Quantcast
become a Patreon patron

rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

 

herewith the ‘Cats’ trailer, because OMG

Fri Jul 19 2019, 04:08am | 0 comments

I… what?


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 16–19

Thu Jul 18 2019, 12:22am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 15

Wed Jul 17 2019, 11:46pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


lighter than usual posting through the end of the month…

Mon Jul 15 2019, 04:38pm | 0 comments

…while I visit friends and family back home in New York City.


new science-fiction flash fiction: “Mixed and Matched”

Sat Jul 13 2019, 05:55pm | 0 comments

A teaser for the story inside, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 12

Sat Jul 13 2019, 12:02am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 11:46pm | 0 comments

Lulu Wang writes and directs dramedy The Farewell, starring Awkwafina; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 10–12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 06:27pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 12

Fri Jul 12 2019, 06:07pm | 0 comments

Chloë Sevigny costars in horror comedy The Dead Don’t Die; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 09–12

Thu Jul 11 2019, 11:30pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 08–12

Thu Jul 11 2019, 09:55pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Armstrong documentary review: the man we put on the Moon

Mon Jul 08 2019, 10:18pm | 0 comments

Meet the “nerdy engineer” who dreamed of a life in aviation… and landed a tin can on the Moon. A deeply moving portrait of the modest man who seems to have been destined for his historic voyage.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jul 02–03

Sun Jul 07 2019, 10:39pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jul 03–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 10:33pm | 0 comments

Marianne Ihlen is featured in documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jul 02–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:52pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jul 03–05

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:45pm | 0 comments

Sasha Luss stars in action thriller Anna; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Vita & Virginia movie review: the 1920s London literary scene, drained of all passion

Sun Jul 07 2019, 09:16pm | 0 comments

The legendary literary lesbian romance, starring the incendiary duo of Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki, is criminally blah, lacking all sexual and intellectual passion. How does this happen?


curated: “The Dominance of the White Male Critic”

Sat Jul 06 2019, 02:11pm | 0 comments

Spoiler: The dominance of the white male critic is not a good thing.


Midsommar movie review: välkommen to weird Ikea

Fri Jul 05 2019, 05:59pm | 0 comments

It’s hard to escape the sense that Ari Aster is getting off on Florence Pugh sobbing and screaming as he fetishizes her terror and torment. And none of it is in the pursuit of any meaning or message.


new science-fiction flash fiction (FREEBIE!): “The Day of Broken Glass”

Thu Jul 04 2019, 01:59pm | 0 comments

These stories are usually for Patreon patrons only, but this one’s free!


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jul 02

Thu Jul 04 2019, 10:44am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jul 01

Thu Jul 04 2019, 09:59am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


introducing arthouse streaming service OVID, an essential source for serious cinema lovers

Wed Jul 03 2019, 11:18am | 0 comments

I am getting wonderfully lost in exploring this curated selection of documentaries, indies, and international films, many of which are unavailable to stream elsewhere.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jun 26–28

Sat Jun 29 2019, 01:38am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jun 26–28

Sat Jun 29 2019, 01:27am | 0 comments

Lila Avilés directs and cowrites drama The Chambermaid (La Camarista), starring Gabriela Cartol; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Maiden documentary review: around the world in feminist ways

Sat Jun 29 2019, 12:12am | 0 comments

The riveting tale of misogyny-busting sailor Tracy Edwards is as beautifully modulated as fiction, full of twists and turns and delicious ironies, and even sports a perfect ending. Yet it’s all true.


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jun 28

Fri Jun 28 2019, 09:22pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jun 28

Fri Jun 28 2019, 09:12pm | 0 comments

Shayna McHayle costars in dramedy Support the Girls; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Apollo 11 documentary review: you are there, on the Moon (#SundanceLondon2019)

Fri Jun 28 2019, 08:42pm | 0 comments

This astonishing assemblage of vintage footage, some never before seen, may be unspoilable (we know how it ends) but it’s still hugely suspenseful, and beautifully immersive visually and emotionally.


Support the Girls movie review: everyone’s workplace should be this warm and happy

Fri Jun 28 2019, 03:03pm | 0 comments

Regina Hall is glorious in this sharp yet generous portrait of women’s relationships, one smart and witty about how women navigate everyday sexism. Genuinely surprising that it’s by a male filmmaker.


new science-fiction flash fiction: “The Resistance Will Not Be Monetized”

Thu Jun 27 2019, 05:39pm | 0 comments

A teaser for the story inside, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).


In Fabric movie review: retail shock therapy

Wed Jun 26 2019, 09:39pm | 0 comments

A murderous dress and creepy shop clerks add up to nothing more than exhausting nonsense full of fetishizing of women and weirdness for weird’s sake alone. Consumerism is killing us, or something.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jun 25–28

Wed Jun 26 2019, 06:44pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jun 24–28

Wed Jun 26 2019, 03:12pm | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Yesterday movie review: imagine there’s no Beatles…

Mon Jun 24 2019, 09:10pm | 0 comments

It’s not interested in a world absent the incalculably enormous impact of the Beatles. It’s just a lazy comedy of one running joke, a regular schmoe enjoying unwarranted success, and a blah romance.


in 2010 I asked you: ‘What would you like to see in a Toy Story 4?’ (let’s revisit the replies)

Sun Jun 23 2019, 07:02pm | 10 comments

What do you think about what we thought, almost a decade ago, might be a good way to expand the story, versus what we actually just got?


curated: Mark Rylance quits Royal Shakespeare Company over BP sponsorship

Sun Jun 23 2019, 06:28pm | 0 comments

Ouch. The arts are so underfunded that they rely on corporate sponsorship… but that sponsorship can be a way for a big corp to wash its karma.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jun 21

Sat Jun 22 2019, 12:11am | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening US/Can Jun 21

Sat Jun 22 2019, 12:05am | 0 comments

Nicole Taylor writes musical drama Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


Endzeit (Ever After) movie review: there will come soft rains

Fri Jun 21 2019, 10:15pm | 0 comments

This German zombie flick offers horror with a spin of feminine steel, not soft but brutally maternal, as necessary as natural selection and as nurturing as civilizational, even planetary tough love.


new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jun 19–21

Fri Jun 21 2019, 04:54pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jun 21

Fri Jun 21 2019, 04:39pm | 0 comments

Lisa Brühlmann directs and cowrites fantasy drama Blue My Mind, starring Luna Wedler; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]


new science-fiction flash fiction: “Secrets of the Universe”

Fri Jun 21 2019, 03:14pm | 0 comments

He really did love doing these crèche visits, talking to the little kids about what it meant to have been the first human to have set foot on this planet… at that time only the fourteenth world that ‘homo sapien stellas’ could walk upon in the open air without any protective gear.


curated: fundie Christians demand Netflix cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens

Thu Jun 20 2019, 01:56pm | 0 comments

One might wonder why God has seen fit that his most devout followers are often not blessed with an abundance of brains.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jun 18

Thu Jun 20 2019, 11:51am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jun 17

Thu Jun 20 2019, 10:46am | comments off

A simple listing of new releases and other stuff currently available.


Brightburn movie review: villainy, celebrated

Wed Jun 19 2019, 03:58pm | 0 comments

Superman, but he’s evil. That’s the whole movie. This is a depiction of violent entitled sociopathy that may think it’s critiquing toxic masculinity yet is indistinguishable from a celebration of it.


Toy Story 4 movie review: recycled playthings… again

Wed Jun 19 2019, 09:30am | 0 comments

The series’ saving grace is that, with humor and heart so beautifully wise and stunningly rendered (CGI pun intended), even as returns diminish, a new chapter is still warm and smartly entertaining.


The Grand Expedition immersive dining experience — the review

Tue Jun 18 2019, 05:18pm | 0 comments

A round-the-world culinary adventure that is like Secret Cinema, except about food rather than movies, with a Jules Verne vibe and a nostalgia for a time when the world was bigger than it is now.


new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jun 14

Sun Jun 16 2019, 05:16pm | comments off

A simple listing of movies opening this week and in continuing release.


← older posts  

Pin It on Pinterest