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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 88% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The film's fourth murder involves the slow asphyxiation of the viewer's patience.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B- 79% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) It's a bit like watching one of those DVD bonus features consisting of a bunch of deleted scenes all strung together, except that many of these scenes are much too strong to have ever been deleted.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
C+ 81% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) What Will People Say ultimately can't do much more than generate reflexive outrage.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B- 77% Dark River (2018) It's a beautifully crafted, moodily evocative film that's missing just one spark of true inspiration.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
B+ 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Even when Three Identical Strangers falters, it fascinates, and that's a claim very few documentaries can make.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
D+ 0% Gotti (2018) When Gotti tells viewers, speaking directly to the camera at film's end, that they'll never see another man like him, an attorney should really spring up and object that the statement assumes facts not in evidence.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B- 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud is smart, sincere, expertly performed...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
C+ 85% American Animals (2018) It's a mundane stupid-crime story decked out with empty postmodern frills.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
B+ 94% Who We Are Now (2018) Once again, [Newton] refuses to pretend that lives in disarray can be magically repaired by good intentions, while simultaneously avoiding the defeatist attitude that insists there's consequently no point in even trying.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
B 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Simón succeeds in creating a rich, vivid world from her own turbulent pre-adolescence, though the film does meander in a way that makes its deeply personal nature unmistakable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
C+ 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Those hoping for a candid portrait of the man beneath the cassock will be sorely disappointed.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C+ 94% Beast (2018) The concept needed Polanski circa Knife In The Water and Repulsion, and while this is a promising debut, Pearce is nowhere near that level yet.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C 78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) A lazy shoulder shrug of a movie that never bothers to work out who its characters are, what they want, or why their ostensible problems should be of interest to anyone else.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
B- 68% The Seagull (2018) The film will appeal mostly to theater buffs curious to see these particular actors in the roles.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
C+ 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) This comparatively low-budget effort represents a marked improvement from Devlin's debut theatrical feature, Geostorm, which was among last year's very worst films.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
C+ 90% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) What starts out as a testament to female fortitude, reminding us that sacrifices were also made on the home front, gradually turns into high-toned soap opera.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
46% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) Bozon...seems perversely committed to frustrating not just conventional audience expectations but also any hope whatsoever that one might have for narrative and/or thematic coherence.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
C+ 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories works best as an exercise in nostalgia. Those seeking hardcore, modern-day scares will be disappointed.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B+ 73% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) Belvaux has made a gutsy, discomfiting movie about going along to get along, and just how dangerous that impulse can ultimately be.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B+ 97% The Rider (2018) Achieves a nearly perfect balance between what's engineered and what's observed, allowing everyone on screen to embody their own messy lives while keeping them corralled to a compelling and tightly structured (if somewhat familiar) narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B 80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) It ultimately doesn't have much to say apart from the basic observation that life is very, very hard for people with zero resources. But it depicts that punishing world with singular artistry.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
B 95% Outside In (2018) Shelton's forte remains live-wire, semi-improvised comedies involving competitive neurotics, at which she's better than just about anybody else currently working.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
C 47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) It's as if Scorsese had devoted an entire feature to Jake LaMotta as a fat dude working on his comedy routine, with the occasional fleeting flashback to the ring.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
C+ 87% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) Cantet remains a gifted filmmaker ... but this isn't the return to form that his fans have awaited over the past decade.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
B 92% Journey's End (2018) Is there any artistically compelling reason for the existence of the latest adaptation... Not really, but it's a good play, once again providing juicy roles to fresh and established talent. That'll suffice.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
C- 20% The Outsider (2018) Beat for beat, one of the most tediously generic yakuza stories imaginable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B+ 90% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) A thoroughly engaging divertissement.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B 89% Werewolf (2018) Werewolf unmistakably announces McKenzie as a potentially significant new voice, gifted enough to make well-trod ground seem newly landscaped.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
C 71% The Ritual (2017) Attempts to put a twist on the Blair Witch formula but demonstrates surprisingly little imagination.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
B+ 95% 24 Frames (2018) Kiarostami remained a tireless innovator right up to the end, and it's fitting that he leaves us with a work so singular as to be almost unclassifiable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C 63% Please Stand By (2018) It's hard to be persuasive ... when your protagonist comes across as a collection of quirky tics rather than a credible human being.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
B 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) A gently refreshing change from the hectic plasticity that now dominates Hollywood computer animation, and even from most other anime.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
B 83% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) Lover For A Day explores its almost high-concept narrative via Garrel's usual dreamy, glancing style.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
B- 98% In Between (2018) In Between suffers when cross-cutting among its three similar yet disparate storylines, and is strongest during moments that see righteous anger get complicated by human nature.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
C+ 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The film's third act plays like a nihilistic Liam Neeson thriller, with Kruger struggling in vain to make Katja's actions remotely believable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
B 82% Molly's Game (2018) As a director, Sorkin mostly (and wisely) stays out of the way of his screenplay, composing shots with an eye toward how they'll likely be shaped in the editing room, based primarily on verbal rhythms.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
75% The Daughter (2017) ... The Daughter, while sticking close in broad outline to Ibsen's 1884 masterpiece, moves with a fluid grace that's wholly cinematic... ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
77% The Challenge (2017) ... features some of the most stunning falcon-cam shots ever captured.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
B 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Family meltdown as allegory for national crisis.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B 97% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) There's something bracing about the difficulty of reconciling this earnest middle-aged hippie with his maniacally impish younger self.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B 92% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) It's a raw, open wound of a movie, in its hunkered-down way, and Hong doesn't always seem to be wholly comfortable handling emotions that aren't strictly mediated by social niceties.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
B- 88% Novitiate (2017) Betts appears to have started out with a rather mundane idea and then stumbled, over the course of her research, onto something much more fruitful. The result is as intriguing and frustrating as that suggests.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
B+ 97% Félicité (2017) The film's tonal range is formidable enough to suggest that this director may be a major talent who's now emerging from relative obscurity.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
D+ 14% Geostorm (2017) For most people, 15 minutes worth of impressive annihilation won't be worth enduring an hour and a half of dramatic monotony.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
98% Jane (2017) A scripted biopic may still happen someday, but Jane's candid portrait of her Gombe years arguably makes such a project redundant.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C+ 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) It ... seems overly breezy and insufficiently detailed, just skimming the surface.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
A- 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Every scene has verve and wit and a clear purpose, getting Bradley closer to his destination and destiny-it's just a more roundabout path than this sort of movie usually takes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
D+ 5% Flatliners (2017) Flatliners 2017 is the same dumb movie as Flatliners 1990, minus most of the surface charisma.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
B+ 98% Lucky (2017) Lucky serves as a first-rate showcase for its star as well as an ideal swan song. The man couldn't have gone out any better.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
C 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Unfortunately, Felt's actions, while historically important, don't exactly make for riveting drama, especially compared to a classic about two dogged reporters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017