Mike Scholtz

I'm a documentary filmmaker from northern Minnesota.

Making films ruined me as a film critic. Now I'm just sympathetic to everything.

Favorite films

  • Ishtar
  • The Shock of the Future
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • The Swimmer

Recent activity

  • Run Lola Run


  • Downsizing


  • The Suicide Squad


  • Charade


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • The Blue Lagoon

    The Blue Lagoon


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wish I would've seen this film when I was 10 years old, instead of just hearing about it, constantly, every day, for months and months.

    Seeing it for the first time at the age of 45 is just weird. I probably empathized too much with the fat old drunk man who dies in the first half hour.


  • Jasper Mall

    Jasper Mall


    One of the interviews in this documentary is an 80-something dominoes player in poor health who says he’s looking forward to visiting heaven. 

    But, dude, you are hanging out in a shopping mall that hasn’t been remodeled since the 80s. You are already IN paradise.

    I love this movie.