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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scoob! movie review: Scooby dooby don’t

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

Extraction movie review: meet the sociopathic white savior (#Netflix)

Mon Apr 27 2020, 10:01pm | 0 comments

Trolls: World Tour movie review: a cinematic Rubicon by dint of pandemic coincidence

Tue Apr 07 2020, 04:25pm | 0 comments

Bloodshot movie review: bloodshit

Thu Mar 26 2020, 07:11pm | 0 comments

Onward movie review: the Pixar road goes ever on

Fri Mar 06 2020, 03:15pm | 0 comments

The Call of the Wild movie review: a very good boi (mostly)

Wed Feb 19 2020, 02:30pm | 0 comments

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn movie review: fantabulous

Thu Feb 06 2020, 02:35pm | 0 comments

The Rhythm Section movie review: out of tune

Wed Jan 29 2020, 05:47pm | 0 comments

The Rescue movie review: China’s Coast Guard at action-thriller work

Fri Jan 24 2020, 01:55pm | 0 comments

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie review: the galaxy isn’t far far away, it’s just very small

Thu Jan 09 2020, 08:59pm | 0 comments

Jumanji: The Next Level movie review: this game needs to be over

Wed Dec 11 2019, 11:52am | 0 comments

The Whistleblower movie review: action drama with a big cultural barrier to overcome

Fri Dec 06 2019, 04:24pm | 0 comments

Playmobil: The Movie movie review: a cheap ad disguised as a movie (barely)

Tue Dec 03 2019, 05:37pm | 0 comments

Frozen II movie review: the thaw sets in

Tue Dec 03 2019, 03:11pm | 0 comments

21 Bridges movie review: roads to nowhere

Sun Nov 24 2019, 03:35pm | 0 comments

Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari) movie review: when “circle back” meant something else in corporatespeak

Thu Nov 14 2019, 04:23pm | 0 comments

Terminator: Dark Fate movie review: it’s back… and we don’t know why

Wed Oct 30 2019, 09:34pm | 0 comments

Harriet movie review: a true American hero finally gets her due (#LFF2019)

Tue Oct 29 2019, 07:56pm | 0 comments

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable documentary review: she was born to surf

Thu Oct 17 2019, 05:04pm | 0 comments

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie review: mistress of what now?

Wed Oct 16 2019, 02:56pm | 0 comments

Abominable movie review: a bit of a snow job

Sun Oct 13 2019, 10:59am | 0 comments

Gemini Man movie review: the last hurrah of the movie star

Thu Oct 10 2019, 11:06pm | 0 comments

Angel Has Fallen movie review: and it can’t get up

Wed Aug 28 2019, 02:16pm | 0 comments

The Angry Birds Movie 2 movie review: seeing red seeing Red

Wed Aug 14 2019, 09:28pm | 0 comments

Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie review: archeology is her religion

Thu Aug 08 2019, 11:29pm | 0 comments

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw movie review: everything wrong with the world today

Thu Aug 08 2019, 04:23pm | 0 comments

Men in Black: International movie review: it is its own neuralyzer

Sat Jun 15 2019, 11:27am | 0 comments

X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie review: dark matter, done way too light

Wed Jun 05 2019, 10:16pm | 0 comments

Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie review: gives new meaning to the phrase “disaster movie”

Sat Jun 01 2019, 05:10pm | 0 comments

The Secret Life of Pets 2 movie review: gone to the dogs

Fri May 31 2019, 08:19pm | 0 comments

Aladdin (2019) movie review: cave of blunders

Wed May 22 2019, 09:31am | 0 comments

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum movie review: symphony in order and chaos

Wed May 15 2019, 07:31pm | 0 comments

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie review: destined to be Legendary

Tue May 07 2019, 03:51pm | 0 comments

Avengers: Endgame movie review: with a bang *and* a whimper

Wed May 01 2019, 05:16pm | 0 comments

Hellboy (2019) movie review: boy, this is hell

Fri Apr 12 2019, 11:22am | 0 comments

Shazam! movie review: unmarvelous

Tue Apr 02 2019, 03:00pm | 0 comments

Captain Marvel movie review: superpowered female SJW invites manbaby nerds to suck it

Sun Mar 10 2019, 03:05pm | 0 comments

Doctor Who: “Logopolis” Fathom Event review: it’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for

Wed Mar 06 2019, 02:03pm | 0 comments

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World movie review: dragon its feet to a blah finale

Fri Feb 15 2019, 01:55pm | 0 comments

Alita: Battle Angel movie review: ‘Rollerblade Runner’ with a Strong Female Character(TM)

Wed Feb 13 2019, 02:10pm | 0 comments

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part movie review: everything is still (mostly) awesome

Thu Feb 07 2019, 02:05pm | 0 comments

Cold Pursuit movie review: hot mess

Tue Feb 05 2019, 10:39pm | 0 comments

Bumblebee movie review: floats like a butterfly…

Wed Dec 19 2018, 11:50pm | 0 comments

Aquaman movie review: deep blah sea

Mon Dec 17 2018, 10:45pm | 0 comments

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