Mick LaSalle, Movie Critic - San Francisco Chronicle

Mick LaSalle

Movie Critic

The Chronicle

About this Author

Mick LaSalle is the film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he has worked since 1985. He is the author of two books on pre-censorship Hollywood, "Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood" and "Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man." Both were books of the month on Turner Classic Movies and "Complicated Women" formed the basis of a TCM documentary in 2003, narrated by Jane Fonda. He has written introductions for a number of books, including Peter Cowie's "Joan Crawford: The Enduring Star" (2009). He was a panelist at the Berlin Film Festival and has served as a panelist for eight of the last ten years at the Venice Film Festival.  His latest book, a study of women in French cinema, is "The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses."

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On the eve of a calamity: My last time in a movie theater

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Review: ‘Sophie Jones’ an honest portrait of a teenage girl coping with life changes and loss

March 7, 2021

Tom Holland's acting chops blossom in 'Cherry'

March 4, 2021

Review: Eddie Murphy returns as virtuoso of silliness in ‘Coming 2 America’

March 4, 2021

Review: Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley can barely save themselves, much less ‘Chaos Walking’

March 3, 2021

Whom would you pick to win the major Academy Awards?

March 1, 2021

Virtual Golden Globe Awards a good night for ‘Nomadland’ and ‘Borat’

February 28, 2021

Review: Tom Holland establishes himself as a serious actor in ‘Cherry’

February 25, 2021