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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Best and Most Beautiful Things documentary review: hacking “normal”

Thu Dec 08 2016, 10:35am | 0 comments

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

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

Moonlight movie review: the empathy machine in action (but only if you’re watching)

Wed Nov 16 2016, 04:44pm | 15 comments

Fire Song movie review: finding a path through a broken world

Tue Nov 08 2016, 02:33pm | 0 comments

Girls Lost (Pojkarna) movie review: girls found

Fri Nov 04 2016, 01:01pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: Spaceship, Divines, Lupe Under the Sun

Tue Oct 04 2016, 08:17pm | 2 comments

Urban Hymn movie review: the healing power of music

Thu Sep 29 2016, 04:04pm | 4 comments

#LFF2016: Ma’ Rosa, Pyromaniac, All This Panic

Thu Sep 29 2016, 02:24pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: Down Under, Indivisible, Wild

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

#LFF2016: A Date for Mad Mary, Chasing Asylum, The Dreamed Ones

Tue Sep 20 2016, 06:41pm | 0 comments

The Girl with All the Gifts movie review: I believe the children are our future…

Mon Sep 19 2016, 08:50pm | 10 comments

Kubo and the Two Strings movie review: quest for family

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

Margarita with a Straw movie review: this ain’t no pity party

Tue Jun 14 2016, 06:43pm | 0 comments

Holding the Man movie review: grand romance, no qualifiers needed

Fri Jun 03 2016, 05:29pm | 2 comments

Sculpting Time: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky movie retrospective review: tragedy, trauma, and torment, Russian-style

Fri May 20 2016, 04:57pm | 3 comments

X-Men: Apocalypse movie review: everyone knows the third movie is always the worst

Thu May 19 2016, 10:31pm | 20 comments

Bad Neighbours 2 (aka Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) movie review: the misbehaving girls next door

Mon May 09 2016, 07:51pm | 2 comments

Ratchet & Clank movie review: wretched and junk

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

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

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

The Jungle Book movie review: welcome to the jungle

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

Sold movie review: the life of a child sex slave

Fri Apr 01 2016, 08:29pm | 0 comments

Jane Wants a Boyfriend movie rating: red light

Fri Mar 25 2016, 07:11am | 0 comments

Dope movie review: not your typical high-school comedy

Mon Mar 14 2016, 07:56pm | 0 comments

The Boy and the Beast movie rating: yellow light

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

Theeb movie review: a tiny slice of the Great War, through a child’s eyes

Sun Feb 28 2016, 06:35pm | 0 comments

Mustang movie review: the “wife factory”

Fri Feb 26 2016, 09:37pm | 3 comments

Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts (88th Academy Awards) review

Fri Jan 29 2016, 08:08pm | 5 comments

The 5th Wave movie review: disaster movie, in more ways than one

Fri Jan 22 2016, 10:31pm | 6 comments

Jem and the Holograms movie review: rock ’n’ roll fantasy

Wed Jan 20 2016, 03:22pm | 12 comments

Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie review: a new hope

Thu Dec 17 2015, 05:00pm | 98 comments

The Good Dinosaur movie review: bad dinosaur, bad

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

Brooklyn movie review: across the ocean to find yourself

Wed Nov 11 2015, 04:17pm | 2 comments

Run movie review: all the unrest of Ivory Coast, all in one man (#FilmAfrica festival)

Wed Nov 04 2015, 12:40pm | 0 comments

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie review: sick of it

Fri Sep 04 2015, 08:46pm | 37 comments

Barely Lethal movie review: hidden in plain sight

Fri Aug 28 2015, 05:14pm | 1 comment

Ten Thousand Saints movie review: exhausted urban elegy

Tue Aug 18 2015, 10:02pm | 2 comments

Paper Towns and Mistress America movies review: girls’ stories are their own (and not yours, boys)

Mon Aug 17 2015, 06:17pm | 11 comments

52 Tuesdays movie rating: green light

Fri Aug 07 2015, 08:59pm | 0 comments

The Diary of a Teenage Girl movie review: crossing no-woman’s-land to adulthood

Fri Aug 07 2015, 12:23pm | 17 comments

Of Girls and Horses movie review: wishes are horses

Fri Jul 31 2015, 01:16pm | 0 comments

Slow West movie review: dark horseplay

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

The Sisterhood of Night movie review: bitch hunt

Tue Jun 23 2015, 09:46pm | 17 comments

Madame Bovary movie review: why woman why cry?

Thu Jun 11 2015, 06:18pm | 6 comments

McFarland USA (aka McFarland) movie review: run and deliver

Wed Jun 03 2015, 08:22pm | 10 comments

Big Game movie review: small potatoes

Tue May 19 2015, 10:11pm | 5 comments

Testament of Youth movie review: woman’s war story

Wed May 13 2015, 12:09pm | 0 comments

Girlhood and Honeytrap movie(s) review: mean girl streets

Fri May 08 2015, 04:07pm | 0 comments

The DUFF movie review: a kinder shade of cruel

Mon Apr 06 2015, 02:56pm | 6 comments

Seventh Son movie review: witches be crazy

Thu Mar 26 2015, 10:26pm | 7 comments

X+Y (aka A Brilliant Young Mind) movie review: emotional equations

Thu Mar 12 2015, 09:31pm | 0 comments

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