Mike D'Angelo

Mike D'Angelo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% 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:
1111
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
in the ghetto

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1111
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 17% 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- 94% 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- 55% 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 18% Twice Born (2013) " It was doomed before the first scene was shot." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 4, 2013
2.5/5 31% 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
B 100% The Square (2013) " Think of The Square as a bulletin from the front-one of many to come, in all likelihood." — AV Club
Posted Oct 24, 2013
D 45% Eden (1999) " You may find soaring a bit tricky, however, with the millstone of the picture's clunky symbolism around your neck." — Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 100% The Hitch-Hiker (1953) " There's no estrogen whatsoever in The Hitch-Hiker, as spare and muscular a picture as the 1950s ever produced." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 55% Capital (2013) " While the film is persuasive and detailed in its depiction of financial corruption, it's also essentially a two-hour lecture, dry and academic." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 22, 2013
1/5 36% Ghost Team One (2013) " Ghost Team One may be the scariest picture this Halloween season, demonstrating that material so blatantly offensive can still be acquired by a major studio, and released mostly without comment." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- 64% Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2013) " Features enough music to be worthwhile for fans and curious newcomers, but it's a snooze whenever Avitabile doesn't have an instrument in his hand or a microphone in front of his face." — AV Club
Posted Oct 17, 2013
A- 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Who is "Our Man"? What did he do in life? Why was he out there? It doesn't matter. All that matters is this moment, and the next moment, and the moment after that." — AV Club
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2.5/5 22% Paradise (2013) " Paradise, the first film Cody directed as well as wrote, inhabits the bland, harmless indie wasteland that her previous work implicitly mocked." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 16, 2013
3/5 70% American Promise (2013) " While American Promise often feels frustratingly unfocused and random,...it compensates to some degree with equally random details about growing up in urban America." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 16, 2013
1.5/5 75% Forgetting The Girl (2013) " Forgetting The Girl...has nothing to offer apart from misdirection. It merely transforms from one kind of lousy movie into another kind of lousy movie." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 10, 2013
C- 8% CBGB (2013) " Punk may not be dead, but this picture is D.O.A." — AV Club
Posted Oct 10, 2013
C+ 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " Not nearly thoughtful or incisive enough to subsist on thwarted expectations alone." — AV Club
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/5 33% Best Man Down (2013) " The movie's tearjerking core starts to get buried beneath needless distractions." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 7, 2013
C+ 45% All Is Bright (2013) " Giamatti merely offers another variation on the irascible persona he's been cultivating since Sideways, while Rudd is ultimately defeated by his character's shapelessness." — AV Club
Posted Oct 3, 2013
C+ 48% Parkland (2013) " As vicarious, you-are-there re-creations of historical events go, it's creditably workmanlike; whether that's the best use of the dream factory is another matter." — AV Club
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 76% Concussion (2013) " Concussion is firmly grounded in reality, and that verisimilitude is what makes it intermittently shine. " — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 2, 2013
3/5 69% Mr. Nobody (2013) " Most viewers will have settled into a state of detached admiration. In the end, Mr. Nobody's title is simply too apt." — The Dissolve
Posted Sep 30, 2013
1.5/5 28% Ass Backwards (2013) " Comedy can be fueled by desperation, but the characters are the ones who should be flailing wildly, not the writer-stars." — The Dissolve
Posted Sep 30, 2013
C- 13% The Secret Lives Of Dorks (2013) " Replete with deadly fart jokes, projectile-vomit jokes, accidental-boob-grab jokes, and various other sources of alleged humor that real-life outcasts wouldn't voluntarily go anywhere near." — AV Club
Posted Sep 26, 2013
C+ 94% After Tiller (2013) " After Tiller is an hour and a half of folks on their best behavior, presented as a candid portrait." — AV Club
Posted Sep 19, 2013
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " Animating a biopic doesn't make it any less plodding, and this account of a Japanese aeronautics expert ca. the 1930s spends too little time on the details of his work and too much time on a fabricated, Love Story-style romance." — The Dissolve
Posted Sep 15, 2013
86% Joe (2014) " I was much impressed by Nicolas Cage's atypically controlled work in Joe, which sees David Gordon Green make a welcome and mostly assured return to his roots." — The Dissolve
Posted Sep 14, 2013
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