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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Chi-Raq movie review: sex as a weapon of peace

Thu Dec 01 2016, 08:38pm | 0 comments

Bad Santa 2 movie review: been there, done that, licked the candy cane lasciviously

Thu Nov 24 2016, 02:52pm | 0 comments

Antibirth movie review: bad baby bad

Wed Oct 05 2016, 08:28pm | 6 comments

#LFF2016: Down Under, Indivisible, Wild

Thu Sep 22 2016, 10:55pm | 0 comments

Zoom movie review: zoom out

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

War Dogs movie review: sob havoc over this gun fun run

Wed Aug 17 2016, 11:58am | 6 comments

The Nice Guys movie review: not-so-nice comic noir

Fri Jun 03 2016, 02:51pm | 1 comment

Welcome to Happiness movie review: leave it in the closet

Fri May 20 2016, 10:16pm | 0 comments

The Family Fang movie review: family bites

Tue May 10 2016, 08:35pm | 3 comments

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) movie review: the divine feminine

Mon Apr 18 2016, 04:15pm | 1 comment

Irrational Man movie review: the measure of a man’s midlife crisis

Tue Mar 22 2016, 09:13pm | 0 comments

Hail, Caesar! movie review: far from perfect, but pretty swell

Fri Mar 04 2016, 04:34pm | 1 comment

Rock the Kasbah movie review: whitemansplaining, the movie

Mon Feb 22 2016, 02:14pm | 4 comments

Deadpool movie review: origin story with a potty mouth

Tue Feb 09 2016, 08:02pm | 108 comments

Rams (Hrútar) movie review: brothers in farms

Fri Feb 05 2016, 09:17pm | 3 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (88th Academy Awards) review

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

Our Brand Is Crisis movie review: unearned (and unneeded) sentiment

Wed Jan 27 2016, 09:49pm | 0 comments

Lost in Karastan movie review: lost indeed

Fri Jan 22 2016, 12:46pm | 0 comments

A Perfect Day movie review: war is hellacious

Fri Jan 15 2016, 08:40pm | 3 comments

The Hateful Eight movie review: all hat, no cattle

Mon Jan 11 2016, 03:55pm | 30 comments

The Big Short movie review: first thing we do, let’s kill all the bankers

Tue Dec 22 2015, 08:07pm | 9 comments

Krampus movie review: holiday horror

Mon Dec 07 2015, 04:44pm | 11 comments

The Dressmaker movie review: haute couture as a tragicomic weapon

Fri Nov 20 2015, 04:07pm | 4 comments

High-Rise movie review: afterscape in the sky (#LFF2015)

Thu Nov 19 2015, 01:01pm | 1 comment

Tales of Halloween movie review: buckets of blood, and lots of laughs

Sun Nov 01 2015, 08:09pm | 0 comments

Legend movie review: badfellas

Fri Sep 11 2015, 09:17pm | 2 comments

The Suicide Theory movie review: to die or not to die

Mon Jul 20 2015, 02:31pm | 0 comments

The Little Death (aka A Funny Kind of Love) and The Overnight movie review: sex tragi-comedies

Fri Jun 26 2015, 08:58pm | 0 comments

Slow West movie review: dark horseplay

Fri Jun 26 2015, 12:12pm | 0 comments

Everyone’s Going to Die movie review: black comedy among the blues

Wed Jun 24 2015, 07:55pm | 0 comments

Welcome to Me movie review: the ultimate selfie

Sun Jun 21 2015, 02:58pm | 16 comments

Entourage movie review: say goodbye to Hollywood

Tue Jun 16 2015, 09:47pm | 6 comments

Results movie review: emotional workout

Fri May 29 2015, 01:12pm | 1 comment

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) movie review: cruel intentions

Wed May 27 2015, 07:45pm | 14 comments

Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) movie review: revenge served hot

Wed Mar 25 2015, 04:47pm | 8 comments

The Voices movie review: losing my cool

Wed Mar 25 2015, 12:39pm | 177 comments

The Grand Budapest Hotel movie review: best exotic nonsense

Wed Mar 11 2015, 03:54pm | 4 comments

Focus movie review: con inartistry

Thu Feb 26 2015, 03:09pm | 18 comments

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) movie review: winged infamy

Tue Feb 24 2015, 05:43pm | 35 comments

Maps to the Stars movie review: kill it with fire

Mon Feb 23 2015, 12:18pm | 8 comments

Horrible Bosses 2 movie review: the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad sequel

Mon Nov 24 2014, 09:24pm | 8 comments

What We Do in the Shadows movie review: there will be blood

Wed Nov 19 2014, 03:33pm | 12 comments

Listen Up Philip movie review (London Film Festival)

Tue Oct 21 2014, 08:26pm | 12 comments

Believe Me movie review: those whom Jesus would mock

Fri Sep 26 2014, 06:18pm | 20 comments

Life of Crime movie review: minor misdemeanor

Fri Sep 05 2014, 10:39am | 1 comment

Obvious Child movie review: it doesn’t care if you like it

Fri Aug 29 2014, 02:39pm | 6 comments

Calvary movie rating: red light

Mon Aug 11 2014, 01:34pm | 6 comments

God’s Pocket movie review: rot in the city

Fri Aug 08 2014, 09:19pm | 3 comments

The Zero Theorem movie rating: yellow light

Mon Jul 21 2014, 03:31pm | 1 comment

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared movie review: yes, that’s what he does

Thu Jul 03 2014, 04:10pm | 4 comments

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