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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

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

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

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

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

Fanny Lye Deliver’d movie review: birth of the modern woman (#EIFF2020)

Sun Jun 28 2020, 07:43pm | 0 comments

7500 movie review: never your in-flight movie (#AmazonPrime)

Tue Jun 16 2020, 08:34pm | 0 comments

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

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

The Lovebirds movie review: breaking up on the run (#Netflix)

Thu May 28 2020, 09:19pm | 0 comments

Inheritance movie review: ill fortune

Tue May 26 2020, 10:00pm | 0 comments

Lucky Grandma movie review: brittle old lady

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

Bad Education movie review: school for scandal (#HBO)

Wed Apr 29 2020, 09:53pm | 2 comments

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

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

Who You Think I Am movie review: on the Internet, no one knows you’re a sexy French lady

Fri Apr 10 2020, 07:45pm | 0 comments

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

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

The Lodge movie review: stuck in miserably mushy snow

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

Seberg movie review: inept tribute to a troubled movie star

Wed Feb 19 2020, 10:11pm | 0 comments

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

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

Daniel Isn’t Real movie review: or is he?

Fri Feb 07 2020, 05:27pm | 0 comments

The Rhythm Section movie review: out of tune

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

The Turning movie review: it’s screwed

Sat Jan 25 2020, 05:11pm | 0 comments

Uncut Gems movie review: diamond in the blech (#LFF2019)

Tue Dec 24 2019, 04:39pm | 0 comments

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

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

21 Bridges movie review: roads to nowhere

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

Radioflash movie review: it’s got no juice

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

The Good Liar movie review: mangled web

Fri Nov 15 2019, 11:04am | 0 comments

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

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

Official Secrets movie review: blow all the whistles

Mon Sep 23 2019, 08:31pm | 0 comments

Corporate Animals movie review: work is hell

Fri Sep 20 2019, 11:29pm | 0 comments

It: Chapter Two movie review: it doesn’t float

Wed Sep 04 2019, 05:37pm | 0 comments

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

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

Gwen movie review: a frisson of fright on the farm

Fri Aug 16 2019, 01:56pm | 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

In Fabric movie review: retail shock therapy

Wed Jun 26 2019, 09:39pm | 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

Ma movie review: revenge is sour

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

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

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

Greta movie review: twisted sisterhood

Fri Apr 19 2019, 03:27pm | 0 comments

The White Crow movie review: nothing to crow about

Fri Mar 29 2019, 02:22pm | 0 comments

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

Wed Mar 20 2019, 04:27pm | 0 comments

Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) movie review: weak wedding whodunnit

Mon Mar 04 2019, 09:27pm | 0 comments

Serenity movie review: gonna need a bigger nope

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

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

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

Cold Pursuit movie review: hot mess

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

Burning (Beoning) movie review: same old Mr Nice Guy

Thu Jan 31 2019, 02:48pm | 0 comments

The Mule movie review: the old man and the drugs

Tue Jan 29 2019, 10:48pm | 0 comments

Glass movie review: superhero ’splaining

Tue Jan 22 2019, 11:18pm | 0 comments

Destroyer movie review: holding out for an antiheroine

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

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

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

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

Fri Nov 09 2018, 08:58pm | 8 comments

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

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

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