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Mark Robison

Mark Robison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 71% Something's Gotta Give (2003) "Something's Gotta Give" makes for good repeat viewing on DVD. ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Apr 1, 2004
B+ 94% Dirty Pretty Things (2003) A quirky, gritty look at life in the London underworld where immigrants work crappy jobs and trade kidneys for citizenship.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 25, 2004
A- 82% Matchstick Men (2003) The characters are so good that you'll forget about the con game.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
B 94% Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1954) Amazing direction but there are better stories of tested faith.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
A+ 95% Lost In Translation (2003) It captures uncapturable feelings on film.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
A 94% American Splendor (2003) At first it seems gimmicky, but it's really rather brilliant.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
B+ 34% In the Cut (2003) Interesting throughout with an intriguing female slant not seen in most steamy psycho-thrillers.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
B+ 98% Spellbound (2002) "Spellbound" puts you in the middle of the stressful chaos that is the National Spelling Bee.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Mar 1, 2004
A+ 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Even more compelling is the way it tackles faulty human memories.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Feb 2, 2004
A+ 100% Ikiru (1956) An unqualified masterpiece that just may be Kurosawa's best.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 15, 2004
B- 84% Swimming Pool (2003) The twist ending is unsatisfying and the daughter's role underdeveloped (even if her body isn't).‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 15, 2004
A+ 97% The Road (La Strada) (1954) I loved every frame from the start.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B 40% Anything Else (2003) A return to form for Woody Allen.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
C+ 71% Naked Lunch (1991) There are no great scenes, just flat moments of weirdness with lots of schlorping noises.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 92% The Man on the Train (L'homme du train) (2003) It's a poetic and keenly observed story.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B+ 64% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) The best of the four "Vacation" movies.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 89% A Christmas Story (1983) The vignettes are priceless.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 94% The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) One of the top movie westerns.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A 98% Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) A masterpiece of style.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B 96% Winged Migration (2003) It's a movie you sit back and marvel at.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B+ 96% They Drive by Night (1940) A forgotten gem.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B 92% Dark Passage (1947) Annoying but fun.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 94% High Sierra (1941) If you like old black-and-white gangster movies where someone invariably yells "Come and get me, coppers!" you'll enjoy this.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 97% To Have and Have Not (1944) The movie is basically a rip-off of "Casablanca," but it's got some marvelous dialogue and great intrigue.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
B- 85% Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002) The documentary feels like raw footage for a better film.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A 99% Finding Nemo (2003) Each obstacle is a fabulous set piece with not-always-obvious lessons to be learned and smart, original humor.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A- 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) An exercise in ultimate-cool where men follow a code of honor to wherever it might lead them.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A+ 90% Whale Rider (2003) The movie is smart with its storytelling and delivers several powerful scenes.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
87% 28 Days Later (2003) Loads of horrific fun.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A 100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The movie is a classic.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A 91% Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997) The film is sad and funny and flat-out fascinating.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A+ 94% Fargo (1996) For all its blood, the movie contains large doses of humor and not a little sweetness and hope.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
D 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Most of the fight scenes are mechanical and clunky with no sense of urgency, danger or passion.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 5, 2004
A 81% Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Doesn't settle for easy thriller plot twists.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 6, 2003
B 62% Identity (2003) "Identity" makes for a good rainy-night rental.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A 93% Halloween (1978) It's freaking scary. After a recent viewing, I was charged with going through the house and turning on all the lights.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A 100% Roger & Me (1989) So many classic bits.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) A classic of political debate.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A- 96% Raising Victor Vargas (2003) It's fun to see the characters struggle with maintaining their tough personas while wanting to let someone into their hearts.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
B 93% National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Chevy Chase is hilarious as the dad obsessed with having a good time.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
B+ 83% Valley Girl (1983) One of the better '80s teen comedies.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A+ 91% Paper Moon (1973) The film's documentary feel meshes perfectly with the sweet cynicism of the characters.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A 71% All the Real Girls (2003) "All the Real Girls" captures young love as well as any movie ever has.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Sep 18, 2003
A+ 97% Casablanca (1942) It improves with each viewing.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 7, 2003
A 100% Jinruigaku nyumon: Erogotshi yori (The Pornographers) (1966) Weird, funny, brilliantly directed.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Aug 7, 2003
A 100% Brother's Keeper (1992) A wonderfully touching film filled with tension, heartache and amazing twists.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 31, 2003
B- 66% Solaris (2002) It's an interesting movie and a good rental, but it never quite engages like it should.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 31, 2003
A- 95% The Honeymoon Killers (1970) Creepy and memorable with a great death-by-hammer scene.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 29, 2003
A 97% Read My Lips (2002) "Read My Lips" surprises by making the viewer care more about the characters than the plot.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 29, 2003
A- 68% May (2003) "May" is a campy slasher-horror movie - and a classic of the style at that.‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jul 22, 2003