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Mark Dujsik

Mark Dujsik
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% Thunder Road (2018) Thunder Road provides a fine showcase for Cummings, as a filmmaker of some sensitivity and as an actor who shows the full range of this tragic clown.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 67% The Oath (2018) [T]his is a comedy about the here and now. Let's hope it's not about the future.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2.5/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) What's missing ... is a narrative focus to match the movie's political passion.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 82% Halloween (2018) Forty years after Carpenter's film ... we finally get a good sequel in this franchise.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 98% Free Solo (2018) This is a surprisingly expansive documentary, considering that it's all about one man and his quest to conquer a single rock formation.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2.5/4 56% Trouble (2018) [T]he established tone and comedic approach of the earlier sections don't match what the movie ultimately tries to do.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 79% Sadie (2018) [T]here's considerable tension in wondering what other lines [Sadie] may be willing to cross, in the futile hope of keeping her broken family together.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Look Away (2018) Too much certainty likely would have ruined this material, but the extreme ambiguity becomes a significant issue, too.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
1.5/4 43% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Such genre pieces almost always follow the law of diminishing returns ... [T]his series skips the diminishing part and jumps right into the arena of diminished.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2.5/4 74% Black '47 (2018) [The] historical and political details are almost enough to elevate the material beyond its roots as a typical sort of revenge thriller. Those roots are firmly planted, though...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 88% First Man (2018) This is not a flattering picture of Armstrong as the explorer hero. Instead, the film gives us a more authentic depiction of the ... challenges that Armstrong endured...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) At first, the constant change of understanding is a little thrilling. Since it happens constantly here, though, we eventually become numb to it...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 78% 22 July (2018) The film seems quite necessary now.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/4 93% Private Life (2018) There are a few ways that this story could proceed. To Jenkins' credit, she takes the most straightforward approach...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
1/4 13% Viking Destiny (Of Gods and Warriors) (2018) Viking Destiny looks like a fairly cheap production ... That's forgivable, but there's no excuse for the story ... to possess the same sort of jury-rigged feel.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 98% Science Fair (2018) There's a better documentary to be found somewhere within the topic, the subjects, and, perhaps, the deleted footage of Science Fair.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 27% Ride (2018) [T]he movie rushes through its high-stakes mind game, evading the consequences ... and arriving at a conclusion that doesn't resolve anything.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 30% Loving Pablo (2018) As a biography, Loving Pablo is fairly standard, save for Bardem's take-down of a performance.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/4 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) Art, even of the amateur variety, has that singular power to transform hearts and minds, and that's what we get to witness here.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 31% Venom (2018) [I]t feels as if the filmmakers don't have the nerve or don't know how to give us a true villain as the protagonist...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The good news is that this generation gets a pretty good version of the story.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun is Redford's show. He knows it. Lowery knows. They make the best of it.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/4 68% Hold the Dark (2018) It's easy enough to explain what Hold the Dark is about ... As for what the movie is About, that's much more difficult to deduce.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Tea with the Dames, a documentary that captures a frank discussion among four prestigious actresses, has plenty of wisdom to offer.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 58% Summer '03 (2018) Every time Gleason's screenplay shifts away from Jamie... the movie seems to enter an entirely different mode.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) [T]he film's real draw is in seeing good people working for a common, charitable cause of worth. The dogs are very good dogs, too.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
0/4 0% Maximum Impact (2018) Maximum Impact often seems like a Russian propaganda effort gone dreadfully awry.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) [I]t's [a ride] with early thrills that eventually become routine through repetition.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1.5/4 40% Hell Fest (2018) As clever as the setup may be, we quickly realize that the filmmakers aren't interested in taking advantage of it.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 69% The Children Act (2018) The Children Act is a thoughtful examination that, unfortunately and distractingly, bites off a little more than is necessary...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 99% Blaze (2018) The man is neither lionized nor condemned here. Instead, the film simply feels like a simple life simply lived...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 75% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot doesn't evade the complexities and gloom of its eventual revelations. It offers some wisdom and hope about seemingly irreconcilable conflicts...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 84% The Sisters Brothers (2018) [B]y the end, we mostly understand why such characters are usually relegated to the backdrop of such stories.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1/4 28% Night School (2018) [T]he movie banks on putting a lot of talented comic actors together in the hopes that they'll figure out some way to make the material funny.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/4 84% Monsters and Men (2018) It's not simply about doing the right thing from one point of view. It's in realizing that, for each of the men, the right thing is different.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 86% Colette (2018) In the end, we want to know more about Colette, especially after reading the text of the coda, which summarizes the remainder of her life...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 88% All About Nina (2018) Here's a film that actually cares about its characters to such a degree that it allows them a long time to talk...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2.5/4 48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) [I]t's a compelling way to tell a story, but in keeping us at a certain distance from its characters, the movie never connects on an emotional level.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 87% Love, Gilda (2018) Everything that's to like about Love, Gilda comes from Radner herself...‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation eventually corners itself with an apocalyptic vision of violent suburban chaos, in which ... every thoughtful consideration is dismissed.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 64% Lizzie (2018) It seems like a reasonable enough conclusion, but ... it also feels like a shallow, nearly exploitative recreation of real-life horror.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1/4 11% Life Itself (2018) It's all so overwhelming -- not emotionally, mind you, but more in the vein of an irritating itch that you just can't reach.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/4 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) [T]he movie's scary sequences are crafted with care, while everything involving the characters feels rushed, mismanaged, and shakily assembled.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The unfocused Fahrenheit 11/9 mostly tells us that things are bad and could get worse, which seems unnecessary at this point.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) [T]he movie never quite allows us an opportunity to genuinely feel the weight of desperation and circumstantial imprisonment for these characters.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1/4 0% The ToyBox (2018) The Toybox may not be laughing, but at least we are.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1.5/4 50% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) There are a lot of excuses made by and for the main character of MDMA.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/4 83% Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2018) Four Hands is effective enough that we expect a cleverer, more satisfactory resolution.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/4 71% Final Score (2018) [I]t's silly, but it definitely isn't dull.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 85% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) Basir and co-writer Samantha Tanner can only arrive at generalities about the situation and these people.‐ Mark Reviews Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018