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Mike D'Angelo

Mike D'Angelo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 63% 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+ 60% 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- 57% 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? (1998) "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+ 78% 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+ 86% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) "A genuinely uplifting testament to one woman's resilience. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 28, 2016
D 56% For the Plasma "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- 90% 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 28% 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 92% 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- 88% 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
A 94% Blood Simple (1984) "It's a trailblazing masterpiece in any form. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2016
A 94% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) "The very best film released in 2016 so far. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "An enjoyably goofy adventure that manages to bring some freshness to the moldy "cantankerous adult reluctantly bonds with adorable kid" subgenre. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B 95% Tickled (2016) "Begins as a lighthearted look at the alleged sport of "competitive endurance tickling" and gradually turns into something much more disturbing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B 88% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) "Yes, these guys are in their 40s now, working with an actual effects crew, but they're still essentially the same ardent idealists, determined to make the impossible happen. Spielberg would surely still approve. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 16, 2016
B- 94% King Jack (2016) "First-time writer-director Felix Thompson demonstrates good instincts for two of King Jack's standard three acts. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C+ 81% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) "Almost aggressively unconvincing ... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 9, 2016
C+ 71% The Final Master (2016) "Between action sequences, confusion tends to reign. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 2, 2016
D No Score Yet Hitler's Folly "Might as well be called Plympton's Folly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 1, 2016
C 70% The Ones Below (2016) "A thriller that exasperates more than it thrills. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 26, 2016
C+ 81% Unlocking the Cage (2016) "This is yet another doc that would make a first-rate book or lengthy article, gaining almost nothing from its chosen medium apart from (maybe) greater exposure. There's no legitimate taxonomic reason for this material to be designated a film. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 25, 2016
C+ 84% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "There's a fascinating story here, but the movie never gets out of its own way long enough to tell it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 23, 2016
B 100% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) "Echoes 2008's Still Walking in its gentle, wry wisdom. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
C+ 33% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) "Bérénice Bejo, who shows up late in the going as the protagonist's lover, makes the lead actor look even less charismatic by comparison. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
D 12% The Last Face "By the time [Wren] wraps things up with a sententious speech about how dreams are more important than oxygen, both have been completely sucked out of the theater. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
C+ 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "The movie ultimately doesn't have a narrative so much as it has a Message, and while Winding Refn doesn't actually go so far as to spell that Message out in big neon letters, he might as well have. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B- 96% Sieranevada "For better and worse, the film itself, which was inspired by the 40-day wake for Puiu's own father, feels similarly random and personal. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B- 70% Café Society (2016) "Watching this film feels like listening to a formerly great pianist whose fingers are now gnarled with arthritis. The notes are right, and played in the correct order, but the tempo is way, way off. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B- 86% I, Daniel Blake "I, Daniel Blake is at its best when it's chronicling the impromptu, completely platonic friendship that develops between two people with nothing in common except decency and being in a tough spot. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
C 45% Ma loute "Dumont's direction for the movie stars appears to have been, "start with an absurd caricature of inbred foppishness, then quintuple it, then quintuple that, okay you're halfway there, now bigger please." " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
A- 60% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) "Finds an ideal balance between light surrealism and formal precision, so that nearly every scene fulfills the standard criterion for a great ending: surprising plus inevitable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
A 91% Toni Erdmann (2016) "Ade begins with a fairly simple dynamic and then proceeds to tease out every possible facet, taking her characters to truly unexpected places and ending on a note of disarming irresolution. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B- 75% The BFG (2016) "Rylance, whose fine features have been expertly distorted, makes an endearingly gentle giant, and the movie finally comes alive toward the end, when the BFG pays a visit to Buckingham Palace and has to interact with the Queen and her retinue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B+ 92% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) "Starts out looking as if it'll be a deeply serious (and seriously depressing) tale of a Korean "comfort woman" forced to service the occupying Japanese military. After about five minutes of grandiose solemnity, Park drops the charade. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
D+ 14% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) "Embarrassing enough to stay lodged in one's memory forever, like a popcorn kernel stuck between your teeth. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B- 64% American Honey (2016) "It works best as a rowdy ensemble piece-sort of a co-ed, mobile, present-day version of Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some, examining the frayed bonds created among newly formed adults with few responsibilities. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
A- 96% Paterson "Paterson himself is deathly allergic to pretension, and the film inhabits his sensibility. It's A Portrait Of The Artist As A Working-Class Stiff, arguing for the mundane beauty of all our lives. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
C+ 91% Loving (2016) "Loving just asks, over and over, "Isn't it wrong that two people who love each other this much are being persecuted for no reason?" Indeed it is, but I knew that before the movie started and had been hoping, quixotically, for something more. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 20, 2016
B+ 98% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell Or High Water plays out in unexpected ways, culminating in a tense final showdown that's somehow simultaneously an epilogue, the story having already concluded. (Neat trick, that.) " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
B 68% Julieta (2016) "It's actually a sneaky study of crippling guilt, stopping just short of suggesting that it can be passed down genetically. Consider it the cinematic version of "You just need to hang in there until episode eight, then it gets really good." " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
B- 61% Personal Shopper "Assayas serves up a couple of genuinely frightening effects set pieces. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
C 75% Ma' Rosa "Even Tangerine, the movie famously shot on an iPhone 5s, looks better. Not that a sharper image would much improve this chaotic portrait of police corruption. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
B+ 94% Aquarius "Sonia Braga gives the performance of her long, storied career in Aquarius. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
B- 58% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) "An admirably humanistic outlook, to be sure, but the Dardennes usually demonstrate a lighter touch with their grace. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 19, 2016
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