The other day it occurred to me that it might be interesting and instructive if critics, in addition to issuing a top ten list, also made a list of their FAVORITE movies. That is, movies they simply enjoyed the most, irrespective of whether they thought they were the best. For example, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
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- Mick LaSalle’s favorite movies of 2016
By Mick LaSalle - Friday Dec 30, 2016
- Which movies to watch this weekend, Sept. 8
By Mick LaSalle, Peter Hartlaub, Walter Addiego and G. Allen Johnson - Thursday Sep 7, 2017
Crown Heights: The story of wrongfully convicted prisoner Colin Warner is about atmosphere as much as the actual events. Director Matt Ruskin gives the viewer an unrelenting experience — devoid of montages, obvious feel-good moments, soundtrack cues and other cliches that inhabit more mainstream legal and prison dramas. Nnamdi Asomugha is excellent in a co-lead role as Warner’s loyal friend. Rated R. 96 minutes.
- Ask Mick LaSalle: What makes a star a star?
By Mick LaSalle - Thursday Nov 2, 2017
Dear Sir Mick: Over the years there have been many film stars. What are the threads that tie them all together, that in the end make them magic, make them a movie star? Robert Freud Bastin, Petaluma Dear Sir Robert: There’s nothing you can point to and say, “These are the ingredients.” People are magical onscreen because they make other people want to look at them. For some, it may be a weird talent for appearing in two dimensions. A long time ago I interviewed Carol Alt, who was a supermodel, and as we were talking, a Chronicle photographer was taking her picture.
- Powell, Johnson lead LaSalle past Saint Peter's, 61-40
By AP - By AP - Saturday Nov 11, 2017
Pookie Powell scored 18 points and B.J. Johnson added 15 points and 11 rebounds as LaSalle ran away from Saint Peter's, 61-40 in the season opener
- ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ a pleasant way to watch Jackson and Reynolds in action
By Mick LaSalle - Wednesday Aug 16, 2017
For the record, it’s a pleasing action movie that aspires to be something more, but doesn’t quite achieve its intention.“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” pairs Jackson here with Ryan Reynolds, and sprinkled throughout we get moments that suggest an attempt — by Tom O’Connor’s screenplay and Patrick Hughes’ direction — to turn the movie into a buddy action-comedy.Reynolds plays Bryce, a former CIA agent specializing in offering first-class (“Triple A rated”) protection for corporate clients who feel their lives might be in danger.In an opening scene, we meet him in flashback, giving the deluxe treatment to a Japanese businessman.[...] two years later, Bryce needs a shave; his love life is non-existent and his once top-flight business is a shadow of itself.[...] one day he gets a phone call from his estranged ex-girlfriend, an Interpol agent played by the French actress Elodie Yung:The only catch is that there are many dozens of heavily armed criminals and corrupt Interpol agents who want to make sure that this testimony never happens.The last time somebody made this movie it was called “Hot Pursuit,” with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara — essentially a road trip comedy about a pair of opposites, whose slowly blossoming friendship keeps getting interrupted by violent interludes.Aside from the principals, who are everything they should be, there is Oldman, who is appropriately repellent in a couple of key scenes; and Elodie Yung, who makes a nice impression of strength and purpose as the Interpol agent.In a sense, Oldman and Yung play dramatic characters in the midst of a comedy, but the filmmakers weave them into the flow.
- An Insider’s Guide to Halal Takeout
By EMILY BRENNAN - Thursday Nov 9, 2017
A tour through several 24-hour Pakistani restaurants in New York reveals some commentary on Uber and Trump. But really, it’s all about the food.