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Mike D'Angelo

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  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    Director Stephen Chbosky deftly avoids many of the mawkish pitfalls endemic to this sort of inspirational story.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

    This film will be only a footnote in Richard Linklater’s rich career.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    The original film came out only 16 months ago. This is quite a rush job.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

    Reportedly, it was among the earliest screenplays written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

    Viewers expecting a traditional, psychologically plausible narrative will wind up feeling cheated, even trolled, as it slowly metamorphoses into an unrepentant art film.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Adapted from former gossip columnist Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir, the film focuses on the turbulent relationship between Jeannette and her father.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

    It’s a bit like pressing the elevator button again in the hope that doing so will somehow speed things along.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    More than 300,000 Allied soldiers pinned down on the beaches of France were successfully evacuated across the English Channel.

  • Screen

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    It’s a shame the film stacks the deck by making the handful of humans cartoonishly evil, complexity be damned.

  • Noise

    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Like most SNL-influenced movies—it's long on semi-improvised goofiness and short on actual jokes.