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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 81% 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+ 68% 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 81% 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
75% The Challenge (2017) ... features some of the most stunning falcon-cam shots ever captured.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
B 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Family meltdown as allegory for national crisis.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B 100% 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 94% 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- 87% 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+ 13% 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
99% 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 34% 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
B- 92% The Force (2017) To his credit, director Peter Nicks accepts the dispiriting trajectory that this initially hopeful film ultimately takes-there's no dissembling here.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
B 100% Strong Island (2017) What's valuable here, in addition to Ford's visual mastery, is the wealth of context that he provides.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- 81% Brad's Status (2017) White altogether avoids the sourness that marred his directorial debut, 2007's Year Of The Dog, and he's made a real find in Abrams, who counters Stiller's raw neediness with hilarious disaffection.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
B- 98% Trophy (2017) What's abundantly clear is that every other species on Earth is at our mercy, and that there are no easy answers when it comes to determining the most compassionate form of our so-called dominion.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
D+ 28% Rebel in the Rye (2017) There's a special cruelty ... in consigning Salinger-an author whose most famous character incessantly rails against phoniness-to the superficial cliché factory that is Rebel In The Rye.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
C+ 25% Unlocked (2017) The movie becomes a relentless series of fake-outs and reversals, as if half a season of 24 had been compressed into under two hours.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C 44% Bushwick (2017) Nobody involved in this project seems to have considered the absurdity of another U.S. civil war taking citizens completely by surprise, as if such an extreme national rupture could occur with zero preamble.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
B 85% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) [Touré's] superb, deeply internalized performance manages to suggest wellsprings of longing concealed by a scrim of perpetual wariness.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
C- 0% Naked (2017) Let's place the blame where it squarely belongs: on the moronic premise. Groundhog Day but he's naked? Why?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C 14% Planetarium (2017) Numerous potentially interesting ideas orbit one another in Planetarium, but none boasts sufficient gravity to merit a landing, it seems.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 88% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) What makes 4 Days In France special, though, is that it's far more expansive than its basic premise would suggest.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B+ 91% Kékszakállú (2017) Kékszakállú works best as pure cinema, mostly divorced from narrative; some of its most memorable moments don't even really contribute to the vague theme that gradually emerges.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
C+ 74% Amnesia (2017) [The] script ... saddles the cast with blunt dialogue, laying out ideas at the expense of credibly evasive and self-protective human behavior (to say nothing of realistic conversational rhythms).‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B 100% Chasing Coral (2017) Chasing Coral has a cogent, timely argument to make-and, crucially, it's an argument that demands visual presentation.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) Even at only 76 minutes, The B-Side feels a tad overextended-but it's a pleasure to see a warm, creative, and not even remotely evasive individual in front of [Morris'] signature Interrotron camera for a change.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B 100% In Transit (2015) A vivid cross-section of regular folks who all happen to be aboard the Empire Builder, an Amtrak train that makes a three-day journey between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C+ 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The movie's third act takes an abrupt swerve in a less plausible, more heightened direction, serving up the conventional heroics that acts one and two had studiously avoided.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 78% The Hero (2017) A film that generously gives Elliott one of the few lead roles of his lengthy career, but mostly asks him to embody clichés, without providing any sense of how he might improve upon them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
C+ 64% Dean (2017) Dean turns out to be quite touching, in retrospect. If only it were funny, clever, or in any other way particularly inspired from moment to moment.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
C+ 68% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Adios just feels inessential-more of a bloated DVD supplement (it would have been perfect, in shorter form, for the recent Criterion release of Wenders' film) than a proper movie in its own right.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
C+ 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Rather than portray a turbulent group dynamic, the film focuses on the marital woes of one particular couple, squandering its novel milieu on a banal conflict that would play out similarly in just about any context.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
C 55% Lowriders (2017) Far more creativity went into the various cars' hood murals than into the screenplay.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
C 82% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) A Woman's Life frustrates because it's neither entertaining nor illuminating to watch a character passively absorb constant misery.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
B- 62% Small Crimes (2017) If the film came across as jaded and cynical, it might well be hard to take. Instead, it seems weary and defeated, as if some people are simply born to fail.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
C- 44% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Most found-footage horror films owe a sizable debt to The Blair Witch Project, but few have aped the genre's touchstone quite as shamelessly as does Phoenix Forgotten.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
C+ 73% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) It's a film of nearly pure sensation: woozy, intoxicating, visually gorgeous... and maddeningly repetitive.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
B- 89% Win It All (2017) There's enough disreputable behavior bookending the righteousness, and enough solid jokes along the way, to make the effort moderately entertaining.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
C 62% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) When Zola tells Cézanne "I can't remember why I loved you so much," one can only nod in agreement.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
B- 81% Dig Two Graves (2017) Frustrating though Dig Two Graves generally is from a storytelling standpoint, it's consistently a visual pleasure.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
B- 90% Frantz (2017) Beer and Niney do solid work, but their sensitive efforts can't quite breathe life into a story that no longer seems terribly relevant.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
C+ 74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) It takes a while to recognize that The Sense Of An Ending is essentially a portrait of a jerk.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
B- 93% Donald Cried (2017) Deserves credit for making an effort to do something marginally different with its central doofus.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017