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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what would it take for a superhero movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture?

Mon Feb 24 2014, 11:16am | 44 comments

what is your favorite smell?

Sat Feb 22 2014, 12:01pm | 6 comments

what would happen if critics simply stopped reviewing bad movies?

Mon Feb 17 2014, 09:50am | 9 comments

what’s your favorite word that we use today with a different meaning than it used to have?

Sat Feb 15 2014, 11:32am | 8 comments

who are the worst couples in the history of fiction (novels, TV, movies, etc)?

Mon Feb 10 2014, 10:23am | 21 comments

will you be watching any of the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Sat Feb 08 2014, 12:55pm | 12 comments

what makes a film a “cult” movie?

Mon Feb 03 2014, 08:46am | 10 comments

how has your winter (or summer) weather been?

Sat Feb 01 2014, 10:03am | 15 comments

do you listen to audio (apart from music) online?

Mon Jan 27 2014, 10:55am | 11 comments

what single thing would improve the quality of your life?

Sat Jan 25 2014, 02:28pm | 19 comments

what is the statute of limitation on spoilers?

Mon Jan 20 2014, 08:00am | 27 comments

what is your earliest memory?

Sat Jan 18 2014, 12:51pm | 17 comments

do major nominations or awards help you decide which movies to see?

Mon Jan 13 2014, 11:19am | 10 comments

what’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

Sat Jan 11 2014, 12:00pm | 8 comments

what movies are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Mon Jan 06 2014, 11:34am | 21 comments

what are your favorite (and must-see) holiday movies?

Sat Dec 21 2013, 09:44am | 14 comments

do you want your ISP to block porn and other “objectionable” content automatically?

Mon Dec 16 2013, 08:19am | 11 comments

is Santa Claus white?

Sat Dec 14 2013, 11:44am | 24 comments

what’s the best way to honor the lives and work of famous people when they die?

Mon Dec 09 2013, 11:03am | 6 comments

if you could write a letter to your younger self offering advice, what would you say?

Sat Dec 07 2013, 11:22am | 18 comments

who was your first celebrity crush?

Mon Dec 02 2013, 08:00am | 44 comments

what once common phrase or sentence you used to hear will you never hear again?

Sat Nov 30 2013, 09:22am | 24 comments

has a movie or TV show ever so inspired you that you actually changed something about your body, wardrobe, or home?

Mon Nov 25 2013, 10:11am | 7 comments

what are you reading at the moment?

Sat Nov 23 2013, 10:48am | 28 comments

what are the greatest or most iconic movie quotes spoken by women?

Mon Nov 18 2013, 09:39am | 56 comments

what feature or attraction of the area you live in have you never visited?

Sat Nov 16 2013, 11:07am | 17 comments

is there any downside to rating films as to whether they pass the Bechdel Test?

Mon Nov 11 2013, 08:00am | 40 comments

what city that you’ve never been to would you most like to visit?

Sat Nov 09 2013, 07:46am | 16 comments

what movie has most inspired you in your life?

Mon Nov 04 2013, 10:32am | 12 comments

will we ever get rid of Daylight Savings Time?

Sat Nov 02 2013, 01:10pm | 12 comments

who — if anyone — has emerged as an indisputable movie star since the year 2000?

Mon Oct 28 2013, 09:31am | 41 comments

what sets off your OCD?

Sat Oct 26 2013, 12:50pm | 21 comments

what’s your favorite movie one-liner?

Mon Oct 21 2013, 12:13pm | 37 comments

who or what is your spirit animal?

Sat Oct 19 2013, 12:46pm | 13 comments

which underappreciated women in film — both in front of and behind the camera — deserve a shoutout?

Mon Oct 14 2013, 08:00am | 8 comments

how is the shutdown of the U.S. government affecting you?

Sat Oct 12 2013, 07:20am | 27 comments

what is your geek idiosyncrasy?

Mon Oct 07 2013, 10:06am | 25 comments

what pop culture stuff generally regarded as cool is actually crap?

Mon Sep 30 2013, 10:48am | 24 comments

it’s bliss to be up early for…?

Sat Sep 28 2013, 12:04pm | 15 comments

have you ever attended a film festival?

Mon Sep 23 2013, 08:00am | 6 comments

what’s the most recent (or most memorable) unexpected kindness that someone has done for you?

Sat Sep 21 2013, 01:33pm | 8 comments

what cool job from movies would you love to do (and what would suck about it)?

Mon Sep 16 2013, 09:57am | 17 comments

what would you like to know would be one of humanity’s legacies (à la NASA’s Voyager)?

Sat Sep 14 2013, 12:36pm | 3 comments

when did movies start sucking?

Mon Sep 09 2013, 09:50am | 65 comments

what games are you playing at the moment?

Sat Sep 07 2013, 12:05pm | 32 comments

what are the potential upsides of allowing people to use their smartphones in cinemas?

Mon Sep 02 2013, 11:21am | 50 comments

what is your dream job?

Sat Aug 31 2013, 11:26am | 12 comments

why so many movies about folktales?

Mon Aug 26 2013, 11:28am | 16 comments

if you were part of a highborn family in the Game of Thrones universe, what would be your house words?

Sat Aug 24 2013, 01:10pm | 6 comments

does fancy packaging make you more likely to buy a DVD/blu-ray set?

Mon Aug 19 2013, 10:59am | 26 comments

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