Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak
Mark Dawidziak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 80% Late Night (2019) Kaling's script has its predictable and by-the-numbers elements, and Late Night doesn't deliver as many laugh-out-loud moments as you'd expect. Still, the chuckles and grins are in great supply, as are the winning performances. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
B+ 71% All Is True (2019) This meeting of the great Shakespearean minds is everything you hope it would be, and more. It was for such riches that the phrase "worth the price of admission" was invented. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
B 80% The Last (2019) It is well worth seeing because it reaches emotional depths in revelations that are as haunting as they are powerful. There is many a glimmer of greatness here, even if the film itself falls short of greatness. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) The highest compliment you can pay Deadwood: The Movie is that it is the continuation and the conclusion that both the series and its fans deserved. It's just that good. It's powerful, at times profound, at times bittersweet. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
96% Unforgiven (1992) Stampede your way to Unforgiven, a powerful ride that might finally net Clint Eastwood Oscar nominations in the acting and directing categories. - Akron Beacon Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
A- 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) It's an emotional ride, to be sure, prompting many an affectionate grin and an occasional tear. And none of that would be possible if not for the sensational lead performances by Steve Coogan as Stan and John C. Reilly as Ollie. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) Standing like the giant he was in the middle of this whirlwind is Welles, determined and defiant. He is described by one friend as the "ultimate independent filmmaker," and this documentary demonstrates that point in exuberant fashion. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) We'll never know precisely what Welles would have done with more time, music and editing, but some talented artists have done what they can to realize his vision... It's certainly intriguing to see what he was driving at. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) The searing mix of comedy and drama provides showcase roles for two gifted prime-time veterans. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
96% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) The smiles are many, and the company is delightful. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind is never less than engaging and poignant. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
100% I Am Evidence (2017) "I Am Evidence" is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly inspiring. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
89% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) Befitting its subject, the documentary "Wait for Your Laugh" is a breezy and engaging whirlwind trip through the crowded life of a performer who pretty much embodies the show-business term "trouper." - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Ortega's new song-and-dance take is intoxicating proof that you can do the Time Warp again. It's glowing evidence that you can go home again, as long you're being guided by a light burning at the Frankenstein place. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
83% Confirmation (2016) Washington and Pierce never yield the floor, giving Emmy-worthy performances that are at the heart of this film. You can see the difficulties in each of their faces in the glare of the fireworks exploding all around them. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
No Score Yet From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) The best way to soak in the experience is to let it wash over you like a shark-infested summer storm. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
59% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) Sharknado 2: The Second One is bad, and that's good. Well, it's meant to be bad, in a good sort of way. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) It is a movie packed with sublime performances and searingly memorable moments. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2014
92% The Challenger Disaster (2013) You don't need to in any way qualify the positive assessment of this film. It's impressive work by any standards. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) Mamet fails to present an overwhelming case, but it's just enough. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
67% Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2012) Barson's documentary is as much a celebration as it is a study of this long career in comedy - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012
68% Game Change (2012) The reality is that HBO's Game Change makes a bad showing by arming game and gifted players with a weak and labored script. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012