Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle

Mick LaSalle

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Mick:

Review: Emma Corrin stars in a different kind of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover,’ where the sex is bad

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's Netflix film is intelligent and well-made, but definitely grim. → Read More

Review: Miscast and self-indulgent, Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ entertains nonetheless

Semi-autobiographical movie starring Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle and Paul Dano, tells the story of the director's family and early life. → Read More

Review: 'Glass Onion' and Daniel Craig set stage for 'Knives Out' mystery franchise

The star-studded follow-up, starring Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe and more, nails the tech and COVID-era satire but is too long. → Read More

Review: 'Bones and All' a well-made — but disgusting — movie about cannibals

In Luca Guadagnino's latest, Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell are a cannibal couple just trying to get by. → Read More

Review: ‘She Said’ shows how women journalists brought down Harvey Weinstein

Based on the book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the film stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan. → Read More

Review: ‘She Said’ shows how women journalists brought down Harvey Weinstein

Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan are nicely paired as the New York Times reporters who broke the story of the producer's decades of abuse in Hollywood. → Read More

Is 'The Menu' a good movie? Chronicle critics discuss the horror satire about high-end dining

The film, starring Ralph Fiennes, shines in its satirical depiction of the upper echelons of the restaurant world. But it could have gone further. → Read More

You trashed ‘Black Adam,’ but it topped the box office. Don’t you feel like an idiot?

In 'Ask Mick LaSalle,' our film critic also answers questions about Johnny Depp and Joan Blondell. → Read More

Dave Chappelle demonstrates his virtuosity in lengthy 'SNL' monologue

The controversial comedian took over 'Saturday Night Live' for a night of laughs and insightful observations on the meaning of free speech. → Read More

Review: Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell make a bad holiday musical in ‘Spirited’

Two typecast comedians phone it in while doing passable singing of low-quality material. → Read More

Review: In Netflix’s ‘Bardo,’ director Alejandro Iñárritu pushes audience as far as it will go

This highly imaginative, almost plotless film somehow holds a viewer's attention from start to finish. → Read More

9 most anticipated movies premiering during the 2022 holiday season

From 'Avatar: The Way of Water' to Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon,' here's a look at the new films that will keep audiences busy in November and December 2022. → Read More

Don’t let these 8 movies fall through the cracks this holiday season

From 'Women Talking' to Noah Baumbach's 'White Noise,' here are the new movies you might not have heard of yet but can't overlook in November and December 2022. → Read More

Review: 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' mired in grief, is a big disappointment

Extremely long and lacking in star power, the movie struggles to move beyond mourning Chadwick Boseman. → Read More

Review: ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ has wonderful moments but not enough of them

The latest film from Martin McDonough and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson fails to ring true. → Read More

Review: ‘Causeway’ with Jennifer Lawrence is beyond boring. It’ll put you to sleep

Apple TV+'s soldier-comes-home movie, also starring Brian Tyree Henry, steers clear of any possibility of drama. → Read More

Review: Florence Pugh's talent is clear, but 'The Wonder' is no fun at all

Netflix's new mystery directed by Sebastian Lelio feels like a well-made, artistically sound and highly intelligent pointless exercise. → Read More

Review: ‘Armageddon Time’ is just James Gray’s self-serving, distorted childhood memoir

The director's latest tells the story of a 12-year-old growing up in New York in 1980, but he doesn't seem to get it. → Read More

'Black Adam' is awful — but it's making a ton of money. Here's why that's bad for The Rock

The success of 'Black Adam' isn't a problem. But it could take Dwayne Johnson in the wrong direction for his career. → Read More

Review: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson's fight can't carry 'The Banshees of Inisherin'

The actors, reuniting with director Martin McDonagh for the first time since 'In Bruges,' struggle to flesh out the new film's empty premise. → Read More