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Mark Dujsik

Mark Dujsik
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 97% Zappa (2020) It's an extensive film ... but somehow, it never feels as if it's taking on too much or shortchanging certain aspects of Zappa.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
3/4 95% The Twentieth Century (2020) It's an exercise in absurdity, played and looking like the melodramatic real deal.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
2.5/4 92% Princess of the Row (2020) [T]he final path of this story is almost guaranteed from the start.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
2/4 31% Superintelligence (2019) In Superintelligence, the fate of humanity apparently depends on the success of a couple in a romantic-comedy setup.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2.5/4 71% Mosul (2020) Mosul [is] superficially involving, but it's clear Carnahan, not as successfully, is going for something deeper.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/4 78% Uncle Frank (2020) Writer/director Alan Ball slowly brings Uncle Frank to a conclusion that's not necessarily false, but it does feel a bit too dishonest in its simplicity.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
0.5/4 17% Stardust (2020) Stardust ... is either spiteful or wholly wrongheaded...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/4 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Performed with completely naturalistic control by the cast ... Ma Rainey's Black Bottom shows power as a game and the denial of power as a tragedy.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2/4 17% Last Call (2020) A person's death ... can tell us something about that person. Last Call erroneously seems to believe that it can tell us everything.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/4 86% Happiest Season (2020) For all this humor ... there is a certain sadness just beneath the surface, gradually revealing itself more and more...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2/4 72% The Croods: A New Age (2020) By the time the movie's ultimate conflict comes around, the screenwriters more or less seem to admit that they've reached a narrative and creative dead end.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/4 96% Sound of Metal (2020) There are multiple paths that this story could have taken, but the Marders have found an unlikely, unique, and rewarding one...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/4 90% Run (2020) This is a tight, occasionally inventive, and surprisingly empowering thriller.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3.5/4 69% Embattled (2020) This fight is entirely about emotional catharsis, both for the characters and for us.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3.5/4 100% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) We watch people fight the good fight, and the only solace at the end of this alarming dissection of corruption is the hope that they're still fighting.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/4 100% Coded Bias (2020) Coded Bias is a frightening warning...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
1.5/4 26% Vanguard (2020) [W]e're never quite certain if the movie's cartoon-ish elements ... are a joke or are intended to be taken as seriously as its overloaded plot.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
2/4 70% The Last Vermeer (2020) The Last Vermeer only sees this real-life scenario as the foundation for a mystery and court drama with a few twists and a lot of unfulfilled promise.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
1/4 36% Jiu Jitsu (2020) Working with nothing but clichés and a wholly ripped-off premise, Jiu Jitsu has little to do but run around in circles...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
2.5/4 91% Leap of Faith (2019) Friedkin is a great salesman -- not for the merits of his film, but for his own significance.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/4 90% Crazy, Not Insane (2020) As Lewis takes us on a tour of her career, we're forced to grapple with the same questions she has asked and the conclusions she has made.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
2/4 45% Fatman (2020) For all of the work that the Nelms brothers put into figuring out the logistics of a real-world Santa ... it's more than a bit disappointing that it's all in service of something fundamentally routine.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 89% Mank (2020) As a character study and an examination of the assorted corruptions of old Hollywood ... the film is consistently involving.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/4 95% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) Herzog's attitude toward the beauty [of meteorites] is pretty straightforward. His beliefs about the destruction part are a bit more complicated.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/4 32% Echo Boomers (2020) As the movie's focus shifts ... toward the far more routine elements of such a story, we're no longer even certain what questions we should be pondering.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2.5/4 83% Freaky (2020) [W]e keep waiting for the promise of the conceit to be fulfilled. It gets close, especially in the movie's climactic chaos.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/4 32% Come Away (2020) [W]e really start to wonder if the filmmakers realize what a despondent story they've spun.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3.5/4 90% The Climb (2020) It's kind of beautiful, really...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/4 68% Ammonite (2020) A shallow biography and a hollow romance combine in Ammonite.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/4 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) [I]t leaves us feeling alternately dejected and empty.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
2.5/4 50% Triggered (2020) The movie is ruthless ... but Triggered also tries way too hard to be clever in its zingers...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3/4 83% Proxima (2019) Proxima is a thoughtful film, not about space, but about the physical and emotional spaces between people.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
2.5/4 95% The Life Ahead (2020) [S]o much of what we could have seen in, from, and between these characters is sidestepped...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3/4 68% Kindred (2020) Co-writer/director Joe Marcantonio tells a story about gaslighting that makes a solid effort to fool us.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
2.5/4 90% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Bertino's underlying story -- about grief, fears about death and dying, and the tenuous bonds of this family -- becomes lost among the tension and scares.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3/4 79% Let Him Go (2020) Let Him Go, with strong and specific performances from Lane and Costner, is telling a completely different, far more compelling story on the road toward a thriller.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
3/4 94% Acute Misfortune (2020) Smartly, Wright doesn't play this material for horror or tragedy, although there is plenty of both...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
3/4 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) It makes room for real pain, yes, but the film also allows its characters to share that pain and find some way to rise above it.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/4 92% Mother (Madre) (2020) [W]e expect some kind of mystery or thriller, but instead, Sorogoyen and fellow screenwriter Isabel Peña offer a tale of deep melancholy and unfulfillable longing.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/4 92% Fire Will Come (A Sun That Never Sets) (O Que Arde) (2020) Fire Will Come offers no answers about the cause of the inferno, but it does show the consequences...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
2/4 56% Attack of the Demons (2019) Attack of the Demons deserves some praise for its look and its low-budget existence. That's about it.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
2/4 48% Spell (2020) Most of this ... feels almost too restrained and certainly too familiar.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
3/4 55% Come Play (2020) Chase has made a consistently creepy horror story, but it's as grounded in feelings of isolation as it is in the terror of what goes bump in the night.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
1.5/4 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) The Craft: Legacy does set out to do something different than its predecessor. At the end, though, we're left wondering if the movie has done much of anything at all.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
2/4 78% Radium Girls (2020) There's an inherent horror to this story, based on a true one ... The filmmakers never quite grasp it.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/4 79% Over the Moon (2020) Over the Moon has a heart, wounded but hopeful, but its lasting impact is the film's showcase of a fantastical world, wonderful and luminous.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/4 77% I Am Greta (2020) I Am Greta proves [Thunberg] to be a good kid with a good heart and an unshakable commitment to her values.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
1.5/4 22% Friendsgiving (2020) Friendsgiving is just a messy exercise of extraneous excess.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
2.5/4 81% Synchronic (2020) Synchronic is clever in how it goes about explaining its plot mechanics, but they also end up being the full extent of this story.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3.5/4 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) [T]he sequel again holds up a mirror to the state of our politics, society, and culture. This time, though, the world won't be laughing at Kazakhstan.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020