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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

A Street Cat Named Bob movie review: pussyfooting around reality

Fri Nov 18 2016, 09:35pm | 0 comments

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble documentary review: stronger and (more danceable) together

Fri Nov 18 2016, 04:05pm | 0 comments

Ordinary World (aka Geezer) movie review: from manchild to midlife crisis

Wed Oct 26 2016, 07:12pm | 3 comments

Urban Hymn movie review: the healing power of music

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

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years documentary review: yeah yeah yeah

Thu Sep 15 2016, 12:44pm | 13 comments

Kubo and the Two Strings movie review: quest for family

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

cult classic film virgin: Sid & Nancy

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

Miss Sharon Jones! documentary review: get up, get on back up

Fri Jul 29 2016, 06:57pm | 2 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

Miles Ahead movie review: where the music takes you

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

Love & Mercy movie review: strange vibrations

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

Rock the Kasbah movie review: whitemansplaining, the movie

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

What Happened, Miss Simone? documentary review: this is what happened

Tue Feb 16 2016, 05:46pm | 2 comments

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

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

Tumbledown movie review: letting go of the past

Fri Feb 05 2016, 05:44pm | 0 comments

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

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

Janis: Little Girl Blue documentary review: the painful soul of the music

Thu Dec 03 2015, 07:19pm | 2 comments

Ricki and the Flash movie review: rocking (down and) out

Wed Sep 09 2015, 01:00pm | 5 comments

Straight Outta Compton movie review: men’s anger, but only when it makes them righteous

Thu Aug 27 2015, 09:13pm | 6 comments

We Are Your Friends movie review: straight outta the Valley

Wed Aug 26 2015, 06:37pm | 2 comments

Danny Collins movie review: the tragedy of the filthy rich rock star

Mon Aug 03 2015, 10:16pm | 24 comments

Jackie & Ryan (aka Love Me Like You Do) movie review: in the moment

Fri Jul 03 2015, 12:55pm | 2 comments

Amy documentary review: how the music dies

Tue Jun 30 2015, 02:57pm | 2 comments

Pitch Perfect 2 movie review: out of tune

Thu May 14 2015, 07:17pm | 5 comments

Beyond the Lights movie review: blitz the glitz

Sat Feb 28 2015, 09:06pm | 6 comments

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me documentary review: music hath power

Tue Feb 17 2015, 12:40pm | 5 comments

The Devil’s Violinist movie review: all the wrong notes

Tue Feb 03 2015, 10:04pm | 7 comments

Whiplash movie review: music as a savage beast

Fri Jan 16 2015, 08:36pm | 12 comments

Get on Up movie review: James Brown’s bad self

Fri Nov 21 2014, 02:28pm | 3 comments

20,000 Days on Earth documentary review: how to make art and live life

Wed Sep 17 2014, 08:46pm | 0 comments

Step Up 5: All In (aka Step Up All In) movie review: dance fever

Thu Jul 31 2014, 06:47pm | 0 comments

Begin Again movie review: up tempo

Thu Jul 24 2014, 11:31pm | 13 comments

Jersey Boys movie review: it’s not only rock ’n’ roll…

Wed Jun 18 2014, 10:30pm | 15 comments

The Punk Singer documentary review: rage against the misogyny

Fri May 23 2014, 01:47pm | 2 comments

Only Lovers Left Alive movie review: full-blooded

Thu May 15 2014, 08:28pm | 47 comments

Frank movie review: the heart of artness

Fri May 09 2014, 01:18pm | 6 comments

Jesus People review: Christian pop takes the softest of smacks

Fri Apr 11 2014, 06:30pm | 5 comments

Grand Piano review: not enough notes

Tue Apr 08 2014, 11:35pm | 3 comments

The Broken Circle Breakdown review: a mournful tune

Tue Mar 11 2014, 07:20pm | 0 comments

20 Feet from Stardom: raw real voices

Thu Feb 27 2014, 02:01pm | 8 comments

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (86th Academy Awards) review

Wed Feb 05 2014, 12:36am | 1 comment

Inside Llewyn Davis review: trying of the human spirit

Fri Jan 24 2014, 03:12pm | 17 comments

We Are the Best! review (LOCO London Comedy Film Festival)

Wed Jan 22 2014, 11:17pm | 1 comment

Mistaken for Strangers review (London Film Festival)

Thu Oct 24 2013, 07:43pm | 0 comments

Electro Chaabi review (London Film Festival)

Wed Oct 02 2013, 04:55pm | 2 comments

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