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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

One Night in Miami… movie review: the past, still prologue (#AmazonPrime)

Mon Apr 19 2021, 06:36pm | 0 comments

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

Thu Apr 15 2021, 12:38pm | 1 comment

Shiva Baby movie review: secrets, lies, and other adulting

Sat Apr 03 2021, 03:58pm | 2 comments

Stray documentary review: a dog’s eye view of humanity, from the outside

Sat Mar 20 2021, 06:29pm | 0 comments

Mouthpiece movie review: women, arguing with ourselves

Fri Mar 12 2021, 06:11pm | 4 comments

’Til Kingdom Come documentary review: the people trying to usher in the Biblical end times

Sun Feb 28 2021, 05:41pm | 0 comments

I Blame Society movie review: jeopardizing her likability with no f*cks to give

Fri Feb 26 2021, 07:34pm | 1 comment

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

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

Slalom movie review: the obstacle courses a girl runs

Fri Feb 12 2021, 09:12pm | 0 comments

#Like movie review: teen feminist rage, muted

Fri Jan 29 2021, 04:04pm | 0 comments

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: days of future past

Sat Jan 16 2021, 08:48pm | 3 comments

Farewell Amor movie review: family ties undone, and forged again (#LFF2020)

Fri Dec 11 2020, 07:14pm | 0 comments

Happiest Season movie review: don we now our gay apparel… (#Hulu)

Wed Dec 02 2020, 09:41pm | 7 comments

Proxima movie review: the work of the world

Fri Nov 20 2020, 01:26pm | 3 comments

The Binge: The Mandalorian S1 (#DisneyPlus)

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

The Binge: Mrs America (#FXonHulu/#BBC)

Wed Oct 28 2020, 03:44pm | 0 comments

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

Thu Oct 15 2020, 09:35pm | 2 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

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

Fri Sep 11 2020, 09:47pm | 11 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon Jul 06 2020, 04:51pm | 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

Miss Juneteenth movie review: ordinary lives drawn with extraordinary grace

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

Shirley movie review: lost girls gone mad

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

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

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

Lucky Grandma movie review: brittle old lady

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

Becoming documentary review: hope floats (#Netflix)

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

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

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

The Assistant movie review: the realities of being a girl

Tue Apr 28 2020, 09:49pm | 0 comments

To the Stars movie review: run into the ground

Tue Apr 21 2020, 10:56pm | 2 comments

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint documentary review: still way ahead of her time

Wed Apr 15 2020, 04:55pm | 0 comments

Never Rarely Sometimes Always movie review: the secret lives of girls and women

Tue Apr 07 2020, 08:03pm | 0 comments

The Perfect Candidate movie review: a woman’s place is everywhere

Fri Apr 03 2020, 05:15pm | 0 comments

Tape movie review: her too

Wed Apr 01 2020, 08:05pm | 0 comments

Blow the Man Down movie review: redefining the femme fatale

Mon Mar 23 2020, 06:44pm | 1 comment

Lost Girls movie review: and still unfound (#Netflix)

Mon Mar 16 2020, 11:37pm | 0 comments

The Photograph movie review: love as a balancing act

Thu Mar 05 2020, 08:33pm | 0 comments

The Lodge movie review: stuck in miserably mushy snow

Thu Feb 27 2020, 07:44pm | 0 comments

A Simple Wedding movie review: spoiler, it’s not so simple

Fri Feb 14 2020, 10:02pm | 0 comments

Emma. movie review: this queen bee has a bitter sting

Fri Feb 14 2020, 04:46pm | 0 comments

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

Sun Feb 09 2020, 09:30pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2020 (92nd Academy Awards) review

Sun Feb 09 2020, 03:59pm | 0 comments

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

Sat Feb 08 2020, 04:54pm | 0 comments

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