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Mark R. Leeper

Mark R. Leeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 95% The Shape of Water (2017) The plot is very, very similar to that of a once well-known play, Paul Zindel's "Let Me Hear You Whisper." ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
8/10 65% Breathe (2017) Andy Serkis's directorial debut is a moving paean to the human spirit and the possibilities of engineering. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
6/10 73% Gifted (2017) In the final analysis I would say that there are few enough truly gifted students that society can well afford to cultivate these few. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
9/10 99% Jane (2017) an open mind, a passion for knowledge, a love of animals, and a monumental patience ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
9/10 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) The narrative is just as vicious and painful as the title suggests it to be.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
6/10 36% Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) If Kurosawa is not going to meld story and style I can only suggest that he study his earlier, creepier horror films. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
7/10 100% Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992 (2017) LET IT FALL: 1982-1992 stands with last year's O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA and I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO as a powerful retrospective on the dynamics of United States race relations. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
8/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It is richer in ideas than is the original film, though it lacks the iconic visuals of that first film did so well. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
6/10 77% Realive (2017) This look at the future is hard to become engaged with because the world is so cold and lifeless. As Marc says, "before I died I thought there was nothing after death; now I'm sure." ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet The 13th Friday (2017) The actors deliver their lines, but bring little unexpected to their roles and writer/director Price brings nothing innovative to the plot. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
8/10 75% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The mystery is perhaps not enough mysterious, but the acting and the look and feel are worth the trip. Incidentally, one disappointment is that the plot has virtually nothing to do with golems. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
6/10 71% Cold Moon (2017) COLD MOON has the feel of a horror novel and makes for a few unexpected chills. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Never Let Go (2015) What could be a credible suspense plot is squandered on a new mother suddenly exhibiting Jason Bourne's superhuman strategic talents for fighting and chasing. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
7/10 88% Anti Matter (2017) This is a film that could well earn a cult following. There is little visual flash to the story but it is an accomplished technical mystery. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
7/10 60% 6 Days (2017) It is hard to find much here that is new and creative. If one discounts the violence in 6 DAYS, this film is a lot like DOG DAY AFTERNOON or INSIDE MAN. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet 1944 (2014) Perhaps this film is just one cut below the current DUNKIRK. This is a chapter of history that deserves to be better known. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
9/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan uses unusual and new techniques to make the viewer feel as if she/he is actually experiencing the action--for better or worse. This is one of the great WWII films. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
7/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves would have done well to trim this effort down to under two hours, but it still develops the apes more than previous films. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Under The Turban (2017) The most important mission of the film is to educate the public on what Sikhs are and spread the word to not confuse them with terrorists. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
5/10 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Emily seems to forever be fighting convention, but she leads such a stilted life she makes convention seem like the better alternative. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The Midnighters (2016) a short, sharp shock of a crime film, keenly directed ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
6/10 60% Aaron's Blood (2017) a complex vampire film that delves more deeply into its characters than most modern horror pieces. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
5/10 29% Be Afraid (2017) The story is more complex than it at first appears, but it is built of fairly familiar building blocks. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
7/10 85% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) a dramatization of how even a very strong personality can be ground down between the stones of clashing political ideologies. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
6/10 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) THE WOMEN'S BALCONY is a film that sets up a controversy and then would benefit from presenting both sides of the argument evenhandedly. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
6/10 92% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) What is most lamentably missing is a feel for the great writer's writing style. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The Girl From The Brothel (2017) The basic plot is an overly familiar one, but the film makes up for it by acquainting the viewer with the enormous issue of child forced prostitution. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
8/10 100% Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2017) Harold and Lillian have the talent for being instantly likeable, and so does the film about them. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
7/10 63% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) In Greece it can only be more relevant today than when it was made.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
6/10 33% Bethany (2017) In general the film is well executed, but just lacks the creativity it needed from Bressack the writer to set itself apart from so many similar nightmare fests.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
5/10 72% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) The photography is good, but it is at odds with the story telling.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
5/10 47% Bokeh (2017) This is a film for the patient and that patience goes largely unrewarded. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
6/10 81% Dig Two Graves (2017) less than totally coherent, and the style of the film puts too many obstacles in the viewer's path‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
8/10 100% Tickling Giants (2017) This documentary juxtaposes humor with tragedy even as Youssef himself does. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
6/10 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) There are a lot of "What-the-heck--Oh-my- god!" reactions. There are moments that are a lot of fun. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
5/10 22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) low-budget and claustrophobic film, most of which takes place underground with a plot that develops only slowly ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
7/10 38% Brimstone (2017) Women's history as seen through a Grand Guignol lens. That says that it needs to be taken with just a little grain of salt. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
5/10 33% Lavender (2017) This is more an exercise in suspense than one of logic. And it satisfies neither suspense nor logic.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Burlesque: Heart Of The Glitter Tribe (2017) a light and lively documentary that turns into a surprising pleasure. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
6/10 71% Road to the Well (2016) If this film had been wound a little tighter, with maybe the dramatic tension of a BLOOD SIMPLE, the film would have worked. And as more of a comedy it might have worked. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
7/10 76% The Daughter (2017) In the hands of a director who knew less about how to stage dialog this would have been a bit talky and feel like a lot of soap opera melodrama. Stone takes what could have been taken as exaggeration and leaves it with a realistic feel. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
7/10 85% A Patch Of Fog (2017) While some of the plotting may be familiar to some viewers, the story is a tight efficient little thriller.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
5/10 57% Claire in Motion (2017) If the viewer is expecting a mystery he will be disappointed. This is a story of a woman who has lost her husband and what her uncertainty does to her.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
8/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Fans of the Star Wars films--and don't be ashamed to admit it if you are one-- will see a more complete expansion of the mainline story and a lot of visual excitement.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
7/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) What is unique about this film is the great lengths the film goes to recreating realistically and accurately the confusion and carnage and horrors of warfare.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
0/10 No Score Yet The Stolen Lyric (2016) If this film was made to set a legal precedent or to make a legal piece of humor, it probably was successful. If it was really intended to be an entertainment, at that it failed. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Counter Clockwise (2015) It is not as complex as the plot of TIMECRIMES or PRIMER, but it does keep the viewer invested. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet SMART (2016) The documentary style is not exciting, but the cause is a good one.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
7/10 83% Denial (2016) too often fails to engage the viewer as being as emotionally gripping as its subject deserves. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
8/10 94% Arrival (2016) It is a story aimed at an adult and intelligent audience featuring an adult and intelligent performance from Adams and Renner. ARRIVAL expects a lot from its audience at the same time it is giving more.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016