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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 95% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) The entire movie feels muddled, especially in its effort to fashion a gets-her-groove-back narrative from financial ruin.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
B+ 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) There are numerous tender, affecting moments en route to the finale's tearjerker overdrive, many of them productively tangential to the overarching idea of choosing one's own family.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
C+ 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) Anyone unfamiliar with Laurel and Hardy would be better off enjoying the real thing in Sons Of The Desert or Way Out West.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
92% Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) If only more filmmakers would take the fragmented, kaleidoscopic approach of Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, which captures the essence of the famed pianist (and radio broadcaster) by honoring his unruliness.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
C 82% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) The film amounts to a series of easy emotional lay-ups, devoid of any psychological nuance or challenging inflection.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
C- 72% Clara's Ghost (2018) Unfortunately, like most home movies, it's of precious little interest to non-relatives.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
B- 64% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) It's as if The Big Chill's characters were all involved in Taken, with particular sets of skills ranging from condescension to passive aggression.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C+ 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Does the world need another van Gogh biopic?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 81% Overlord (2018) It's reasonably good, creepy fun, provided you're not troubled by fleeting, uncomfortable thoughts like "Hey, that screaming bloodthirsty mutant monster could theoretically be a reanimated Anne Frank."‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
C 59% The Front Runner (2018) It's a feature-length whine of frustrated entitlement. A movie less suited to its cultural moment would be hard to imagine.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
C+ 93% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) None of this material has been fashioned with any apparent larger purpose in mind. Various people wander into the film at random, tell a story or two, and then leave.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
C+ 84% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Wiseman has made the same documentary that he always makes (in his geographical mode), employing the same methods. Whether those methods serve him or his viewers well, in this case, is the crucial question.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
37% Reservation Road (2007) Reservation Road, in its offhanded way, depicts the world of the reasonably affluent 21st-century American more accurately than any other recent film I can think of. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
51% Funny Games (2008) Funny Games is a masterful torture-porn film that implicitly castigates the viewer for sitting through it. Its true and lasting violence is inflicted not upon its characters but upon us.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
91% There Will Be Blood (2007) There's little subtlety to be found in this immensely entertaining slab of bloody red meat; both Anderson and Day-Lewis go for broke. But it's a pleasure to be reminded, if only once every four years, that subtlety can be overrated.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
98% Surfwise (2007) You can't stop watching, but every fiber of your being is still shouting, "Put the goddamn camera down!"‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B- 71% Galveston (2018) Everything about Galveston is expertly realized, provided you're willing to ignore the nagging emptiness where its emotional core was meant to be.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
C- 69% The Happy Prince (2018) Despite its undercurrent of anger at Wilde's mistreatment by fashionable English society, the film feels like a vanity production...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
C 32% Loving Pablo (2018) It's the cinematic equivalent of a vintage True Confessions article-the kind that would inspire a headline like "My Sin Was Loving Him."‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
B- 77% 306 Hollywood (2018) 306 Hollywood makes a strong case that nothing is too ordinary to be transformed and elevated by art.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
C+ 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Unlike the best examples of either horror or satire, it ultimately comforts and confirms rather than challenges.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
C+ 60% White Boy Rick (2018) White Boy Rick treats its subject as a singular case, when the error of judgment that's truly kept him locked up is utterly commonplace, affecting thousands of prisoners whose stories aren't as superficially sensational.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Like all of Greene's films, it's more of a cannily controlled meditation than a traditional attempt at semi-objective portraiture, deliberately blurring the line between documentation and performance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
C 60% Operation Finale (2018) This ostensibly historical account feels resoundingly Hollywood-phony.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
A- 94% Support the Girls (2018) Hall's superb, deeply felt performance keeps the movie grounded, allowing the supporting cast to provide hilarious liftoff at regular intervals.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
C+ 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Epistolary courtship can be achingly romantic-but only on paper, where it belongs.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Sauvaire makes some audacious, impressionistic choices, focusing on the nexus of sensual and brutal, but this is the rare true story that really could have used some creative embellishment.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B+ 94% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) There are moments to treasure throughout, from lovely out-of-nowhere musical numbers to the beautiful hand-drawn stills that depict a key flashback.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C 85% 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- 76% 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+ 78% 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- 78% 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+ 96% 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- 92% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud is smart, sincere, expertly performed...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
C+ 88% 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+ 95% 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+ 84% 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+ 93% 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 76% 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- 69% 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+ 53% 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+ 94% 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
55% 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 82% 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