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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Moana movie review: the hero with a thousand faces finally has a female one

Tue Nov 22 2016, 01:02pm | 7 comments

Trolls movie review: you can’t stop the cute

Fri Oct 28 2016, 08:04pm | 3 comments

Kubo and the Two Strings movie review: quest for family

Mon Sep 12 2016, 01:25pm | 11 comments

Robinson Crusoe (aka The Wild Life) movie review: castaway… you know, for kids!

Tue Sep 06 2016, 10:18pm | 8 comments

Zoom movie review: zoom out

Thu Sep 01 2016, 02:37pm | 13 comments

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life documentary review: meet the “wise old man” of Disney

Fri Aug 26 2016, 09:23pm | 1 comment

Ice Age: Collision Course movie review: where is a mass extinction when you need one?

Mon Jul 18 2016, 02:37pm | 9 comments

The Secret Life of Pets movie review: dogs and cats living together…

Tue Jul 05 2016, 06:01pm | 3 comments

The BFG movie review: that sense of wonder where it all went wrong

Thu Jun 30 2016, 12:29pm | 3 comments

The Angry Birds Movie movie review: what the shell?

Mon May 16 2016, 03:52pm | 128 comments

Ratchet & Clank movie review: wretched and junk

Thu Apr 28 2016, 12:42pm | 208 comments

The Jungle Book movie review: welcome to the jungle

Thu Apr 14 2016, 09:36am | 4 comments

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) movie review: creature feature

Thu Mar 24 2016, 03:14pm | 24 comments

Huevos: Little Rooster’s Egg-Cellent Adventure (Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos) movie review: a cock and balls story

Wed Mar 16 2016, 07:37pm | 2 comments

The Boy and the Beast movie rating: yellow light

Thu Mar 03 2016, 02:02pm | 25 comments

Anomalisa movie review: maximal mundanity

Thu Feb 25 2016, 09:39pm | 2 comments

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip movie review: born to be mild

Wed Feb 10 2016, 09:16pm | 0 comments

When Marnie Was There movie review: girls have adolescent angst too

Wed Feb 03 2016, 05:00pm | 12 comments

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (88th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 01 2016, 03:32pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (88th Academy Awards) review

Fri Jan 29 2016, 09:29pm | 0 comments

Boy & the World movie review: urban chaos and color

Thu Jan 28 2016, 06:29pm | 14 comments

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (aka The Peanuts Movie) movie review: good grief

Wed Dec 16 2015, 10:17pm | 12 comments

The Good Dinosaur movie review: bad dinosaur, bad

Tue Nov 24 2015, 04:04pm | 41 comments

Hotel Transylvania 2 movie review: check out and never return

Fri Oct 16 2015, 06:52pm | 6 comments

Inside Out movie review: all the feels

Wed Jul 29 2015, 08:16pm | 48 comments

Minions movie review: the curtain of yellow mystique falls

Thu Jun 25 2015, 02:35pm | 34 comments

2015 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winning Shorts review: the best of the best

Wed Jun 10 2015, 05:02pm | 1 comment

Strange Magic movie review: bad spell

Sun May 24 2015, 07:36pm | 9 comments

Moomins on the Riviera movie review: really old-fashioned adventure

Sat May 23 2015, 08:13pm | 2 comments

Two by Two: Ooops… The Ark Has Gone (aka Two by Two: God’s Little Creatures, aka All Creatures Big and Small) movie review: global apocalypse, you know, for kids

Fri May 01 2015, 09:23pm | 13 comments

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water movie review: Bikini Hero 6

Fri Mar 27 2015, 04:04pm | 6 comments

Home movie review: lots of places like it

Thu Mar 19 2015, 02:52pm | 3 comments

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya movie rating: green light

Sun Feb 22 2015, 09:02am | 7 comments

Song of the Sea movie rating: green light

Sat Feb 21 2015, 06:03pm | 0 comments

Shaun the Sheep Movie movie review: sheep in the city

Fri Feb 06 2015, 02:38pm | 14 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (87th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 02 2015, 03:29pm | 7 comments

Big Hero 6 movie review: how to train your robot

Wed Jan 28 2015, 09:38pm | 8 comments

Penguins of Madagascar movie review: it’s cheezey-dibble-icious

Fri Dec 05 2014, 05:00pm | 7 comments

The Book of Life movie review: what’s a woman for?

Fri Oct 24 2014, 04:59pm | 90 comments

The Boxtrolls movie review: avert your eyes

Thu Sep 11 2014, 03:51pm | 13 comments

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For movie review: meaner streets

Wed Aug 20 2014, 02:01pm | 126 comments

How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie review: flying higher

Thu Jun 26 2014, 02:34pm | 33 comments

Rio 2 review: jungle feeble

Thu Apr 03 2014, 09:41pm | 35 comments

The Missing Picture review: giving cinematic life to unillustrated memories

Sun Mar 02 2014, 11:20pm | 0 comments

Mr. Peabody & Sherman review: timey-wimey doggy-waggy

Fri Feb 28 2014, 07:23pm | 12 comments

Ernest & Celestine review: bear and mouse are friends

Wed Feb 26 2014, 04:00pm | 2 comments

The Wind Rises review: Jiro dreams of flying

Fri Feb 21 2014, 09:04pm | 61 comments

The Lego Movie review: take the brick pill

Wed Feb 12 2014, 11:49pm | 34 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (86th Academy Awards) review

Thu Jan 30 2014, 07:20pm | 0 comments

Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie review: where is an extinction-level event when you need one?

Mon Dec 16 2013, 01:08pm | 52 comments

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