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Mark Dujsik

Mark Dujsik
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) These scientists whom we see throughout the film are not in it for fame or glory or money. Their research comes at great personal risk to life and limb. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 20, 2017
1.5/4 42% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Look, XXX: Return of Xander Cage is bad. Is it too much to ask that the filmmakers simply acknowledge and embrace how bad it is? ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/4 90% 20th Century Women (2017) The title is a bit of a misnomer. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/4 54% Trespass Against Us (2017) [T]here comes a point in Trespass Against Us at which the characters start to behave in ways that seem illogical... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson is a lovely film about a man of simple wants and needs... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2017
1.5/4 76% Split (2017) M. Night Shyamalan's Split is a thriller with a perspective from a time when the stigmatization of mental illness was rarely, if ever, considered. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 19, 2017
2.5/4 82% The Founder (2017) The movie becomes just another in a line of age-old tales about a man gaining the world at the cost of his soul. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/4 15% Sleepless (2017) [T]he movie, almost inevitability, becomes sillier and more contrived as it goes, because the filmmakers have opted for more and bigger things... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 13, 2017
1.5/4 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Tripp redesigns his truck to optimize Creech's power, essentially turning the creature into a prisoner forced into labor for Tripp's convenience ... [T]his is something of an issue. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/4 79% Patriots Day (2017) At its best, the film is a tapestry of pain and various forms of bravery. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) [T]his is a fairly familiar tale of a criminal whose rises and falls seem to be dictated ... by the needs of a plot... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1/4 25% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The Bye Bye Man is basically a battle between the familiar and the incompetent. We lose. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 12, 2017
1/4 5% Arsenal (2017) Arsenal is not so much a movie as it is a concept of what certain people think a movie should have. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 83% Silence (2017) It's a film about martyrs, but it's also one that challenges the very notion of martyrdom -- or at least the protagonist's understanding of that concept. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) The method overpowers the message in A Monster Calls... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/4 96% Neruda (2016) As the voices of the two men blend together ... we realize that their stories are what matter to people, regardless of whether those tales are genuine or fictional. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2016
1.5/4 40% Why Him? (2016) [E]veryone involved here goes through their motions with the attitude that there's a paycheck either waiting for them at the end of this or already safely deposited in the bank. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 87% Lion (2016) The emotional impact of Lion is sneaky. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) [A] significant story, told well and with feeling. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 95% Fences (2016) This is one of [Denzel Washington's] most accomplished performances. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/4 70% Sing (2016) The loose plot ... doesn't matter, except that the resulting conflicts feel more like a burden than a benefit. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) [Screenwriter Jon] Spaihts and director Morten Tyldum turn Jim's essentially murderous act ... into fodder for a discomforting romance. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 20, 2016
1.5/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's astounding how the movie completely misses the appeal of the games. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) It's rough and tough stuff, despite the lovely lure of the film's aesthetic and its occasional forays into kid-friendly material... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 16, 2016
1/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty is junk that thinks it's meaningful about grief and believes it is doing good. No, it's emotionally fraudulent, narratively underhanded junk. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) We're used to the characters in this series existing primarily as archetypes. The characters here, though, barely qualify as archetypes. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) It's a shame about the rough start to La La Land, but does it really matter when the rest of the film is as assured and, at times, exhilarating as it is? ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 15, 2016
1.5/4 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) The filmmakers' motto seems to be, 'Let's just see what happens.' ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2.5/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane works when it dissects the gamesmanship of this world, but it falters when it tries to play its own games. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) The film is wise in the way it sees Jackie as a constructor of narratives, and it's tragic in its recognition that those narratives have little to do with her. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/4 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The central point, if there is one (and that's a big 'if'), appears to be the distancing approach Pesce takes to this twisted story. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 91% Always Shine (2016) The film cuts deep into the struggles of and expectations for women in this superficial industry... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/4 96% Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016) The impact of the movie comes in spurts, connected to a few keen insights from this historian or that expert. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) [Writer/director Kenneth] Lonergan's film is a marvel of compassion and character-specific observation. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Susan quickly becomes an unnecessary player in a story that is, ultimately, about her. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 95% Moana (2016) Moana looks lovely, and it gives us a princess we really haven't seen before. Those elements are surrounded, though, by too much that's all-too-familiar. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 61% Allied (2016) [T]he performance from Brad Pitt, who plays the movie's tormented protagonist, is uncertain at its best and downright dull at its worst. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 47% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) No, this is not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination. It is, though, a strangely enjoyable and ultimately satisfying one. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 86% Christine (2016) [Rebecca Hall's] Christine isn't a hackneyed 'woman on the edge.' She is simply a woman trying to do her job ... and struggling with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The plots may never convincingly join in [J.K.] Rowling's screenplay, but separately, each one is effective in its own way. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) There's no judgment here, just acknowledging that being a teenager is tough -- and doing so with a grin. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The film's criticism is not leveled against the war, but against the people who would deny the true nature of combat for their own ends. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2.5/4 78% The Monster (2016) The central relationship almost turns The Monster into something more thoughtful about the ways we can put differences aside for a greater threat to our safety... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 89% Loving (2016) Nichols shows us ... the power and strength of living decently. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) How far from reality is this hypothetical scenario? It doesn't seem too far removed... ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/4 75% Trolls (2016) It's a minor diversion, but it's still an entertaining one. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 4, 2016
1.5/4 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) [I]t's a study of three characters who are so deluded about themselves and their criminality that it really only reinforces their delusions. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The movie believes that Desmond [Doss] is sincere in his beliefs. It simply doesn't want to believe them. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) There are some genuinely stupendous action sequences here. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Co-writer/director Chan-wook Park's The Handmaiden is an invigorating exercise in shifting perspectives and sympathies. ‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Posted Oct 28, 2016