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Mark Keizer

Mark Keizer
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 90% Hal (2018) A diverting, surface-level primer on Ashby's '70s-synonymous career that works by virtue of such an appreciation being long overdue.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 92% Mandy (2018) A mesmerizing concept album of B-movie artistry where the style is the substance.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) The thrill of Thunder Road is witnessing the out-of-nowhere emergence of Cummings as a fully-formed artist.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3.5/5 88% Whitney (2018) (Director Kevin) Macdonald...has a detective's mind and a craftsman's eye.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2.5/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) After its first episodic hour, I found myself struggling against a growing disappointment as I wondered if Audiard was going to take us anywhere particularly adventuresome or truly new.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
2/5 61% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) What might have been a career-encompassing statement from the 77-year-old Gilliam about his approach to life and moviemaking is...tired, compromised and rather cheap-looking.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) An expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking whose success will mostly depend upon one's appetite for slow push-ins of astonished or terrified scientists.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2018
2.5/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Maintains interest, if not investment, for those predisposed to the urban doom and gloom of films such as Escape from New York.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) One senses that completing production was the primary accomplishment to the exclusion of those virtues that made Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back so transporting.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
58% Money Monster (2016) Asks us to revisit emotions we've already processed and would rather relive as comedy - something The Big Short accomplished to Oscar-winning effect.‐
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Bless its profane, bloody, fourth wall-breaking heart.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 95% Amy (2015) A definitive, deeply felt look at this tragic and troubled talent.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 85% Sully (2016) A purposeful argument in favor of a dying breed: the durable, honorable American male.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 82% Ant-Man (2015) Most Marvel movies are too much. This one is just enough.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Chris Pine and company are shedding the baggage of previous iterations and putting their own modest stamp on the franchise. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) A typically Sorkin-esque collection of high octane, highly literate, verbal jousts that manages the neat trick of exalting Steve Jobs while also crucifying him.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Watching Christopher Nolan fall short is still more exciting than watching most other directors succeed.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2.5/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Based on approximately 615 minutes worth of evidence, the series probably won't get much better than Age of Extinction, which is less a recommendation than a statement of resignation.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3.5/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (Whedon is) less a thinker than a teaser, throwing out an inexhaustible amount of ticklish ideas and tasty images that thrill from moment to moment then disappear from memory.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 91% The Martian (2015) In an era of "look at me" CGI fireworks, here's a movie with a "let's work together" emphasis on problem-solving and teamwork. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) With Singer again at the helm, Apocalypse maintains enough visual elegance and emotional credibility to preserve its status as the superhero series made by, and for, adults.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) In the post-movie star age, (Cruise) is, with apologies to a certain Austrian bodybuilder whose drawing power is all but terminated, the last action hero‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) An endlessly rewarding visual feast that taps into something joyously elemental about putting yourself in the hands of a master director and allowing yourself to be entranced by a film.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson's overly considered cinematic world has never felt so expansive, enveloping, and infectiously fun.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) (The Great Wall) doesn't prove how much China can spend on a movie, it proves how much China can waste on one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3.5/5 93% Logan (2017) Even if the dire tone gives off the whiff of calculation, its violence and profanity are liberating, a closing of the gap between comic book fantasy and life as we recognize it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
3/5 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant advances the mythology established by Prometheus but doesn't feel burdened by it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It wants us to believe it's trafficking in topical notions of politics, religion, and moral ambiguity, but its main currency is our contemporary penchant for hip and affected pessimism.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3.5/5 88% Annihilation (2018) An intoxicating and unnerving sci-fi offering, one whose images tease and stimulate, more than confuse and create distance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Thoughts of the #MeToo movement danced in my head as I watched a spy thriller about sleazy men ogling a woman who is forced by her bosses to get naked to complete her mission and stay employed.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/5 82% Early Man (2018) The storytelling is too straightforward, the humor is not as inventive as we've come to expect from Aardman and the whole soccer situation is confounding and disappointing.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A breezy and occasionally gut-busting story of a clueless, striving industry hopeful whose desire for success is in inverse proportion to the tools he possesses to achieve it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise has found its little, expletive-inflected corner of the Marvel universe and it frolics there, shooting down its enemies and shooting off its mouth.‐
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
2.5/5 29% It's So Easy and Other Lies (2016) Lacks a style that would help a conventional story of rock and roll excess achieve a broader emotional or historical significance.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) A weak-sauce collection of predictable story beats, au courant vulgarity, and unearned sentiment that is not a sturdy enough foundation atop which McCarthy can shine.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/5 62% Truth (2015) The primary objective of Truth is to rehabilitate the reputation of Mary Mapes.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
3/5 94% Spy (2015) There is currently no more exciting and rewarding moment in filmed comedy than watching Melissa McCarthy ad-lib.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
4/5 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) A rollicking, if sometimes convoluted, good time, featuring a high-toned cast and a seriousness of purpose that sets it apart from the candy-colored Marvel-produced films and Sony's underwhelming Amazing Spider-Man series.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted May 25, 2014
2/5 51% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) If it wasn't for the appealing chemistry between Garfield and Stone, both of Sony's shareholder-approved slabs of Spider-Product would feel more disposable than they already do.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) The movie's feel for urban warfare takes its cue, though not its severe, disturbing edge, from street-level spectacles like Heat and Ronin. ‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/5 49% RoboCop (2014) To grieve for what director José Padilha failed to port over from Verhoeven's version is unfair to the remake, which has a right, if not a responsibility, to be different than the original. ‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2014
55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) This iteration of Jack Ryan may be new, but the whole idea of Jack Ryan has never felt so old.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2014
4/5 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) A minor key ode to a talented singer whose flaws forever keep him one step behind musical and personal success.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/5 61% Ender's Game (2013) About as good a film as you can squeeze out of a morally complex source work given today's studio environment. ‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2013
2.5/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) The only true take-away from the frantic, two-dimensional The Fifth Estate is that Julian Assange isn't championing moral justice as much as brand building and the inconvenience of accountability in the internet age.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 82% Una noche (One Night) (2013) (Mulloy shows) a genuine sense of empathy for her yearning, troubled characters and an artist's eye for the beauty of decay.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/5 67% Elysium (2013) Elysium is more ideologically aware than it is ideologically astute, yet Neill Blomkamp is still being much more politically daring here than in District 9.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2013
3/5 71% Pacific Rim (2013) So audaciously, shamelessly, and hypnotically cacophonous that you have no choice but to give yourself over to it. ‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) Disney spent over $200 million to prove The Lone Ranger is too old-fashioned for such a newfangled, smart-aleck world.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
2.5/5 66% World War Z (2013) One senses a disconnect between the more serious-minded disaster epic Brad Pitt and Marc Forster wanted to make and the movie they actually wound up with.‐ Alt Film Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013