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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

A United Kingdom movie review: a love that changed the world

Fri Nov 25 2016, 06:29pm | 6 comments

Allied movie review: movie spies with delicious old-fashioned mystique

Mon Nov 21 2016, 02:08pm | 1 comment

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie review: reparo movens ad imaginem

Thu Nov 17 2016, 10:22pm | 20 comments

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

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

Bleed for This movie review: entirely bloodless

Mon Nov 14 2016, 08:28pm | 1 comment

The Uncondemned documentary review: the horrors of Rwanda, on trial

Mon Nov 07 2016, 05:34pm | 0 comments

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie review: infodump, the movie

Sat Oct 01 2016, 04:10pm | 14 comments

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

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

The Magnificent Seven movie review: a dusty, dry husk of a movie

Sat Sep 24 2016, 03:29pm | 59 comments

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

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

Finding Altamira movie review: family at the intersection of science and art

Thu Sep 15 2016, 06:05pm | 1 comment

Anthropoid movie review: human-shaped but lacking in human substance

Mon Sep 12 2016, 04:50pm | 9 comments

Kubo and the Two Strings movie review: quest for family

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

Ben-Hur movie review: it’s fine, everything is fine

Fri Sep 09 2016, 02:38pm | 9 comments

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

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

cult classic film virgin: Sid & Nancy

Wed Aug 31 2016, 06:10pm | 1 comment

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

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

The Childhood of a Leader movie review: the history of the world, part Europe

Fri Aug 19 2016, 08:34pm | 2 comments

Swallows and Amazons movie review: a free-range kiddie adventure

Thu Aug 18 2016, 04:36pm | 5 comments

Pete’s Dragon movie review: big friendly dragon

Mon Aug 08 2016, 08:51pm | 11 comments

The Legend of Tarzan and Free State of Jones movies review: enough with the white saviors

Mon Aug 01 2016, 04:53pm | 21 comments

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

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

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

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

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made documentary review: it belongs in a cinema!

Fri Jun 17 2016, 04:57pm | 1 comment

The Conjuring 2 movie review: haunting only in its disjointed bulkiness

Wed Jun 08 2016, 01:07pm | 4 comments

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

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

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

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

Gods of Egypt movie review: those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie

Sat May 28 2016, 07:20pm | 12 comments

Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review: a mirror cracked

Tue May 24 2016, 09:32pm | 6 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

Florence Foster Jenkins movie review: don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear

Fri May 06 2016, 09:23pm | 4 comments

Jane Got a Gun movie review: a woman’s view on the Old West

Fri Apr 22 2016, 06:24pm | 1 comment

Miles Ahead movie review: where the music takes you

Fri Apr 22 2016, 02:09pm | 3 comments

The Jungle Book movie review: welcome to the jungle

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

Big Eyes movie review: painted into a corner

Wed Apr 06 2016, 10:18pm | 7 comments

Love & Mercy movie review: strange vibrations

Wed Apr 06 2016, 05:58pm | 2 comments

Ran (4K restoration) movie rating: green light

Fri Apr 01 2016, 11:42am | 2 comments

Marguerite movie review: is ignorance bliss?

Thu Mar 31 2016, 11:17am | 1 comment

Eddie the Eagle movie review: white man can’t jump, much

Tue Mar 29 2016, 04:59pm | 51 comments

Risen movie review: when habeas corpus gets weird

Fri Mar 18 2016, 04:02pm | 19 comments

Little Boy movie review: faith-based bomb

Wed Mar 09 2016, 11:47am | 38 comments

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

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

Embrace of the Serpent movie review: mild Amazonian odyssey

Sun Feb 28 2016, 10:39pm | 0 comments

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

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

Son of Saul movie review: how to remain human

Wed Feb 24 2016, 08:14pm | 1 comment

My All American movie review: football fundamentalism

Wed Feb 24 2016, 05:03pm | 0 comments

Woodlawn movie review: Jesus is an Alabama football fan, obvs

Sun Feb 21 2016, 07:39pm | 15 comments

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie review: ironically, it has no brains

Fri Feb 19 2016, 08:02pm | 19 comments

The Finest Hours movie review: that sinking feeling

Fri Feb 19 2016, 02:16pm | 0 comments

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