Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
AWFJ Women on Film , The Movie Minute
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
263
Location:
New York

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Birdman (2014) " By grounding his soaring fantasy in a traditional story, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created his most accessible, magical film yet. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 15, 2014
96% Whiplash (2014) " Yes, there have been many movies about abusive mentor relationships. Here, though, we've got two artists at the top of their game plumbing the depths of defining artistic sacrifice. Pithy stuff. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) " I don't know about Nick and Amy, but the creative marriage of David Fincher and Gillian Flynn is dandy, delivering a juicy movie that's damned entertaining. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2014
67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " What could be Liam Neeson's newest franchise gets off to a decent start with this Lawrence Block mystery adaptation. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 18, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) " Kevin Smith's comic horror homage is not completely nuts. Even counting the walrus. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 16, 2014
81% Tracks (2014) " This lush yet gritty adaptation, like the real journey itself, refuses to take the easy route. There are real rewards for all of us in that. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 16, 2014
44% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Amidst the gazillion 3-D bullets flying, this long awaited sequel commits the biggest crime of all: it gets boring. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 21, 2014
97% Love Is Strange (2014) " One of the most beautifully acted movies in recent times, this affecting love story earns our tears. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 20, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " While this second course may not be as startlingly scrumptious as its predecessor, this dandy reunion still serves up a mighty delicious treat. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 14, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) " The fact that Lucy, the enabled heroine in Luc Besson's ambitiously nuts sci-fi-er, can get people to do exactly what she wants them to do by merely glancing at them made me, frankly, a little jealous. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 23, 2014
51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Had this pretty trifle been made by a different filmmaker, perhaps I could have just sat back and enjoyed the scenery. But it wasn't. And I couldn't. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 23, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " The strength of this mythical morality tale and the CGI surrounding it almost make up for the short shrift given to the humans in this chapter. Note I said 'almost'. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 9, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " If I have any quibble at all with Richard Linklatter's glorious film, it's the title. Because while the ambitious concept is to follow one boyhood, the movie is just as much about a family and about America. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 8, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) " This derivative mash up has one shining light. And it isn't the glowy-eyed bot that's supposed to charm the kiddies. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 1, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Broadway smash is not without its rewards; getting there, though, requires acceptance and patience. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 18, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Yes, Tom Cruise's time trippy sci-fi-er is the best surprise of the summer. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
88% Obvious Child (2014) " Anyone curious about the state of women in film or just women in general must see Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Do you have to love John Green's best selling novel to love this movie? Maybe. For the rest of us, the no-fault stars carry us a long way. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " There are movies with much bigger budgets slamming into theaters, but I'll be you won't see one with more honest exuberance or spot on charm than this one. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 29, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Are you kidding me? Ah, if only. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 28, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " Yes, I cringed. But I will also admit this blend of Sandler silly and Barrymore sweetness isn't half bad. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 22, 2014
92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The real super-power in this fast charging chapter? It's James McAvoy, who manages to give a real, ferocious performance amidst the mutant splash we've come to expect. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 21, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " This Godzilla takes itself very, very, seriously. Too bad we can't. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 15, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " This is a very silly movie. And it isn't. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 7, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " The only truly amazing things in this hyper, bloated re-dux are the actors, whom director Marc Webb lets fly with some remarkably poignant stuff in between all the surrounding noise. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted May 1, 2014
24% The Other Woman (2014) " I shudder to think what this 'Bridesmaids Lite' flick would have been had Leslie Mann not been allowed to do her thing. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 24, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
93% The Past (2013) " This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " An intriguing start quickly plummets into a goofy sci-fi thriller, never rising from its traditional roots. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 16, 2014
90% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " Tip-toeing into the familiar, this documentary still stirs the soul. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Apr 8, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Darren Aronofsky's Noah is as political as it is spiritual. And, yeah, the effects are pretty swell, too. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 27, 2014
83% Rob the Mob (2014) " Just like the true life anti-heroes it portrays, this little movie packs what might be considered surprising heat. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 19, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Leave it to Lars von Trier to create a movie about sex that's not traditionally sexy at all. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 17, 2014
77% Grand Piano (2014) " Small on scale, this terse thriller plays us like a finely tuned, well, you know. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Mar 4, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " There is a logic to resurrecting this franchise in the video game era and while this reboot isn't as much inventive fun as its original, this not -bad take does serve its purpose. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 11, 2014
31% The Monuments Men (2014) " Had this historical drama really relied on the strength of its convictions, George Clooney's good old fashioned movie might have flowed better. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Feb 6, 2014
34% Labor Day (2014) " Promising pedigree aside, this nonsensical romance's a laborious entertainment. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 29, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Peter Berg's harrowing combat film may not be the most fun or the pleasant release of 2013: it may be one of the most profound. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 8, 2014
29% Grudge Match (2013) " This by-the-numbers movie lets boys be boys. Women, however, better watch their step. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 24, 2013
64% August: Osage County (2013) " Having seen what Tracy Letts wrenching family drama wrought on stage, winning not just the Tony, but Pulitzer Prize, I may have found this star-studded film kind of fun, but also a very pretty shell of its former self. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 23, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " It starts with a dwarf toss. Martin Scorsese's colossal Wall Street gone wild is, like its subject, big, unruly and, maybe, a bit too alluring for its own good. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 19, 2013
94% Her (2013) " Spike Jonze's glorious 21st Century love story not only swept me off my feet, but also shot an arrow deep into my heart. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " This movie is nuts. I just wish it had to courage to really go with it. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Just because David O. Russell's take on ABSCAM isn't what I'd hoped it would be doesn't mean it isn't still a damn entertaining movie. In fact, I had a blast watching it. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 11, 2013
80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Even if this occasionally clunky "making of" picture does soften a lot of ragged edges, the trademark Disney charm's gonna getcha. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 11, 2013
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " The Coen Brothers's ode to the early 1960's folk scene certainly stirs a symphony of emotions. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Dec 4, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " The tale itself is painful, it's telling here, a delicious mix of sweet and sour. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 21, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " There's a gentle tone to Alexander Payne's work, which makes his piercing look at contemporary American life all the more surprising. And, perhaps, revealing. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Nov 14, 2013
47% Last Vegas (2013) " For a movie that packs few surprises, the happiest is that it is such sweet entertainment. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 30, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) " This movie is a hot mess. And it's damn entertaining. " ‐ The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 24, 2013
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