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Mick LaSalle

Mick LaSalle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) ""Absolutely Fabulous" becomes tiresome, even if you really like Saunders and Lumley, and even if you sometimes find yourself smiling in advance, as if willing the jokes to be funny. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 75% Café Society (2016) "Allen is confident that he can skip scenes, shift locations and more or less take his audience anywhere he wants, so long as he's entertaining, and in this he's right. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 77% Lights Out (2016) "In the end, it's just a little horror movie, but the director knows that and doesn't overplay his hand. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "There are bright, busy "Star Trek" movies, full of wit and interest, and then there are "Star Trek" movies like this one, that are subdued and dark, as if imbued with the monotony of being stuck on a space ship for five long years. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 77% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Mortensen finds a role here that capitalizes on his contradictions, on his air of resolve and his inner life of doubt, on his hardness and his reasonableness. It becomes the showcase for one of his best performances. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/4 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "In the end, it all has about the same impact as looking at wallpaper, assuming the wallpaper is tasteful and inoffensive. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "The genuine success of The Infiltrator comes from the fact that Cranston seems to hate it, that his every second is full of dread and terror, and he can't wait for it to be over. And so he makes everyone in the audience a nervous wreck. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2/4 88% Zero Days (2016) "The film is a two-hour investment and the rewards are a handful of facts and ideas that could have been expressed in half that time. But those who want more detail will find it here. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 7, 2016
0/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "By the end, having failed in its attempt at cleverness, the movie veers into sentiment, the inevitable last resort. The movie fails at that, too. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/4 91% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) "We should have our own movies like "The Innocents." But it's good that we can at least import them. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3/4 97% Nuts! (2016) "In ways good and bad, his was a distinctly American story, and filmmaker Penny Lane uses a variety of techniques to bring out its strangeness and specialness. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 6, 2016
1/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "In the end, what we have here is a Tarzan movie made by people who don't understand the appeal of Tarzan. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/4 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "McGregor, who goes through the proceedings looking like he's slept in his clothes for a few days running, is nominally the protagonist, but his role is mostly reactive. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/4 73% The BFG (2016) "You can see a thousand movies and think that you've become immune to dazzling visuals - until you see them done right. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/4 94% Tickled (2016) "It's a documentary that for about one minute seems as though it's going to be as fey and quirky as its title. But far from a jolly little film about odd, harmless people, it's dark, weird and menacing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/4 63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) ""Therapy for a Vampire" has nothing to say. It just has stuff happening, none of it repulsive and all of it performed by competent actors, but that's just not enough. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "It's a good film, absorbing from beginning to end, but it's also important. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 66% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) "Jacquot makes a persuasive case for a return to the story, with a scowling, watchful Lea Seydoux in the role of a scheming chambermaid. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/4 49% Genius (2016) "For those interested in this rich period in American literature, it's a treat. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/4 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "As 15 minutes turns into a half hour, and then an hour, and then more, viewers will get tired of nodding their heads. The movie makes a point, but it doesn't build on it. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "It has genuine outrage, a good-humored but clear-eyed take on today's pop culture as a morass of corruption, idiocy and relentless self-promotion. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "A sort-of romance, liberally sprinkled with moments of corniness and emotional dishonesty. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/4 96% Weiner (2016) "The movie goes from being interesting to riveting, from "Yes, this is quite good" to you-cannot-leave-your-seat-and-don't-even-want-to-blink. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "It would be so easy, and so wrong, to think of Greta Gerwig as merely a charming personality, someone quirky and appealing, who just stands in front of the camera and acts like herself. Actually, she's brilliant. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2016
1/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "If you see "Alice Through the Looking Glass," prepare to lean forward in your seat just to stay awake. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "What a lovely meeting, a novelist who was ahead of her time and a filmmaker determinedly, irretrievably outside his own. It's like two very different people meeting on a blind date, and suddenly sparks are flying. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) ""A Bigger Splash" takes four characters with strong needs, drops them into a single location and invites us to watch what happens. It's strange how compelling that can be. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "It's a bombardment of audacity and outrageous humor that never lets up. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "The screenplay ties itself into a knot from the start, when it presents the founding of the nasty sorority as a feminist event. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) ""Money Monster" is better than a mere statement of the times. It's terrific entertainment, and it deserves to be seen now. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "This is turning into the season of superheroes battling other superheroes, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" is the first one, so far, to do it right. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
2/4 62% High-Rise (2016) "The best disappointing movie you will see all year. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 65% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) ""L'Attesa" - also known as "The Wait" - is atmospheric and moody, serious and full of portent; and if it weren't so good, it would probably be unbearable. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 5, 2016
3/4 78% Viva (2016) "The lively setting helps, but the main attration here is the familiar story, which has been around forever and yet never gets old. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Downey is enough to make you think that an Avengers movie with no action at all might still be good. It might even be an improvement. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 4, 2016
3/4 44% Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016) "It's a polemic. But it's a passionate advocate for its viewpoint, and that makes for compelling viewing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "No human being is quite human. No adult is quite adult. No situation completely makes sense. But the overall aura is kind of ... welcoming. It's impossible to take seriously, but easy to take. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "For those with an interest in Ernest Hemingway, Papa Hemingway in Cuba is a remarkable treat. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "The movie feels authentic, not like it's following a screenplay going through the motions, but rather like we're following someone real go through life. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/4 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Joachim Trier is a Norwegian filmmaker who made a strong debut in 2011, with his film, "Oslo, August 31." "Louder Than Bombs" is his first English-language effort, and it's disappointing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1/4 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Everyone here is punching a clock, or punching a blue screen, and everyone's glad when it's over. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "What we're left with is a film that has some good comic moments, but also dull stretches in which viewers may find themselves checking out or unexpectedly fighting fatigue. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/4 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "It's a strange thing: A Hologram for the King is mostly about a series of nuisances, annoyances and stresses, and yet it's a pleasure from beginning to end. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/4 31% Criminal (2016) ""Criminal" depicts a compelling situation, made rich and entertaining through its extreme characters. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1/4 81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "It's a preening piece of work, aiming to flatter and please, while masquerading as something hard-hitting and daring. And because of all that, it's a bore. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
4/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) ""Barbershop: The Next Cut" is a funny movie, but also a serious movie, and - who knows? - maybe an important one. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "In the end, "I Saw the Light" is an uneven experience, but the subject comes close to redeeming it. What is it like to be one of those people, whose talent does everyone good, except themselves? " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
4/4 96% Marguerite (2016) "We laugh during "Marguerite," but we don't laugh at Marguerite, because somehow director and co-writer Xavier Giannoli persuades us to see in her the universal tragedy. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Linklater somehow succeeds in showing just how sex-obsessed young men are at this age, without softening or sentimentalizing them, or making them obnoxious. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Snyder sets his story within our modern world and attempts to fashion a kind of commentary on the media and the current geopolitical situation. What he has crafted instead is a grotesque expression of modern emptiness. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 23, 2016
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