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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

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

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

Midsommar movie review: välkommen to weird Ikea

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

Maiden documentary review: around the world in feminist ways

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

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

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

Always Be My Maybe movie review: this is how to shake up the tired rom-com (#Netflix)

Wed Jun 12 2019, 09:27pm | 0 comments

Free Trip to Egypt documentary review: busting through bigotry

Tue Jun 11 2019, 09:42pm | 0 comments

Late Night movie review: walking the talk (show) (#SundanceLondon2019)

Sun Jun 09 2019, 03:59pm | 0 comments

Gloria Bell movie review: an (extra)ordinary woman

Fri Jun 07 2019, 05:54pm | 0 comments

Ma movie review: revenge is sour

Fri May 31 2019, 12:29pm | 0 comments

XY Chelsea documentary review: the truth will out

Fri May 24 2019, 05:14pm | 0 comments

Trial by Fire and My Days of Mercy movies review: two (rare) new dramas about the US death penalty

Thu May 23 2019, 01:33pm | 0 comments

Booksmart movie review: these kids today, with their academic overachievement and their niceness…

Wed May 22 2019, 12:33pm | 0 comments

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé documentary review: Beychella inside and out (#Netflix)

Tue May 14 2019, 09:43pm | 0 comments

A Dog’s Journey movie review: Does the Dog Die? The Movie

Thu May 09 2019, 03:49pm | 0 comments

Long Shot movie review: not-so-radical romantic agenda

Fri May 03 2019, 12:33pm | 0 comments

Unicorn Store movie review: a fantastic beast (#Netflix)

Tue Apr 23 2019, 08:00pm | 0 comments

Red Joan movie review: it doesn’t bomb, but it fizzles

Thu Apr 18 2019, 02:51pm | 0 comments

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché documentary review: the movie pioneer you’ve never heard of

Tue Apr 16 2019, 09:39pm | 0 comments

Nervous Translation movie review: home alone, with only her imagination for company

Tue Apr 16 2019, 02:30pm | 0 comments

Wild Nights with Emily movie review: the poetess with the mostest

Fri Apr 12 2019, 05:18pm | 0 comments

Blowin’ Up documentary review: women getting shit done

Mon Apr 01 2019, 10:25pm | 0 comments

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

Wed Mar 27 2019, 03:08pm | 0 comments

Out of Blue movie review: murder most muted

Fri Mar 22 2019, 09:19pm | 0 comments

The Crossing (Guo Chun Tian) movie review: smuggler’s blahs

Fri Mar 22 2019, 03:35pm | 0 comments

The Fight movie review: a woman’s struggle is real…

Sat Mar 16 2019, 05:01pm | 0 comments

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2019 (91st Academy Awards) review

Wed Feb 20 2019, 01:20pm | 0 comments

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

Tue Feb 19 2019, 10:19pm | 0 comments

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

Tue Feb 19 2019, 09:13pm | 0 comments

Fighting with My Family movie review: real fake

Tue Feb 19 2019, 05:49pm | 0 comments

If Beale Street Could Talk movie review: a velvet fist of love and strength

Fri Feb 08 2019, 08:48pm | 0 comments

Nina movie review: dreary would-be sexual melodrama

Fri Jan 25 2019, 01:02pm | 0 comments

Destroyer movie review: holding out for an antiheroine

Sat Jan 19 2019, 09:14pm | 0 comments

Voices of the Sea documentary review: when home cannot nurture a family

Fri Jan 11 2019, 01:57pm | 0 comments

On the Basis of Sex movie review: Notorious RBG’s origin story

Thu Jan 03 2019, 07:54pm | 0 comments

Polina movie review: what it takes to dance ballet

Thu Dec 20 2018, 03:54pm | 0 comments

Bumblebee movie review: floats like a butterfly…

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

Mary Queen of Scots movie review: not so good to be the queen…

Fri Dec 14 2018, 02:00pm | 0 comments

Dumplin’ movie review: throwing her weight around (#Netflix)

Mon Dec 10 2018, 06:44pm | 0 comments

Family in Transition documentary review: weathering change at home (#DOCNYC2018)

Fri Nov 30 2018, 08:05pm | 0 comments

The Girl in the Spider’s Web movie review: an itsy-bitsy reboot

Fri Nov 23 2018, 09:12pm | 0 comments

3 Days in Quiberon movie review: a star is torn

Fri Nov 16 2018, 06:59pm | 2 comments

Under the Wire documentary review: journalists under fire in Syria

Wed Nov 14 2018, 05:06pm | 0 comments

A Private War movie review: this is not fake news (#LFF2018)

Tue Nov 13 2018, 07:38pm | 1 comment

Widows movie review: the women left to clean up men’s messes (#LFF2018)

Fri Nov 09 2018, 08:58pm | 4 comments

Prospect movie review: frontier sci-fi with a working-class vibe

Sat Nov 03 2018, 05:11pm | 0 comments

What They Had movie review: family ties and lies

Sun Oct 28 2018, 09:21am | 0 comments

Halloween (2018) movie review: all tricks, few treats

Tue Oct 16 2018, 03:21pm | 59 comments

Sadie movie review: coming of age the hard way

Sat Oct 13 2018, 11:48am | 0 comments

Pili movie review: the trials of women are many, and universal

Fri Oct 12 2018, 12:51pm | 0 comments

Bad Times at the El Royale movie review: bad times indeed

Thu Oct 11 2018, 11:53am | 24 comments

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