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Tangent Room (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Tangent Room (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Four strangers in arcane branches of science find themselves imprisoned in a locked room and working on a problem that has strange metaphysical implications and whose solution might have serious and far-reaching implications and I mean ‘really far-reaching’. Directed by: Bjorn Engstrom and written by: Bjorn Engstrom. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4) or 6/10. I […]

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In Like Flynn (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
In Like Flynn (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Based on an autobiography by actor Errol Flynn (‘Captain Blood’, ‘The Sea Hawk’, ‘The Dawn Patrol’), ‘In Like Flynn’ tells the story of an adventure shared by Flynn and three friends, searching for gold. The four have varying views of what their worldviews should be. The pacing is uneven, but the film still has some […]

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The Golem (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Golem (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘The Golem’ is one of the rare horror films built around that folkloric creature, the golem. As with most golem tales, the golem is an animated statue used for defence. But in this film the golem plot is upstaged by the view of life in 1673 in an Eastern European shtetl (ie a small Jewish […]

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The Favourite (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Favourite (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Early in the 18th century two members of the court of England’s Queen Anne fight a secret war between themselves to be the Queen’s favorite. The two would-be court favourites plot and scheme against each other and perpetually get in each other’s way. The film could have been called ‘The Madness Of Queen Anne’. The […]

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Cannibals And Carpet Fitters (2018): (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cannibals And Carpet Fitters (2018): (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A company of carpet installers goes on their worst job ever when they have to install carpets in a mansion with a family from the London Chainsaw Massacre. Droll English humour if never hilarious, it does have its share of funny lines and circumstances. It’s working class characters making usually amusing comments. Some will find […]

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20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]

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Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

An American girl from Ohio gets an opportunity to study at a prestigious dance academy in Germany. She jumps at the prospect in spite of being told that the women who run the school are actually witches. This is a remake of the 1977 classic horror film directed by Dario Argento. This version, directed by […]

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Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Wes Anderson gives us ‘Isle Of Dogs’, a Science Fiction animated film in which the characters are intelligent dogs who talk like humans. We are twenty years in the future, in Japan and we are in the middle of a war of humans of the Kobayashi Clan against an overloaded population of dogs. The human […]

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Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The wife and the daughter of a violent abuser flee his wrath and his sadism. They escape is only to be captured by another man who is every bit as bad as the first. When the second man’s captives try to escape they find themselves sandwiched between a psychotic and a band of werewolves. At […]

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Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Talk about your bad mornings after. Asteroid miner Troy Holloway wakes up one day and finds his living quarters are almost too hot to be used and it is getting hotter. It seems he has survived an accident of some kind, but worse is to come. Much worse. He is actually in an escape capsule, but […]

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