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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

My Octopus Teacher documentary review: out of the way, human (#Netflix)

Sun May 09 2021, 10:20pm | 1 comment

Nomadland movie review: ain’t that America

Thu May 06 2021, 04:26pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2021 (93rd Academy Awards) review

Thu Apr 15 2021, 12:38pm | 2 comments

Godzilla vs. Kong movie review: whole earth monster catalog (#HBO)

Fri Apr 02 2021, 05:34pm | 6 comments

Raya and the Last Dragon movie review: warrior princess (#DisneyPlus)

Sun Mar 28 2021, 05:14pm | 0 comments

Cowboys movie review: a new kind of father-and-son tale

Wed Feb 17 2021, 09:38pm | 1 comment

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: days of future past

Sat Jan 16 2021, 08:48pm | 5 comments

The Binge: The Mandalorian S1 (#DisneyPlus)

Fri Nov 06 2020, 10:28pm | 8 comments

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

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

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

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

Thu Jul 23 2020, 09:25pm | 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

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

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

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

Tue Apr 07 2020, 04:25pm | 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

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2020 (92nd Academy Awards) review

Sat Feb 08 2020, 04:54pm | 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

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

Tue Dec 03 2019, 05:37pm | 1 comment

Frozen II movie review: the thaw sets in

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

Radioflash movie review: it’s got no juice

Thu Nov 21 2019, 05:14pm | 0 comments

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

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

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

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

Abominable movie review: a bit of a snow job

Sun Oct 13 2019, 10:59am | 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

Armstrong documentary review: the man we put on the Moon

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

Maiden documentary review: around the world in feminist ways

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

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

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

Toy Story 4 movie review: recycled playthings… again

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

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

Sat Jun 15 2019, 11:27am | 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

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

Amazon Adventure 3D documentary review: historical jungle expedition, for science

Wed Apr 10 2019, 04:27pm | 0 comments

Missing Link movie review: unevolved throwback

Sat Apr 06 2019, 12:58pm | 0 comments

Shazam! movie review: unmarvelous

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

Dumbo (2019) movie review: you will not believe an elephant can fly

Wed Mar 27 2019, 03:08pm | 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

Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review

Tue Feb 19 2019, 09:13pm | 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

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

Thu Feb 07 2019, 02:05pm | 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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