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Mark Peikert

Mark Peikert

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "This is a television show at the very peak of its powers, confident and controlled. The cast and crew have done their part - your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is simply to tune in. You won't regret it. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 16, 2016
80% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "That the limited series squeaks by as just entertaining enough is a disappointment considering the pedigree of everyone involved and the reputation of its source material. Time travel and Dealey Plaza deserve better. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 15, 2016
70% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "When a Pierrot is gored by a bull, one should be worried, not thrilled. But Baskets is so smug, so condescending to everyone around him that for just a moment, we're rooting for that bull. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 21, 2016
73% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's Siff and Malin Ackerman, as Axe's loyal wife... who simply, by virtue of their talent, keep Billions from devolving into an exercise in white privilege and machismo. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 19, 2016
30% Second Chance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In the era of Peak TV (to use a handy if largely meaningless phrase), a series needs something more than an attractive, charming lead to stand out from the pack - even if that lead is as attractive and charismatic as Kazinsky. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 14, 2016
35% Bordertown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is satirizing smug, middle-class white folks who resent any threat to their status quo, but the only viewpoints presented... are those of smug, middle-class white folks and smug, middle-class liberals who resent the white folks' resentment. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 4, 2016
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Season 2 is bolder, stronger, and more audacious because now, actions have consequences. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 1, 2015
28% The Art of More: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Christian Cooke's former soldier, Graham Connor, is ostensibly our guide into this rarefied world, but he's more of a smartass writer's concept of a character than a real person. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 20, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The series also happens to be sexy, hilarious, and very moving, a tribute to Ansari's observational powers and ability to pinpoint the zeitgeist. Consider Master of None to be Netflix's early Christmas gift to subscribers. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 5, 2015
79% Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "There are increasingly diminishing returns when it comes to watching a 20-year-old navigate between the push of his own desires and the pull of others' expectations, and David Myers... is too passive and inert to root for. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 8, 2015
92% The Affair: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "As in the first season, the most thrilling parts of each episode are the glimpses into the present day, when the characters are seen in the third person. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 5, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Lowe and his continued dissection of middle-aged Adonis narcissism may be the main draws for the series, but Savage and Ellis help matters immeasurably by serving up a tasty variation on sitcom marriage. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 29, 2015
62% Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "ABC's Blood and Oil was one of several new series of the 2015-2016 season to see a showrunner depart due to "creative differences" before premiering. Having now twice seen the pilot, I'm not surprised. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 28, 2015
7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "At its worst, Rosewood plays like the kind of ridiculous, over-the-top drama with which a sitcom character becomes obsessed. At its best, it offers its audience the chance to feel smarter than its characters. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 23, 2015
62% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The obvious irony of the series is that Life in Pieces purports to be about the small, seemingly innocuous moments that linger longest in one's memory, while offering audiences absolutely none of those moments itself. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 21, 2015
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Most of what has made Harris a beloved fixture of live telecasts has been eradicated in this misguided attempt at revising the variety show format. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 16, 2015
97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Show Me a Hero revels in small, telling moments that say as much about human nature as how the American people perceive politics and politicians. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 17, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The 8-episode series mostly succeeds by sheer force of will. The viewers are so bombarded by jokes that something is bound to tickle you eventually-though truth be told it may take awhile. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Aug 2, 2015
72% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Most characters are reduced to a single joke repeated endlessly, under the assumption that the repetition of words or phrases constitutes comedy. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 9, 2015
73% A Gifted Man: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) "The result is a limp medical procedural with the dressings and cinematography of a spiritual conversion. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 25, 2011
10% The Family Tree (2011) "Like the body of a peeping tom high school student that hangs hidden in the Burnett's tree for the duration of the film, the direction of the movie remains dangling over audiences. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 26, 2011
54% Farmageddon (2011) "For a film about the benefits of natural food and raw milk, there is ironically nothing organic about Farmageddon. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 19, 2011
71% Dumbstruck (2011) "Goffman can't find a way to end the film on a note of triumph. The results are breathtaking, painful and so real it will break your heart. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 20, 2011
22% Peep World (2011) "Himmelstein and Blaustein give us just a peep, when what we really want is a nice, long gape. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 24, 2011
33% All Good Things (2010) "Bad things happen, Jarecki says with panache, but he doesn't have much to say about why; he's more interested in the how. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 2, 2010
70% Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010) "Louis Garrel had better watch out -- there's a new Gallic heartthrob in town. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 8, 2010
81% Cairo Time (2010) "Compared to other platonic film romances, this one comes up lacking, even with the note-perfect performances from Clarkson and Siddig. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 4, 2010
91% Alamar (To the Sea) (2010) "A weirdly hypnotic hybrid of a Tarzan flick and a documentary, Pedro González-rubio's Alamar is a victim of its own ambitions. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 14, 2010
26% Finding Bliss (2009) "Writer-director Julie Davis has no idea what she wants to say and spends a ridiculous amount of time not saying it. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jun 4, 2010
43% Mercy (2010) "There's a frayed romanticism to Caan's script that belies his swaggering air of machismo; this is a man who understands the price of love, even if Johnny can't, or more probably, won't. " ‐ New York Press
Posted May 5, 2010
82% Lbs. (2010) "When a movie is written and filmed as part of the writer-actor's effort to save his own life and slim down, the movie feels, to a certain extent, critic-proof. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 31, 2010
0% Stolen (2010) "Hamm himself is too smart a performer for movies like these, but let's write it off as a canny career move to take a vacation from Don Draper and his glumness. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 10, 2010
89% Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2010) "Een the story's sudden swerve into melodrama has the nightmare reality of film noir at its best. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 3, 2010
53% Mystery Team (2009) "If this is the future of comedy in Hollywood, then there's little to fear -- as long as everyone remembers that brevity is the soul of wit. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 9, 2009
64% The Missing Person (2009) "Why has The Missing Person persisted in staying with me, even though I started craving The Big Sleep halfway through? " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 24, 2009
29% Women in Trouble (2009) "A lucky alchemy of writer and cast turns what could have been an indie bore into something surprisingly uproarious. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 18, 2009
65% (Untitled) (2009) "There's something about Shelton as Madeleine that tilts the movie in her favor. Maybe it's her deadpan delivery, or the series of hilariously noisy outfits she wears, but Madeleine seems like the sanest person in this absurd world. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 22, 2009
59% Trucker (2009) "You want to like Trucker. You really do. But writer-director James Mottern makes it awfully hard with his washed-out, predictable aesthetic. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 14, 2009
83% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) "You won't want to give up two-ply, but you might rethink buying salad in one of those unwieldy plastic boxes during your next trip to the grocery store. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 23, 2009
58% Art & Copy (2009) "By narrowing his focus to just the cream of the ad crop, [director] Pray comes across as a Madison Avenue huckster himself, one who's selling the public on the classiness of smart ads. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009
85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) "A throwback to American filmmaking of the '70s, a pulse-pounding political thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the inevitable bloody conclusion; Germany's Bonnie and Clyde, with a political conscience. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 19, 2009
47% Death in Love (2009) "The failure of the movie is hardly attributable to Lucas, or co-stars Jacqueline Bisset and Lukas Haas. I'm afraid the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of writer-director Boaz Yakin. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 15, 2009
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) "Somehow, even as writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber slathers on the voiceover ooze or unwittingly evokes Sophie's Choice with his central romantic triangle, he still manages to astonish with The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 15, 2009
91% Forbidden Lie$ (Forbidden Lies) (2007) "By the doc's end, how much of what Norma says is fact or fiction doesn't matter as much as the entertaining, infuriating journey that Norma (and Broinowski) has taken us on. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009
37% Gigantic (2009) "There's still something compelling about watching such a talented cast navigate the choppy waters of Aselton's world. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 1, 2009
16% Spinning Into Butter (2009) "A fantastic story longing for a better film. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 25, 2009
88% Sin Nombre (2009) "Unfortunately, other than some gorgeous scenery, Sayra's stupidity is the only thing that feels truly fresh in Fukunaga's debut feature. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 18, 2009
60% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) "Barnz shows a firm directorial hand, most impressively by keeping the troupe of child actors from becoming cloyingly adorable. But despite a unique and refreshing vision, he fails his film by explaining its mysteries. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Mar 4, 2009
16% An American Affair (2009) "A cliché-ridden hodgepodge of film genres. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 25, 2009
59% Eleven Minutes (2008) "Eventually, the film stops being an entertaining look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at one designer's headquarters prior to Fashion Week and just becomes frustrating. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 18, 2009
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