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Astronaut (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

June 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Astronaut (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Astronaut’ seems like it ought be an appealing story for young and old alike. Retired Engineer Angus is too old to be sent into space, but that is his one great wish. By chance, a space industrial company will send a contest winner into space, but Angus is clearly too old to qualify. Now, also […]

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I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix scifi film review).

June 12, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix scifi film review).

A young woman (played by Clara Rugaard) has lived her whole life in a huge cyber-controlled-hard metal environment/bunker. This environment is the only refuge from some unspecified sort of holocaust that has killed off the human race. Meanwhile, the machinery tries to use the natural mechanics of the girl to re-cultivate a new human race […]

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The Last Movie Star (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

May 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Last Movie Star (2019)    (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CAPSULE: In his day Vic Edwards was the Number One box office action actor on the screen. It is now about 45 years later and age has taken its toll. Vic walks bent over and can hardly get about. When a little-known film society wants to award Vic its Lifetime Achievement Award and pay all […]

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Room For Rent (2019) (a psychological thriller film review by Mark R. Leeper).

May 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Room For Rent (2019) (a psychological thriller film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Joyce, a woman recently widowed, finds she has been left deeply in debt by her late husband. Desperate for a source of income, she rents out her house as a bed and breakfast. She finds herself getting involved in the private lives of her guests. In some cases, she likes what her snooping finds but, […]

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Wild Nights With Emily (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wild Nights With Emily (2019) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Emily Dickinson is usually portrayed as a sort of holy recluse who composed her poetry while living a life of quiet solitude. This semi-serious account of her private life suggests that there is little evidence to corroborate or contradict that interpretation of her emotional life. The film ‘Wild Nights With Emily’ is kept on a […]

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Book Of Monsters (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

April 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Book Of Monsters (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Lots of monsters and action but not much in the way of ideas. Sophie, an innocent girl on the eve of her 18th birthday, lets her friends stage a wild party in her house. Soon there are strangers crashing the party and if that were not bad enough, not all of the strangers are of […]

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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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