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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

Miss Sloane movie review: what a piece of work is she

Mon Dec 05 2016, 10:59pm | 0 comments

Sully movie review: he’s good people (and so is everyone else)

Fri Dec 02 2016, 06:24pm | 7 comments

Chi-Raq movie review: sex as a weapon of peace

Thu Dec 01 2016, 08:38pm | 0 comments

The Edge of Seventeen movie review: bleed for this

Thu Dec 01 2016, 02:53pm | 8 comments

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World documentary review: digital crazy quilt

Tue Nov 29 2016, 09:47pm | 0 comments

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

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

Bad Santa 2 movie review: been there, done that, licked the candy cane lasciviously

Thu Nov 24 2016, 02:52pm | 0 comments

Nanny Culture documentary review: not exactly Mary Poppins

Thu Nov 24 2016, 01:06pm | 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu Nov 17 2016, 10:22pm | 21 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

Arrival movie review: how to talk to aliens and expand your consciousness

Tue Nov 08 2016, 10:11pm | 33 comments

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

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

The Accountant movie review: by the numbers but outside the lines

Fri Nov 04 2016, 05:26pm | 0 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

Before the Flood documentary review: DiCaprio takes celebrity climate-change advocacy to a new level (#LFF2016)

Wed Nov 02 2016, 12:54pm | 0 comments

Michael Moore in TrumpLand movie review: hope and humanity in a dark hour

Mon Oct 31 2016, 08:14pm | 1 comment

You’ve Been Trumped and You’ve Been Trumped, Too documentaries review: Donald Trump is no friend to “the little people”

Mon Oct 31 2016, 01:56pm | 11 comments

Aquarius movie review: home is where the fight is

Fri Oct 28 2016, 08:58pm | 0 comments

Trolls movie review: you can’t stop the cute

Fri Oct 28 2016, 08:04pm | 3 comments

Doctor Strange movie review: even Marvel is now tired of origin stories

Thu Oct 27 2016, 02:31pm | 81 comments

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

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

Autumn Lights movie review: women make men feel things

Wed Oct 26 2016, 02:57pm | 0 comments

I, Daniel Blake movie review: this is our shame

Tue Oct 25 2016, 12:05pm | 2 comments

Keeping Up with the Joneses movie review: no, let them go

Mon Oct 24 2016, 03:52pm | 1 comment

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back movie review: don’t go back for the sequel

Wed Oct 19 2016, 04:45pm | 10 comments

Inferno movie review: let’s run through the museum!

Mon Oct 17 2016, 06:59pm | 0 comments

Blood Father movie review: a take-your-daughter-to-work adventure

Fri Oct 07 2016, 11:36am | 1 comment

The Girl on the Train movie review: in praise of flawed women

Thu Oct 06 2016, 11:48pm | 10 comments

The Great Gilly Hopkins movie review: a girl’s anger

Wed Oct 05 2016, 10:31pm | 2 comments

Antibirth movie review: bad baby bad

Wed Oct 05 2016, 08:28pm | 6 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

Deepwater Horizon movie review: blood for oil

Mon Sep 26 2016, 07:42pm | 17 comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridget Jones’s Baby movie review: how to infantilize women

Wed Sep 14 2016, 03:11pm | 16 comments

Blair Witch movie review: more like blah witch…

Wed Sep 14 2016, 12:33pm | 4 comments

Hell or High Water movie review: there will be blood

Tue Sep 13 2016, 04:35pm | 10 comments

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

Starving the Beast documentary review: the deliberate dumbing down of the American university

Fri Sep 09 2016, 10:35pm | 3 comments

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

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

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