The Criptic – Separating the Flick from the Flack
Submitted by Mark Sabadie
August 11, 2015 3:05 p.m.
Comic book and fantasy fans buzzed when Ian McKellen added his considerable talents to the casts of the X-men and Lord of the Rings franchises, adding legitimacy to their worlds. Gandalf and Magneto are iconic characters, but they don’t require the full range of a Shakespearean actor. “Mr. Holmes” does, and Sir Ian’s skills are up to the task.
Holmes is charming, foul-tempered, impish, witty, youthful, and aged – all under two hours and all portrayed subtly and exquisitely. He is engaging on a whole different level – tugging equally at heartstrings, brain matter, and funny bones. Milo Parker, in only his . . . . Continue reading
(Drama, Rated PG for for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking)
Editor’s Note: After meeting Mark over the 4th of July weekend and hearing about his movie review website and passion for movies, I asked Mark if the Fernandina Observer could post some of his reviews. Mark is the son of Amelia Island residents Patrick and Susan Sabadie. Many people know Patrick through his volunteer work with the Boys and Girls Club.
According to Mark, his goal is to “keep them short (mobile-friendly, so you can decide on line which show to see), free of plot summary, and focused mainly on quality of film – from story structure to demographic appropriateness.”
We hope you enjoy.