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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm movie review: punching way the hell up (#AmazonPrime)

Thu Oct 22 2020, 11:31pm | 3 comments

Love and Monsters movie review: building a future at the end of the world

Tue Oct 20 2020, 07:27pm | 0 comments

Totally Under Control documentary review: detailing Trump’s coronavirus catastrophe

Thu Oct 15 2020, 09:35pm | 2 comments

Faith Based movie review: God is in the details

Fri Oct 09 2020, 06:39pm | 9 comments

2067 (aka Chronicle: 2067) movie review: future schlock

Sun Oct 04 2020, 06:45pm | 0 comments

All In: The Fight for Democracy documentary review: the pushback against voter suppression (#AmazonPrime)

Fri Oct 02 2020, 09:24pm | 0 comments

I Am Woman movie review: more a purr than a roar

Thu Oct 01 2020, 10:40pm | 0 comments

The Binge: Years and Years (#BBC/#HBO)

Thu Sep 24 2020, 04:23pm | 0 comments

H Is for Happiness movie review: Q is for Quirk, F is for Forced

Tue Sep 22 2020, 07:49pm | 0 comments

Blackbird movie review: the bell tolls, ever so tastefully

Mon Sep 21 2020, 09:49pm | 1 comment

Mulan (2020) movie review: girl (and film) at war with the world (#DisneyPlus)

Fri Sep 11 2020, 09:47pm | 11 comments

#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump documentary review: science backs up the horror we can all plainly see

Thu Sep 03 2020, 10:45pm | 25 comments

Bill & Ted Face the Music movie review: not-so-strange things are afoot…

Sat Aug 29 2020, 08:10pm | 12 comments

Tesla movie review: less than electrifying

Fri Aug 21 2020, 09:39pm | 2 comments

She Dies Tomorrow movie review: when it feels like we all die tomorrow

Wed Aug 19 2020, 06:44pm | 0 comments

Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America documentary review: brave new day care?

Fri Aug 14 2020, 08:45pm | 0 comments

The Secret Garden movie review: weedy with misplaced eeriness

Fri Aug 07 2020, 05:07pm | 0 comments

The Secret: Dare to Dream movie review: I’m positive this is awful

Tue Aug 04 2020, 10:53pm | 0 comments

Radioactive movie review: science, bitch (#AmazonPrime)

Sat Aug 01 2020, 06:28pm | 0 comments

First Cow movie review: new world, same as the old world

Thu Jul 23 2020, 09:25pm | 0 comments

Last and First Men movie review: a sobering message from the future (#EIFF2020)

Thu Jul 23 2020, 03:15pm | 0 comments

John Lewis: Good Trouble documentary review: how to bend the arc of history

Mon Jul 20 2020, 09:27pm | 0 comments

Greyhound movie review: Tom Hanks goes a-LARPing (#AppleTVPlus)

Fri Jul 17 2020, 07:17pm | 0 comments

The Sunlit Night movie review: room to breathe and think in wide-open spaces

Wed Jul 15 2020, 06:30pm | 0 comments

The Old Guard movie review: saving the world, one century at a time (#Netflix)

Thu Jul 09 2020, 06:22pm | 0 comments

Little Girl (Petite Fille) documentary review: what little girls are made of (#EIFF2020)

Thu Jul 09 2020, 02:01pm | 0 comments

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch documentary review: the destruction of our planet, in pictures (#EIFF2020)

Mon Jul 06 2020, 04:51pm | 0 comments

Disclosure documentary review: what the sorry state of trans representation onscreen means for everyone (#Netflix)

Sat Jul 04 2020, 08:51pm | 0 comments

Family Romance, LLC. movie review: coming to your emotional rescue

Fri Jul 03 2020, 04:05pm | 0 comments

To Kid or Not to Kid and Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth documentaries review: childfree or child-bound?

Wed Jul 01 2020, 06:36pm | 0 comments

Fanny Lye Deliver’d movie review: birth of the modern woman (#EIFF2020)

Sun Jun 28 2020, 07:43pm | 0 comments

My Spy movie review: and you can keep him, little girl (#AmazonPrime)

Thu Jun 25 2020, 01:51pm | 0 comments

The Last Tree movie review: boy interrupted

Wed Jun 24 2020, 01:14pm | 0 comments

Miss Juneteenth movie review: ordinary lives drawn with extraordinary grace

Wed Jun 17 2020, 02:52pm | 0 comments

7500 movie review: never your in-flight movie (#AmazonPrime)

Tue Jun 16 2020, 08:34pm | 0 comments

Artemis Fowl movie review: falls foul of itself (#DisneyPlus)

Sun Jun 14 2020, 10:20pm | 5 comments

Sometimes Always Never movie review: only very intermittently

Fri Jun 12 2020, 01:57pm | 0 comments

Shirley movie review: lost girls gone mad

Wed Jun 10 2020, 06:46pm | 0 comments

2040 documentary review: can we remake the world in 20 years? (spoiler: yes)

Mon Jun 08 2020, 08:41pm | 0 comments

13th documentary review: American slavery never ended; here are the receipts (#Netflix)

Sun Jun 07 2020, 06:34pm | 0 comments

The Vast of Night movie review: and vast of perspective (#AmazonPrime)

Wed Jun 03 2020, 06:43pm | 0 comments

The Lovebirds movie review: breaking up on the run (#Netflix)

Thu May 28 2020, 09:19pm | 0 comments

Inheritance movie review: ill fortune

Tue May 26 2020, 10:00pm | 0 comments

Lucky Grandma movie review: brittle old lady

Fri May 22 2020, 03:55pm | 0 comments

Scoob! movie review: Scooby dooby don’t

Tue May 19 2020, 07:42pm | 0 comments

Becoming documentary review: hope floats (#Netflix)

Tue May 12 2020, 09:39pm | 0 comments

Spaceship Earth documentary review: under the dome, and under a scrutinous eye

Mon May 11 2020, 10:09pm | 0 comments

How to Build a Girl movie review: instruction manual not included

Wed May 06 2020, 06:19pm | 0 comments

Capital in the Twenty-First Century documentary review: eat the rich (cuz they’re eating us)

Mon May 04 2020, 07:00pm | 0 comments

Bad Education movie review: school for scandal (#HBO)

Wed Apr 29 2020, 09:53pm | 2 comments

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