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Mark R. Leeper

Mark R. Leeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 33% 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 52% 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 82% 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 87% 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 30% 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 0% 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 60% 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 73% 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 92% 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 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 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
6/10 46% 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 74% 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 89% 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 61% 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 91% 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 18% 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 93% 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