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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story documentary review: beauty is a beast

Wed Nov 22 2017, 01:46pm | 11 comments

the Force is with white men, and hardly anyone else [update]

Wed Apr 30 2014, 11:00am | 104 comments

Entertainment Weekly is hiring writers! as long as those writers don’t want to get paid

Thu Mar 27 2014, 07:03pm | 8 comments

The Wolf of Wall Street review: legitimate businessman

Fri Jan 17 2014, 04:41pm | 19 comments

what are the potential upsides of allowing people to use their smartphones in cinemas?

Mon Sep 02 2013, 11:21am | 50 comments

question of the week: Why are celebrities influential?

Mon Mar 25 2013, 09:57am | 19 comments

question of the day: Do actors deserve to be well paid for appearing in successful films even if they are not the entire reason the films are successful?

Thu Jun 21 2012, 11:35am | 0 comments

kiss up to the powerful in exchange for positive coverage: your mainstream media at work (aka Rupert Murdoch is an evil toad)

Tue Nov 29 2011, 07:27pm | 0 comments

because big corporate sites ask me to work for free (so: subscribe!)

Sat Oct 08 2011, 03:55pm | 0 comments

things you need to know: Tyler Perry is the best-paid man in Hollywood in 2011

Wed Sep 14 2011, 04:15pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Why does Hollywood underestimate how well kids’ movies will do at the box office?

Tue Aug 02 2011, 09:17am | 0 comments

Facebook smears Google; Disney trademarks “Seal Team 6”; men made ‘Bridesmaids’ suck; more: leftover links

Sun May 15 2011, 10:25pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Which movie stars are actually overpaid?

Thu Nov 11 2010, 11:00am | 0 comments

question of the day: Does anyone really trust celebrities?

Thu Jan 28 2010, 08:55am | 20 comments

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