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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
C 38% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
B- 90% Ma (2017) The result is decidedly uneven, but the film's sheer creative ambition is invigorating. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2017
C+ 50% 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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
B+ 96% Neruda (2016) The more Neruda departs from historical fact, the more trenchant it becomes. Take note, other filmmakers. ‐ AV Club
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 30, 2016
B+ 78% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 20, 2016
B+ 86% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 15, 2016
C+ 69% 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
Posted Sep 15, 2016
A- 77% London Road (2016) It's a constant grin-conjuring marvel. ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 7, 2016
B 100% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson offers enough singular, rarely seen moments to compensate for the overall messiness. ‐ AV Club
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
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
Posted Aug 24, 2016
C+ 80% The Intervention (2016) The movie's stifling familiarity prevents it from making much of an impact. ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 24, 2016
C 64% 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
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
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
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
Posted Aug 11, 2016
B No Score Yet Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) No hagiography this; even those who loathe Jaglom's work may enjoy themselves. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
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
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
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
Posted Jul 28, 2016
B+ 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) A genuinely uplifting testament to one woman's resilience. ‐ AV Club
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
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
Posted Jul 21, 2016
C 29% Outlaws and Angels (2016) The main problem with Outlaws And Angels ... is that it lacks either a sense of authenticity or a streak of playfulness to give shape to its relentlessly ugly worldview. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2016
C+ 44% Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016) At best, the film is a Rorschach testimonial, lionizing its subject while offering enough objectivity to allow non-believers to opt out. At worst, it's a very long infomercial. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Anyone in the mood for two hours (and change) of sheer, unadulterated loveliness ... will be amply rewarded. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B- 91% Zero Days (2016) Gibney compiles an extensive montage of apologetic non-answers to his questions; after a while, it starts to seem a shame that another recent film already claimed Stonewall as a title. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 6, 2016
C+ 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Like many historical dramas, unfortunately, this one depicts gripping events without bothering to craft a coherent viewpoint that lends them meaning. ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2016