Michael J. Casey

Michael J. Casey
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I cover movies for Boulder Weekly, program for CU-Boulder's International Film Series and write about them whenever I can.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) 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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
88% Ms. Purple (2019) 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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Fantastic Fungi (2019) Fantastic Fungi makes the case that the answers to disease, anxiety, depression and global warming might be found underfoot. And they're tasty to boot. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra isn't so much about the science of space and space travel as it is about the spaces between people. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
80% This is not Berlin (2019) Smacks of autobiography without reflection. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) "I can't go on like this," Estragon says. "That's what you think," Vladimir replies. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
75% Halston (2019) Disappointingly bland and routine. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Brutal and enchanting. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
81% Official Secrets (2019) Engaging without relying on blockbuster bravado. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Simply one of the year's best. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet Phoenix, Oregon (2019) It's not one-dimensional, but Phoenix, Oregon is still flat and a little like Bobby's blank face. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
90% Walking on Water (2019) "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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Jane Jacobs, Jonathan Lethem, and Edward Norton walk into a theater to see Chinatown. Motherless Brooklyn walked out. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
58% Ophelia (2019) The inventions and imaginations are a product primarily of the story and not of the visuals. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is a trifle of a movie: a light, sugary sweet confection that is delicious and satisfying. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
67% The Quiet One (2019) 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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) Sword of Trust is funny. Laugh out loud so. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) A time-traveling murder mystery with the swiftness of a noir and a little YA throw in for good measure. Must be a Blumhouse. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) A wonderfully human portrait of life on the bottom rung. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
98% Love, Antosha (2019) 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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
94% The Queen (2019) A movie that presents and accepts. It doesn't needlessly explain, psychoanalyze its subject, or provide the distance and condescension of an ethnographic survey. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) 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. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
54% Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) (2019) Eternal violence. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The portrait of a happy family who are momentarily unhappy. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) "It's a miserable world from top to bottom." - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
44% After the Wedding (2019) Good drama, bland visuals; oh the delight of an English-language remake. - Michael J. Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
100% Hanna Ranch (2014) A holistic struggle. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
86% Korengal (2014) Inside the hearts and minds of Restrepo. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
97% Double Indemnity (1944) Mean streets and dark nights. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
100% Go West (1925) A boy's best friend is his cow. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
97% Boyhood (2014) Coming of age. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
90% Zombieland (2009) The future of the American family. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
84% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) Ride fast, die young. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
90% Locke (2014) Destination unknown. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
50% The Zero Theorem (2014) One for something and all for nothing. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
74% Alive Inside (2014) Nothing to do with death. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
45% The Better Angels (2014) A portrait of a president as a young man. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) Requiem for a studio musician. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
100% Open City (1946) Changing the face of cinema. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
89% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) Not just a voice, a resounding roar. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
45% L'intrepido (2015) One is the loneliest number. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
52% Live From New York! (2015) Still crazy after all these years. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
98% Badlands (1974) Angry young white men. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
66% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) Imbued with poetry, hindered by commerce. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
100% Forbidden Films (2015) Cinema verboten. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet A Small Good Thing (2016) How to live a good life. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
93% Young Frankenstein (1974) Puttin' on the ritz. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) A long time ago... - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
No Score Yet The Daughter of Dawn (2012) Lost and found. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Keep the lights on. - Boulder Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019