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Scott Marks

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

Articles by Scott Marks

The death knell for death metal

This week, we’ve got metalheads, handmaids, and a tour of New York you don’t want to take. Saigon Metalhood (2020) Three generations of musicians representing the past, present, and future of Vietnamese metal are given ...

April 7, 2020
Ugly Easter

Two tales of troubled towns — and one set in New York, which has enough real-life troubles at the moment. Blow the Man Down (2019) It isn’t long after the Connolly sisters lay their mother ...

April 2, 2020
A NASA intergalactic message from Girl Scouts

This week’s duo sends voices across the universe. Is anybody listening? Troop Zero (2019) Do words travel through the universe — and if so, does Christmas Flint’s (Mckenna Grace) late momma hear them? A representative ...

March 20, 2020
Opening weekend of an officially declared COVID-19 pandemic

A stanchion sign in the entranceway to the Reading Grossmont greeted customers with the request, “Please Purchase Tickets At The Concession Stand.” After years spent logging an average of eight movies a month in La ...

March 19, 2020
Best Reader stories from 2013

Movie lover's paradise Meanwhile, Blockbuster and Hollywood Video have shuttered their local outlets. Owner and buyer Guy Hanford understands why. “When you went into a Blockbuster or Hollywood to rent a film, you never engaged ...

March 14, 2020
Andrew Heckler’s Burden: Raised racist

Writer-director Andrew Heckler’s Burden opens in mid-rage before descending into even more tumultuous turf. A sledgehammer shatters the lobby window of the Echo, a vacant South Carolina movie theatre. If the perps are of that ...

March 12, 2020
Will a Landmark ruling save the Ken?

The first question I asked Landmark President and COO Paul Serwitz was as direct as a remedy: as of today, did he foresee anything that might prevent the closure of the Ken on March 22? ...

March 5, 2020
Ordinary Love: Worth fighting for

A January or February release — when half the country is either deep in hibernation, or worse, catching up on award-winners — has become the time of year designated as Hollywood’s dumping ground for films ...

February 27, 2020
Landmark's Ken Cinema to close its doors March 22

Has it really been 6 years since I stepped in and helped to save the Ken Cinema from the wrecking ball? On Sunday, March 22, Landmark Theatres will officially pull the plug on the Ken ...

February 24, 2020
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