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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scoob! movie review: Scooby dooby don’t

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

The Platform (El hoyo) movie review: bold and bitter food for thought (#Netflix)

Mon Mar 30 2020, 10:38pm | 0 comments

Bloodshot movie review: bloodshit

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

Color Out of Space movie review: pink elephant

Wed Jan 22 2020, 05:13pm | 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

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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday movie review: imagine there’s no Beatles…

Mon Jun 24 2019, 09:10pm | 0 comments

Endzeit (Ever After) movie review: there will come soft rains

Fri Jun 21 2019, 10:15pm | 0 comments

Brightburn movie review: villainy, celebrated

Wed Jun 19 2019, 03:58pm | 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

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

William movie review: weird — and dangerous — science

Thu Apr 25 2019, 04:39pm | 0 comments

Us movie review: a new kind of horror for a newly precarious world

Wed Mar 20 2019, 04:27pm | 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

Serenity movie review: gonna need a bigger nope

Thu Feb 28 2019, 01:41pm | 0 comments

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

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

Glass movie review: superhero ’splaining

Tue Jan 22 2019, 11:18pm | 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

Mortal Engines movie review: it’s got no rev

Thu Dec 13 2018, 05:49pm | 0 comments

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie review: animation gets reanimated

Wed Dec 12 2018, 09:21pm | 0 comments

Anna and the Apocalypse movie review: it shuffles along like the undead

Wed Dec 05 2018, 02:55pm | 0 comments

Overlord movie review: underwhelmed

Thu Nov 08 2018, 02:53pm | 9 comments

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

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

Venom movie review: no teeth, no bite

Fri Oct 05 2018, 11:15am | 12 comments

The Predator movie review: pointless retro junk

Thu Sep 13 2018, 11:19pm | 20 comments

Do You Trust This Computer? documentary review: artificial intelligence is already here

Fri Aug 17 2018, 09:53pm | 0 comments

The Darkest Minds movie review: seeking a prom date for the end of the world

Fri Aug 10 2018, 05:24pm | 4 comments

The Meg movie review: shark lark

Thu Aug 09 2018, 11:46am | 26 comments

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies movie review: the last action heroes (to get a movie)

Thu Aug 02 2018, 07:57pm | 11 comments

Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie review: here we go again

Tue Jul 24 2018, 08:22pm | 10 comments

The First Purge movie review: a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ for #BlackLivesMatter

Thu Jul 05 2018, 07:12am | 36 comments

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie review: back to Isla Nublar… again

Thu Jun 07 2018, 06:24pm | 20 comments

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