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Mark Peranson

Mark Peranson
Mark Peranson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Village Voice, Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Crazy Horse (2012) Cinema in essence involves the projection of desire, and what Wiseman cleverly does in Crazy Horse is present desire, illustrate its operation and deconstruct it.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Inside Llewyn Davis proves the Coens to be the most Kubrickian of contemporary filmmakers-that is, if you consider Kubrick to be funny. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
71% When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2015) A brilliant screenwriter, Porumboiu consistently undercuts his surface-level material in ingenious ways.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
98% Phoenix (2015) Truly elevating the pulpy source material, Petzold swirls the pot of suspense, revenge and guilt with not only a Hitchcockian but also a Fassbinderian touch. Films don't get more psychologically complex than this.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
No Score Yet Kabukicho Love Hotel (Sayonara Kabukicho) (2014) Besides what are perfunctory nods to current malaises in Japanese society, there's nothing particularly special about Kabukicho Love Hotel, which feels like it's been done hundreds of times before, and much better. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
80% I Promise You Anarchy (Te prometo anarquía) (2015) Creating a melancholic portrait of generational confusion, Hernández Cordón gives us doomed love among the present-day los olvidados.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
90% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Mountains May Depart is a daring attempt from a filmmaker who is fully embracing his position and duty as a national Chinese artist. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
95% The Forbidden Room (2015) [Forbidden Room] is an inventive, audacious, and outright hilarious tour de force whatzit.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) The Ornithologist meanders in a pleasurable, kind of kooky way, befitting a film whose title evokes an Ornette Coleman album.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
86% Hermia & Helena (2017) Always delightful, Hermia & Helena sees Piñeiro making an auteur film that fits into his oeuvre while expanding it in exciting directions-and en route, he makes New York his own.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Laverty has crafted an irresistible lead character in Daniel Blake.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Of all the notable omissions in the Cannes awards this year, zilch for Maren's Ade's third feature Toni Erdmann stands out as the most egregious in the 15 years I've been attending the festival. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
No Score Yet Blind Sun (2015) Ultimately Blind Sun is a watchable and somewhat absorbing (and familiar) stylistic exercise.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
53% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) Reducing Godard to an advertising colour palette of primary reds and blues, Le Redoubtable is a crude, pointless exercise with no comprehension of Godard's filmmaking, cinema history, or, indeed, life itself.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
No Score Yet Cocote (2017) [Cocote] aims at a new kind of "mulatto" filmmaking, something highly grounded in the Dominican ethos.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet When It Was Blue (2005) Quote not available.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
3/4 94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) Though far from flawless, it's an adventurous work that is both disturbing and ultimately moving.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
4/4 No Score Yet RR (2007) Quote not available.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
3.5/4 96% Tulpan (2009) Quote not available.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet Adhen (Dernier Maquis) (2008) Quote not available.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
3/4 68% Leaving (Partir) (2010) Compelling cinema.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 14, 2009
4/4 92% Vincere (2010) An operatic tour de force.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 11, 2009
95% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Few recent American musicals are this fluid or engaging.‐ Chicago Reader
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2007
79% Far Side of the Moon (2005) Reworking his own raw material, Lepage spins a rich, moving film that acknowledges humanity's power to break out of Earth's daily gravity; in the process, he leaves audiences floating.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2005
57% Decent Factory: Made in China (2005) Thomas Balmés's fly-on-the-wall documentary uses your cell phone charger as a case study in how multibillion-dollar multinationals are dealing with multihorrible working conditions in the overseas plants run by their subcontractors.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2005
83% Casuistry: The Art of Killing a Cat (2005) In deliberate, clinical fashion, Zev Asher's documentary catches up with a notorious Canadian case of art versus animal cruelty.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2005
0% Pinocchio (2002) What remains is a variant of the nincompoop Benigni persona, here a more annoying, though less angry version of the irresponsible Sandlerian manchild, undercut by the voice of the star of Road Trip.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2003
4/4 79% Zhantai (Platform) (2000) One of the first masterpieces of the 21st century.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2002
2/4 86% Son of the Bride (2002) What starts off as a possible Argentine American Beauty reeks like a room stacked with pungent flowers.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 10, 2002
80% Facing the Music (2001) Few social scientists are able to enliven an issue like Connolly and Anderson, and few documentarians have their dramatic intuition.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2002