Mike Archibald

Mike Archibald
Mike Archibald's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): MUBI
Publications: MUBI

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
33% Domino (2019) Considering the problems that plagued the film, it's a testament to the vivacity of the director's style that Domino isn't a complete disaster. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
98% Leviathan (2014) ...Zvyagintsev expands the intimate drama into a larger ensemble piece, pushing up the run-time, encompassing a wider range of tones, and stretching out the themes in search of grandeur. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hotel by the River is undoubtedly a quiet film, but only appears gentle because its characters, equal parts depraved and deprived, lack the honesty or emotional freedom to avert, even acknowledge, tragedy. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
37% Glass (2019) Glass offers something we never see in contemporary tentpole comic-book movies: a stylized, color-coded, largely visual world, a reality of angles and camera moves. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
92% High Flying Bird (2019) ...there's a confrontational aspect to Soderbergh's style that adds unpredictable, angular tension to McCraney's writing. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
100% The Gang's All Here (1943) ...we're all part of the show when it comes to this 1943 musical comedy, accepting and delighting in its escapist frivolity. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
92% Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) (2006) ...the neo-realism of Jia shooting his latest film "Still Life" around the actual Three Gorges Dam is stunning. It is a fresh, relieving change of course from the previous film's overwrought, overburdened allegorical setting. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017