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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

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street documentary review: street smart, street wise

Fri May 07 2021, 10:32pm | 2 comments

Nomadland movie review: ain’t that America

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

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2021 (93rd Academy Awards) review

Sun Apr 25 2021, 09:29pm | 0 comments

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

Fri Apr 23 2021, 09:27pm | 0 comments

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 | 2 comments

The Tunnel (Tunnelen) movie review: fire in the mountain

Sun Apr 11 2021, 09:49pm | 0 comments

Synchronic movie review: Benson and Moorhead would have voted for Obama twice if they could have…

Fri Apr 09 2021, 08:16pm | 0 comments

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

Sat Apr 03 2021, 03:58pm | 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

The Father movie review: the quiet horror of Alzheimer’s

Sun Mar 28 2021, 03:49pm | 0 comments

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

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

Locked Down movie review: criminally awful (#HBO)

Fri Mar 19 2021, 09:23pm | 1 comment

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

Irresistible movie review: are money and politics irretrievably entwined?

Sun Feb 21 2021, 07:49pm | 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

Tenet movie review: I have no time for it

Fri Feb 05 2021, 04:25pm | 6 comments

Assassins documentary review: when a murder is not a murder

Fri Jan 29 2021, 09:52pm | 0 comments

#Like movie review: teen feminist rage, muted

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

The Exception (Undtagelsen) movie review: and you thought your coworkers were horrible…

Fri Jan 22 2021, 08:19pm | 0 comments

MLK/FBI documentary review: suppressing dissent, American style

Thu Jan 21 2021, 10:16pm | 0 comments

Wonder Woman 1984 movie review: days of future past

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

Greenland movie review: a human spin on the end of the world

Sun Dec 27 2020, 04:02pm | 0 comments

Songbird movie review: screechingly out of tune

Wed Dec 23 2020, 03:03pm | 0 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

Small Axe: Mangrove movie review: parties and protests (#LFF2020) (#BBC/#AmazonPrime)

Tue Nov 24 2020, 11:14pm | 0 comments

Proxima movie review: the work of the world

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

Mogul Mowgli movie review: Riz Ahmed goes home and goes big (#LFF2020)

Tue Nov 17 2020, 09:32pm | 0 comments

African Apocalypse documentary review: Black perspectives matter (#LFF2020)

Fri Oct 30 2020, 01:51pm | 0 comments

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm movie review: punching way the hell up (#AmazonPrime)

Thu Oct 22 2020, 11:31pm | 3 comments

Love and Monsters movie review: building a future at the end of the world

Tue Oct 20 2020, 07:27pm | 0 comments

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

Thu Oct 15 2020, 09:35pm | 2 comments

Faith Based movie review: God is in the details

Fri Oct 09 2020, 06:39pm | 9 comments

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

Sun Oct 04 2020, 06:45pm | 0 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

H Is for Happiness movie review: Q is for Quirk, F is for Forced

Tue Sep 22 2020, 07:49pm | 0 comments

Blackbird movie review: the bell tolls, ever so tastefully

Mon Sep 21 2020, 09:49pm | 1 comment

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

Fri Sep 11 2020, 09:47pm | 11 comments

#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump documentary review: science backs up the horror we can all plainly see

Thu Sep 03 2020, 10:45pm | 28 comments

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

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

Tesla movie review: less than electrifying

Fri Aug 21 2020, 09:39pm | 2 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

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