Michael J. Cinema

Michael J. Cinema 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
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Michael J. Casey Feels more like a GQ photo-shoot come to life than the tightly constructed Rube Goldberg plot Ritchie thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Michael J. Casey Skewers the adult skepticism often heaped on the children's television host while also making a case for the holy ground between the screen and the viewer. Strong stuff. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) Michael J. Casey Two good leads do not a movie make. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019) Michael J. Casey The aesthetics of the movie might be foreign to Western audiences, his story is anything but. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Joker (2019) Michael J. Casey A profoundly upsetting movie that is powerfully constructed. There's a precision to the camerawork, but the images are gritty and dank. It's as if the film stock is rotting away before our eyes. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Late Night (2019) Michael J. Casey There's an odd cynicism running through Late Night that has less to do with being who you are and more to do with being the person everyone wants to you to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
American Woman (2018) Michael J. Casey American Woman does not move the way you think it might. It is a strong, confident piece of work that unfolds the way it wants to at the pace it feels it ought to. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Michael J. Casey A mellow take on the zombie genre, one less interested in jump scares and gore, and more interested in riffing on George Romero's zombie-hypothesis. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
Ms. Purple (2019) Michael J. Casey Though director Justin Chon seems to be going for something authentic, the use of languid camera moves, slow motion, moody lighting, and a droning score adds little and frustrates much. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Esto no es Berlín (2019) Michael J. Casey Smacks of autobiography without reflection. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Michael J. Casey "I can't go on like this," Estragon says. "That's what you think," Vladimir replies. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Halston (2019) Michael J. Casey Disappointingly bland and routine. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Michael J. Casey Simply one of the year's best. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Phoenix, Oregon (2019) Michael J. Casey It's not one-dimensional, but Phoenix, Oregon is still flat and a little like Bobby's blank face. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Walking on Water (2018) Michael J. Casey "There's not moment you are not an artist," Christo says. It also appears there is no moment when Christo isn't an overbearing ass. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Michael J. Casey Jane Jacobs, Jonathan Lethem, and Edward Norton walk into a theater to see Chinatown. Motherless Brooklyn walked out. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
Ophelia (2018) Michael J. Casey The inventions and imaginations are a product primarily of the story and not of the visuals. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Michael J. Casey Yesterday is a trifle of a movie: a light, sugary sweet confection that is delicious and satisfying. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
The Quiet One (2019) Michael J. Casey The Quiet One isn't a bad documentary on Bill Wyman, the bassists for The Rolling Stones from 1962 to 1993, or a bad documentary in general. It just suffers from arriving too late to the party to add much to a well-worn story. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Sword of Trust (2019) Michael J. Casey Sword of Trust is funny. Laugh out loud so. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Michael J. Casey A time-traveling murder mystery with the swiftness of a noir and a little YA throw in for good measure. Must be a Blumhouse. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Love, Antosha (2019) Michael J. Casey Yelchin was the kind of performer who made everything on the screen look easy - natural, even. But as "Love, Antosha" shows, that naturalism was the product of hours of work, study and thought. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
The Queen (1968) Michael J. Casey A movie that presents and accepts. It doesn't needlessly explain, psychoanalyze its subject, or provide the distance and condescension of an ethnographic survey. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Michael J. Casey The movie has heart, but the filmmakers don't rely on it too long. Sentimentality can only get you so far; then it's time to bring in the pyrotechnics. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
Piranhas (2019) Michael J. Casey Eternal violence. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Michael J. Casey The portrait of a happy family who are momentarily unhappy. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) Michael J. Casey "It's a miserable world from top to bottom." EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019
After the Wedding (2019) Michael J. Casey Good drama, bland visuals; oh the delight of an English-language remake. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019