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Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the James Baldwin novel is so beautiful it hurts.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
98% Roma (2018) Like any art at its greatest, Alfonso Cuaron's autobiographical drama lets us see things we have seen before in a way we may never have seen them before. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
83% Creed II (2018) Oh, so what if it isn't the knockout the original Creed was? This one still lands its punches, even if a little more softly.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
94% The Favourite (2018) As compelling as it is to watch, this film is also a reminder that sometimes you can respect the hell out of something and still be miserable as hell watching it. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
83% Green Book (2018) This crowd pleaser may be just the movie we need right now. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
91% Widows (2018) A nifty, nimble marriage of prestige and pulp, this one packs a whole lot into a highly entertaining package. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) This Western, told in six very different chapters, feels like a mirror reflecting the Coen Brothers' filmography. Uncompromising, wildly funny, morally definitive and often deeply moving, not all of it works. But when it does, watch out. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) If, indeed, the intent of this bio-pic is to chronicle the events that led to Queen and Freddie Mercury's legendary performance at Live Aid, well, I guess the goal has been met. The movie, as it is, is fine. But it could have been so much more. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
88% First Man (2018) It's a puzzle how a film with so many admirable parts can, for me, not come together. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper has a lot to say in this effective, beautifully made movie.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) Wait: What???? I have seen Dan Fogelman's talky, mawkish melodrama and I have questions. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
87% Colette (2018) Unlike its heroine, this costume drama is perfectly content to have you snuggle up and be entertained. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
87% All About Nina (2018) In what is billed as a romantic comedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead breaks your heart.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
93% Support the Girls (2018) I just love this movie. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Small but impactful, this heartbreaker still fills us with a surprising hope. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) Glenn Close soars in a drama that never matches or comes close to her heights.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This sweetie may not be particularly crazy, but it sure is rich.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's seriously sensational film not only made me laugh but also left me with chills on the hottest day of the year. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This may be Lily James' movie, but the fireworks (literally) don't begin until the veterans take the stage.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A full throttle blast, Fallout delivers high adrenaline thrills, chills and fun. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) No sting here: this one's a big, happy hit.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) So: anybody up to go see a grizzly action drama about a young girl being kidnapped by US undercovers and trafficked over the Texas/Mexican border?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Debra Granik's haunting drama makes other living-off-the-grid films feel like pretenders. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
52% Boundaries (2018) If nothing else, this familiar familia proves just how far good actors can elevate an ordinary script.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
48% Superfly (2018) This is not your grandfather's Superfly. For better and for worse.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) This jewel heist caper chapter is much more paste than polish. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) These hearts are beating, just a tad too loud. Brett Haley's loving drama is full of heart, but so determinedly, you can't help but feel a bit exhausted by it all. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) The only surprise in this by the numbers sweetie is just how high its stars elevate it. And when we're talking Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Candice Bergen and Diane Keaton that really isn't a surprise at all.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) After a bumpy start, Ron Howard's prequel settles in and takes us on an entertaining enough ride. There's one great actor in it. And it isn't Alden Ehrenreich.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) You may come for the action, I'm in for the decidedly punchy jokes and, now don't freak out, the surprisingly pungent emotion. Yup. This superhero spoof is laugh out loud funny, blows a whole lot of stuff up and is full of heart. Go figure.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
83% Disobedience (2018) Sebastian Lelio's adaptation of Naomi Alderman's book reaches not too far from the spectacular ground he covered in the Oscar winning A Fantastic Woman. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) A pop culture banquet, Spielberg's latest may fail to thrill, but it sure does please the eye.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
69% Finding Your Feet (2018) In the spirit of inclusion, this worn but warm film makes a welcome entry into the superhero saturated scene.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's gigantic heart and winning intentions can't disguise the fact that Ava DuVernay's modern adaptation of the Madeleine L'Engle 1962 classic is a bit of a mess. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) Game Night is a frantically funny, self aware caper that's got no real agenda except to make you have a good time.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) There's a whole lot going on in this latest Marvel chapter. And boy, are we all the better for it.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
66% Permission (2018) Rebecca Hall's warmly realistic comic drama delivers a "Hey, how about me, too?" ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
52% 12 Strong (2018) There are more than a dozen big names attached to this purposeful and often powerful war story, but perhaps the one with the biggest impact is behind the scenes, Jerry Bruckheimer. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
83% Molly's Game (2018) This dramatic biography has the familiar Aaron Sorkin snap and crackle, but why doesn't it have any pop?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) Based on a true story that feels eerily fresh, this highly strung procedural may not hit the jackpot, but it does pay off. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) You may or may not be surprised to learn I do not automatically swoon every time I hear the words 'Star Wars'. But, I'll be damned if I didn't feel a distinctive shiver down my spine watching The Last Jedi.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
88% The Post (2018) A veritable army of films that have something to say has provided much to comfort and challenge us these past months. , I also believe Spielberg's The Post is the movie of the year. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Allen plunges into an area he doesn't often go, a full on sweating tragedy. While the results are mixed, fans of the filmmaker will find this latest work worth a spin.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
91% The Shape of Water (2017) Beautiful. Yes, there's more to Guillermo Del Toro's otherworldly fantasy, but, for now, let's just give a sigh of relief and enjoy the fact that this is, indeed, a work of beauty.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) You could just look at this as one of the most seriously funny movies about movie making, but why stop there? Thanks to James Franco's canny eye, this love song to a film so bad it's good also delivers one of the best emotional surprises of the year.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Luca Guadagnino's film of first love is beautiful, capped by a scene I may, happily, never forget.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) This team effort feels less joyous, more uninspired. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) With this sweeping epic, Dee Rees has created a racially charged melodrama that's hard to shake.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) Spine-Chilling. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Martin McDonagh's tragi-comedy turns out to be the most humane of movies: a non-sentimental but intimate look at people under the greatest of stresses but also a remarkable testament to the healing, or at least coping, powers of empathy.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017