Mark Palermo

Mark Palermo

Genre agnostic. Screenwriter of the movie Detention.
Host of The '00s Zone podcast.

Favorite films

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Danger: Diabolik
  • House Party
  • Carrie

Recent activity

  • The Matrix Reloaded


  • The Animatrix


  • The Addiction

  • Pocahontas


Recent reviews

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci


    It's surface-level attractive, and to some degree the appeal of a movie like this thrives in that opulence. Scenes take place in what look to be extremely expensive high-ceilinged meeting rooms, and we rejoice in the time-honoured joy of observing the personal lives of people with more money than we can dream of falling apart.

    Ridley's Scott's tableaux are what stand out, often monochrome and sometimes capturing the look of glossy fashion mags through the decades. The contrast in a…

  • Army of Thieves

    Army of Thieves


    I found myself laughing quite a bit during this, and maybe it’s because I was tired, but more likely because the movie has a respectful sense of humour about the action filmmaking tropes it’s embodying. The tone is breezy while still delivering a greater sense of danger and camaraderie than the Ocean’s series.

Popular reviews

  • Detention


    It's always a tricky proposition when you make dinner for your date and she then demands to see your own movie. I hadn't watched DETENTION in several years, and this is the first time it started to feel like a long time ago and that I was sort of able to experience it as a regular audience member might.

    My date had a couple questions about things like why the neighbours don't hear Riley screaming when chased through suburban backyards.…

  • Midsommar



    1) I lost my mother in March of this year. Part of that experience is there’s an initial outpouring of sympathy, which of course meant a lot to me, though I was never sure what to say to anyone. Then it mostly stops. I guess people think you’re over the worst of it, but a tragedy of that scope (however universal) is processed in stages over time. It’s too much to weigh it all at once. When a parent dies,…