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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

The Edge of Seventeen movie review: bleed for this

Thu Dec 01 2016, 02:53pm | 9 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

Girls Lost (Pojkarna) movie review: girls found

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

The Eagle Huntress documentary review: badass girl is badass even without embellishments to her story (#LFF2016)

Thu Nov 03 2016, 06:15pm | 0 comments

#LFF2016: Spaceship, Divines, Lupe Under the Sun

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

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

Sat Oct 01 2016, 04:10pm | 14 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

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

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

Black movie review: tragically bad

Fri Aug 19 2016, 03:53pm | 9 comments

Microbe & Gasoline movie review: adolescent angst (subtitled)

Wed Aug 03 2016, 05:14pm | 0 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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie review: shell schlock

Mon May 30 2016, 10:00pm | 87 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

Sold movie review: the life of a child sex slave

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

Grandma movie review: the wisdoms of age and youth

Tue Mar 15 2016, 05:52pm | 6 comments

Dope movie review: not your typical high-school comedy

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

The Here After (Efterskalv) movie review: what price forgiveness?

Fri Mar 11 2016, 12:56pm | 0 comments

The Boy and the Beast movie rating: yellow light

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

Mustang movie review: the “wife factory”

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

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

The Green Inferno movie review: kill it with fire

Sat Feb 20 2016, 05:58pm | 8 comments

The Witch movie review: casts a good spell… and then a bad one

Mon Feb 15 2016, 01:20pm | 35 comments

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

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

The Hunting Ground documentary review: why you have no idea how bad rape is on campus

Mon Feb 08 2016, 01:08pm | 11 comments

Regression movie review: no thanks for the memories

Tue Feb 02 2016, 04:52pm | 3 comments

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (88th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 01 2016, 03:32pm | 0 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

Naz & Maalik movie review: best friends, and more

Thu Jan 21 2016, 04:36pm | 3 comments

Anesthesia movie review: getting unnumbed to pain

Fri Jan 08 2016, 08:18pm | 0 comments

The Good Dinosaur movie review: bad dinosaur, bad

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

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 movie review: breaking the blockbuster

Mon Nov 16 2015, 02:05pm | 10 comments

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse movie review: be prepared… to throw it in the campfire

Thu Nov 05 2015, 09:30pm | 0 comments

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials movie review: apocalyptic pile-on

Fri Sep 11 2015, 10:40am | 5 comments

The Second Mother movie review: cleaning house

Thu Sep 10 2015, 01:18pm | 0 comments

The Visit movie review: grandma’s house (of horrors?)

Wed Sep 09 2015, 04:28pm | 15 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

Max movie review: all dogs go to war

Fri Aug 07 2015, 04:21pm | 9 comments

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

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

Fantastic Four movie review: fantastic bore

Thu Aug 06 2015, 05:23pm | 86 comments

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