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movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, from Feb 17

Fri Feb 17 2017, 10:56pm | comments off

new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Feb 16

Fri Feb 17 2017, 10:44pm | comments off

2016’s films ranked

Fri Feb 17 2017, 10:34pm | 29 comments

The Great Wall movie review: not to be torn down

Fri Feb 17 2017, 11:21am | 5 comments

XX movie review: women filmmakers bring a feminine bent to horror

Fri Feb 17 2017, 12:49am | 1 comment

Fifty Shades Darker movie review: where is the fantasy?

Tue Feb 14 2017, 11:13am | 36 comments

new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, US/Can, from Feb 14

Tue Feb 14 2017, 08:12am | comments off

new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Feb 13

Mon Feb 13 2017, 11:35pm | comments off

Prevenge movie review: baby bump off

Mon Feb 13 2017, 03:37pm | 1 comment

Strad Style documentary review: a heart full of violins (#Slamdance2017)

Wed Feb 08 2017, 08:18pm | 0 comments

The Lego Batman Movie review: give a minifig

Tue Feb 07 2017, 08:31pm | 17 comments

20th Century Women movie review: sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

Tue Feb 07 2017, 12:49pm | 1 comment

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (89th Academy Awards) review

Mon Feb 06 2017, 06:42pm | 0 comments

A Good American documentary review: 9/11 didn’t have to happen

Thu Feb 02 2017, 08:51pm | 24 comments

doc ‘Chasing Asylum’ has background on Trump’s “dumb deal”

Thu Feb 02 2017, 01:26pm | 0 comments

The Salesman movie review: marriage, Iranian style

Wed Feb 01 2017, 04:16pm | 0 comments

Denial movie review: a film for the resistance

Mon Jan 30 2017, 10:14pm | 0 comments

The White King movie review: a boy’s-eye view on dystopia

Thu Jan 26 2017, 10:26pm | 0 comments

Under the Shadow movie review: evil on the wind, and in the home

Thu Jan 26 2017, 08:18pm | 0 comments

Oscars 2017 nominees announced (89th Academy Awards for 2016’s films)

Wed Jan 25 2017, 04:00pm | 3 comments

Gold movie review: this mine is tapped out

Wed Jan 25 2017, 12:49pm | 0 comments

Split movie review: time for another round of “What the Hell Was M. Night Shyamalan Thinking?”

Tue Jan 24 2017, 08:16pm | 9 comments

Antarctica: Ice and Sky (aka Ice and the Sky) (La glace et le ciel) documentary review: how we know we are burning the planet

Fri Jan 20 2017, 08:54pm | 0 comments

The Founder movie review: look at what the golden arches hath wrought

Mon Jan 16 2017, 09:36pm | 4 comments

curated: Trump’s inauguration, or an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’?

Mon Jan 16 2017, 04:41pm | 1 comment

The Bye Bye Man movie review: don’t think it, don’t say it, don’t see it

Mon Jan 16 2017, 03:44pm | 9 comments

La La Land movie review: city of stars, shining just for us

Fri Jan 13 2017, 10:35pm | 11 comments

curated: Octavia Spencer knows how to pay it forward

Fri Jan 13 2017, 12:18pm | 0 comments

Zero Days documentary review: the code war has begun

Thu Jan 12 2017, 12:58pm | 5 comments

Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ series is deeply creepy (Season 1 open thread)

Tue Jan 10 2017, 07:39pm | 4 comments

curated: ‘Veep’ star Timothy Simons’ epic takedown of “elite Hollywood” nonsense

Tue Jan 10 2017, 12:10pm | 0 comments

curated: did a 1950s TV Western predict Donald Trump?

Tue Jan 10 2017, 12:08pm | 32 comments

curated: the most sexist thing I’ve heard yet in the wake of Carrie Fisher’s passing

Mon Jan 09 2017, 08:30pm | 9 comments

the odd mobile-phone ad starring Jeremy Renner that’s all over London

Mon Jan 09 2017, 08:26pm | 0 comments

curated: Hidden Figures had a fantastic wide opening weekend

Mon Jan 09 2017, 08:19pm | 2 comments

Silence movie review: not golden

Mon Jan 09 2017, 07:29pm | 22 comments

still loving ‘The Man in the High Castle’ (Season 2 open thread)

Fri Jan 06 2017, 04:48pm | 2 comments

Live by Night movie review: criminal tedium

Thu Jan 05 2017, 08:43pm | 5 comments

Operation Avalanche movie review: to the moon?

Thu Jan 05 2017, 03:18pm | 10 comments

Monster Trucks movie review: what a car-tastrophe

Wed Jan 04 2017, 08:43pm | 7 comments

OFCS 2016 awards winners announced

Tue Jan 03 2017, 10:30pm | 7 comments

A Monster Calls movie review: the monster is within us all

Tue Jan 03 2017, 09:37pm | 11 comments

still disappointed by Sherlock (“The Six Thatchers” open thread)

Mon Jan 02 2017, 04:13pm | 19 comments

Collateral Beauty movie review: there is no beauty in this

Thu Dec 29 2016, 09:59pm | 13 comments

Passengers movie review: lost in sexist space

Sat Dec 24 2016, 10:56pm | 351 comments

AWFJ 2016 EDA Awards winners announced

Thu Dec 22 2016, 09:54pm | 0 comments

Hidden Figures movie review: triumph of the black girl geeks

Thu Dec 22 2016, 08:56pm | 21 comments

Sing movie review: hey, kids, let’s put on a show!

Mon Dec 19 2016, 01:07pm | 3 comments

curated: ‘The Princess Bride’ named to National Film Registry

Fri Dec 16 2016, 03:43pm | 1 comment

curated: seven white guys mansplain gender and ethnic diversity onscreen

Fri Dec 16 2016, 03:40pm | 3 comments

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