Mark Medley

Mark Medley
Mark Medley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail
Publications: Globe and Mail

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 75% Indian Horse (2018) ... for the most part the cast fails to support the weighty material. Still, the essence and importance of [Richard] Wagamese's book - both the brutality and the beauty - shines through, more vital than ever. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
2.5/4 73% The Children Act (2018) [Emma] Thompson who carries the film, both literally - she's rarely off-screen - and emotionally; the burden of this particular case weighs down almost every line of dialogue, registers in almost every expression on her face. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 70% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Vegans and animal lovers might have a tough time stomaching parts of the film. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/4 39% Mary Shelley (2018) It's somewhat amusing - especially Tom Sturridge, who turns Lord Byron into poetry's version of Jack Sparrow - but immediately forgettable. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) The lead actors are both marvellous... Yet the film's most impressive performance might come from director Dominic Cooke, who has delivered an assured, wistful debut. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) It's a profoundly weird film but hypnotic nonetheless. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2.5/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower is King's ultimate roller coaster - twisting and stomach-clenching and terrifying but, above all, fun. If only this version was as thrilling a ride. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2.5/4 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) It's a by-the-numbers profile, complete with the requisite visit to his childhood home, but, partway through, it becomes a rather piercing portrait of a man constantly doubting himself. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
1.5/4 75% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) At least the monsters, when compared with their co-stars, have some personality. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/4 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Harrowing, heartbreaking and humane ... - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 55% Unless (2016) What worked in Shields's quiet, contemplative novel about a family in crisis falls flat on screen. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It's supremely silly and filled with crater-sized plot holes, but it's a profoundly moving film, too - about trauma, about loneliness, about aging and family. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 76% Om Shanti Om (2007) At almost three hours long the film drags a bit, but you'll have more fun at Om Shanti Om than most of the Hollywood movies released today. Watching it, you can't help but smile. - Canada.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 78% The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument (2014) A fascinating look back on the major social and political events of the second half of the 20th century and early years of the 21st ... - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
2.5/4 48% Open Season (2006) The film wraps mindless cartoon violence and a few fart jokes around life lessons about friendship and responsibility. Kids should like it; parents won't mind it. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2006
2.5/4 43% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) Director Jonathan Levine's film displays an intelligence lacking in most teen slasher pics. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2006
2/4 42% Everyone's Hero (2006) Everyone's Hero is an after-school special stretched to feature-film length. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2006