10 results for "Mick LaSalle"
There’s a whole genre of youth movie, the one-great-night genre, in which two young people meet, share romance and adventure and look up to realize that their lives have changed entirely over the course of a few hours. “At Middleton...
"2 Guns" is a lighthearted action movie with a high body count, including a few dead chickens. The chicken scene comes about 10 minutes in, and it either depicts a scene of animal cruelty in a jolly way or it's an example of...
"Killing Them Softly" draws a parallel between the world of street thugs and hit men and that of bankers and financiers, with a story about a crisis of confidence in a small gambling market in the fall of 2008.
There's a bad movie every week, but it takes a special one to make you start thinking about the decline of Western civilization.
To watch Peter Nicks' "The Waiting Room" is to wish it would never end. This is important to say at the outset, because any description of this documentary, about a day in the life of a hospital waiting room, might make it sound li...
Four sedate, super-civilized musicians are thrown into a pressure cooker in "A Late Quartet," a drama whose measured veneer gives way to memorable and explosive moments.
The act of going out there as an unknown and coming back a star is the time-honored showbiz fantasy, and if there's any justice that is about to come true for Mary Elizabeth Winstead on the basis of "Smashed."
"Chasing Mavericks" breaks through the clichés associated with surfer movies the carefree beach party fantasies, the fake mysticism and offers a portrait that has a lot more integrity.
There is something new going on in 21st century movies, a strain of films attempting to convey the entire experience of life in a single movie.
Compared with other movies, "Seven Psychopaths" is clever and inventive enough to be considered a weak success or a modest failure, the kind of effort that usually gets damned with the faint praise of "not bad."