, 2015
3/5 87% The Royal Road (2015) It is a risky film if your attention span is not forgiving, and some people will love it while others will be terribly put off by it. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Odd Brodsky (2016) Odd Brodsky is a fun story that acquits itself with absurdity and charm. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bridge and Tunnel (2014) The artifice of the setup sometimes clashes with the realism of the portrayal, but if you give it time, the film may grow on you as it did me... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 100% Fight Church (2014) A surprisingly nuanced and intriguing study of two worlds that would seem to be entirely incompatible. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4.5/5 41% Tusk (2014) Michael Parks continues to prove his exceptional talent, versatility and willingness to go all out for whatever role he takes on... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Night Has Settled (2014) Sure, there's nothing new to the rebellion and acting out that comes with puberty and growing older, but by framing it within the scope of this particular familial structure, it allows the film to be more than just your typical coming-of-age drama. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Alt (2013) It's a film with an intriguing idea at its core, if not one that seems to offer much concrete context... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Maybe Tomorrow (2012) A strong story and good-looking visuals are only enhanced by the performances contained within.. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) Llyn Foulkes One Man Band is a quality look into the life and art of a tremendous artistic mind. ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 7, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Amka And The Three Golden Rules (2014) Overall, Amka and the Three Golden Rules is a pleasant tale, layered with life lessons obvious and then less so. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4.5/5 80% Detonator (2014) The film is intriguing in its character study and journey, buoyed by the performances of its leads. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/5 100% Cement Suitcase (2014) Voiceover and other techniques continually break the fourth wall, while other stylistic flourishes create an almost whimsical aesthetic... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 8, 2014
3.5/5 88% Buzzard (2015) Buzzard looks great and moments of music are perfectly utilized. It's also paced well, succeeding in the balancing act of keeping the narrative moving forward even when it seems like Marty's life isn't going anywhere. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3.5/5 61% Hank And Asha (2014) It has the feel of a crowd-pleaser, and it wears its heart on its sleeve. With a character like Asha, how could it not? ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dead Dad (2012) Universal situations and considerations abound, however, so it'd be hard for anyone who has gone through the death of a loved one not to relate in some capacity... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 52% Lucky Bastard (2014) The found footage offers a rawness to the film, and the actors do a great job of melting into that false reality. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 21, 2014
No Score Yet Blood Rush (2012) In its lesser moments, Blood Rush feels unfocused. Obviously this can be aimed at the number of characters it pays attention to, and the fact that, save for a few here or there, most of the side-stories aren't the most compelling. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 93% Little Hope Was Arson (2014) How the investigation unfolds, and the dramatics escalate, is as engaging as any compelling narrative can be... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Marmato (2014) The identities of the people, the town and mining are all tightly intertwined. Maybe there's a diplomatic solution to be found, but that is made difficult... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) It's a documentary, transformed into something greater. A memory, rewritten for us to explore... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
3.5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) It shouldn't work as well as it does, but funny is funny, and this one had me cracking up often... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 60% Cut to Black (2013) Its familiar elements are rendered in noteworthy fashion, and the film stands as a strong example of the noir and mystery genres it plays in... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Come Morning (2012) In the end, Come Morning succeeds on the strength of a simple narrative with personal dynamic complexities that reveal themselves slowly. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 100% Musicwood (2013) Musicwood is a great looking documentary; the cinematography in this one is breath-taking and even the simplest of talking heads segments look good. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 12, 2013
4.5/5 No Score Yet Dick Figures: The Movie (2013) It may appear to be as simple an animation as you can get, but it is perfectly executed and extremely entertaining. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 9, 2013
3/5 100% Life Tracker (2013) The turmoil in the friendship of the trio grounds the film in humanity when things get too theoretical. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 4, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet Horror House (2012) To that end, the tales are creepy, sometimes scary, but never terribly frightening or gory. Of course, that doesn't mean the film isn't extremely entertaining. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 8, 2013
4/5 71% The Institute (2013) The film fascinates me, especially because, in all honesty, I'm not really the type of person who would've taken that initial step to play the game in the first place. Then again, based on watching the film, I may be playing right now. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 7, 2013
4/5 79% Metallica Through the Never (2013) This is the Metallica that Metallica wants you to remember. Larger than life, over-the-top and supremely powerful... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 28, 2013
3.5/5 74% Concussion (2013) Concussion is a brilliantly nuanced look at the complications of modern relationships. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 18, 2013
4.5/5 88% Fire In The Blood (2013) Watch the film if and when you can. Hopefully the information in this film will reach the masses and the disgust at the situation, still ongoing, will prompt true change. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4.5/5 71% I Declare War (2013) It's both a nostalgic ode to the creativity of youth and a tragedy of growing up, wrapped in the graying dynamics of war as playtime... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 31, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Bomb It 2 (2010) It's as much a reference documentary as it is an appreciation piece or inspirational experience... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 19, 2013
3.5/5 100% La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013) La Camioneta succeeds by telling the bus's story while also expanding upon the different people who have now become a part of the bus's orbit. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3.5/5 33% Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship (2013) Stephen Schneider's Arnie is that guy who says and does the wrong thing at almost every turn, and yet somehow is ridiculously successful at what he does... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 7, 2013
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Attic Door (2011) The Attic Door is a spooky mystery on a number of different levels. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 3, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Mon Ami (2013) As far as dark comedies goes, Mon Ami finds itself sharing the same ground as Peter Berg's Very Bad Things, and I mean that as a compliment. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 20, 2013
0.5/5 4% Vampires Suck (2010) I know comedy is subjective, so grant me that Vampires Suck just did not make me laugh. It probably doesn't help that, as a spoof on the Twilight franchise, it's making fun of movies I also don't enjoy. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 3, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Let's Make a Movie (2012) What filmmaking experience doesn't involve a horror story, or calamity of some sort, in varying degrees? ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 19, 2013
4/5 91% The Last Gladiators (2013) It doesn't try to sell you on fighting in hockey, it just presents the environment, the personalities, and lets it all speak for itself... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 1, 2013
4.5/5 73% My Amityville Horror (2013) My Amityville Horror is extremely well-done for what is essentially one man sitting and telling his story. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4.5/5 No Score Yet Qwerty (2012) A quality film all around. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 22, 2013
4/5 100% Sound City (2013) We know Dave Grohl is a great drummer and an incredible frontman; now we know he's a great documentary filmmaker too... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 19, 2013
3/5 100% Undocumented Executive (2012) It's just a comedy about mistaken identity that hits all the notes it's supposed to hit... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 29, 2012
4/5 55% Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus (2012) A documentary like this is something you watch in a classroom and have an in-depth discussion about afterwards... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 26, 2012
4.5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) For a film that's just shy of being three hours long, it never felt bloated; every sequence seemed to have its place, and at the right pace... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 25, 2012
3.5/5 42% Let Fury Have The Hour (2012) What results is an extremely good-looking documentary filled with these rebellious personalities mostly placing their fury aside to have intelligent conversation... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 18, 2012
5/5 96% West of Memphis (2012) Amy Berg's West of Memphis is a must-see film, and the story of the West Memphis Three is one that should never be forgotten... ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 16, 2012