Mike D'Angelo

Story Archive

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    It simulates amateurishness in the same highly professional manner as countless Blair Witch rip-offs before it.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    His wit is decidedly rusty now.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    The film was adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    A worthy, progressive thesis, but subtext elevated to text makes for tedious viewing, even when it’s gorgeous as this.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Watching it is a different sort of painful experience from watching a blatant hack job like Mortal Kombat or Silent Hill.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    If nothing else, it's endlessly creative, a quality in short supply these days.

  • Screen

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    It isn’t likely to spawn two hit soundtrack albums and a tour, as The Commitments did, but it does provide a little bit of soul, however plastic.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    A documentary about tickling endurance, and Colin Farrell possibly playing a lobster.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    Its only goal is to freak the crap out of you, and it succeeds mightily.

  • Screen

    Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

    Reminding us that our best filmmakers are still at the top of their game isn't generally Sundance's brand, but who could possibly complain?

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    While DiCaprio doesn’t really get the chance to give a great performance, he does manage to convey the character’s intense will to live.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

    The film does an admirable job of laying out, step by step, the series of greedy decisions that wound up ruining so many lives.

  • Screen

    Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

    Smith plays the neuropathologist who first identified a degenerative brain disease common among NFL players.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    Some jokes hit, others miss, but the movie as an actual movie feels almost irrelevant.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    The story is about a boy who has spent his entire life—literally, since birth—living with his mother in a sociopath’s garden shed.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    As its title suggests, the film tells the story of the battle to secure women the vote.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

    The only thing less believable than the ending is the fact that this movie exists in the first place.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Steven Spielberg's latest flick makes rooting for integrity fun.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

    Such remarkable courage deserves better.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

    Like most actual walks in the woods, the result will be forgotten as soon as it’s over.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    The flick stars Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix (sporting an impressive beer belly).

  • Film

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    The film is as much a celebration as an elegy.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Bring the tissues, parents.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Based on a true story only recently resolved in court, the French drama is in incisive character study.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The best film that screened, Sicario starring Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, went home empty-handed. Find more on this year's film fest here.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The film illustrates life under sharia law in Mali.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    It’s a solid telling of Thomas Hardy’s classic story.

  • Film

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    It’s a mess, but at least it’s a commendable mess.

  • Film

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Everything in this techno-paradise isn’t as it appears.

  • Film

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Ethan Hawke imperfect documentary profiles a charismatic piano teacher.

  • Film

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    From now on, Jay will be relentlessly pursued by a malevolent force that’s always walking in a straight line toward her, no matter where she goes.

  • Film

    Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

    A 17th-century Puritan creep-fest, nude dancing in a swingers-focused comedy and bailing on the talk of the festival.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

    Weekly film critics pick their 10 favorite movies of the year.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Fans of the Broadway musical will be sorely disappointed.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    A requiem for America this is definitely not.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    To say that Fletcher is a hardass would be inaccurate—even the hardest ass in the world is still at least a little bit pliable.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Nice to see you back, Michael.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    But at least it has Bill Murray in a starring role.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    This clueless movie feels like the work of a perplexed octogenarian who’s just signed up for his first AOL account.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    The Saturday Night Life alums star in the dramatic dual character study.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    The dramatic comedy stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Call it 'When Harry Potter Met Sally.'

  • Film

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    There’s a potentially uproarious and insightful movie to be made about the modern era’s war against privacy, but it would require actually dealing with mortification and consequences.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Great cast, great soundtrack, and the writer/director of Once. We're in.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Call it Apocalypse Whatever.

  • Film

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Every great filmmaker is allowed the occasional noble whiff.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    That's right! Weekly went to Cannes.

  • Screen

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Glazer is one of the most visionary directors currently working.