Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle

Mick LaSalle

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Mick:

Review: Kaitlin Olson is the best thing about ‘Champions’

The 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star is the winner in this predictable comedy about a basketball team trying to make the Special Olympics, coached by Woody Harrelson. → Read More

I can’t predict the Academy Awards best actress winner anymore. Here’s why

The best actress Oscar has become hard to predict because older women are getting more nominations and winning - that's a change for the better. → Read More

Review: ‘A Little White Lie,’ starring Kate Hudson and Michael Shannon, has a certain magic

'A Little White Lie' is a warm comedy gently satirizing the literary world. → Read More

Review: Jonathan Majors emerges as a star in ‘Creed III’

Directed by Michael B. Jordan, the latest 'Creed' film goes back to the old 'Rocky' formula - but with a few surprises, including the emergence of Jonathan Majors as a… → Read More

Review: ‘The Quiet Girl’ is a masterpiece

The Oscar-nominated film from Ireland conveys the helplessness of childhood from a child's perspective. → Read More

Review: ‘Cocaine Bear’ is just above worst-movie-ever territory

Elizabeth Banks directs 'Cocaine Bear,' a gory comedy 'inspired by true events' about a coke-addicted killer bear. → Read More

Review: ‘Emily’ is a wild woman, but she’s not much like Emily Bronte

Emma Mackey can't bring 'Wuthering Heights' author Emily Bronte to life in an unhistorical but otherwise entertaining 'Emily.' → Read More

Remembering S.F. drag artist Doris Fish — and the night she did my makeup

Doris Fish, the subject of a new book by Craig Seligman, was a fixture of the 1980s San Francisco drag scene - and, when Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle had to… → Read More

You love Paul Rudd? You won’t in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’

Rudd is wasted along with Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas in a generic Marvel action movie. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘The Perfect Match’ shows the power dynamics of dating

The new dating show brings together former contestants of 'Too Hot to Handle' and 'Sexy Beast' in hopes they finally find true love. → Read More

Review: 'Quantumania' is the worst Ant-Man movie yet. And Paul Rudd isn't even funny

The third installment of the Marvel series is just another weak superhero movie that wastes the talents of Rudd, Jonathan Majors and Michelle Pfeiffer. → Read More

Review: Everything about Neil Jordan’s ‘Marlowe’ is off, including Liam Neeson

The latest movie featuring Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson, is sluggish and miscast. → Read More

'To Leslie,' nominated for best actress, is the worst movie you’ve never seen

'To Leslie,' which provided a surprise nomination for Andrea Riseborough, is a fairly awful movie. But it's still not the biggest problem with the best actress Academy Award nominees this… → Read More

Review: ‘Sharper’ is a slick and enjoyable movie about con men

Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith and Briana Middleton star in Apple TV+'s 'Sharper,' a neo noir thriller about con men. → Read More

Review: Alison Brie is almost evil in ‘Somebody I Used to Know’

Alison Brie plays a nasty woman trying to steal an old boyfriend in odd rom-com 'Somebody I Used to Know.' → Read More

Review: ‘Your Place or Mine’ a charming rom-com starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher

The new Netflix romantic comedy relies on the appeal of its 40-something stars. → Read More

What happened to Steven Seagal?

The Chronicle movie critic also offers advice about marriage and one of the best movies you've never heard of, 'Ivans XTC.' → Read More

Review: Léa Seydoux and Mia Hansen-Løve score a triumph with 'One Fine Morning'

Low-key film constitutes a breakthrough in depicting the experience of real life. → Read More

Review: ’80 for Brady’ is a waste of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno

Tom Brady produced this story about four old women with a deep love for Brady, and what happens when they all decide to attend the 2017 Super Bowl together. → Read More

Review: Pamela Anderson documentary tells all — in her own words

In Netflix's 'Pamela, a Love Story,' the former wife of Tommy Lee gives her own version of her life story. → Read More