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Mark Feeney

Mark Feeney
Mark Feeney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Globe

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The actors are such pros that the woodenness of the dialogue and implausibility of the set-up that McCarten has saddled them with almost don't matter. Almost.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/4 97% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) The camera doesn't love Stokes, but it certainly respects her. The intensity of her presence is unmistakable. That intensity is attested to, not always favorably, by the various people we hear from in "Recorder."‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/4 77% Frozen II (2019) The sequel is a solid, if not quite inspired, follow-up to "Frozen" (2013).‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/4 63% The Good Liar (2019) Unfortunately, the ball these masters are playing with manages the perplexing trick of being worn and waterlogged while also far too bouncy: stodginess and over-plotting is not a good combination.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/4 81% The Report (2019) It's never a good sign when the most dramatic scene in a movie owes its power to C-SPAN footage.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/4 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) The blend of historical overview, film clips, tech info, and inside business on offer is pretty irresistible.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2.5/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) In that sense, "Motherless Brooklyn" might be described as novelistic, and in a good way.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) It's one more example here of Almodóvar's ability to take pairs - not just people, but concepts (like, say, present and past, or pain and glory) - and happily join them.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/4 70% The Cotton Club Encore (2019) All right, it's what the world should have seen. Does that make it, 35 years later, worth seeing? No and yes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
2.5/4 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) "First Love" has a hyper-real nocturnal gleam that makes all this highly mannered action seem all the more comic or ridiculous, as the mood takes you.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) [An] impressively crafted yet increasingly listless enterprise...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
2.5/4 94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) There's a sense in which Ivins doesn't quite fit in the documentary either - or rather what fits in is great, but what doesn't fit in (emotionally, personally) - gets left out, and that matters a lot.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words. Wolff's are worth just as many notes.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/4 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Watching Belkin's documentary, one realizes how much better Wallace was at playing Mike Wallace than any actor could be.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/4 93% Sword of Trust (2019) In this entertainment day and age, originality counts for something, and "Sword of Trust" is nothing if not novel.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) In many ways it's a parable: clear yet opaque, simple yet weighty.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) Consistently amiable, if a bit wandery, "Echo in the Canyon" provides a good time, too.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) Although Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson aren't at all bad together, neither do they strike sparks.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 90% Walking on Water (2019) There's some dry in "Walking on Water," though not much. There's a fair amount of wet. As for joy, that there is in abundance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 100% 5B (2019) The frequent sight of someone in his or her 60s or 70s juxtaposed with that of the same person 35 years ago is time-machine startling - and time-machine effective.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/4 75% Halston (2019) It's an understatement to say that Tcheng is drawn to this material. He revels in it. Yet he's too clear-eyed to turn Halston's story into a morality tale.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/4 42% The Tomorrow Man (2019) There's a lack of chemistry that makes for a listlessness of narrative.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 89% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Part of Herzog's wonderment at Gorbachev - "one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century," he says - surely has to do with such a rational, placid-appearing man not just surmounting insuperable limits but doing so with world-historical impact.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 96% Hail Satan? (2019) It's impressive how rarely you feel as if you're watching different movies.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The movie is ludicrously long, clocking in at three hours and one minute, but surprisingly satisfying.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/4 66% Peterloo (2019) Dialogue explaining what the Corn Laws are or the meaning of habeas corpus is presumably not the product of long periods of intense rehearsal.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
2/4 88% To Dust (2019) "To Dust" has several things to recommend it. It's decidedly different, and that is no small accomplishment in this day and age. ‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/4 100% Infinite Football (2018) It's unclear whether "Infinite Football" is more tragedy or comedy, and in that lack of clarity lies something like wonderment.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2.5/4 41% The Upside (2019) Cranston and Hart are surprisingly good together. Their chemistry goes a long way to making up for the many implausibilities in the story and the presence of several extraneous subplots.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/4 73% Chef Flynn (2018) Flynn, who looks like a younger version of the young Christian Slater, is skinny, intense, a bit wary. If you've ever been the parent of a male adolescent - if you've ever been a male adolescent - you'll recognize him.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/4 92% Maria By Callas (2018) [A] distinctive and affecting documentary...‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
2.5/4 91% Widows (2018) Some movies are phonier than others. "Widows" is one of those. The always thin line between a twisty plot and a silly one gets crossed about an hour in.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/4 89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) All credit to Faurat for that ability to forge coherence out of such wildly disparate materials.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2.5/4 84% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Given enough time, Wiseman would conceivably want to make documentaries about everything. That's amazing. What's even more amazing: If anyone could actually do it, it's Wiseman‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2.5/4 92% The Price of Everything (2018) The implicit castigation the documentary has to offer is hard to miss. So is the sense of overriding fascination. Is it possible to cast a cold eye if the look being given is so wide-eyed?‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/4 90% Studio 54 (2018) The documentary is good on the gay aspect of 54, and disco generally.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A general airlessness sets in, as a tendency to sleight-of-narrative hand devolves into post-Tarantino trickeration.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 96% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) The documentary's heart, soul, and digestive system is the cascade of photographs that Freyer keeps coming. Many are familiar, and thus welcome. Many more are not, and thus even more so.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Each of these dames of the realm gets to play the choicest of roles: herself.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) "Old Man" is a wonderfully understated star vehicle.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 73% The Children Act (2018) "The Children Act" isn't all that interesting a movie, despite the many talented people involved and the generally high level of work they do.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1.5/4 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The movie's a dynamic mess, and the dynamism makes the messiness feel that much messier.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) So the big surprise about White Boy Rick is how well the movie works. It's one thing to know a story is based on nonfiction. Being made to believe its plausibility is something else. White Boy Rick you believe.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/4 66% The Little Stranger (2018) With its closely observed sympathy for thwarted lives, it could be a Terence Davies movie. And with all that, it's a ghost story, too, but of a very special sort.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/4 88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Hearing about all this TLC will make watching TCM a very different experience.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) For a while, "Crazy Rich Asians" has the airborne, happy preposterousness of a good screwball comedy. Those first 60 minutes or so are a treat: lighthearted, sure-handed, zippy.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2.5/4 81% Love, Cecil (2018) An unavoidable shortcoming of the documentary is the absence of Beaton's peers. Somewhat making up for that is an even more dazzling lineup of period film clips and vintage photographs.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/4 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) There's a truth to life in that shagginess, let alone a life as unusual as Callahan's. But it does make it hard for "Don't Worry" to hang together.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/4 77% The King (2018) At its best, "The King" is a fever dream of American glory and American weirdness - between which there can be an even thinner line than the one separating love from hate.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2/4 61% Uncle Drew (2018) Uncle Drew is amiable enough, even crowd-pleasing, but pretty ramshackle...With all due respect to the actors and actor-hoopsters, it's the makeup people who give the film's best performance.‐ Boston Globe
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018