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Michael Wood

Michael Wood
Michael Wood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% The Dreamers (2004) Bertolucci and his writer, Gilbert Adair, are driven to the tritest sexual and emotional clichés to fill the screen and the time.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
92% Amores Perros (2001) Very few films create, as this one succeeds in doing, a fresh and individual sense of a complete world, and allow us to experience this sense as if it were our own.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
68% Lolita (1997) Dominique Swain as Lolita is appropriately sulky and gawky, and she has a sudden, delayed smile which lights up the whole film whenever it appears.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
93% Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino) (1995) Troisi... has fine comic timing throughout, along with a touch of mulishness which keeps a lot (but not all) of the hovering sentimentality at bay.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
83% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) The movie is full of intelligence and invention.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
75% The Missouri Breaks (1976) Although the general western flavor of the film seems all right, an air of pastiche is never far off, as if this were really a western made not by Arthur Penn but by Monty Python's Flying Circus.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
72% Don Juan DeMarco (1994) The movie certainly has its charming moments, but it's also so desperate to appear charming that the hard work begins to wear you down.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
96% Apocalypse Now (1979) The film holds together well enough until it reaches its final muddle, and it has scenes and moments unequaled in recent European or American movies.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Buñuel...offers neither nostalgia nor wisdom, but an engaging practical example of the art of accepting defeat without learning to expect it.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
96% Family Plot (1976) The best movie Hitchcock has made since North by Northwest.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
65% Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) (1975) One of the chief difficulties with Swept Away... is its consistent appearance of intelligence. It is a difficulty because the film is trying very hard to be stupid, and this is not as easy as it sounds if you're an accomplished (but confused) director.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
No Score Yet All Screwed Up (1974) There are slithers into sentimentality even here, a frequent sense that poverty is not only a grinding plight but also a moral alibi, but generally this is a finely balanced film.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
83% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) (1976) Although the transitions between times and perspectives and places are exciting and beautifully done, they are really transitions from nowhere to nowhere.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
94% The Story of Adele H (1975) The poignancy of the movie is a little facile, but it's a real poignancy.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) A movie with its foundations missing.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
94% Barry Lyndon (1975) It just hangs there on the screen for three hours, a monument to Kubrick's patience and pedantry and rather laborious good taste, but signifying very little else.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
90% Trainspotting (1996) The characters are without recognizable virtues, and neither they nor the movie asks us to like them. But they are full of energy and underplayed wit, endlessly picking themselves up off the filthy floor.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2013