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Mark Feeney

Mark Feeney
Mark Feeney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Fassbender, one of the producers, and Cotillard head a lavishly wasted cast. ... All score bonus points for keeping a straight face throughout. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) Has any movie star had a harsher laugh, or more baleful stare, than Toshiro Mifune? He needed no words to have an impact onscreen. He just needed to be. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2.5/4 100% Cameraperson (2016) Throughout there is an awareness of a distinct sensibility behind the camera: humane, engaged, unfailingly curious. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Obviously, this is a large and daunting subject. What's the German word for "daunt"? It appears never to have entered Herzog's vocabulary. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 0% Spaceman (2016) Overall the results are amiable, if also slack and talky. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Hill's braying-bro performance is indelible. Unfortunately. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 70% Café Society (2016) It's about '30s glamour and swank. More accurately, it's about nostalgia for those things. Either way, it's not about characters or chemistry or anything much resembling emotion. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 91% Zero Days (2016) This is a world very few of us have familiarity with, which makes it all the more fascinating to learn about. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) There are terrific Pixar sequels ("Toy Story 2" and "3") and OK Pixar sequels ("Cars 2," "Monsters University"). "Finding Dory" is one of the terrific ones, if not quite up to the "Toy Story" standard. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Why make a sequel? Well, why not: This one is more fun. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 83% Hockney (2016) A documentary need not have a narrator, or be structured chronologically, but here either, or both, would have helped. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 19, 2016
No Score Yet Familiarity makes the story no less gripping. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) Moore doesn't keep things busy enough. Would the documentary have worked better as an HBO reality series? Things would flow better, feeling less cluttered and repetitive. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 94% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) "Troublemakers" has many pleasures to offer. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/4 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Part of the movie would likely make anyone under 10 squirm with boredom. These other parts would make children under 10 (and many adults, too) squirm for a very different reason. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2.5/4 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) If the documentary isn't especially deep, maybe that's because its subject wasn't. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) Lively and loving ... ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 5, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Like its two subjects, "Best of Enemies" is lively and smart. Unlike them, it's even-handed. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 93% Grey Gardens (1975) Edith and Edie are like a toxic vaudeville team, joined not just by blood but affinity. They're three parts folie a deux to two parts shtick. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/4 100% The Third Man (1949) Krasker's camera reveals a dank, matte, defeated city - so dully vivid as to be a character unto itself - except that this Vienna becomes something altogether different seen at night or underground. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 49% Manglehorn (2015) This is definitely a lonely-man-talking-to-his-cat movie. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) When Ted sits on his couch watching a clip from "Roots" and compares his situation to that of Kunta Kinte getting whipped, you may want to sink into your seat. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 25, 2015
89% Dope (2015) "Dope" is too smart and lively to be dismissed. It's even original in its mixing of ingredients, however unoriginal those ingredients may be. But it's also unfeeling and, beneath its in-the-hood surface, as much a bit of artifice as a Wes Anderson movie. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 9% The Forger (2015) Scenes generally feel underdeveloped, and transitions abrupt. A suspicion grows that this is one movie that would have fared better as miniseries. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/4 72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Workman clearly reveres Welles, but he's never reverent. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) Denny Tedesco's lively and loving documentary takes its title from the name collectively applied to the group of two to three dozen Los Angeles studio musicians who dominated rock and pop recordings there during the 1960s and early '70s. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 97% Red Army (2015) It's a mark of Polsky's ambition and canniness that he braids hockey not just with geopolitics but also with personal history and human drama. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 95% National Gallery (2014) "It's this wonderful mixture of observation and imagination," a lecturer says of Leonardo's "Madonna of the Rocks," one of the museum's prize possessions. Something similar can be said of Wiseman and his film. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 13, 2014
91% Art and Craft (2014) Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, the directors of "Art and Craft," have themselves an enticing subject in Landis's activities. They do not have an enticing subject in Landis himself. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) The characters sound like people trying to sound like people in the movies and not quite pulling it off. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 1, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) Not that it needed demonstrating, but Hardy once again shows what quiet force and phenomenal range he has. He's like a young Liam Neeson with Michael Fassbender chops. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2014
1/4 86% Borgman (2014) What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) Most DisneyToons releases are direct-to-video. That lowly status shows here in the pokey storytelling, dreadful score, and generally tired comedy. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 100% The Great Flood (2014) Having taken the flood out of time, Morrison plants it firmly in space - or as firm as any dreamscape can be. He's made a sort of travelog, and it's destination is inundation. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) There's no more exciting effect in the documentary than the look of pure pleasure on Depp's face as he stands by Steadman's drawing table, peeking over his shoulder as he attacks a sheet of paper. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) This is an amazing tale, and Maloof has labored mightily to flesh it out. He's almost as odd as Maier was. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3.5/4 83% The Unknown Known (2014) The only self-examination he ever subjects himself to would appear to involve a shaving mirror and lather. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 86% The Lady From Shanghai (1948) The climax, a shootout in a funhouse hall of mirrors, is one of the bravura sequences in all film, a triumph of hey-look-at-me form over just-the-facts content. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "Jack Ryan" is slick, loud, assured, overplotted (way overplotted), fairly diverting, and pretty much empty. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/4 98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (2004) As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 27, 2013
3.5/4 92% Le Joli Mai (1963) What helps make Marker and Lhomme's documentary all the more remarkable is its occurring at a moment in history whose specialness only became evident later. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/4 50% Design Is One: The Vignellis (2013) You may not recognize the Vignelli name, but you certainly recognize their designs. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) The archival footage in Bill Siegel's documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" is wondrous. How could it not be, featuring the gentleman in the title. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 63% Linsanity (2013) A little game footage can go a long way; and a lot of game footage, no matter how good, goes a very long way. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) [An] alternately maddening and magnificent documentary. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) Brian Epstein needed someone to run the nascent Official Beatles Fan Club. Freda, just 17, got the job. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 26, 2013
1.5/4 53% When Comedy Went to School (2013) It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed? ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 62% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) The subtitle declares rather than alludes. It is what it is, as Bill Belichick (that gridiron Ben Bernanke) would say, bluntly informing what the movie is about. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 89% Viola (2013) A Buenos Aires production of "Twelfth Night" is point of departure for a buoyant examination of love's labor's lost offstage. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3.5/4 100% Portrait of Jason (1967) Like any star turn, Holliday's performance rings utterly true. It's that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 11, 2013