Mike D'Angelo

Mike D'Angelo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Biography:
staff film critic, Time Out New York member, New York Film Critics Circle
Publications:
AV Club , Las Vegas Weekly , Man Who Viewed Too Much , The Dissolve , Time Out New York , Village Voice
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1133
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
in the ghetto

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1133
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
D 10% The Bag Man (2014) " Grovic shoots almost the entire movie in darkness so complete that it crosses the line that divides shadowy noir tension from simple incompetence-often it's impossible to see what the hell is going on." — AV Club
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/5 44% Almost Human (2014) " Writer-director Joe Begos and [...] editor/star Josh Ethier, clearly adore 1980s horror [...] Their first no-budget feature [is] a deliberate throwback to the era's slapdash passion, ignoring every direction the genre has taken in the decades since. " — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 25, 2014
2/5 13% McCanick (2014) " Because Noah coyly reserves the motivation for McCanick's vendetta as a third-act twist of sorts, much of McCanick simply involves watching this tortured guy mowing people down for no apparent reason. " — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 25, 2014
2.0/5 15% Barefoot (2014) " Ultimately, Daisy is revealed to be sane, but she's still emotionally and socially stunted [...] and the romantic relationship that gradually blossoms between her and Jay feels disturbingly pedophilic." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3.5/5 54% Adult World (2014) " [There's] so much vivid, irrepressible life shoving through the narrative's seams that its structural defects can be forgiven, or at least largely ignored." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.0/5 8% Girl On A Bicycle (2014) " [The] we-are-the-world inclusiveness comes across like shameless pandering-a blatant effort to secure as much global financing as possible." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 20, 2014
B- 93% Child's Pose (2014) " Sporting a blonde dye job and a haughty, impervious manner, Gheorghiu makes Cornelia a consistently compelling figure, at once monstrous and pathetic." — AV Club
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2.5/5 97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " A valuable historical document, to be sure; as a movie, however, it's a dry, grueling experience, lacking Shoah's monumental grandeur." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 13, 2014
C 53% Jimmy P. (2014) " The film is nearly devoid of the sense of mystery and wonder that usually permeates Desplechin's work, and features only a meager handful of his signature expressionistic interludes." — AV Club
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/5 47% The Pretty One (2014) " The Pretty One is too lightweight to justify such a disturbing act of reinvention." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2.5/5 50% Somewhere Slow (2014) " Journeys of self-discovery don't amount to much when the people involved are made of cardboard." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2.0/5 18% The Wait (2014) " When the climax finally arrives, it's a deliberate damp squib. " — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 6, 2014
C+ 33% A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2014) " A Fantastic Fear Of Everything is more amusing than uproarious, and often not even that; it plays like a couple of over-extended sketches featuring the same thinly drawn character." — AV Club
Posted Feb 6, 2014
C 87% A Field in England (2014) " Things get murky, even though very little actually happens." — AV Club
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2.5/5 29% 24 Exposures (2014) " 24 Exposures plays like a self-conscious joke." — The Dissolve
Posted Feb 3, 2014
1.5/5 33% Freezer (2014) " McDermott does his best to make Robert a fearless, wisecracking smart-ass in the early Bruce Willis mold, but he's defeated by a script so dopey that its best stab at a witticism is "Baby, I wouldn't give you the ice off my eyebrows."" — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 30, 2014
C 13% Brightest Star (2014) " [It] wants to speak some hard truths about contemporary relationships, but the film views its lovers through the sort of gauzy, endlessly forgiving lens employed by facile romcoms." — AV Club
Posted Jan 30, 2014
B 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " Its rhythm is the jagged rhythm of everyday life, and its primary asset is its unemphatic authenticity, offering a window into a very specific time and place." — AV Club
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/5 26% Jamesy Boy (2014) " It's ultimately little more than the story of a hot-tempered young man who made a lot of bad choices, didn't like where they got him, and finally started making some better ones. While that's admirable, it isn't inherently compelling." — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 24, 2014
B+ 99% Gloria (2014) " It's utterly realistic about the challenges of looking for love in an age group consisting almost entirely of people who've failed, in one form or another, at creating a viable long-term partnership." — AV Club
Posted Jan 23, 2014
2/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Might have been at least a little diverting had even an ounce of ingenuity been applied." — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B- 56% The Best Offer (2014) " If its destination is patently obvious from the outset, the journey does at least offer scattered pleasures." — AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2014
B+ 95% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " Keenly observed, geographically specific portraits of adolescence are always welcome, but there's definitely something to be said for charging the genre's usual tender lyricism with an ever-present threat of life-altering violence." — AV Club
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2/5 50% Beyond Outrage (2014) " The movie as a whole feels cynical and exhausted." — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 8, 2014
1.5/5 15% Open Grave (2014) " It's a nifty what's-going-on-here? setup with loads of potential, all of which is sadly squandered." — The Dissolve
Posted Jan 8, 2014
C+ 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Handsome and intelligent, it's nonetheless a tepid portrait of a relationship that would be unremarkable were the gentleman not Dickens." — AV Club
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/5 44% Wrong Cops (2013) " Some of these routines are hilarious, others forced, but they're all routines, not parts of a cohesive work." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 19, 2013
A- 93% The Past (2013) " What initially seems fairly straightforward grows increasingly fraught and complex as each successive layer gets peeled away, until it's nearly impossible not to empathize with everybody on-screen at once." — AV Club
Posted Dec 19, 2013
B- 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " The film is illuminating only in its utter lack of illumination-for looking deep into the eyes of someone incapable of letting his guard down and finding, predictably, nothing whatsoever." — AV Club
Posted Dec 12, 2013
B- 50% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " A second viewing of Some Velvet Morning might prove considerably more rewarding than the first, but a stronger film (or play) would work equally well on both levels." — AV Club
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2.5/5 61% Hours (2013) " From the evidence here, Walker's forte may have been not action but stillness-a knack for embodying ordinary Joes without any fussiness. " — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3.5/5 100% IL Generale della Rovere (General della Rovere) (1959) " Rosselini enlivens a fundamentally stagebound, potentially schematic tale of personal redemption with attention to detail so painstaking, it threatens to bury the narrative." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 9, 2013
B- 89% White Reindeer (2013) " If nothing else, this is the least festive Christmas movie since Bad Santa, dissecting the absurd belief that the holiday season can somehow magically cure all ills." — AV Club
Posted Dec 5, 2013
D+ 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " Robinson's go-to style for action sequences is a frenetic whirlwind of quick cuts and random angles that makes Michael Bay look like Michael Powell." — AV Club
Posted Dec 5, 2013
B+ 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) " This tale of a creepy pedophilic relationship is the most tender, nuanced, and deeply felt picture Seidl has ever made." — AV Club
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2/5 17% Twice Born (2013) " It was doomed before the first scene was shot." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 4, 2013
2.5/5 36% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) " With a radically different tone and less naturalistic performances, The Truth About Emanuel might conceivably have worked. Gregorini didn't commit to the synthetic; paradoxically, that's what makes the film feel false." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 25, 2013
B- 71% Weekend Of A Champion (2013) " Weekend Of A Champion serves as a terrific primer on auto racing." — AV Club
Posted Nov 21, 2013
C- 71% Everyday (2013) " For better and for worse-mostly for worse-it sticks to the mundane promise of its title." — AV Club
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/5 50% Contracted (2013) " It's hard to make out what, if anything, writer-director Eric England is trying to say about the fragility of the flesh with Contracted, which amounts to little more than a slow-motion replay of The Fly's central gross-out." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3/5 —— Kilimanjaro (2014) " Apart from its conceptual bait-and-switch, Kilimanjaro has nothing much to offer." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 18, 2013
C+ 67% Sunlight Jr. (2013) " Only those viewers who assume that convenience-store clerks in their 40s enjoy lives of luxury and have limitless options will do much more than shrug in acknowledgement, feeling incredibly grateful not to be stuck in that rut." — AV Club
Posted Nov 14, 2013
B 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Once the film settles down, it becomes a rollicking yet melancholy tour of a city so spectacular and historic that it paralyzes its inhabitants." — AV Club
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/5 41% A Case Of You (2013) " As contemporary romantic comedies go, it's by no means an embarrassment, ranging from politely bland at its worst to very nearly inspired at its best." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 7, 2013
C+ 65% Great Expectations (2013) " Does this iteration have anything new, fresh, or innovative to recommend it? Nope." — AV Club
Posted Nov 7, 2013
B- 89% The Wind Rises (2014) " While The Wind Rises isn't top-shelf Miyazaki, it features more than enough gorgeous imagery to make his loss feel acute." — AV Club
Posted Nov 7, 2013
3/5 86% At Berkeley (2013) " At Berkeley, Wiseman's latest effort, makes its case as subtly as ever, to the point where the film could conceivably function as a Rorschach test. " — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 6, 2013
3/5 71% The Motel Life (2013) " The Motel Life doesn't live up to the desolate poetry of its title, though first-time directors Alan and Gabriel Polsky...do their best to create a suitably seedy, hardscrabble atmosphere." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 6, 2013
C+ 30% Last Love (2013) " Nettelbeck ... strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort." — AV Club
Posted Oct 31, 2013
C 45% Big Sur (2013) " Nobody's given the opportunity to do much more than brood prettily and occasionally shout carpe diembromides into the pounding surf." — AV Club
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/5 —— Underdogs (2013) " There's scarcely a moment that doesn't feel hackneyed; at its best, it's like Friday Night Lights (movie or series) drained of everything remotely distinctive." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 31, 2013
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