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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 11, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’: NASA’s First Black Female Math Wizards
So there was this African-American woman in the 1960s, see, whose math skills not only outstripped all her ...
October 28, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’: Newest Marvel Movie Unlocks True Origins of Avenger Superpowers
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 4 November 2016 (USA) A man gets sick. Medicine ...
October 5, 2016
Movie Review: ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ a Late-Millennial High School Instant Classic
"The Edge of Seventeen" will most likely become the equivalent high school cult-classic for girls
August 15, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Hell Or High Water’: A Post-Occupy Western
R | 1h 42min | Crime, Drama | 12 August 2016 (USA) Americans enjoy the phrase, "Runnin' from ...
August 6, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’: Do You Believe in Magic?
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 12 August 2016 (USA) What's a real dragon look ...
July 28, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Bad Moms’: Funniest Summer Movie of 2016
R | 1h 41min | Comedy | 29 July 2016 (USA) I dragged myself with mild trepidation and ...
July 26, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Jason Bourne’: Can’t out-Bourne ‘The Bourne Identity’
Reverberations of 2002's "The Bourne Identity" can still be felt throughout the Hollywood film industry. It kicked off ...
July 16, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’: Take the Scrat and Leave the Rest
PG | 1h 34min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 22 July 2016 (USA) Consider the Scrat. Acorn-addict. So ...
July 11, 2016
Movie Review: ‘The Infiltrator’: ‘Breaking Bad’ Lite
R | Biography, Crime, Drama | 13 July 2016 (USA) Bryan Cranston's an actor's actor. Channel-surfing, I once ...
June 28, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Free State of Jones’: Mississippi Braveheart
Former blacksmith Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey) steadies an ex-slave's head against a mangrove tree in a Mississippi swamp ...
June 24, 2016
Movie Review: ‘The BFG’: For Children, Steven Spielberg Is a Big Friendly Giant
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1 July 2016 (USA) The problem with telling a ...
May 10, 2016
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Actual Apocalypse Happening Right Now, Movie Version Not So Much
The Apocalypse. Armageddon. Aren't we smack-dab in the middle of it right now? Edgar Cayce, "The Sleeping Prophet," ...
March 28, 2016
Documentary Review: ‘Catching the Sun’: A Solar Energy Shot of Climate-Change Hope
It's high time we had some good news. We've seen documentaries showing 3-foot flames shooting off kitchen tap ...
March 17, 2016
Movie Review: ‘One More Time’ Very Watchable Walken Wackiness
"One More Time," a fleetingly hilarious, fun little film about family, starring Christopher Walken and Johnny Depp's wife, ...
March 15, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Born to be Blue’: Chet Baker Biopic Most Likely 2nd Best Trumpeter Film of 2016
You've seen Chet Baker's face before. It's an undying-icon face, like Marilyn Monroe's or James Dean's. In fact, ...
March 14, 2016
The Top 10 High School Movies of All Time
Americans have a special relationship to their high school years. For a considerable number of Americans, high school ...
March 3, 2016
8 of the Greatest Movie Soundtracks and Why You Need to Listen to Them
Soundtracks can make or break movies. A world-class soundtrack stands on its own as a separate work of ...
February 27, 2016
2016 Oscar Face-Offs: Here’s Who We Predict Will Win
Seven Rocky pictures. Which Stallone is pretty much solely responsible for. Which made Hollywood exactly $1,285,192,797. Just so ...
February 24, 2016
5 Must-See Movies in March
The Epoch Times film critic sifts through the film offerings of March 2016, and picks five must-see movies. ...
February 24, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Eddie the Eagle’: A Wonderful Tale About Living Your Olympic Dream
Olympic ski jumping, that odd, skis-in-a-"V," flying business. Unless you're from a Nordic location, you see one jump—you've ...
February 22, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Triple 9’: Casey Affleck Rocks ‘Training Day’ Variant
John Hillcoat makes manly movies. "Triple 9" is a masculine moving-picture, for men, at the multi-plex—but more so ...
February 18, 2016
The Women of Deadpool: There Are No Small Roles
"Deadpool" is all about that dangerous, dorky, deviant dude, but here are a few fun facts about the ...
February 11, 2016
Proof That Film Critics Don’t Know What Kids Like
Knowing what kids like is an art. Who gets it right? Rudolf Steiner kindergarten teachers and puppet shows, ...
February 9, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Deadpool’ Unfortunately the Most Exciting Marvel Movie Ever
Deadpool is an ex-spec-ops warrior who was abused as a child. Kinda says it all, doesn't it? Because ...
February 4, 2016
Why Is #OscarStillSoWhite in 2016?
"As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in the last four years. ...
February 1, 2016
Movie Review: ‘Tumbledown’: Sudeikis Solidifies Rom-Com Status
How cozy is this? A comely lass living in a rustic, Maine woods cabin; great, bookish loft-study; two ...
January 27, 2016
Movie Review: ’13 Hours:’ 6 Ex Spec-ops Warriors Versus 600 Pre-ISIS Banditos
"Benghazi's" based on a true story about the 6 hired-gun, ex-spec op, private security operators (made of ex-SEALS, ...
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 ...
Warning Signs Hint at Dangers of Chinese Investment in Ukraine
Ukraine and China have increased partnerships in recent years, as the former is badly in need of cash ...