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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

Pan movie review: a disaster of fantastically epic proportions

Wed Oct 14 2015, 01:14pm | 25 comments

The Longest Ride movie review: romantic bargaining

Mon Jul 20 2015, 09:20pm | 1 comment

A Royal Night Out movie review: princess hijinks

Fri May 15 2015, 12:55pm | 3 comments

Suite Française movie review: enemy mine to love

Fri Mar 13 2015, 03:37pm | 7 comments

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death movie review: orphan blech

Wed Dec 31 2014, 07:25pm | 2 comments

Unbroken movie review: where war movies have gone before

Sat Dec 27 2014, 03:21pm | 5 comments

The Imitation Game movie review: decoding Alan Turing

Wed Nov 12 2014, 08:32pm | 35 comments

Fury movie review (London Film Festival)

Mon Oct 20 2014, 05:30pm | 50 comments

movies I can’t wait to see at the 58th BFI London Film Festival

Thu Sep 04 2014, 01:05pm | 3 comments

The Railway Man review: a derailment on the line

Thu Apr 17 2014, 03:29pm | 3 comments

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review: politics in our peanut butter

Mon Mar 24 2014, 04:15pm | 55 comments

Sabotage redband trailer: gotta restrain my enthusiasm for this…

Fri Mar 07 2014, 10:36am | 2 comments

The Book Thief review: don’t mention the war…

Tue Feb 25 2014, 11:47pm | 9 comments

The Wind Rises review: Jiro dreams of flying

Fri Feb 21 2014, 09:04pm | 61 comments

Stalingrad review: life among the ruins

Thu Feb 20 2014, 11:01pm | 15 comments

The Monuments Men review: saving private collections (and public art)

Thu Feb 13 2014, 11:35pm | 33 comments

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (86th Academy Awards) review

Wed Feb 05 2014, 12:36am | 1 comment

2014 preview: only movies left underived

Wed Jan 15 2014, 10:19pm | 1 comment

The Monuments Men trailer: glorious bastards

Mon Oct 14 2013, 08:01am | 11 comments

Pacific Rim review: the world goes to war

Fri Jul 12 2013, 01:45pm | 55 comments

Doctor Who blogging: “Hide”

Thu Apr 25 2013, 12:59am | 20 comments

Lore (review)

Fri Mar 15 2013, 12:57am | 1 comment

Hyde Park on Hudson (London Film Festival review)

Wed Oct 17 2012, 04:58pm | 4 comments

Free Men (Les hommes libres) (review)

Fri May 25 2012, 02:13pm | 0 comments

Doctor Who blogging: “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe”

Mon Jan 02 2012, 01:49am | 161 comments

adventures in Lille (part 1)

Fri Nov 25 2011, 09:06pm | 0 comments

Doctor Who thing of the day: details of the Christmas special revealed

Thu Sep 22 2011, 10:36am | 0 comments

‘Doctor Who’ blogging: “Let’s Kill Hitler”

Wed Aug 31 2011, 04:19pm | 9 comments

Torchwood: Miracle Day: Episode 7: “Immortal Sins” (review)

Sun Aug 21 2011, 07:52pm | 3 comments

Sarah’s Key (review)

Fri Aug 12 2011, 01:09pm | 1 comment

Captain America: The First Avenger (review)

Mon Jul 25 2011, 03:40pm | 0 comments

Sarah’s Key (trailer)

Wed Jul 20 2011, 11:44am | 0 comments

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (fanmade retro trailer)

Sun Jul 17 2011, 09:03am | 0 comments

WWII in HD (review)

Mon Sep 06 2010, 04:46pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What untold stories about women deserve to be made as a movie?

Mon Mar 22 2010, 08:55am | 27 comments

February 26: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Sat Feb 27 2010, 06:12pm | 0 comments

August 21: DVD alternatives to this weekend’s multiplex offerings

Fri Aug 21 2009, 11:56am | 0 comments

Inglourious Basterds (review)

Tue Aug 18 2009, 12:36pm | 72 comments

Good (review)

Sat Jan 03 2009, 05:21pm | 3 comments

Miracle at St. Anna (review)

Fri Sep 26 2008, 04:37am | 18 comments

Flags of Our Fathers (review)

Thu Oct 19 2006, 05:00pm | 0 comments

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (review)

Tue Feb 28 2006, 11:48pm | 0 comments

Downfall (review)

Fri Feb 25 2005, 03:22pm | 0 comments

The Third Man (review)

Wed Jan 31 2001, 05:52pm | 9 comments

It’s a Wonderful Life (review)

Wed Dec 01 1999, 03:47am | 8 comments

The English Patient (review)

Sat Mar 20 1999, 10:24pm | 0 comments

Schindler’s List (review)

Wed Mar 17 1999, 04:35pm | 1 comment

Patton (review)

Mon Feb 22 1999, 05:01pm | 0 comments

The Bridge on the River Kwai (review)

Tue Feb 09 1999, 04:48pm | 0 comments

From Here to Eternity (review)

Fri Feb 05 1999, 06:59pm | 0 comments

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