20 results for "Mick LaSalle"
There's a bad movie every week, but it takes a special one to make you start thinking about the decline of Western civilization.
"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.
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."
Julie Delpy's second film as a director confirms the two best indications given by her first directorial effort, "2 Days in Paris" that she has a gift for the wildly absurd and that she can direct herself.
There are so many ways a movie about a robot and an old man might have gone wrong. There are even more ways that a movie about a robot and an old man losing his memory might have gone wrong.