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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

curated: how we look at art… and how we think about looking at art

Sun May 17 2020, 11:33pm | 0 comments

curated: the roles typecast actors would prefer to play

Thu Mar 05 2020, 10:15pm | 0 comments

The Front Runner movie review: when politics turned tabloid (#LFF2018)

Tue Nov 06 2018, 10:16pm | 4 comments

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri Jan 19

Fri Jan 19 2018, 05:19pm | 0 comments

movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Jan 12 (updated)

Fri Jan 12 2018, 09:27pm | 0 comments

The Post movie review: printing truth to power

Fri Dec 29 2017, 09:34pm | 2 comments

curated: LA, NYC, Boston and Nat’l film critics boycott Disney films in year-end awards

Tue Nov 07 2017, 12:32pm | 1 comment

Kill the Messenger movie review: all the news that’s fit to quash

Fri Mar 06 2015, 01:23pm | 3 comments

this is why Where Are the Women? is so necessary

Tue Feb 10 2015, 07:34pm | 4 comments

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (aka The Butler) review: civil-rights servant

Mon Mar 10 2014, 04:56pm | 0 comments

this is the Lianne Spiderbaby piece that Bleeding Cool posted and then scrubbed

Sun Jul 21 2013, 11:04pm | 7 comments

must we resign ourselves to living in a total-surveillance state?

Sat Jun 08 2013, 11:41am | 16 comments

question of the day: What moment of television during your lifetime has been the most dramatic, or had the most impact on you?

Thu Jul 12 2012, 08:00am | 0 comments

Titanic 3D (review)

Mon Apr 02 2012, 05:47pm | 0 comments

watch it: “Kony 2012”

Mon Mar 12 2012, 03:32pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Where is the dividing line between art and advertising?

Wed Feb 15 2012, 10:32am | 0 comments

question of the weekend: Does it freak you out to hear that scientists have discovered a “second Earth”?

Sat Dec 17 2011, 12:50pm | 0 comments

must reads: “Why Is TV Suddenly Overstuffed With Buxom Bunnies, Sexy Stewardesses, and Charlie’s Angels?”

Thu Sep 29 2011, 08:52pm | 0 comments

Will Smith as Robin Hood?; a Wolverine with depth?; ‘Narnia’ upsets Jesus-y types; more: leftover links

Sun Dec 12 2010, 06:59pm | 0 comments

Mark Wahlberg admits ‘The Happening’ was terrible; Billy Bob Thornton says Hollywood is terrible; a female Old Spice Man spoof; more: leftover links

Sun Nov 28 2010, 07:23pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Was Stephen Colbert’s in-character testimony before Congress last week inappropriate?

Mon Sep 27 2010, 11:06am | 0 comments

question of the day: Does it help or hurt when real-life cops connect the Times Square would-be bombing to Jack Bauer and ‘24’?

Fri May 07 2010, 11:11am | 0 comments

get your Easter candy sugar rush early

Fri Apr 02 2010, 05:02pm | 1 comment

question of the day: Is ABC’s aerial stunt to promote ‘V’ worth getting our green panties in a twist over?

Wed Oct 21 2009, 10:21am | 8 comments

question of the day: How come so many people don’t understand the purpose of film criticism?

Wed Jul 01 2009, 12:05pm | 38 comments

Ben Domenech and me: fun fun fun

Mon Mar 27 2006, 08:20pm | comments off

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