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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

Philomena review: suffer the women

Wed Nov 20 2013, 10:41pm | 28 comments

Frozen review: I have chills

Mon Nov 18 2013, 06:49pm | 46 comments

The Counsellor review

Fri Nov 15 2013, 02:39pm | 11 comments

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire review: reluctant heroine

Fri Nov 15 2013, 01:02pm | 32 comments

Dallas Buyers Club review: the personal is political

Fri Nov 15 2013, 12:26pm | 2 comments

Gravity review: nowhere to go but down (London Film Festival)

Fri Nov 08 2013, 01:18pm | 43 comments

Computer Chess review (London Film Festival)

Thu Nov 07 2013, 12:00am | 0 comments

Trap for Cinderella review

Wed Nov 06 2013, 06:54pm | 2 comments

Admission review: screwball smart

Tue Nov 05 2013, 07:04pm | 1 comment

Diana review: princess of whines

Thu Oct 31 2013, 11:52pm | 2 comments

Thor: The Dark World review: Viking with a chance of wormholes

Thu Oct 31 2013, 11:02pm | 23 comments

Ender’s Game review: big ideas, small heart

Mon Oct 28 2013, 11:51pm | 179 comments

Closed Circuit review: cheating in the War on Terror

Fri Oct 25 2013, 01:18pm | 3 comments

Blue Is the Warmest Color review (London Film Festival)

Thu Oct 24 2013, 11:24pm | 94 comments

Paradise review

Fri Oct 18 2013, 11:58pm | 3 comments

Escape Plan review: old-fogey action

Fri Oct 18 2013, 10:11pm | 4 comments

The Fifth Estate review: WikiWeak

Mon Oct 14 2013, 11:03pm | 2 comments

Camp 14: Total Control Zone review: George Orwell was an optimist

Wed Oct 09 2013, 09:07pm | 9 comments

Blue Caprice (aka The Washington Snipers) review

Mon Oct 07 2013, 11:12pm | 1 comment

Machete Kills review: justice is bloody (hilarious)

Sun Oct 06 2013, 10:49pm | 11 comments

The Spectacular Now review (London Film Festival)

Wed Oct 02 2013, 07:48pm | 4 comments

The Frozen Ground review

Mon Sep 30 2013, 09:34pm | 2 comments

The Kings of Summer review

Mon Sep 30 2013, 02:35pm | 4 comments

Dark Touch review: Carrie on and on

Fri Sep 27 2013, 10:20pm | 1 comment

Austenland review: bomb and bombasticity

Fri Sep 27 2013, 12:00am | 8 comments

Runner Runner review: yawner yawner

Thu Sep 26 2013, 09:02pm | 4 comments

As I Lay Dying review (London Film Festival)

Mon Sep 23 2013, 09:10pm | 5 comments

The Colony review

Mon Sep 23 2013, 08:33am | 3 comments

Jewtopia review

Fri Sep 20 2013, 10:24pm | 3 comments

Metro Manila review: world cinema writ small

Fri Sep 20 2013, 07:29pm | 4 comments

The Rise (aka Wasteland) review

Fri Sep 20 2013, 03:56pm | 1 comment

Hawking review

Fri Sep 20 2013, 01:53pm | 2 comments

Cold Comes the Night review: eh, lukewarm, anyway

Thu Sep 19 2013, 11:52pm | 2 comments

The Call review: the call is coming from inside the movie!

Wed Sep 18 2013, 02:32pm | 1 comment

Prisoners review: the unbearable darkness of being

Mon Sep 16 2013, 10:46pm | 17 comments

Rush review: man + machine vs man + machine

Mon Sep 16 2013, 08:22pm | 4 comments

Insidious: Chapter 2 review: ghost of a chance

Mon Sep 16 2013, 04:19pm | 3 comments

In a World… review: the sound of her voice

Fri Sep 13 2013, 12:22pm | 13 comments

White House Down review: I’d rather be in Philadelphia

Thu Sep 12 2013, 03:04pm | 12 comments

Red Obsession review: wine goes east

Fri Sep 06 2013, 09:20pm | 1 comment

Museum Hours review: life as art

Fri Sep 06 2013, 04:27pm | 7 comments

About Time review: creep trick

Fri Sep 06 2013, 02:23pm | 13 comments

Riddick review: men will be boys

Fri Sep 06 2013, 01:31am | 41 comments

Bounty Killer review

Thu Sep 05 2013, 03:27pm | 3 comments

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones review

Mon Sep 02 2013, 12:11am | 14 comments

2 Guns review: buddy cops, slight of hand

Fri Aug 30 2013, 02:26pm | 2 comments

Passion review

Fri Aug 30 2013, 12:13pm | 1 comment

Hammer of the Gods review

Fri Aug 30 2013, 12:31am | 2 comments

The Lifeguard review

Thu Aug 29 2013, 07:38pm | 11 comments

Upstream Color review: higher dimensions of storytelling

Thu Aug 29 2013, 04:40pm | 1 comment

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