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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.
May 7, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Tully’: Who’s Tougher, a Navy SEAL or a Mom?
R | 1h 36min | Comedy, Drama | 4 May 2018 (USA) I categorically don’t cover the horror ...
April 29, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Quantity Over Quality
PG-13 | 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 27 April 2018 (USA) When discussing the "Avengers" franchise, ...
April 26, 2018
Film Review: ‘The House of Tomorrow’: Release the Wildman!
1h 25min | Comedy, Drama | 20 April 2018 (USA) The titular house in “The House of Tomorrow” ...
April 15, 2018
Movie Review: ‘The Miracle Season’: Is Tear-Jerking or Teensploitation the Important Issue?
PG | 1h 41min | Drama, Sport | 6 April 2018 (USA) Why do people sneer at “tear-jerkers”? ...
March 26, 2018
Movie Review: ‘The Shape of Water’: Why the Oscar Pick Is All Wet
R | 2h 3min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 22 December 2017 (USA) "The Shape of Water" won ...
March 16, 2018
Movie Review ‘Gringo’: The Titular Gringo Is Hilarious, Everyone Else, Slightly Less So
R | 1h 51min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 March 2018 (USA) The best actors do comedy ...
March 12, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Submission’: A Warning to Dallying Professors in the #MeToo Era
1h 46min | Drama | March 2 2018 In this time of #MeToo and #TimesUp, here comes another ...
March 3, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’: Communism’s X-Rated Spies
R | 2h 19min | Mystery, Thriller | 2 March 2018 (USA) “Red Sparrow” captures attention for two ...
March 3, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’: Highest-Rated Marvel Movie Reflects Current Political Conundrums
PG-13 | 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 February 2018 (USA) “Black Panther” is now the ...
February 22, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Molly’s Game’: A True Tale of Hollywood, Card Sharks, and Getting Out Alive
R | 2h 20min | Biography, Crime, Drama | 5 January 2018 (USA) “Molly’s Game” is a redemption ...
February 15, 2018
Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’: Racism, Tolerance, and Compassion in the Wild West
R | 2h 14min | Adventure, Drama, Western | 26 January 2018 (USA) Talladega, Onondaga, Wononscopomuc, A-ho! We ...
November 25, 2017
Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’: Foreign Filmmaker’s Well-Told Fun-House Mirror of American Violence
R | 1h 55min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 10 November 2017 (USA) Mildred Hayes’s teenage daughter Angela ...
November 8, 2017
Movie Review: ‘The Work’: Electrifying Documentary About Deploying Men’s Work Healing in a Maximum Security Prison
1h 29min | Documentary | 8 September 2017 (UK) Of all the film critics on Rotten Tomatoes writing ...
November 1, 2017
Movie Review: ‘Only the Brave’: Fire Warriors Die Doing What They Love
PG-13 | 2h 14min | Biography, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA) Fighting fire with fire doesn’t work ...
October 11, 2017
Movie Review: ‘American Made’: ‘Lawyers, Guns and Money’
R | 1h 55min | Action, Biography, Comedy | 29 September 2017 (USA) Tom Cruise never gets old. ...
September 19, 2017
Movie Review: ‘American Assassin’: But the Books Are so Good!
R | 1h 51min | Action, Thriller | 15 September 2017 (USA) Well-written spy novels have always been ridiculously ...
August 13, 2017
Movie Review: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’: Jackson and Reynolds Make a Very Funny, Violent Oscar and Felix
R | 1h 58min | Action, Comedy | 18 August 2017 (USA)Remember that scene in 1993's "In the ...
July 24, 2017
Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’: Christopher Nolan’s War Movie Masterpiece
PG-13 | 1h 46min | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (USA) Go ahead and put "Dunkirk" ...
July 3, 2017
Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’: Electrifying Non-Digital Stunt-Driving and a Sweet Summer Romance
R | 1h 52min | Action, Crime, Music | 28 June 2017 (USA) Heist/romance movie "Baby Driver" is ...
June 27, 2017
Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’: Shallower Than ‘The Shallows’
PG-13 | 1h 29min | Horror, Thriller | 16 June 2017 (USA) What's the key ingredient in most horror ...
June 6, 2017
Movie Review: ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’: It’s Good, It’s DreamWorks
There oughta be a 4-foot sign at "Captain Underpants" that you stand next to that says "You must be ...
Arts & Culture
May 11, 2017
Theater Review: ‘The Roundabout’: Revived British Parlor-Comedy Is Simply Outdated
History has proven communism to be categorically the most deadly form of government ever; it has collectively killed ...
April 11, 2017
Movie Review: ‘The Crown’: Beauty Queen Slaps Chinese Regime in the Face
Before Oprah Winfrey became a mega-star, she was Miss Fire Prevention 1971 and Miss Black Tennessee 1972. You ...
March 30, 2017
Movie Review: ‘CHIPS’ Lowbrow and Very Funny
R | 1 hour 40 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 24 March 2017 (USA) Dax Shepard is ...
Arts & Culture
February 28, 2017
Theater Review: ‘The Penitent’: Truth at Any Cost?
David Mamet is, hands down, the most stymieing, infuriating, pull-your-hair-out playwright for actors to act. Acting Mamet is ...
Arts & Culture
January 23, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Albatross’: Plastic in the Pacific Kills Birds and We’re All Responsible
For the second time this week, I've seen a black-box theater/one-man show, featuring a singular, titanic, wrecking-crew of ...
Arts & Culture
January 16, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Lucky Penny’: A Clown Cries in the Alley for All of Us
NEW YORK—Actor David Deblinger is a creature of showbiz. Like Joan Rivers, he's very intense. Showbiz creatures crave ...
Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan
As part of Beijing’s ambitious development project, China is building infrastructure in Ghana in exchange for access to ...
Chinese 5G Telecommunications Equipment Rejected in India, South Korea
The next generation of wireless mobile communications technology—known as 5G—is considered key to revolutionizing many different industries: transportation, ...
Trump Orders Extensive Declassification of Russia Investigation Documents
President Donald Trump issued an order on Sept. 17 for the immediate declassification of three series of documents ...
Taiwan and Latin America Are Under Siege by Beijing’s Manipulated News
In China, media is heavily censored and published articles must toe the party line, and fake news pieces ...