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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

from Facebook: how did Devin Faraci get to be so powerful and successful, anyway?

Wed Oct 12 2016, 07:41am | 4 comments

from Twitter: are the studios trying to kill off indie critics?

Fri Sep 02 2016, 10:50am | 9 comments

from Facebook: AWFJ’s #WonderWomen countdown gets to No 1…

Mon Aug 29 2016, 03:10pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: 177 critics (not including me) pick the top 100 films of the 21st century

Tue Aug 23 2016, 03:15pm | 7 comments

from Facebook: AWFJ #WonderWomen countdown continues (no 22-12)

Mon Aug 22 2016, 04:54pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: AWFJ #WonderWomen countdown continues (no 33-23)

Mon Aug 15 2016, 05:23pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: the AWFJ continues its Wonder Women countdown

Mon Aug 08 2016, 05:46pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: who are the greatest female screen characters?

Mon Aug 01 2016, 02:17pm | 15 comments

from Facebook: men dominate film criticism

Fri Jun 24 2016, 12:07am | 0 comments

from Facebook: critics refusing to review movies, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria

Thu May 19 2016, 01:43pm | 11 comments

from Facebook: London Film Critics Circle says “Pay the writer”

Sat Mar 19 2016, 03:49pm | 2 comments

AWFJ 2015 EDA Awards winners announced

Tue Jan 12 2016, 08:24pm | 6 comments

from Facebook: Reuters ends its arts coverage

Mon Jan 04 2016, 06:06pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: lessons from A Year With Women

Sat Jan 02 2016, 08:02pm | 2 comments

from Facebook: now it’s Variety suddenly wondering about the absence of female film critics

Fri Jan 01 2016, 03:54pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: where are the women film critics?

Sun Dec 27 2015, 07:31pm | 1 comment

OFCS 2015 awards winners announced

Mon Dec 14 2015, 11:56am | 1 comment

from Facebook: I’ll never understand Hollywood PR

Tue Nov 17 2015, 04:04pm | 5 comments

from Facebook: London Film Festival turns film critics into early birds

Tue Oct 13 2015, 06:41pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: what women critics know that men don’t

Tue Oct 06 2015, 10:16pm | 0 comments

from Facebook: Guardian critic mansplains Miss You Already

Tue Sep 29 2015, 03:54pm | 3 comments

from Facebook: so everyone’s cool with studios lying about reviews now, apparently

Thu Sep 10 2015, 06:13pm | 4 comments

from Facebook: man freaks out over a few movies about women

Mon Sep 07 2015, 09:33am | 17 comments

does film criticism have a future?

Thu Jul 09 2015, 06:54pm | 7 comments

AWFJ 2014 award winners

Wed Jan 14 2015, 02:11pm | 0 comments

OFCS 2014 award winners

Thu Dec 18 2014, 11:19am | 4 comments

even The New York Times has given up on quality film journalism

Thu Aug 14 2014, 12:44pm | 17 comments

young indie filmmaker apologizes for inventing a quote from me to promote his film

Fri Jul 25 2014, 06:25pm | 2 comments

punk-ass indie filmmaker fakes a quote from me to support his movie, gets smacked, hides like a chickenshit (updated)

Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:41pm | 30 comments

why movies like Under the Skin and Nymphomaniac are not feminist

Mon Apr 14 2014, 03:17pm | 86 comments

“can women save film criticism?”

Thu Mar 13 2014, 11:52am | 2 comments

OFCS names The Godfather the best Oscar Best Picture ever

Fri Mar 07 2014, 01:22pm | 8 comments

New York Times critic AO Scott is all boo-hoo waaaa grrl power

Thu Mar 06 2014, 06:53pm | 15 comments

film criticism is a sausage fest

Wed Feb 26 2014, 12:44am | 4 comments

theater critic sees a few films, figures that’s basis enough to trash film critics

Sat Feb 22 2014, 04:43pm | 2 comments

Baptist professor says Frozen’s Elsa is Satanic

Mon Jan 27 2014, 05:11pm | 206 comments

if watching movies feels like homework, you’re probably not a movie lover

Sat Jan 25 2014, 08:56pm | 11 comments

there’s a certain movie opening in the US and Canada today that I’m embargoed from talking about…

Fri Jan 17 2014, 02:14pm | 12 comments

women at the Golden Globes = “too much estrogen”

Tue Jan 14 2014, 12:51pm | 6 comments

Huffington Post has no shame

Mon Jan 13 2014, 05:50pm | 2 comments

is it The New York Times’ fault so many movies get released?

Sun Jan 12 2014, 04:04pm | 3 comments

evening clickbait: critics thanked for loving Inside Llewyn Davis; Benedict Cumberbatch’s real parents cameo as Sherlock’s

Wed Jan 08 2014, 01:11am | 3 comments

evening clickbait: are time travelers on the Net?; the He-man Hollywood woman haters club; the burden of glorious purpose; the Inside Llewyn Davis tweet ad controversy

Mon Jan 06 2014, 11:12pm | 1 comment

the Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013 EDA Award winners

Fri Dec 20 2013, 08:09pm | 3 comments

the Online Film Critics Society 2013 film awards winners

Tue Dec 17 2013, 11:33pm | 1 comment

evening clickbait: I am a heroine of cinema; who’s the robot that won’t cop out?; Magneto killed JFK; The Representation Project; John Sayles cannot get his films funded; Melissa Leo, agent of awesome

Thu Dec 12 2013, 11:05pm | 3 comments

OFCS announces 17th annual Award nominees

Thu Dec 12 2013, 09:49pm | 1 comment

AWFJ announces 2013 EDA Award nominees

Thu Dec 12 2013, 09:34pm | 2 comments

evening clickbait: the Spike Lee Oldboy poster controversy gets weirder; apparently Philomena is unfair to nice Catholic nuns who saved innocent babies from whorish mothers

Sat Nov 30 2013, 12:33am | 4 comments

evening clickbait: Batkid gets his own theme music; Rex Reed hates the nonexistent 3D Hunger Games; the most social-media savvy country; men in ridiculous “sexy” poses

Thu Nov 21 2013, 12:21am | 13 comments

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