Michael J. Casey

Michael J. Casey
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I cover movies for Boulder Weekly, program for CU-Boulder's International Film Series and write about them whenever I can.
Publications: Boulder Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) A fascinating metaphor for how humans see their relationship to the natural world. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
81% Boy Erased (2018) No child is an island, but neither are the parents. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
96% Nuts! (2016) Dr. John Romulus Brinkley Jr. had trouble with the truth. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) Exposes the silliness of superstition and the hypocrisy of righteousness. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Watching Ralph Breaks the Internet is a bit like surfing the net for two hours: an exciting and shiny carousel of familiar and nostalgic signposts that slowly become bizarre before refracting into an all-too-revealing hall of mirrors. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Let's talk about sex. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
96% Roma (2018) Rooted in Cuarón's memories, Roma is a love letter to the woman who raised him and the city he called home. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is funny, laugh out loud so. If it weren't, it would be unbearable - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
67% Vice (2018) Under heavy makeup, significant weight and a mouth that barely cracks a slit, Bale presents Cheney not as a caricature, but as a man of flesh and blood. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Satisfying and significant - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Assuredly directed, beautifully acted and lovingly shot - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) Delightful and invigorating ... the kind of documentary that makes you want to lace up those sneakers and discover all the majesty just around the corner. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) It's like a song so familiar you swear you've heard it before. But you haven't, and now you can't forget it. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
89% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Capernaum is not an easy watch, but it is a beautiful one, despite how grisly it can seem at times. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
76% Never Look Away (2019) An absorbing piece of work, one that is more novelistic in its structure than cinematic. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
98% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Ash is Purest White is a sprawling odyssey of a film, traversing one of the largest countries on the planet through the prism of the past 20 years. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) As the old saying goes, "all's fair in love and war," but the existential angst accompanying conflict between nations is more than two people could ever overcome. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
100% Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2018) The real value of Never-Ending Man is the ability to spend time with Miyazaki, a man who does not take his position in Japanese animation lightly. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
96% Transit (2019) Obscuring crucial details while using past tense voice-over narration to describe mundane information, Petzold crafts a Kafka-esque ghost story. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
91% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) When we talk about cinema, we talk about the history of cinema. It's an incomplete history; it always has been and always will be. But, thanks to Be Natural, we can start to see what the whole picture looks like. What a beautiful picture it is. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019