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Scott Marks

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

Articles by Scott Marks

Commercials by Godard, Scorsese, Chabrol, Wenders, Lynch, Fellini, Cronenberg, Coppola, Argento, etc.

We’ve all seen compilations of great director’s student films, so why not an anthology that pays tribute to their work as commercial pitchmen and women? Earlier this week while paging through the stacks at Rarefilmm, ...

May 19, 2022
Writer-director Elisa Amoruso offers Bella Thorne the best of both worlds

This week brings a twofer from your friendly neighborhood Bella Thorne completist: Time is Up and Measure of Revenge. Plus a surprise bonus! Time is Up (2021) Swim team contender Roy (Benjamin Mascolo) secretly pines ...

May 12, 2022
The Many Dirty Harrys

This week: Clint Eastwood’s “Magnum” opuses. The Many Dirty Harrys In Coogan’s Bluff, Don Siegel jerked the sheriff out of Dodge, relocating the lawman amidst the contemporary urban sprawl, horse and all. It was the ...

May 5, 2022
Inland Empire revisited

The best film of 2006 held its local premiere in my living room. Inland Empire (2006) It wasn’t my first viewing: a journey up the 5 to Los Angeles had already been undertaken, seeing how ...

April 28, 2022
The delightfully nasty habit of Gilbert Gottfried

There’s a name for people who knew Gilbert Gottfried solely on the basis of the numerous animated birds he voiced: parents. Dig A Hole: Gilbert Gottfried Fans of his numerous appearances on Howard Stern’s radio ...

April 21, 2022
Robert De Niro’s less-than-stellar offerings

It’s unclear at what point it became my sacred duty to collect the complete works of Robert De Niro on DVD, but the alignment of these three less-than-stellar middle period offerings — shelved side-by-side in ...

The latest from two Film Movement auteurs

Two titles, new-to-DVD from Film Movement, are ready to grace your home theater’s screen. The Whaler Boy (2020) Our story of a broken heart begins with a Detroit sex worker (Kristina Asmus) flossing her thong ...

April 10, 2022
It’s a wrap with 3 Ring Circus

As sure as a clown car comes to a stop, so does our March Madness tribute to big top movies, with Martin and Lewis in 3 Ring Circus. 3 Ring Circus (1954) We open more ...

March 31, 2022
Ring of Fear: the first psycho circus film noir cloaked in clownface and gumshoes

This week’s circus of thrills was released two years after The Greatest Show on Earth and decades before genre mashups began clotting multiplex screens. By my calculations, Ring of Fear was the first psycho circus ...

March 24, 2022
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