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Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Epoch Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 98% Annie Hall (1977) "Annie Hall" isn't a conventional rom-com but a very accurate and bittersweet depiction of the dynamics of relationships, tinged with Allen's melancholic personality, and made to go down easier than it normally would, due to his world-class humor.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4/5 74% The Sunshine Boys (1975) A one-trick pony with a hundred jokes about encroaching dementia. It was hilarious when I was 16, but now that I often wander into the living room from the kitchen and can't remember what I went in there for--it's less funny. Which is kinda funny.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4.5/5 91% Stand by Me (1986) The line, "I never really had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve," is a haunting fact and true wellspring of great sadness for most men. "Stand By Me" is one of the most memorable, funny, and wise movies ever made about boyhood.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4.5/5 84% Thelma & Louise (1991) Regardless of its feminist stacked deck, "Thelma & Louise" is still one of the most fun movies you'll ever see.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4/5 96% Apollo 13 (1995) This film is a tribute to the all-American values of tenacity, teamwork, ingenuity, and--as is the case for all teams on dangerous missions--selflessness and brotherhood.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4/5 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Geek extraordinaire Napoleon thinks he's dynamite, wearing his brown velour suit and other 1970s fashion faux pas like they were bestowed on him to be cooler-than-you in. You will be inspired to likewise walk to the beat of your own drum.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4.5/5 94% Midnight Run (1988) There's a certain blue-collar demographic pocket in America where "Midnight Run" will live on forever. I still hear manly guys quoting it 30 years later. You wanna die laughing? Here's your chance.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Welcome to the Men's Group (2018) True mytho-poetic men's work is about resurrecting the tribal, sacred masculine in order to help heal our messed-up world. To fumble that ball with a flaccid comedy that portrays men as blithering idiots is a bit of a crime. Watch "The Work" instead.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
3/5 33% Click (2006) A remote-control gizmo allows Adam Sandler to skip all of life's bad stuff and blows the whistle on current culture's instant-gratification laziness. It'll teach your kids to learn to take the bad with the good.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
3.5/5 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) If you're a man who daydreams too much about exacting revenge for bullying, and wishing for a better life situation, have a gander at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and then go sign up for a Vision Quest, or a New Warrior Training Adventure.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
4.5/5 58% The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) "Milagro" captures the inherent naiveté of the liberal '60s sentiment of power to the people. Hilarious and incredibly warm, it's a tribute to a fading culture, leaving one with an ache, knowing soon nobody will be able to hear the wisdom of Coyote Angel.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
3/5 51% I Still Believe (2020) Go to any museum. All the early stuff-it's all gods and saints. Art is meant to uplift. Faith-based films, albeit heavy-handedly, attempt to heal. So why trash them? They always have their hearts in the right place.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
3.5/5 84% The Way Back (2020) It needed to depict the recovery process more. The tried-and-true way back from any addiction is universally about prayer, meditation, cultivating a belief in a Higher Power, and following a series of actions that consistently raise one's moral standard.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
4/5 81% Miracle (2004) The game remains one of the best moments in sports history. "Miracle" depicts America's spiritual triumph over the Specter of Communism. The implications of this Olympic showdown went far beyond the scope of sports, in the grand scheme of things.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
3.5/5 81% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) "Once Were Brothers" would appear to be a final attempt by Robertson to clear his name and tell his side of the story, but this is ultimately Robertson's ode to his band of brothers, and as such, it is moving, tragic, and yet also celebratory and joyous.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3.5/5 77% Buffaloed (2020) "Buffaloed" is a hilarious movie about America's debt-collecting infestation, and Zoey Deutch's showbiz archetype is a squeaky-voiced, hyper-ambitious, eternally optimistic, cutthroat survivor, who's also extremely charming. That's some serious charisma.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
2/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Hyper-violent cartoon fluff, with nary a moral in sight, unless you count keeping a hyena in a tiny New York apartment as an act of kindness. Maybe it was a rescue hyena? Whatever. Prepubescent girls sneaking a peek at pajama parties will be damaged.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
2.5/5 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) As the old Virginia Slims cigarette ads used to say, "You've come a long way, baby," and from a feminist POV, that's progress. And I agree that quippy Bond, such as he was, had to go. But I personally exited "The Rhythm Section" feeling harmed in my soul.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3.5/5 61% The Last Full Measure (2020) The award ceremony, when group after group of servicemen, family members, and various and assorted people touched by this courageous airman's valorous deed are asked to stand-and one can see how vast the repercussions of good deeds are-it's truly moving.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
3.5/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Guy Ritchie's "The Gentlemen" is about human predators out-thinking each other in hilarious ways. Which is generally what Guy Ritchie movies are about.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
3.5/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Like Clint Eastwood poking fun at his own aging in "Unforgiven," "Bad Boys For LIfe" makes use of the aging factor. The Bad Boys are turning into Good Men.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
1/5 14% Dolittle (2020) This latest incarnation "Dr. Dolittle," starring Robert Downey, Jr., is for kindergarten-age children only.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/5 95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Frank Capra's movies were often derided as "Capra-corn." And yet, they summed up-better than anyone before or since-the folksy essence and upright values the founding fathers bequeathed to America.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
2.5/5 48% Underwater (2020) The only reason to go see "Underwater" is to enjoy seeing K-Stew following in Emily Blunt's footsteps and handling her first action role like a boss.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4.5/5 100% A Room With a View (1985) "A Room With a View" is an artistically told tale of a Victorian-era "Little-Miss-Can't-Be-Wrong" learning to follow her heart and live her bliss.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) A cunning yet hapless clown juggling 15 balls simultaneously. It'll seriously raise your blood pressure. The question is, do you feel the need to do that? What actually ruined this film for me was the bizarre, '80s-inflected, mostly synthesizer score.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Director Gerwig brings a massive wallop of childhood nostalgia for the all-girl families. Is it any wonder that this is the sixth film adaptation? I think not. All-girl families hold a special place in the memories of Americans. Especially American boys.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) It would have been more exciting to watch the true story of Gretchen Carlson nailing the man responsible for electing Richard Nixon. She managed to sneak a smartphone by Ailes's security team and recorded him owning up to his casting-couch shenanigans.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) The use of a camera seamlessly following two men through the trenches, barbed wire, and horrors of No Man's Land is a sight we didn't know we needed to see. We need to see it. Because it adds to the heap of things about war that we should never forget.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) "The Report" showed the importance of truthful investigative journalism in unearthing foul play by corrupt organizations. "Richard Jewell" demonstrates the power that the media wields, using unproven allegations, to wreak havoc with people's lives.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4.5/5 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) "12 Angry Men" puts the full range of human good and evil on display. It posits that, ultimately, the universe is benevolent, and our job, regarding each other, is to attempt with our best effort and greatest compassion to elucidate and clarify the truth.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
3/5 84% Enchanted April (1992) If you're considering marriage counseling, watch "Enchanted April." Instead of blaming your spouse, embrace the fact that your annoyance comes from you being reflected back to yourself. We can only change ourselves.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) "Dark Waters" reveals the sheer, bold-faced lying inherent in DuPont's classic slogan "Better Living Through Chemistry." It's right up there with Nazi Germany's Auschwitz concentration camp's "Arbeit Macht Frei."‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
5/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) In the end, there's a great love and an aching tragedy that'll sit with you for a few days, in the ways we Americans prefer, like the haunting melancholy of a favorite country song. And incandescent acting, by Brits being 'Muricans.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
3.5/5 82% The Report (2019) "The Report" depicts the torture and death of prisoners the United States was responsible for. We didn't know the "enhanced interrogation" techniques were hatched by a couple of zealous, CIA-appointed pseudoscientists.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
3/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) Cena, like Dwayne and Arnold before him, has biceps the size of watermelons, and doesn't take himself seriously. This child movie might make you yawn, but kids will think it's grand. Moms will also likely find the biceps very interesting to look at.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) A whitewashing attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to sneak their vast, illegal, live organ-harvesting trade into our collective subconsciousness via the Trojan Horse vehicle of an innocuous-looking X-mas Rom-Com, using two popular Asian movie stars.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 85% Chariots of Fire (1981) "Chariots of Fire" reveals the origins of the modern Olympic competitive mindset; the doping, lying, and cheating. Lance Armstrong, anyone? This is the true story of two 1924 Olypians; one a man of deep faith, the other wanting to win at all costs. ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Since Coppola's "The Godfather," these are the men who have shown us the underbelly of American organized crime. It's good this Hollywood royalty of pretend mobsters exposed it. But this will not happen again. A Hollywood, tour de force, mob swan song.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/5 52% Black and Blue (2019) A powerful addition to the gritty, high-tension, dimly lit, dirty-cop thriller genre, which includes Kurt Russell in "Dark Blue," Denzel Washington in "Training Day," and Richard Gere in "Internal Affairs." ‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
2.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) This latest terminator that can be machine-gunned into different puddles of black goo, which can locate its other black goo puddles and then morph back into a carbonite skeleton? Like Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," and Tom Hardy in "Spawn"? Yawn.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) Word-wise, it's Shakespeare lite, but producer Brad Pitt's got good taste in movies about manliness, and Timothée Chalamet may be the best actor of his generation. So "The King" has heft. If you like manly, muddy, medieval war movies-it's a must-see.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) We're living in the actual zombie apocalypse. People with their faces sucked down their phones and legions of oxy addicts are sho' nuff zombies. Demons are collaborating to waylay our souls and chew our faces off. But it's good to laugh at zombies ...‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5 26% Gemini Man (2019) A cloned human is created by no god, but a human body needs a soul to animate it. Nature abhors a vacuum. What kinds of entities will creep in and animate that human clone are stories the horror genre will address in the future, but this is a good start.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
2.5/5 42% The Laundromat (2019) Meryl Streep plays a sort of geriatric Erin Brockovich (also directed by Soderbergh) who exposes the teeming roach colony of financial misdeeds hiding under the Mossack Fonseca shell company. Supposed to be amusing. Not very.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4.5/5 96% Groundhog Day (1993) Cult leader Keith Ranieri was my grade school classmate. What do we call his current prison situation? We call it "Groundhog day." Perhaps millennials aren't familiar with the facts about when and how this term became part of America's cultural lexicon...‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/5 65% The Sound of Silence (2019) Our environment reflects us, which includes the soundscapes we live in. Food for thought.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/5 87% Aquarela (2019) There's no question that the environment is being destroyed by modern science. However, it can be argued that the "global warming" narrative here, is more likely a red-green axis created to push for socialist policies.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4/5 94% Enter the Dragon (1973) In 1974, one left "Enter the Dragon" going, "What'd I just hear? What'd I just see?" I'd watch 8 straight hours of all Bruce's movies, analyzing and re-analyzing, in hopes of gaining insight into this amazing new world of transcendental butt-kickery.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Is it an excellent movie? Pffft. Is it fun? Well, kinda; it's got fun boy stuff like 'splosions. And Nick Nolte playing Banning's ornery coot of a Vietnam-vet dad is a hoot. Worth $17.15? Nope. Ok to pass your time with if you're a bored boy? Absolutely.‐ Epoch Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019