Marty Mapes

Marty Mapes
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Marty Mapes is a web developer by day. He has a B.F.A. in film from the University of Colorado.
Favorites:
FAVORITE MOVIES (as of 1998): Koyaanisqatsi (1981, Godfrey Reggio), Mr. Hulot's Holiday (1953, Jacques Tati), and Local Hero (1983, Bill Forsythe)
Publications: Movie Habit
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Official Websites: moviehabit.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 100% ...And the Fifth Horseman is Fear (...a paty jezdec je Strach) (1968) Dense atmosphere and rich characters more than make up for a hook or a twist - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3.5/4 86% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) It's not just slapstick, it's exquisite slapstick. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 82% The Flaw (2011) The Flaw is a level and clear explanation of what happened in 2008. And it doesn't once mention tulips. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It may not be the most interesting question Kore-eda has ever posed in a film. But it makes a nice addition to a lovely and gentle body of work about parents and children. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 100% Off the Rails (2016) [Off the Rails has] such a charismatic protagonist and such an interesting conundrum at its core. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 60% Bird People (2014) Did you know there's a sparrow sitting just outside your window? Probably not -- they're so common that they are practically invisible. That's what the movie Bird People is getting at, in its own charming and humorous way. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/4 26% Colonia (2016) It works really well as an entertainment, but more importantly because it doesn't seem to disrespect the reality of Colonia Dignidad. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
58% Rolling Papers (2016) Rolling Papers doesn't draw too many conclusions, but instead offers insight and experience, without judgment, like a good piece of reporting. - Denver Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
75% Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents (2015) Music documentary offers exposure to The Residents, but it's mostly for fans - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/4 28% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) Story-less tale of depression isn't helped by 3D cinematography - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Nude Area (2014) It's not the first film to attempt to go without dialogue, and it is more successful than some. Because there is no dialogue, Nude Area suggests dance. Gesture, position, and gaze do all the communicating. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 97% Theeb (2015) It's not the strongest film, but for showing an exotic world through a young boy's eyes, it's pretty good. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/4 77% Burt's Buzz (2014) Sellout? Tool? Dupe? Better to just get to know the real Burt than to judge. - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
2.5/4 83% Cold in July (2014) A few too many twists and turns, but Johnson and Shepard help save it - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
4/4 96% We Are the Best! (2014) Moodysson gives his characters the perfect mix of love, protection, and freedom - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
3.5/4 96% Ida (2014) Slow, beautiful Ida is more impressive cinematically than narratively - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 81% A Hard Day (2015) Surprise and tension make this Korean police mystery a fun ride - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Martial arts and a sense of levity balance the many tense action scenes - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/4 73% The Salvation (2015) Mikkelsen in a Danish Western holds promise, but computer-aided style detracts and distracts - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/4 76% Match (2015) Lack of cinematic spectacle is offset by good performances and writing - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2015
3/4 100% Of Horses and Men (2015) Little surprises, an Icelandic landscape, and its humbled inhabitants make up for an choppy story - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2015
2.5/4 86% The Wolfpack (2015) All cooped up with nowhere to go... luckily there are movies - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2015
3/4 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le Carré spy tale - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 98% Iris (2015) Albert Maysles and Iris Apfel show what it's like to be working into your 80s and 90s - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/4 72% Point and Shoot (2014) An OCD American's bold quest for manhood -- but why does it have to be filmed to count? - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4 93% Red Army (2015) For the Soviet team, hockey is an apt metaphor for the Cold War - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/4 99% About Elly (2015) Group mentality reaches for one lie after another in Iranian tale - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2/4 20% Aloha (2015) If Crowe hadn't tried to do so much it might have been more enjoyable - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
81% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) Their pranks are no longer shocking, even when they work - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 92% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) One last peek behind the curtain at the masterful Studio Ghibli - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Humble drama works thanks to good characters and performances - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) Cusack opens up as a damaged Brian Wilson - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3.5/4 91% When Marnie Was There (2015) A new director at Ghibli makes a young-adult mystery worthy of the brand - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 69% 5 to 7 (2015) Breezy New York affair lets everyone be likeable - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
4/4 100% Lacombe Lucien (1974) A generation after WWII, Louis Malle shed light on French collaborators - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) Oscar Isaac upstages impressive visual effects and set design - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
3/4 80% Human Capital (2015) Italian film weaves three lives from different social strata into a complex whole - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 97% An Honest Liar (2015) James Randi exposes frauds and charlatans, but is he guilty of deception too? - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
2.5/4 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) Magic and mysticism inhabit visual style in Moore's Irish fairy tale - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/4 50% Home (2015) A few nods and winks don't add enough adult appeal to Home - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Lake Los Angeles (2014) Ott and crew tell a tale of two immigrants - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) Good performances and convincing setting; but could have used a spark to light things up - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
3.5/4 89% The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) (2014) Even in a trial with everything at stake, we can't know what actually happened in the past - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
2.5/4 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) A little long and convoluted, but it has a good heart and an absurdist wit - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Dardenne brothers and Cotillard elevate writer's-exercise storyline - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
3/4 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Maybe not as fun as Smaug, Battle caps Jackson's six-part masterpiece - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
87% The Tribe (2015) Arty, edgy, and bleak, The Tribe fails the plausibility test - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
3.5/4 82% 1001 Grams (2015) Hamer brings his visual wit to lives of Norwegian precision - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
3.5/4 89% Wild (2014) Engrossing story of two parts may be Witherspoon's best role yet - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
83% Wild Canaries (2015) Canaries is a lark, offering chuckles and grins if you let your defenses down - Movie Habit EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014