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Mark Jackson, Epoch Times
Mark Jackson is senior film critic for the Epoch Times. With 20 years experience as a professional New York actor, he writes stripped-down, fun reviews intended to serve our readership's movie-going needs.
December 23, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Mission Impossible–Ghost Protocol’
There are two stars of the new “Mission Impossible–Ghost Protocol”—Tom Cruise, of course, but also Brad Bird, best ...
November 18, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Descendants’
George Clooney is a man who excels at just about everything. How did that much good stuff all ...
November 12, 2011
Movie Review: J. Edgar
Hoover, at least as presented here, was not a particularly interesting or likeable individual.
November 3, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Tower Heist’
Tower Heist is a big, slick Hollywood comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. They should project it ...
October 29, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Anonymous’
Anonymous is to director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) what Schindler's List was to Steven Spielberg——a grand piece of ...
October 21, 2011
Movie Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene
While not a fun-and-popcorn entertainment movie, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a cautionary tale—a teaching piece, perhaps, a ...
October 6, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Ides of March’
The Ides of March a well-told tale of filthy politics and betrayal, is a virtuoso hat trick (writing, ...
October 6, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Way’
When watching “The Way,” you get the feeling that Emilio Estevez and father Martin Sheen made this movie ...
September 30, 2011
Movie Review: ’50/50′
When a young man learns he has a fifty-fifty chance of surviving a sudden onset of cancer, he ...
September 25, 2011
Movie Review: Moneyball
"Moneyball" is hilarious. The humor consists of uniformly understated and impeccably timed deadpan throwaways.
September 15, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Restless’
Restless” is a wonderful, sweet, playful, sad tale of young love, death, ghosts, and transformation. Hovering over all, ...
September 10, 2011
Fear of Contagion, and the Contagion of Fear
What makes "Contagion" a bit more intellectually terrifying than your average contagion flick, is that the science in ...
September 7, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Warrior’
Tales of father vs. son, and brother vs. brother conflicts contain ingredients that unfailingly make grown men cry. ...
August 26, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Columbiana’
Since producer Luc Besson's stock-in-trade is the female assassin film (“Leon: The Professional,” “La Femme Nikita”), “Colombiana” was ...
August 19, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Conan the Barbarian’
Conan the Barbarianis undeniably sensually sumptuous. It's pure fantasy mash-up nonsense, and yet so visually arresting that flashy ...
August 4, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Change-Up’
"The Change-Up" is just like other R-rated comedies these days, such as “The Hangover,” and “Bad Teacher,” employ ...
July 29, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’
“Cowboys & Aliens” has a promising start—gorgeous red-rock western panoramas, good interplay on the soundtrack between rock/pop and ...
July 22, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
'Captain America' is a well-crafted movie, if slow to start, but all of these superhero movies—'Iron Man,' 'The ...
July 8, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Larry Crowne’
Larry Crowne is a drab, overzealous middle-manager with a hidden inner gentleman. Does it make sense that this ...
June 24, 2011
Movie Review: Bad Teacher
If you enjoyed Billy Bob Thornton in “Bad Santa,” you'll enjoy Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher.” That is ...
June 17, 2011
Movie Review: Mr. Poppers Penguins
To make his penguins feel at home, Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) turns his luxurious New York City apartment ...
June 10, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Super 8’
“Super 8”—it's pretty darn blockbuster-y! It's got Steven Spielberg producing and J.J. Abrams directing, so how could it ...
May 26, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Tree of Life’
This ultrawide spectrum that 'The Tree of Life' has immediately and inherently generates some of the huge questions ...
May 12, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Hesher’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title character, a jail-tattooed, head-banging, juvie-zen-master who descends as a force of chaos upon ...
April 24, 2011
Movie Review: POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
In this "greatest movie ever sold," Director Morgan Spurlock explores the integrity of the world of marketing and ...
April 16, 2011
Movie Review: ‘The Conspirator’
In The Conspirator, Robert Redford's courtroom drama about President Lincoln's assassination, it became clear to me that as ...
April 10, 2011
Movie Review: ‘Soul Surfer’
“Soul Surfer” is a real-life example of Joseph Campbell's classic “Hero's Journey,” and as such, a must-see for ...
Small Banks See Big Win as Congress Rolls Back Stifling Regulations
WASHINGTON—Congress rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big ...
Leaked Document Reveals Informant Culture on China’s Campuses
A leaked document circulating on the Chinese internet recently demonstrates how the Chinese Communist Party stifles dissent in ...
2 in 3 Americans Credit Trump for Great Economy
Almost two-thirds of Americans view the economy positively and more than two-thirds believe that President Donald Trump’s policies ...
Justice Dept. Starts Probe of Obama Admin Role in Spying on Trump Campaign
The Justice Department officially started an investigation into whether political motivations were behind the Obama administration's spying on ...