Mark Chalon Smith

Mark Chalon Smith
Mark Chalon Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times
Publications: Los Angeles Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Desk Set (1957) [I]t's still a witty, often diverting romantic comedy that further demonstrates how well the duo fit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
100% 'Round Midnight (1986) Watching Dale and Francis grow close is a subdued experience that evolves in quiet ways. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
100% Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (1962) While the emotional weight of Ivan is clear from the first frames -- Tarkovsky doesn't stray from making us feel the pain of Ivan's world -- there is that sense of music the director is so intent on conveying. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
100% The Mirror (1975) No tidy resolutions, no easy steps from here to there. But what The Mirror lacks in simple logic it makes up for in satisfying emotions. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
100% Scarface (1932) Scarface is one of best of the early gangster movies; its wit and building velocity speeds it past Little Caesar and keeps pace with Public Enemy. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2014
98% The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu) (1939) On the surface, a lace of flirtations, insinuations and rejections compose the basic plotting. But Renoir uses flashes of accelerating drama to amplify his bigger points. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2014
98% King Kong (1933) The story, like Frankenstein and Dracula, has taken on the significance of a modern folk tale, layered with obvious moralizing and as familiar as personal history. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2013
4/5 100% Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna) (1964) Teshigahara's direction and Segawa's camera-work often render the mundane startling and new, a claim that only good films can make. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2013
3/5 92% The Duellists (1977) Scott gets strong performances from his supporting cast (Quick is sensual and effective) and is able to salvage the movie through the alchemy of the striking visuals. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2012