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Scott Marks

Scott Marks
Scott Marks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Diego Reader

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 69% American Chaos (2018) Who was Stern's target audience? Surely Democrats don't want to spend 90 minutes relitigating the election any more than Republicans yearn to squander so much as a cent of their entertainment dollar watching liberals whine.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
0/5 11% Peppermint (2018) There must not have been enough zeros on the alimony check; why else would Garner agree to lend her name to what is essentially gun porn?‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
4/5 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
0/5 30% Kin (2018) If the Baker boys truly were fabulous, they'd have had the guts to go all the way and earn an R rating.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 92% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) The filmmakers have a grand habit of stealing from others and making it their own.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
0/5 28% The Nun (2018) Were it not for sudden blasts of Dolby fury, there would be nothing to provide shocks, let alone scares. What terrifies most is the complete and utter lack of plot.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1/5 85% The Wife (2018) Other than the performances, there is nothing here audiences haven't seen more times than they have their own feet.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The connoisseur of filth within me is pleased to report how wonderfully nasty much of the felted proceedings here are to behold.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 22% A.X.L. (2018) After 2016's Monster Trucks laid a giant goose egg at the box office, what made the folks at Global Road think this similarly themed shaggy mechanical pal tale would fare any better?‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 100% 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2018) Having never seen an episode of Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory, I can still say it's good they exist, if for no other reason than the proceeds from those TV series afforded Aronsohn the opportunity to direct this heartfelt music documentary. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 58% Operation Finale (2018) Ben Kingsley's serene, "everybody sh*ts" reading of the character is a source of illumination around which everything else in the picture revolves.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 55% The Bookshop (2018) Hang a CLOSED sign in the window: it's another film with a strong female character that's cushioned in the safety and comfort of the recent past.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 82% Love, Cecil (2018) The film version of My Fair Lady is a ceremonious bore, and the viewer has Cecil Beaton's pompously sedentary, open-casket visual compositions to blame.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 98% The Cakemaker (2018) Credit first-time writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer with pulling off something of a miracle.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Midaq Alley (1998) All of the trusted movie sites categorize this as a drama, but if that's the case, why did I spend so much of the running time dabbing tears of laughter?‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 34% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) In Moe Berg, Rudd helps director Ben Lewin (Paperback Writer, The Sessions) add another unforgettable passive hero to the his increasing menagerie.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Not since Bamboozled has a Spike Lee joint been this blunt and tightly rolled.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
0/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) Poo is too kind a word to describe the flat, gray nature of Disney's reenvisioned Hundred Acre Wood and the trademarked bland anonymity director Marc Forster brings to the party.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Fisher's performance is nothing short of cringeworthy (high praise in this case). Still, the real delight is Hamilton's equally ungainly dad, who grows up faster than any of the kids in the picture.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
0/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Telemarketers as targets from which satire flows eternal were spigotted about the same time as mall cops, and that's not all this jammed-scattergun approach to comedy has in common with the terminally dopey Paul Blart.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) They're saying this is the closest director Claire Denis has come to a romcom. If this is a romantic comedy, WTF has Katherine Heigl been getting away with all these years?‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
0/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Don't insult your children by letting them near this. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Debra Granik directs with a touch that's as gentle on the audience as bees are to Tom. There is not a move, cut, sound, or deliberate stretch of silence that in some way doesn't advance and inform the plot. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/5 76% The House of Tomorrow (2018) The boys are terrific, particularly Butterfield, who makes something wonderful out of discovering a grilled cheese sandwich and a can of soda‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 88% Whitney (2018) For much of its two-hour running time, we watch the life slowly being sucked out of a legend; the last thirty-minutes are consumed by ineffability. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
0/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) The once considerable Andrew Fleming (Bad Dreams, The Craft, Dick) writes and directs with an eye cast in the direction of a weekly sitcom, not serious character ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
0/5 75% The Misandrists (2018) Director Bruce LaBruce tries hard to be the next John Waters, but can't even top D.E.B.S.. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
0/5 51% Boundaries (2018) [Plummer] is incapable of mediocrity, but damn if the script doesn't draw him close to the edge.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 62% Uncle Drew (2018) Leave Jurassic World to the kiddies and spend a few hours in the dark with these irresistible dinosaurs.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 83% Nancy (2018) Prepare yourself: it's not often that a movie presents us with a central character as unremittingly sad as this.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
4/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Not since Boyhood has a film shown this much respect and understanding for what it's like to be a child. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
1/5 75% Believer (2018) Perhaps my love for the original clouded my vision for this version, but damn if I didn't spend more time looking at my watch than I did at the screen.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) A narrative drama wherein beats the heart of a documentary.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
0/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) As it stands, this monstrously inept creation is more terrifying than any scenario the author conjured up.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
1/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The best than can be said is Eigil Bryld's cinematography is easier on the eyes than a dimmed screensaver.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 86% Sollers Point (2018) Jim Belushi is superb in the small role of Keith's father, a man admired and respected by everyone but the one individual he loves more than all the others combined.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 85% Mountain (2018) Gosh only knows when you'll ever have another chance to see a blooper reel of spills set to Vivaldi.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 96% Filmworker (2018) Next time you watch a Kubruck movie, take note of the high-contrast black and white, or of how consistent the colors have remained over the decades. Thanks, Mr. Vitale!‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 95% Beast (2018) Not since Sissy Spacek fell in with Martin Sheen in Badlands has an actress taken us through the process of swapping home and hearth for a homicidal maniac with the manic intensity Buckley displays here. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
0/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) It's true that technology has come a long way since Tex Avery first added animated mouths to real-life animals, but what good is scientific know-how without the imagination needed to power it?‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
0/5 53% Book Club (2018) [Director] Holdermann must have been eager to make a comedy in the worst way. Unfortunately, that's exactly how it turned out.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
1/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Still, the sight of the ominously androgynous floating fortress with legs to spare in her civvies alone is worth the price of admission.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 86% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) This is one of the great screen romances in recent memory.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3/5 84% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) I'm glad to report that I not only saw the tale of a soldier and his loyal pooch through to the end; at one point, I used a shirt cuff to blot away the wet eyes.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 83% Beirut (2018) With four Bourne thrillers to his credit, it's safe to assume that screenwriter Tony Gilroy could have penned this in his sleep. He didn't.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
0/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [Phoenix], the mumbling master of smug self-indulgence, dons another layer of Emperor's new duds to favor us with a performance as subtle as a fart in a sardined elevator and twice as odiferous.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
1/5 43% Baja (2018) The cast is appealing, the location work in Baja is ridiculously colorful, and if you don't go in expecting too much, you won't be disappointed. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
1/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) The best thing to be said of this well-intentioned film is that it doesn't resort to lecturing.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) When given the chance (which is always), the cast unlocks moments that are so intimate and naturally detailed, you would swear that the actors had no idea the cameras were rolling. ‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
1/5 83% Blockers (2018) On a positive note, this will probably best be remembered for giving the lusty trio of female offspring the ultimate power of post-formal hotel room-veto.‐ San Diego Reader
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018