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Mark R. Leeper

Mark R. Leeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 93% 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 82% 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 95% 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 96% 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 73% 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 80% 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 37% 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
7/10 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It does not have the same sort of delights as THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, but it has its own charm.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
6/10 78% The Monster (2016) This film is an exercise in suspense that does not always work, but still has a few good scares for the audience. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
8/10 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) This is the most serious Godzilla film since the first, and except for the novelty the first film had, this would probably be the best Godzilla film ever made.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
7/10 44% The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre) (2016) The story has a strong feel of the old Amicus anthology films.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Yo-kai Watch: The Movie (2016) The film is really too fast-paced for newcomers to follow, but has lots of humor, particularly in its jabs at STAR WARS.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
9/10 85% Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) It may well be second to KING KONG (1933) as the film I have seen the greatest number of times. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
5/10 No Score Yet Et Maintenant Nous Sommes En Vie (2015) Thibault Arbre gives us a strange love story of a love triangle, one leg of which is imaginary.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Sole Proprietor (2016) [The director] lets himself go a little astray stylistically, but he has a few nice moves in the screenplay as his story goes on.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/10 No Score Yet Somnus (2016) seems to borrow a lot and not give very much in return‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
7/10 91% SEED: The Untold Story (2016) gives and effective case that we are losing control of food production around the world.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
7/10 85% Sully (2016) a tribute to a hero who does not wear a spandex costume or have a license to kill. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
6/10 10% I.T. (2016) if you take out the software speculations, what is left is a rather pedestrian stalker film. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/10 14% The People Garden (2016) Somewhere in this 83-minute mystery story there is a mediocre 20-minute film struggling to get out. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
7/10 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) The truth is that we come out of the film respecting how much the two main characters love each other, but their characters have not been enough filled out for us to be very touched by their love.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
5/10 77% London Road (2016) Viewers looking for suspense and excitement will be disappointed. ‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Moments of Clarity (2016) The plot is rather generic and familiar but there are moments good humor and, yes, clarity.‐ Mark Leeper's Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016