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Mark Schilling

Mark Schilling
Mark Schilling's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International, Japan Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet The Modern Lovers (Tokyo no Koibito) (2019) [Nanami] Kawakami inhabits the role as naturally... which is to say she is a thorough professional who makes acting look effortless.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet His Bad Blood (Itsukushimi fukaki) (2019) I found myself liking [Yu Toyama] - and the film - more than I first thought possible. That's the real miracle of His Bad Blood.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
98% Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) "Kiki's Delivery Service" is more than a place to park the kids for two hours - it is a surprisingly moving celebration of the animator's art that deserves a wider audience.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Forgiven Children (Yurusareta Kodomotachi) (2020) [Yu] Uemura is playing an angrier character with a harder core, but he makes Kira more sympathetic than not.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Zero (Seishin 0) (2020) [Kazuhiro] Soda has made a revealing, unexpectedly touching film indeed.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Step (2020) [A] sincere, sentimental drama.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
1.5/5 No Score Yet Not Quite Dead Yet (2020) An ad industry veteran who has accumulated a long list of prizes and connections, [director Shinji] Hamasaki has assembled a cast of big names, many in cameos - and mostly wasted.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Extro (2020) Coming to the film cold, I was cracking up with laughter.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet A Life Turned Upside Down: My Dad's an Alcoholic (You to Bakemono ni Naru Chichi ga Tsurai) (2019) As Saki, [Honoka] Matsumoto is her usual quirky, charming, sad-eyed self, but with a new depth of feeling, as Saki's childhood love for her father gives way to anger and finally indifference.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fukushima 50 (2020) Fukushima 50 strives, boldly for a mainstream film, to tell certain home truths, from the profits-first mindset of the plant's operators.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Miike is still Miike, still bad to the bone.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Red (2020) The supporting cast is excellent, from Tasuku Emoto as the wickedly perceptive co-worker, Kodaka, to Kimiko Yo as Toko's straight-talking mother.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3.5/5 86% 37 Seconds (2019) Hikari has left us with a fresh, vibrant, extraordinary film.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (2020) No, this is not your average otaku movie.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Romance Doll (2020) [Yuki] Tanada, who wrote the script, uses her offbeat premise to examine fundamental human issues with insights sharp and compassionate, specific and poetic.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Bad Poetry Tokyo (2018) As Jun, Shuna Iijima delivers an emotionally raw, ego-free performance.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3.5/5 100% Complicity (Kazenoki wa koto no youni) (2018) [Complicity] is cause for celebration.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (2019) The highlights from the series' glorious past are full of an energy, warmth and laughter seldom found in Japanese films today.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Talking the Pictures (2019) Talking the Pictures brings us the magic of the movies.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Sower (2016) With nuanced performances from the main cast, the film delicately but firmly reveals the family's hidden realities.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet The 47 Ronin in Debt (Kessan! Chushingura) (2019) When it comes to Japan's best-known samurai story there is nothing new under the sun - or rather yen sign.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet He Won't Kill, She Won't Die (2019) These stories develop and intersect in ways that will surprise no one who has seen a rom-com‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Little Miss Period (Seiri-chan) (2019) The film combines quirky fantasy and quotidian reality to funny, heart-warming and instructive (at least to male viewers) effect.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The First Supper (2019) The film tells truths about its central family that go beyond melodramatic revelations to a messier and more troubling reality.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet 108: Revenge and Adventure of Goro Kaiba (Kaiba Gorô no fukushû to bôken) (2019) The film's comic strategy is that of the pie-throwing battles in the silents: If one pie in the face - or panting body in bed - is funny, 50 are funnier.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Promised Land (Rakuen) (2019) The Promised Land celebrates the natural beauty of its setting, with sweeping drone shots of radiant fields, and even holds out hope, though it comes too late for some.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 87% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) In Deneuve's bravura performance, it's a struggle for the ages.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Minori, on the Brink (2019) There is more to newcomer [Minori] Hagiwara's performance than eyes that could drill through steel.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Flowers of Evil (2019) The disjunction between the film's mundane provincial surface and the overblown romanticism of its story is borderline ridiculous.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) (2019) In [Shun] Oguri's smirking, self-involved performance, a pose is about all we get. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Kioku ni gozaimasen (2019) I found myself grinning as [writer and director Koki] Mitani pulled one plot rabbit after another out of his hat - or rather his still nimble brain.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Typhoon Family (2019) Falls back on standard genre tropes.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mugen Foundation (2019) More than just a new talent showcase, Mugen Foundation is an experiment in form.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dance with Me (Dansu wizu mî) (2019) The song-and-dance scene is staged with an energy and panache that recall classic Hollywood musicals, but underscored by [director Shinobu] Yaguchi's own brand of realism.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Aesop's Game (2019) The story burbles along entertainingly enough, but is contrived in the extreme.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Paradise Next (2019) The film is more about atmospherics and attitudinizing than compelling storytelling.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Melancholic (2019) Darkly funny, viscerally thrilling and improbably heartwarming.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 60% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2020) [Koji Fukada] gives his actors space to create wordless moments that speak eloquently.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 60% Tokyo Ghoul S (2019) In the end, though, Tokyo Ghoul 'S' is strenuously predictable.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Diner (2019) A bacchanalia of the senses that threatens to end in stupefaction and silliness, Diner becomes a cracked ode to feminine power.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Bento Harassment (2019) The opening scenes of Bento Harassment offer fresh twists on the perennial theme of inter-generational strife as well as on familiar foodie movie tropes.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Handling Method for Grumpy Women (2019) As Ai, [Akari] Hayami is earnest and direct, but not annoyingly didactic.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 93% To the Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari) (2019) A uniquely-Kurosawa mix of showbiz comedy, woman-in-jeopardy thriller and romantic drama with [Atsuko] Maeda's lonely-but-intrepid heroine serving as the strong connecting thread.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Erica 38 (2019) [Miyoko] Asada fully inhabits the character, from her surface affability and relentless drive to her essential hollowness.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet A Long Goodbye (2019) These subplots are mostly filler of a familiar sort.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3.5/5 63% Jesus (Boku wa Iesusama ga Kirai) (2018) Less a snarky sacrilege than a projection of Yura's own limited understanding - a kid-sized savior, if you will.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Hamabe no gêmu (Jeux de plage) (2019) I left the screening room laughing.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Kakegurui: The Movie (2019) It's also a sharp commentary about a society that, for all its surface niceness, can be brutally competitive, with few second chances for the losers.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Only The Cat Knows (2018) But the comic bits are pungent and sharp, while the more serious scenes have depth and bite.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Lust in a Karaoke Box (2018) Similar to his two celebrated senpai (seniors), [director Shinya] Tamada creates visual dynamism in a confined space.‐ Japan Times
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019