Boulder Weekly

Boulder Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Michael J. Casey, Ryan Syrek, Thomas Delapa
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 The Assistant (2019) Michael J. Casey Strong stuff and not one to miss. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
4.5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Michael J. Casey There's a bit of Hemingway in the way director Robert Eggers tells the tale of "The Lighthouse." From masculine relationships to the ability to weave old myths through new images, Eggers presents it all as a long-lost artifact. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5/5 The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) Michael J. Casey A son's fascinating love letter to his mother, and the woman who might not be interested in receiving such a thing. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3.5/5 Midnight Family (2019) Michael J. Casey Exhilarating filmmaking, and at a brisk 81 minutes, you'll be in the parking lot, halfway to your car, before the ethics of it finally catch up to you. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 The Rhythm Section (2020) Michael J. Casey Exists in the cinematic neighborhood down the street from the Bourne series, but manages to find its own way some of the time. Some of the time it doesn't. And some of the time it drags. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Cave (2019) Michael J. Casey A human portrait of frontline heroics with moments of levity. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
One Child Nation (2019) Michael J. Casey Wang spins the political out of the personal; preserving and presenting an atrocity with the hope that empathy might be the only way to move forward in this world. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Just Mercy (2019) Michael J. Casey Director Destin Daniel Cretton handles courtroom scenes well but resorts to bland visuals elsewhere - except for scenes set in prison, particularly one night on death row. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Michael J. Casey Whenever Carroll Shelby or Ken Miles slide behind the wheel, it's a giddy work of combustible energy. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
63 Up (2019) Michael J. Casey A fascinating watch and a unique social experiment. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Michael J. Casey Feels like Harold stepped off the pages of a Dostoyevsky novel and landed in the streets of New York City. And Sandler makes a meal out of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Michael J. Casey Quiet and moving. It sticks to the ribs, and not just for its ecstatic message of faith and defiance, but for its stunning cinematography and moving performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Michael J. Casey It's like watching a runner trip mid-stride: Keep moving forward, no matter how clumsy it looks, or fall flat on your face. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Little Women (2019) Michael J. Casey Few books in the American canon are as beloved as 'Little Women,' or as adapted. In Gerwig's version, it's four sisters, similar but different, trying to find their way in an America trying to find its footing. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Michael J. Casey Rhetoric as exciting as action and two solid performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Michael J. Casey One of the year's funniest films. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
The Report (2019) Michael J. Casey Well acted and tightly constructed, The Report is a gripping piece of work until it falters in the finale. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Michael J. Casey The animation is more refined, more realistic, and the story isn't a simple rehash of the first installment. Not a bad showing for a piece of pop entertainment designed for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Michael J. Casey Works on every possible level. And it's unbelievably moving. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Michael J. Casey Feels safe. And a little smug. ... And yet, it's an enjoyable, funny movie for most of its 108 minutes. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
The Bigamist (1953) Michael J. Casey Lupino's treatment of an adulterous husband is so even-handed, so sympathetic, you don't just feel for him; you understand him. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Michael J. Casey It's a sweet movie, though a bit saccharine and preachy at times. Then again, it's hard not to be when you crack some sort of cosmic code. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Judy (2019) Michael J. Casey Zellweger is the reason to see Judy. The supporting cast is equally compelling, but the movie is ultimately let down by a lackluster presentation of a rote story. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Kamera o tomeru na! (2017) Michael J. Casey It's not a celebration of a singular focus; it's a celebration of the teamwork necessary to make even the smallest moment in a movie happen. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Fantastic Fungi (2019) Michael J. Casey Fantastic Fungi makes the case that the answers to disease, anxiety, depression and global warming might be found underfoot. And they're tasty to boot. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Michael J. Casey Ad Astra isn't so much about the science of space and space travel as it is about the spaces between people. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Michael J. Casey Brutal and enchanting. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) Michael J. Casey Engaging without relying on blockbuster bravado. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
The Chambermaid (2018) Michael J. Casey A wonderfully human portrait of life on the bottom rung. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
Hanna Ranch (2014) Michael J. Casey A holistic struggle. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Korengal (2014) Michael J. Casey Inside the hearts and minds of Restrepo. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Double Indemnity (1944) Michael J. Casey Mean streets and dark nights. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Go West (1925) Michael J. Casey A boy's best friend is his cow. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Boyhood (2014) Michael J. Casey Coming of age. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Zombieland (2009) Michael J. Casey The future of the American family. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2013) Michael J. Casey Ride fast, die young. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Locke (2013) Michael J. Casey Destination unknown. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
The Zero Theorem (2013) Michael J. Casey One for something and all for nothing. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Alive Inside (2014) Michael J. Casey Nothing to do with death. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
The Better Angels (2014) Michael J. Casey A portrait of a president as a young man. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
The Wrecking Crew (2008) Michael J. Casey Requiem for a studio musician. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Open City (1946) Michael J. Casey Changing the face of cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
I Believe in Unicorns (2014) Michael J. Casey Not just a voice, a resounding roar. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
L'intrepido (2013) Michael J. Casey One is the loneliest number. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Live From New York! (2015) Michael J. Casey Still crazy after all these years. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Badlands (1973) Michael J. Casey Angry young white men. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014) Michael J. Casey Imbued with poetry, hindered by commerce. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Forbidden Films (2014) Michael J. Casey Cinema verboten. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
A Small Good Thing (2015) Michael J. Casey How to live a good life. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Young Frankenstein (1974) Michael J. Casey Puttin' on the ritz. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019