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Mike D'Angelo

Mike D'Angelo
Mike D'Angelo's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, AV Club, Time Out, The Dissolve

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 89% From Nowhere (2017) Even at its most mechanistic ... From Nowhere largely avoids preachiness and sanctimony, preferring to wrestle with the real world in all its stubborn complexity.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
B 100% Kedi (2017) When it uses cats as a stealthy means to investigate the human heart ... it unsheathes its claws.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
C+ 57% War on Everyone (2017) One day, perhaps, murderously corrupt police officers will once again be a viable source of comedy. At this particular historical moment, however, a movie like War On Everyone has its work cut out for it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C+ 95% Oklahoma City (2017) It's useful mostly to people who know little or nothing about the subject matter, and as proof that slamming the door on Muslims can't magically solve terrorism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
B+ 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi ... remains peerless at orchestrating fearsomely complex moral dilemmas from what seem like innocuous circumstances and continues to grow as a low-key visual stylist, with a sharp eye for both cluttered and spare environments.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C 39% Alone in Berlin (2017) A lump in the throat inspired by real-life heroism is all that this dour, monotonous drama has to offer.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B- 90% Ma (2017) The result is decidedly uneven, but the film's sheer creative ambition is invigorating.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
C+ 52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) First-time director Robin Pront serves up plenty of brooding atmosphere, but the screenplay, adapted from a stage play by Pront and Jeroen Perceval ... never succeeds in eluding genre cliché.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 95% Neruda (2016) The more Neruda departs from historical fact, the more trenchant it becomes. Take note, other filmmakers.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
C+ 86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) "I can talk to bears," Roman explains, and that's that, basically.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
B- 60% Burn Country (2016) More of an interesting thesis than a compelling drama, but it's anchored by Rains' sturdy performance as a man whose open-minded curiosity about his new home disengages his natural wariness, for both better and worse.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
86% H. (2014) Its unusual amalgam of low-key, keenly observed naturalism and WTF inexplicability is potent enough to keep viewers enraptured.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
No Score Yet The Birth of Saké (2016) One needn't be a drinker, or particularly interested in Japanese culture, to be fascinated by this documentary portrait of the Tedorigawa Brewery, which was founded nearly 150 years ago and is one of the last remaining breweries that makes saké by hand. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
C- 11% Run the Tide (2016) This is bargain-basement schmaltz, too blandly folksy even for Sundance. Sheer toothiness can't elevate drab material.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
C+ 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) Ma seems to recognize that watching a poor schlub pay a comatose patient's bills isn't the stuff of high drama. Unfortunately, his efforts to give Lao Shi something active to do only serve to undermine the movie's critique of Chinese compensation law.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
B+ 79% Evolution (2016) To watch Hadzihalilovic's films is to be reminded that life itself is a deeply perplexing mystery-that we're all born into rigidly stratified societies, laden with inexplicable rules and run by people whose minds we can't access.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 91% Always Shine (2016) Always Shine shines brightest when it lets these women be themselves, and the filmmaking provides the dissonance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
B+ 85% Divines (2016) A portrait of combustible banlieue femininity, emanating raw energy and scrappy good humor even as it builds to an unexpectedly tragic and horrifying finale.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
D 50% Officer Downe (2016) Hyperactive yet feeble, Officer Downe has no real story and no point of view-just endless, assaultive testosterone.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
B- 88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Fans of both non-action Asian cinema and stifling bureaucratic nightmares, your long wait is finally over.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
D+ 3% Shut In (2016) Watts gives her all to this overheated nonsense, but is powerless to make emotional sense of what turns out to be the story's twisted central relationship, and ends up being just another fiercely maternal damsel in distress.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
C+ 84% The Ivory Game (2016) Granted, advocacy docs tend to be kind of dull, but this one tries way too hard to counteract that perception.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B 100% Peter and the Farm (2016) Whatever your conception of a farmer may be, Peter Dunning, the 68-year-old subject of Peter And The Farm, may deviate from it significantly.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
B- 90% Into the Inferno (2016) As fun as Herzog's highly imitable voice can be, this particular film arguably works best when he remains quiet and simply stares at the fiery void.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer - 30th Anniversary (2016) It's genuinely upsetting in a way that no previous movie about a murderer had been, and that very few such movies have been since.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B- 93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Here is an island. Things happen on and near that island. Some of those things are heartbreaking. Others are banal. The end.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B+ 88% Christine (2016) Tackling this life with honesty and respect demands a tricky balancing act between context and character, which first-time screenwriter Craig Shilowich performs remarkably well.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
A- 100% Tower (2016) Maitland sticks close to the ground, providing a harrowing moment-to-moment account that foregrounds multiple acts of genuine heroism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
B 93% Blue Jay (2016) These two people clearly have a troubled history, and it takes Blue Jay only a few minutes to generate intense curiosity about what it is.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
A- 99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) It neither demonizes nor lionizes either side of the conflict, aiming for just-the-ugly facts objectivity. Nobody who sees it is likely to feel comforted, or even vindicated. The emotion it most frequently and fervently inspires is sorrow.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
C+ 76% Chronic (2016) The whole movie is an exercise in ambiguity, designed to engender suspicion about activities that would ordinarily seem utterly benign, and that might very well be utterly benign.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Talking-head interviews with Choi, the couple's children, and various other people connected with the case are strictly expository: This happened and then that happened.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C+ 61% Snowden (2016) A duly serious and ambitious fall movie that, despite the best efforts of its formidable director and cast, can't remotely match the excitement of real life.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
C+ 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) Alas, while modern technology allows for impressive, convincing effects work on a comparatively tiny budget, the basic concept itself hasn't improved with age. Clever ideas are still in short supply.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
A- 77% London Road (2016) It's a constant grin-conjuring marvel.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
B 99% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson offers enough singular, rarely seen moments to compensate for the overall messiness.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
A No Score Yet Is this masterwork film or TV or some line-straddling combination? Answer: When it's this terrific, who really cares?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B- 47% Complete Unknown (2016) Marston, whose previous two features looked like fairly standard no-budget indie fare, has made a huge leap forward here as a director.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
C+ 80% The Intervention (2016) The movie's stifling familiarity prevents it from making much of an impact.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
C 65% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Portman's emotional connection to the material couldn't be more obvious, yet the film itself is still largely inert.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B 100% Ixcanul (2016) All in all, this is an impressive debut, the complete absence of lava and ash clouds notwithstanding.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
C+ 61% The Lost Arcade (2016) The Lost Arcade doesn't offer a particularly fresh angle on the subject, but it may please those nostalgic for the days when people stood in front of huge cabinets, paying a quarter a shot to do their punching by avatar.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B- 66% Anthropoid (2016) Dramatically, it's not much of a movie, but if you just want to know how things went down, it's certainly a more exciting précis than Wikipedia's.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
B 86% Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) No hagiography this; even those who loathe Jaglom's work may enjoy themselves.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
B 95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) Its haunting atmosphere ... in conjunction with its half-harrowing, half-sleepy milieu, keeps the film fascinating until it finally fizzles.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
B 100% Multiple Maniacs (1970) For newbies, this is the ideal place to start. Just do your best to pretend you're seeing it somewhere that isn't directly adjacent to a Jamba Juice.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
C+ 77% Into The Forest (2016) Solid but unremarkable performances from Page and Wood, who aren't given much to work with apart from generic anxiety and low-key squabbling, contribute to the overall listlessness.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B+ 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) A genuinely uplifting testament to one woman's resilience.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
D 56% For the Plasma (2014) Ranks among the year's most singular movies, even as it also ranks among the year's most painful movies to endure.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B- 92% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) For a while, Summertime seems to be as much about the French second-wave feminist movement as it is about its central romance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016