Mark Leeper's Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
6/10 Room for Rent (2019) Mark R. Leeper Where the plot is going will very likely leave the viewer some guessing which path it will take. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
920 Sobibor (2018) Mark R. Leeper While the entire film has been downbeat (to say the least) the film turns itself into a paean to freedom. It is strong change of tone. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
7/10 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Mark R. Leeper In the end one has to ask whether it really matters so much whether a poem was written to a man or a woman, gay or straight.'' EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
6/10 Book of Monsters (2018) Mark R. Leeper Lots of horror effects can be used to spice up a scary movie, but they cannot sustain it. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
7/10 The Public (2018) Mark R. Leeper The humor comes mostly from the ignorant questions and requests that come from library users EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
6/10 Lost & Found (2017) Mark R. Leeper The stories are not really drivingly compelling, but they are pleasant enough that one willingly spends an hour or so in their company. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
6/10 Tangent Room (2017) Mark R. Leeper Then again how often does one find a film built around a mathematical concept. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
5/10 Bullitt County (2017) Mark R. Leeper Twists become foreseeable and the conflicts are mostly what was predictable. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/10 Patrick (2018) Mark R. Leeper The plot is familiar and reminiscent of Disney films of the 1960s (updated perhaps) EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 In Like Flynn (2018) Mark R. Leeper The four have varying views of what their worldviews should be. The pacing is uneven, but the film still has some philosophical heft. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
7/10 The Golem (2018) Mark R. Leeper a good movie about a golem and a not-so-good golem movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
7/10 The Favourite (2018) Mark R. Leeper If this were a story involving Henry VIII or George III viewers might have a better idea of who the major characters were and would recognize the historic context of the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2019
5/10 The Advocates (2018) Mark R. Leeper looks at the people who volunteer their time and money to improve the lives of the destitute EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
7/10 Green Book (2018) Mark R. Leeper It is all formula, but it is likable formula. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
4/10 Cannibals and Carpet Fitters (2017) Mark R. Leeper This plot really does not leave much latitude for The Great Ideas. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
8/10 The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows (0000) Mark R. Leeper a good collection of the best animated films. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2018
9/10 The Hate U Give (2018) Mark R. Leeper Several racially-charged and involved issues are brought together in an effective story. While the film is a bit hard-bitten it seems a little too anxious to have a positive ending. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
7/10 Suspiria (2018) Mark R. Leeper Some sequences offer beautiful art while others are ponderous and slow EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
8/10 Isle of Dogs (2018) Mark R. Leeper The story is told with ingenious wit. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
7/10 Bonehill Road (2017) Mark R. Leeper the premise had the potential to make a strong social statement, but it is lost and in large part wasted in a pile of sadism and predictable plot twists. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
6/10 Solis (2018) Mark R. Leeper The film would probably be much better if the sound mixer made the dialog easier to understand. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2018
5/10 Murders in the Zoo (1933) Mark R. Leeper Ruggles could be a funny comedian at the right time and place. He was most definitely not in the right time and place. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 First Man (2018) Mark R. Leeper Rather than giving us the usual wide vistas of space, Chazelle locks in close on faces to give us emotional impact. Personally I would have preferred the spectacle even if that approach has been common before. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2018
7/10 Strange Nature (2018) Mark R. Leeper very much the kind of horror film that could have been made in the late 60s or early 70s. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
9/10 BlacKkKlansman (2018) Mark R. Leeper An ambitious comedy/drama/ thriller that reflects the history of American anti-black racism. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
7/10 The Song of Sway Lake (2017) Mark R. Leeper Ari Gold's laid-back pacing douses the film in mellifluous atmosphere. After a summer of films featuring jagged, rapid-fire editing the lush atmosphere and the ambiance of the editing wins over the viewer like ENCHANTED APRIL. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
6/10 A Night in Old Mexico (2013) Mark R. Leeper the story is driven forward by far too many coincidences EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
7/10 Rodents of Unusual Size (2017) Mark R. Leeper [We see] cultural, biological, and historical perspectives EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2018
6/10 Three Identical Strangers (2018) Mark R. Leeper This film would be a very good pairing with Michael Powell's PEEPING TOM. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
4/10 The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) Mark R. Leeper This 1957 film delivers a lot in the talk department and not so much in the logic department. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
7/10 Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Wilson (2017) Mark R. Leeper Few people love this country so much that they could make the sacrifice Willson did. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/10 The Hypnotic Eye (1960) Mark R. Leeper The film gets its thrill (if that is the word) from cinematic misogyny and sadism. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
7/10 Kronos (1957) Mark R. Leeper From a distance KRONOS looks like a fairly spectacular Earth invasion film. Seen individually each visual effect seems to give up its secrets quite readily. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
6/10 Curvature (2017) Mark R. Leeper The story is not really new, but it has enough science fiction to satisfy viewers tired of superheroes. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2018
5/10 War of the Satellites (1958) Mark R. Leeper Probably the best aspect of this film is the poster art. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2018
4/10 A.i. Tales (2018) Mark R. Leeper The bleak point of view is strongly reminiscent of the TV series "Black Mirror". EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2018
9/10 The General (1927) Mark R. Leeper Keaton has great sight gags and goes to amazing ends to get the thrills he wants. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2018
6/10 Lifeforce (1985) Mark R. Leeper It loses some respect with its naked Mathilda May. But I would call this an audacious SF/horror film EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
7/10 3:10 to Yuma (1957) Mark R. Leeper It is hard to imagine a better Ben Wade than Glenn Ford. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2018
7/10 Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer (2016) Mark R. Leeper Zamekis is an entertaining if not particularly innovative documentary maker. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2018
7/10 Wonder Woman (2017) Mark R. Leeper The script by is unusually introspective EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
8/10 The Greatest Showman (2017) Mark R. Leeper The irony is that while LA LA LAND probably enabled THE GREATEST SHOWMAN to be made, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is by far the better musical. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2018
7/10 Baja (2018) Mark R. Leeper BAJA reminds the viewer of the 1980s "school break" and "student mischief" films EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2018
5/10 The Forgiven (2017) Mark R. Leeper The film gives the viewer ample reason to make Tutu a saint, but little reason to make him a dramatic screen hero. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2018
7/10 Prodigy (2017) Mark R. Leeper a much better actress than we might expect. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
7/10 Actors of Sound (2016) Mark R. Leeper 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2018
7/10 Annihilation (2018) Mark R. Leeper This is one of those films that will require six or so viewings before it starts to make sense. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2018
8/10 The Millionaires' Unit (2015) Mark R. Leeper [Bruce Dern's] contribution to the story telling is one of the few stylistic elements that might be questionable. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
5/10 Madame (2017) Mark R. Leeper The sweet wine of the first act turns to vinegar by the time this short 91-minute film completes EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
7/10 The Devil's Daughter (1991) Mark R. Leeper supernatural suspense with two or three characters whom we come to have a feeling for. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2018