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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 70% The Children Act (2018) "The Children Act" isn't all that interesting a movie, despite the many talented people involved and the generally high level of work they do.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1.5/4 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The movie's a dynamic mess, and the dynamism makes the messiness feel that much messier.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) So the big surprise about White Boy Rick is how well the movie works. It's one thing to know a story is based on nonfiction. Being made to believe its plausibility is something else. White Boy Rick you believe.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/4 66% The Little Stranger (2018) With its closely observed sympathy for thwarted lives, it could be a Terence Davies movie. And with all that, it's a ghost story, too, but of a very special sort.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/4 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Hearing about all this TLC will make watching TCM a very different experience.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) For a while, "Crazy Rich Asians" has the airborne, happy preposterousness of a good screwball comedy. Those first 60 minutes or so are a treat: lighthearted, sure-handed, zippy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 82% Love, Cecil (2018) An unavoidable shortcoming of the documentary is the absence of Beaton's peers. Somewhat making up for that is an even more dazzling lineup of period film clips and vintage photographs.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) There's a truth to life in that shagginess, let alone a life as unusual as Callahan's. But it does make it hard for "Don't Worry" to hang together.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 76% The King (2018) At its best, "The King" is a fever dream of American glory and American weirdness - between which there can be an even thinner line than the one separating love from hate.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2/4 62% Uncle Drew (2018) Uncle Drew is amiable enough, even crowd-pleasing, but pretty ramshackle...With all due respect to the actors and actor-hoopsters, it's the makeup people who give the film's best performance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3/4 86% In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora) (2018) Alternately engaging and a bit muddled, the film looks at the years 1966-68 as seen in China; in France, with the May 1968 student uprising; and in Czechoslovakia, with the Soviet invasion, three months later, and its aftermath.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne - Portraits of a Life (2018) It's the paintings that matter, and the paintings are magnificent.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
1.5/4 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The pleasure of Mirren and Sutherland's company is considerable, but not that considerable.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts (2017) Hockney has many interesting things to say, and not just about his own work.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) A better title might have been "All the Movies in the World." We get a thriller, of sorts, and a crime movie, of sorts (Romain Duris, as a kidnapper, gives the most appealing performance). It's also a morality tale crossed with family melodrama.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
2/4 95% The Breadwinner (2017) One can only salute the filmmakers' ambition and seriousness of purpose, but it's hard to see who "The Breadwinner" audience is.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2.5/4 85% Wonder (2017) Auggie, bless him, stops putting on that astronaut helmet. The movie does things differently. It wears a space suit and never takes it off.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/4 91% Human Flow (2017) The film is all the more powerful for being so calm and unhurried. Ai doesn't castigate or preach. He doesn't have to. The facts, the images, speak for themselves. Instead, he bears witness.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/4 8% The Snowman (2017) That look isn't enough to overcome a sluggish pace and increasingly implausible plot. Frozen red herrings are still red herrings.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2.5/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Is there a more monarchial actress alive than Dench? She could play Victoria in her sleep.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The franchise's toy-brick animated aesthetic remains visually addictive, but there's not much else that stands out in this cheery trifle, which credits as many writers as "The LEGO Movie" and "The LEGO Batman Movie" combined.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) Suffusing the documentary is an almost religious reverence for this mundane and obsolete mechanical apparatus. Not that it's undeserved.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/4 83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) [Tilda] Swinton's vocal performance as Bell is so vivid and absorbing. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/4 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) Mostly, there's Tavernier, a happy bear of a man. He's insightful, endlessly enthusiastic, all but encyclopedic in knowledge. He's also highly idiosyncratic. The first word in the title is "My," after all.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/4 75% Crown Heights (2017) Morally, there's black here, there's also white, but the prevailing color is bureaucratic gray. Bringing that to the screen and making it work is an accomplishment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 100% In Transit (2015) Mostly people talk. Lovely to look at, "In Transit" is even better to listen to.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Now 33, Plaza can still get away with playing an ingenue (that's what Ingrid is, a toxic ingenue). She can do comedy. She can do drama. She's best of all, as here, at combining both.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/4 41% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Even by the junk-food standards of summer action comedies, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" is overlong, over-violent, and over the top.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/4 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Think of "Boy" as a Bridges highlight reel and Gotham travelogue, instead of precious coming-of-age story, and it's not half bad. But it isn't, so it is.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 81% The Trip to Spain (2017) The proof that the "Trip" formula hasn't become formulaic? How often, and hard, these two can make an audience laugh.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 86% Wind River (2017) The still-ruinous treatment of Native Americans hangs over the movie like one of those immense storm clouds. "Wind River" is as much about mourning as murder.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Unlike so many advocacy documentaries, this one lets the other side speak its piece. It also reminds viewers of the single biggest change since "Truth": how much better organized and entrenched climate deniers have become.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4 75% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) It's hopeless tosh - but expertly done hopeless tosh.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Steve James's impressively economical documentary folds together the events that led to the case, the place of Abacus in the Chinese-American community, the 2015 trial, and its aftermath.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) No matter how slack the storytelling can get, the animation conveying that storytelling is borderline miraculous.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) She was also one tough cookie who appreciated a good fight. A bit more internal tussle would have both better honored her spirit and made for a better documentary.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) It's a strange thing for a movie to get more quiet when cannons fire.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 75% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) So much of what they have to say sounds banal or extraneous compared to the music heard on the soundtrack.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 47% Wilson (2017) The bigger the events the less organic they seem. The movie is really a character study masquerading as a series of plot devices.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 18% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 82% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2.5/4 99% Cameraperson (2016) Throughout there is an awareness of a distinct sensibility behind the camera: humane, engaged, unfailingly curious.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 0% Spaceman (2016) Overall the results are amiable, if also slack and talky.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Hill's braying-bro performance is indelible. Unfortunately.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
2.5/4 35% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Why make a sequel? Well, why not: This one is more fun.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 84% Hockney (2016) A documentary need not have a narrator, or be structured chronologically, but here either, or both, would have helped.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016