Scott Marks

Scott Marks
Scott Marks contributes to the Reader's movie section.

Articles by Scott Marks

Thora Birch or Scarlett Johansson?

Daniel Clowes on Wilson and inklings of Scarlett

Graphic novelist and occasional scenarist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Art School Confidential) returns to the screen after an 11- year absence. His latest big screen adaptation, Wilson, directed by Craig Johnson, opens Friday at Landmark’s ...

A gutsy role for Kristen Stewart

Director Olivier Assayas on his Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas is far from his twilight years. Assayas and I were both born in 1955. That comes as kind of a surprise when one considers how steadily the director’s films radiate the mood and ...

Beauty and the beastiality

Alabama drive-in boycotts Beauty and the Beast?

It would be one thing if Alabama drive-in theatre owner Carol Laney had refused to book Disney’s latest retread of Beauty and the Beast (Lickona liked the sets) based solely on a perceived lack of ...

San Diego Latino Film Fest returns

Festival runs Thursday, March 16, through Sunday, March 26

It’s that time of year when one of San Diego’s top-tier cinematic showcases comes to town. The 24th San Diego Latino Film Festival brings with it, among other things, a return visit from the reigning ...

It’s a movie theater, not a McDonald’s Playland

Cinépolis brings “kid-friendly” auditorium to Vista

It is the sworn duty of parents to instill within a child the three golden rules of moviegoing: Sit down, shut up, and enjoy the picture. Little more than a restaurant that shows movies, the ...

Week of film classics returns to the Ken March 10

See McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Reservoir Dogs, Princess Mononoke, and more

For those whose knowledge of Warren Beatty doesn’t extend much beyond last week’s unparalleled round of egg on Oscar’s face, it’s time to put in an appearance at Landmark’s Ken Cinema for their latest installment ...

Trump orders review for Soviet hacking at Oscars

Warren Beatty folds under pressure to ad lib

As pressure from Congress grows for greater public understanding of exactly what Russia did to touch off this year’s Best Picture brouhaha, the White House and President Donald J. Trump have today ordered a full ...

Amma Asante just says yes to A United Kingdom

The romance of President of Botswana Seretse Khama and British bride Ruth Williams

Narrative cinema rarely unearths heretofore overlooked historical truth, but three of least year’s releases — Denial, Hidden Figures, and now A United Kingdom — have their heart set on proving that adage wrong. Filmmaker Amma ...

Female-fashioned frights

XX: A killer quartet

"Four deadly tales directed by four killer women.” That’s the tagline for XX, the new horror anthology opening Friday at the Digital Gym. This type of press agent math never adds up. Has there ever ...

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