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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
3/4 78% Ruby Sparks (2012) Kazan isn't beautiful. She's not even pretty, at least not in any conventional way. But she's enormously attractive, and the camera can't get enough of that heart-shaped face and those bouncing bangs. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 2, 2012
3/4 85% Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012) The hand-held camerawork may be shaky, and the editing flit furiously - but Espinosa has them shaking and flitting on purpose. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Aug 2, 2012
3/4 79% Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012) Miike can't seem to get enough of Hanshiro's heroics. That's not just visual excess, though. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2.5/4 92% Farewell, My Queen (2012) The guillotine's blade is, as yet, nowhere to be heard. But you can feel Jacquot's pleasure is slicing and dicing this material in novel ways. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2.5/4 90% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) Auteuil the director knows not to get in the way of Pagnol's plot machinery. Auteuil the actor is another story. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2/4 71% Sacrifice (2012) Now who exactly are those two guys slurping noodles? Are they both doctors? Why do they matter? ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 26, 2012
1/4 71% Natural Selection (2012) [Harris is] the one good thing in "Natural Selection." ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2.5/4 99% The Invisible War (2012) "The Invisible War" makes all too clear that the military isn't very good at justice. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2/4 21% Madea's Witness Protection (2012) Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jul 1, 2012
2.5/4 82% A Cat in Paris (2012) "A Cat in Paris" has a low-key charm and pleasurably laconic visual style. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3.5/4 88% The Turin Horse (2012) "The Turin Horse" is a parable, which means it's both very simple and very weighty. It's not about event and emotion, but duration and endurance. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2/4 90% Portrait of Wally (2012) The material's not so rich and complex that the documentary doesn't feel padded at 90 minutes. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) What we do see has an immediacy and intimacy that's involving. It also can feel a bit wayward and cumulatively wearying. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 21, 2012
2.5/4 73% Payback (2012) There's a splendid audacity in Baichwal trying to bring to the screen something as idea-driven as Atwood's book. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 20, 2012
2/4 50% Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2012) Lazy storytelling expects a pass as indie authenticity. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 20, 2012
2.5/4 100% Lost Bohemia (2011) It's wrenching to see these people, many of them elderly, confronted with the prospect of having to move. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 20, 2012
2.5/4 84% Whores' Glory (2012) Glawogger has the good sense mostly to stay out of the way and let the material speak for itself. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 14, 2012
1.5/4 50% Beyond The Black Rainbow (2012) "Beyond the Black Rainbow" has a doomy, dreamy, druggy, draggy feel that's impressively sustained - until it becomes oppressive, then pointless, then laughable. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/4 No Score Yet We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (2010) Language, it must be said, isn't the most compelling subject visually. Makepeace strives to compensate. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jun 6, 2012
2/4 20% Mighty Fine (2012) Too many directions can be as much of a liability for a movie as too few, and "Mighty Fine" heads in all of them. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 24, 2012
2/4 75% Surviving Progress (2012) A slick jeremiad, "Surviving Progress" is expertly made (it's far from tedious) but intellectually muddled. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 17, 2012
3.5/4 80% The Story Of Film: An Odyssey (2011) It's wildly ambitious, often extremely good, occasionally maddening, and always stimulating. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted May 16, 2012
3/4 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) Spurlock weaves together several story lines. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3/4 93% Gerhard Richter Painting (2012) The sight of Richter going back and forth between two related canvases recalls Roger Federer playing tennis with himself in slow, deliberative motion. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 12, 2012
3/4 81% Hipsters (2011) It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 12, 2012
1/4 21% October Baby (2012) "October Baby" looks and feels like a Lifetime movie waiting not to happen. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 12, 2012
2/4 89% The Pruitt-igoe Myth: An Urban History (2012) Pruitt-Igoe was the first, and most famous, example of the failure of that sort of public housing. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Apr 5, 2012
2/4 72% Free Men (2012) Rahim has the eyes of the young Mandy Patinkin. If only he had some of the wildness. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 22, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet A Drummer's Dream (2012) Nearly all the interviews are with the professionals. That's fine, since these guys are almost as good at talking as they are at smiling. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Mar 6, 2012
2/4 2% One for the Money (2012) The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Jan 28, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet Unfinished Spaces (2011) [A] fine, clear-eyed documentary about the art schools' fate. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 14, 2011
2/4 55% How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2012) A treatment of Foster so reverential it verges on camp. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 13, 2011
3/4 88% Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011) A basically adulatory and very lively look at the documentary's subjects. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Dec 6, 2011
3/4 91% Profit Motive & the Whispering Wind (2008) Quote not available. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) Quote not available. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
1/4 57% What Would Jesus Buy? (2007) Quote not available. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/4 94% 45365 (2009) Quote not available. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/4 71% Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2.5/4 83% The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) Presumably, Colby would be pleased to know he comes across as neither compelling nor vivid - which in some ways makes him all the more interesting. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/4 95% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) The most interesting part of this lively, likable documentary is the journey. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2.5/4 76% The Other F Word (2011) Lindberg's throwaway self-description of himself as getting by during a tour "on Ambien and hair dye'' may be the best line in a movie full of good ones. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 10, 2011
1.5/4 71% Oranges And Sunshine (2011) The sincerity of feeling is unmistakable. So's the flat-footedness of the writing. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/4 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) Call it the Robert Downey Jr. Meets Sherlock Holmes Effect. A classic popular adventure gets overblown, juiced-up, and generally CGI-ified. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 23, 2011
1.5/4 8% 1911 (2011) With "1911,'' art direction speaks louder than words. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 69% The City Dark (2012) The documentary tries to take on too much, but Cheney's enthusiasm for the subject makes that understandable. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Oct 6, 2011
2.5/4 80% Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011) It's slambang in pacing, bald in exposition, and offers cast-of-hundreds spectacle. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 22, 2011
1.5/4 54% Farmageddon (2011) The one-sidedness of "Farmageddon'' isn't just an artistic failing. It's an argumentative failing, too. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/4 97% Rapt (2011) "Rapt'' is smooth, cool, and efficient. It's a movie with very little wasted motion - or, for much of its length, wasted emotion. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 15, 2011
2.5/4 88% The Hedgehog (2011) Enchantment will go a long way toward overcoming implausibility, but there's not enough of the former here - and far too much of the latter. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 1, 2011
3/4 70% Magic Trip (2011) It's the movie "Yellow Submarine'' should have been but didn't know how to be. ‐ Boston Globe
Posted Sep 1, 2011