Mark Holcomb

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  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    Apocalypse movies are a venerable enough genre (and reliable enough as box-office cash spigots) to support a few lightweight, funny-sad-romantic entries every once in a while. Given the right touch, this approach can be just the antidote to the id...

  • A cinematic reboot for the patron saint of 98-pound weaklings, Conan the Barbarian is both truer to the vision of its character's creator, Robert E. Howard, and more satisfyingly pulpy than John Milius's 1982 movie incarnation. Director...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    A cinematic reboot for the patron saint of 98-pound weaklings, Conan the Barbarian is both truer to the vision of its character's creator, Robert E. Howard, and more satisfyingly pulpy than John Milius' 1982 movie incarnation. Director Marcus Nisp...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    The documentary Audience Award winner at this year's Sundance festival, Buck follows itinerant horse trainer Buck Brannaman as he applies his uniquely humane and frankly astounding methods in four-day clinics around the country. If that sounds as ...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    This latest blast of unwavering miserablism from Denis Villeneuve, Oscar-nominated and everything, reaches for something deeper than mere stroppy melodrama. Adapted from a 2003 play by Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies ("scorched") obliquely chronicles the...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    Tender irony and dark humor abound in The Human Resources Manager, Israeli director Eran Riklis' latest account of bureaucracy colliding with burgeoning compassion. This follow-up to 2008's Lemon Tree, based on the novel A Woman in Jerusalem by A....

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