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Mark R. Leeper

Mark R. Leeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 17% Durant's Never Closes (2016) Rather than having a plot, the film takes the form of a collection of vignettes and short stories--not all believable--woven into a minimalist account.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/10 57% Jeruzalem (2016) The Paz Brothers apparently had some good ideas of what to put into a horror film, but not much new in how to make that film.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
7/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) as long as the viewer does not need to contend with Jar-Jar Binks or a pod race, any Star Wars film delivers more than a ticket's worth of entertainment.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/10 93% Anomalisa (2015) Somehow the animation really does nothing for this story that live actors could not. The characters may be made out of plastic, but they remain wooden.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
8/10 94% Sicario (2015) SICARIO is playing in theaters opposite SPECTRE and generally is the same genre of film, but there is no doubt that SICARIO has a better and more relevant story with more believable characters. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
7/10 80% Macbeth (2015) This film is heavy into style and it was a style that will have selective appeal. But the story is strong enough to hold the audience captive with what is, as comes as no surprise, a good‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
7/10 89% Turbo Kid (2015) TURBO KID is campy fun as a reminder of the films kids liked some three decades ago. It has the magic to turn "are you kidding?" into "that was fun."‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2015
9/10 74% Trumbo (2015) For a film on a relatively serious subject there is surprising wit and suspense in this story of reluctant heroes. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
6/10 73% Suffragette (2015) The cause is great, but the film account in SUFFRAGETTE is tepid and rather by-the-numbers.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
7/10 97% Brooklyn (2015) The plot of BROOKLYN is simple--perhaps too simple to justify the high production values.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
6/10 60% Flutter (2015) Fans of Roald Dahl will enjoy a story that could have easily come from his pen.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
8/10 65% Spectre (2015) The script is dark and occasionally confusing and muddled, but it is the most ambitious plotting of any Bond film. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
6/10 54% Woman in Gold (2015) Perhaps the film has problems in the casting. This should be a story to ignite the anger of the audience. Helen Mirren is too reserved to do that and Ryan Reynolds is just plain wooden.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
7/10 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) a Western that is also a comedy until the good humor runs out and what is left turns into a grim horror film. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
6/10 86% Steve Jobs (2015) In this film there is little to [Steve Jobs] but conflict, and that can be somewhat tiresome to watch.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Rotor DR1 (2015) It is surprising how much this film does with so little resource. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
9/10 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) The best of the writing in BEASTS OF NO NATION shows up near the end of the film when the commandant tells his men about the alternatives to the combative life style he has chosen.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
6/10 71% Crimson Peak (2015) It is beautiful to watch until it jumps off the rails and goes over the top.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
9/10 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Its thrills come not from the barrel of a gun or master martial artists jumping from building to building. Instead it is about a plain lawyer doing his job and somewhat more than his job. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
9/10 92% The Martian (2015) Weir proves you do not have to bend the laws of science to tell a good science fiction story. This is the most gripping film of the year so far.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
7/10 29% Reversion (2015) The biggest weakness of the film is to not look at the societal implications of this new technology.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
7/10 29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers (2015) a respectable adaptation of Avner's book, with a straightforward account of events ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
6/10 11% Pay the Ghost (2015) Nicolas Cage can play an interesting range of emotions but fear just does not seem to be one. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
6/10 82% Paper Planes (2015) where the emotion of the film works best is in Dylan's relationship with his father‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo (2013) this film is unintentionally but impressively a tribute to Jayasuriya's spirit ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
7/10 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) As a silent the film is almost entirely limited to sight gags, and they come thick and fast. And most of the gags work.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
8/10 78% Blood Punch (2013) This is a crime, drug, dark-comedy, romance, horror, and science fiction thriller. There are far too few of those around.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Message From Hiroshima (2015) This account breathes life into the memories of a culture that died the instant the Atomic Age was born.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2015
5/10 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) There are too few films that aim for a female young teen market. The stories covered may well charm girls growing to young adulthood. But beyond that demographic this film may not be greatly rewarding. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2015
7/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) I have never been fond of Tom Cruise, but one must admit what he does he does well. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
7/10 47% Dark Was The Night (2015) The characters and their attitudes are more than just the mortar to hold the horror scenes together. Credible and involving.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
7/10 43% 10 Cent Pistol (2015) Brutal and bloody, the narrative of his new film follows a twisted plot forward and backward in time, throwing off the viewer just when he thinks he has it understood.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
6/10 74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) portrait of an indomitable woman, punctuated with her songs and her monologues ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
7/10 80% Advantageous (2015) ADVANTAGEOUS is a science fiction film with a much higher budget for art direction than it has for special effects.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Caffeinated (2015) a scattershot but loving look at coffee, its growers, its merchants, its coffee bars, its baristas, its fans who get a transcendental experience from coffee, and the exploitation of its producers.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
9/10 98% Inside Out (2015) If you get tired of the ideas whizzing around you, you can just sit back and enjoy it as a pretty good Pixar animated comedy.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
6/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) re-used dinosaurs and re-used plot. But most of us can always enjoy watching the dinosaurs.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
6/10 77% Big Game (2015) seems to throw in a few too many incredible stunts‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
6/10 63% Days of Grace (2015) It does have enough action to be entertaining and it will give a lot more to the viewer who can work out the style intricacies. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 24, 2015
6/10 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) one can look at any quarter of the screen and see more action and more amusing detail than is in any three other action films this summer‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 20, 2015
5/10 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) This is a ghost story that is short on both ghost and story.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 20, 2015
8/10 73% Time Lapse (2015) What was a rather pedestrian "Twilight Zone" episode may have inspired this nice little fantasy thriller. That makes it well above average for time travel films. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
9/10 93% Ex Machina (2015) When the story is all over there has been surprisingly little story told, but the viewer will have been privy to some very sophisticated philosophical ideas. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2015
6/10 33% Laugh Killer Laugh (2015) It is a grim, dark, and sometimes violent gangster film.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
6/10 40% 1915 (2015) I want to know more about the history of the Armenian Massacre but found myself being told of the problems producing a play in current-day Los Angeles.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2015
8/10 79% 24 Days (2015) looks at many connected issues including immigration policies, anti-Semitism, class, and police competency and prejudice‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
5/10 88% Because I Was a Painter (2015) This could have been an important documentary and it very nearly is already, but much of the viewing experience needs to be rethought and alterations need to be made.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
6/10 57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) holds the viewer's attention and keeps him anxious to work out the mystery.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
6/10 100% Undocumented Executive (2012) Considering the controversial subject matter, the film could have been a little more original and ambitious.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2015
6/10 91% Birdman (2014) Some of the big ideas about drama and about the viewing public hit home, and some get mired in soap opera.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2015