Michael Lasky

Michael Lasky
Michael Lasky's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bay Area Reporter
Publications: Bay Area Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Adela Has Not Had Her Supper Yet (Adela jeste nevecerela) (1978) This is a Continental pastry, rich, sweet, and full of empty calories. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
33% La Chambre Verte (The Green Room) (1979) One of Truffaut's slightest efforts. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
64% The Electric Horseman (1979) The unseen star of the entire enterprise is director Sydney Pollock who keeps the film at a galloping pace, entertaining us all the way to the realistic ending. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
41% Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) There is no substance to this bloated project. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
92% The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979) Fassbinder hasn't really caught on as a mainstream director with Americans yet -- this picture should change that. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
No Score Yet Jealousy, Italian Style (Dramma della gelosia) (1970) A film not to be missed. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
49% Cruising (1980) This is a malicious movie from the grim voyeurism of the ungraphically depicted sex to the nauseating and unnecessarily explicit scenes of violence. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
43% Key Exchange (1985) The picture proceeds from dull thud to mild amusement and back again. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
17% Summer Rental (1985) If nose picking, belching, farting, and vomiting make you laugh. Summer Rental will prove to be a refreshing knee slapper. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs. Kramer is a wonderful picture, a lifelike experience which enthralls us, makes us think, laugh, cry, and jump for joy. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
No Score Yet One Wild Moment (1977) It says a lot worth listening to if you have the patience. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
84% My Bodyguard (1980) It's about time Hollywood released a film that entertained and had substance as well. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
No Score Yet No Nukes (1980) The photography by Haskell Wexler is bristling with energy and style, and the stereo sound is about as vivid as you can get without actually being at the concert itself. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
No Score Yet Middle Age Crazy (1980) The expository set-up is beautifully handled without a cliche but by the middle of the film it palls. The jokes are no longer there. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
93% Chan Is Missing (1982) [Chan is Missing takes] us on an insightful insider's tour of Chinatown with a mini-course in the neighbor's old world/new world politics. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
30% Wrong Is Right (1982) The result is a well-paced comedy based on exaggerated truths (violence, TV, politics) that keeps us smirking with recognition but never quite laughing out loud. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
93% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982) I felt less like a movie viewer and more an indentured servant. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
93% The Atomic Cafe (1982) We get the message in the first ten minutes. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
96% Diva (1981) Ostensibly the film is a comedy thriller. Other than a few sight gags the humor is noticeably missing and the thrills only come if you completely suspend credibility. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
57% A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) (1983) A Love In Germany is a provocative film which captures the ruthlessness of propaganda and the ease with which it can sway people's minds and create an inhumane tyranny of the human spirit. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
20% Richard's Things (1980) Although there are expected flashes of intelligence, they are about as effective in bringing some substance to this well-acted dirge as a book of matches would be in illuminating the entire Opera House. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
89% Reds (1981) Here is a three and one-half hour docudrama that is claustrophobically filled with ceaseless political rhetoric and mixed with a limp, unpersuasive love story. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
100% The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) A richly rewarding film, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a not-to-be-missed treasure. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
80% Messer im Kopf (Knife in the Head) (1978) Bruno Ganz as Bertolt Hoffmann, our hero, is staggering in a performance frightening in its realism. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
73% Hopscotch (1980) Director Ronald Neame has done a competent job, made a pleasant enough piece of cake, but whether you'll appreciate it depends on whether or not you consider hopscotch child's play. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
88% Ordinary People (1980) Adapted brilliantly and faithfully from the surprise best-selling novel by Judith Guest. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
No Score Yet Movers & Shakers (1985) Movers and Shakers is like one of those precious. coy, terribly urbane cartoons in The New Yorker except they are on one page and this is 90 minutes. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
100% Bliss (1985) Bliss left me in unmitigated bliss. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
100% Songwriter (1984) The pacing is flash. bang. pop, with nonstop singing, talking, and carrying on, suggesting the manic pace entertainers on the road must endure. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
No Score Yet Maxie (1985) The problem is the excessively cute script which is riddled with [too] many coy posings and silly set ups. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man (1984) It is a mystery how this ludicrous spy caper ever got released from its can. - Bay Area Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020