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Mark R. Leeper

Mark R. Leeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 No Score Yet Bonehill Road (2017) the premise had the potential to make a strong social statement, but it is lost and in large part wasted in a pile of sadism and predictable plot twists.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
6/10 0% Solis (2018) The film would probably be much better if the sound mixer made the dialog easier to understand. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Murders in the Zoo (1933) Ruggles could be a funny comedian at the right time and place. He was most definitely not in the right time and place. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 88% First Man (2018) Rather than giving us the usual wide vistas of space, Chazelle locks in close on faces to give us emotional impact. Personally I would have preferred the spectacle even if that approach has been common before. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 50% Strange Nature (2018) very much the kind of horror film that could have been made in the late 60s or early 70s. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
9/10 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) An ambitious comedy/drama/ thriller that reflects the history of American anti-black racism. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
7/10 47% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Ari Gold's laid-back pacing douses the film in mellifluous atmosphere. After a summer of films featuring jagged, rapid-fire editing the lush atmosphere and the ambiance of the editing wins over the viewer like ENCHANTED APRIL.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
6/10 45% A Night In Old Mexico (2014) the story is driven forward by far too many coincidences ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
7/10 96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) [We see] cultural, biological, and historical perspectives ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
6/10 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) This film would be a very good pairing with Michael Powell's PEEPING TOM. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/10 67% The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) This 1957 film delivers a lot in the talk department and not so much in the logic department. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Paying the Price for Peace (2016) Few people love this country so much that they could make the sacrifice Willson did. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet The Hypnotic Eye (1960) The film gets its thrill (if that is the word) from cinematic misogyny and sadism. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 63% Kronos (1958) From a distance KRONOS looks like a fairly spectacular Earth invasion film. Seen individually each visual effect seems to give up its secrets quite readily. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
6/10 47% Curvature (2018) The story is not really new, but it has enough science fiction to satisfy viewers tired of superheroes. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet War of the Satellites (1958) Probably the best aspect of this film is the poster art. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
4/10 80% A.i. Tales (2018) The bleak point of view is strongly reminiscent of the TV series "Black Mirror". ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
9/10 94% The General (1927) Keaton has great sight gags and goes to amazing ends to get the thrills he wants.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
6/10 67% Lifeforce (1985) It loses some respect with its naked Mathilda May. But I would call this an audacious SF/horror film‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
7/10 96% 3:10 to Yuma (1957) It is hard to imagine a better Ben Wade than Glenn Ford. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer (2018) Zamekis is an entertaining if not particularly innovative documentary maker. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
7/10 93% Wonder Woman (2017) The script by is unusually introspective ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
8/10 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The irony is that while LA LA LAND probably enabled THE GREATEST SHOWMAN to be made, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is by far the better musical. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
7/10 43% Baja (2018) BAJA reminds the viewer of the 1980s "school break" and "student mischief" films‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
5/10 55% The Forgiven (2018) The film gives the viewer ample reason to make Tutu a saint, but little reason to make him a dramatic screen hero.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
7/10 71% Prodigy (2018) a much better actress than we might expect. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Actors of Sound (2016) Foley is an art that has been going on in almost every film you see, but you have probably have not known it was happening nor known the names of the artists. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
7/10 88% Annihilation (2018) This is one of those films that will require six or so viewings before it starts to make sense. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet The Millionaires' Unit (2015) [Bruce Dern's] contribution to the story telling is one of the few stylistic elements that might be questionable. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
5/10 41% Madame (2018) The sweet wine of the first act turns to vinegar by the time this short 91-minute film completes ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet La Setta (The Devil's Daughter) (Demons 4) (The Sect) (1991) supernatural suspense with two or three characters whom we come to have a feeling for.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
5/10 7% 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) This telling would be of above-average quality on the SyFy Channel and that is probably where it is heading. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
5/10 0% The Music of Silence (2018) Michael Radford directs, but his effort is more to show off the music than to delve into the souls of his characters with much complexity. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7/10 59% Entanglement (2018) Filiatrault has an ear for clever, amusing dialog‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Casanova Variations (2014) This is a film that is probably not intended to be followed, but to show off the visual imagery and give the viewer some beautiful Mozart music. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
7/10 71% Hostiles (2018) In the end there are two messages. One is a message of hope and one a message of despair. Attitudes can be changed, but there are many more attitudes out there that need changing. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
6/10 88% Opera (1987) The color restoration is beautiful and Bluray shows off the color splendidly on home video. The singing is beautiful also. It is a pity the story was not more engaging. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
7/10 70% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game (2018) The film has its moments, but is it the film Martin Landau deserved as his farewell performance? ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Crazy Famous (2018) There are moments that are reminiscent of Arthur Hiller's THE IN- LAWS. The film would be better with more such moments, but I will take what I can get ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
6/10 67% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) Writer-director Buckley seems to think that his viewer wants to know more about Bahadur than about Somali pirates. At least he can make that funnier. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
7/10 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) the most interesting people are no longer related to Darth Vader ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet The UnAmerican Struggle (2017) It looks like the film is already under attack‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
7/10 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It should make you uneasy in places where Stephen King cannot touch. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/4 91% Homicide (1991) Quote not available.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
7/10 100% The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2017) This year the best film was 53 years old.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
6/10 91% 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 66% 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 72% 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 98% 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