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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

Whitney documentary review: an 80s icon contemplated, venerated, mourned

Tue Jul 03 2018, 07:00pm | 1 comment

from Facebook: Prince’s death makes MTV play music videos again

Thu Apr 21 2016, 10:29pm | 6 comments

all your suspicions about how Academy members cast their Oscar votes are accurate (and other adventures in social networking)

Wed Feb 20 2013, 11:14pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Why have cable networks divorced their programming from all semblance of connection to their branding?

Fri Sep 21 2012, 10:46am | 0 comments

question of the day: Is two versions of a movie — one for kids and one for adults (like Hugh Jackman wants for ‘Wolverine’) — a good idea?

Fri Oct 14 2011, 08:34am | 0 comments

question of the day: How ridiculous is the outrage over MTV’s American adaptation of ‘Skins’?

Mon Jan 24 2011, 07:25am | 0 comments

Nintendo says no to Justin Bieber; Ricky Gervais won’t host Golden Globes again; Michel Gondry not a fan of 3D; more: leftover links

Sat Jan 22 2011, 01:21pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Who should Iron Man battle in ‘Iron Man 3’?

Tue May 11 2010, 11:43am | 11 comments

question of the day: Is Insane Clown Posse for real with their “Miracles” video?

Mon Apr 26 2010, 10:26am | 35 comments

question of the day: What’s the point of an untitled videogame movie?

Thu Apr 15 2010, 10:31am | 2 comments

question of the day: What could the press have done for Kevin Smith?

Wed Feb 24 2010, 11:55am | 15 comments

The Red Green Show: The Infantile Years 1991-1993 (review)

Wed Feb 17 2010, 05:05pm | 12 comments

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