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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
2.5/4 68% 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 53% 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 84% 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 76% 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 86% 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 38% 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 35% 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 85% 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 87% 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 78% 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 76% 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 92% 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 71% 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 48% 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 94% 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 59% 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 33% 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 83% 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
No Score Yet Familiarity makes the story no less gripping.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 79% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 94% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) "Troublemakers" has many pleasures to offer.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.5/4 77% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 94% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) Lively and loving ...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/4 49% Manglehorn (2015) This is definitely a lonely-man-talking-to-his-cat movie.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 45% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
88% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 96% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 87% Gone Girl (2014) The characters sound like people trying to sound like people in the movies and not quite pulling it off.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2014