Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
AWFJ Women on Film , The Movie Minute
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
237
Location:
New York

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
93% 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
94% 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
20% 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
100% 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
76% 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
81% 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
33% 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
33% Labor Day (2014) " Promising pedigree aside, this nonsensical romance's a laborious entertainment. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jan 29, 2014
76% 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
30% 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 (2014) " 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
79% 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
95% 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
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " How can a movie this good feel so wrong?" — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 21, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Steve McQueen's fact-based film about Southern American slavery is uncompromising, insistent, and one of the most powerful films about the subject ever made." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 15, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " More than a dandy counterpoint to the megahit Gravity, J.C Chandor's thrilling adventure is also a remarkable existential ride." — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 14, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Can an American hero have any greater film tribute than to have Tom Hanks play him? " — The Movie Minute
Posted Oct 8, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " An intimate movie of vast proportions, Gravity is a spell bounding groundbreaker that transforms the movie going experience." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 30, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) " Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an auspicious filmmaking debut with this somewhat risky romantic comedy. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 24, 2013
92% Inequality For All (2013) " Informative and entertaining, this documentary's greatest strength is its star, the charismatic Robert Reich. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 23, 2013
78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " The goal was for "something different". This mesh of state of the art concert and narrative fantasy does make Metallica's latest foray into film experimental, yet still gives the people what they want: classic hits, loud, pounding and really good. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 23, 2013
89% Rush (2013) " Do you have to love racing to love this movie? Absolutely not. Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan deliver a pulse pounding sports movie that thrills and illuminates." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 18, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " This is one hell of a movie. And yes, you can interpret that in more than a few ways." — The Movie Minute
Posted Sep 16, 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " No matter how you look at it, there's no question this one delivers a strong punch to the gut. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 10, 2013
68% Elysium (2013) " Neill Blomkamp's follow up to the extraordinary District 9 has a bigger budget, bigger stars and lots more references to classic hits, but this visionary filmmaker still isn't dazzled by Hollywood. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Aug 6, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) " Even though its best scene doesn't happen until halfway through the ending credits, this sequel is, at least, better than its predecessor." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 24, 2013
91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Woody Allen's elegant skewering of a Madoff-ish wife is so precise, so exquisitely brought to sizzling life by Cate Blanchett, the characters, cities and world around her suffer in comparison. " — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 23, 2013
86% The Conjuring (2013) " Could it be director James Wan was just a little too reverential? Because just when we couldn't need a chill down the spine more, this carefully made horror story delivers way too late in the game." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 17, 2013
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " The fact that Ryan Coogler's film about Oscar is being released just as the nation is gripped by the Zimmerman trial makes this already stunning picture all the more pungent." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jul 10, 2013
65% The Heat (2013) " Well, it's no 'Bridesmaids'. But, mostly thanks to the game and magically paired Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, a predictable script delivers some real good laughs." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 27, 2013
51% White House Down (2013) " Director Roland Emmerich throws everything he can into this popcorn blow 'em up: yes, there is even a kitchen sink." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 26, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) " Animal House meets the Apocalypse. And it's pretty damn funny." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 11, 2013
56% Man of Steel (2013) " A Superman for the 21st Century, this sweeping epic soars, bursting with ambition, a keen sense of drama and some knockout special effects." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 11, 2013
34% The Internship (2013) " A perfectly amiable comedy, this internship actually pays more benefits than we might expect." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 6, 2013
84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " If you don't find yourself happily swept up by this slim yet immensely charming adaptation, maybe you're not the movie fanatic you thought you were." — The Movie Minute
Posted Jun 3, 2013
19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " So, it starts with the decapitation of a live giraffe. And, it goes downhill from there." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 22, 2013
98% Before Midnight (2013) " This all-too rare movie elicits myriad emotions: not just from the couple pounding their way as they approach middle age, but from us, watching them. Not the least of which is, "man, do they know how to fight!"" — The Movie Minute
Posted May 22, 2013
7/10 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Audacious, over-long, and, occasionally dazzling, Baz Luhrmann has delivered an adaptation that's imperfect but also pretty darn fascinating." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 8, 2013
78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Never intending to reinvent the wheel, this high flying chapter happily settles for a big splash into the wheelhouse." — The Movie Minute
Posted May 1, 2013
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