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Joanna Langfield

Joanna Langfield
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% 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
51% Superfly (2018) This is not your grandfather's Superfly. For better and for worse.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) This jewel heist caper chapter is much more paste than polish. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
88% 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
71% 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
82% 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
84% 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
73% 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
70% 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
39% 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
83% 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
71% 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
54% 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
82% 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
77% 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
87% 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
31% 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
92% 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
96% 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
92% 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
99% Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig's sweetheart of a coming of age movie is warm, witty and pretty darn wonderful. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Somewhere near the end of this made-for-the-fans installment, Cate Blanchett states, "To be honest, I was expecting better". I hear you, sister.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) 'Dark' does not even come close. This schizoid, angry comedy may be for acquired tastes, and I may not be able to watch it again for quite a while. But I'm glad I saw it and I'm glad adventurous moviegoers can, too. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) This wonderful film made me laugh until I cried.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) Reginald Hudlin's look back at an early case in the career of eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is as downright entertaining as it is sadly historic.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
63% The Foreigner (2017) Jackie Chan may be the marquee name here, but it's Pierce Brosnan who makes this action thriller as much fun as it is. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) This worthy sequel is a feast for the eyes and ears. The heart? Not so much.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
86% American Made (2017) Tom Cruise gives his best performance in years in a film almost too intently nuts to notice.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's been a while since Hollywood worked this hard to make us have a good time.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Have we really come a long way, baby?‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) No, you don't have to be a middle aged father college road tripping with his son to feel how wonderful Mike White's gentle comedy is: you just have to have an open heart and soul. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) Yes, I'd hoped Hallie Meyers-Shyer would deliver the kind of warm and wise romantic comedy her mother used to make and I guess she tried, but...‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderburgh's return to the big screen may look like an Ocean's reboot a la NASCAR, but don't you go thinking this is some smart alecky snobby spin. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Katherine Bigelow's powerful testament reminds us not just of our history, but, especially in light of recent events, makes us wonder if we, indeed, have learned anything from it. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde feels like a punch in the gut. And not just because of the incessant, graphic violence.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
74% Landline (2017) Once filmmaker Gillian Robespierre gets down to it, this sophomore effort reveals surprisingly affecting layers.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan's epic isn't just the best film of his career, but one of the best war movies in decades.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The moral to this story? You can gorge on a feast of effects, but without engaging humans leading the way, you'll feel stuffed with a whole lot of nothing.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This Spidey gets the job done.‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright puts pedal to the metal, delivering a genre-spin that's colossal entertainment. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Matt Reeves' stunner climbs to new heights, not just technically but emotionally, assuring this as not just one of the year's most ambitious, but powerful entertainments. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) Hating on this sweetheart of a rom-com must be the cinematic equivalent of kicking a puppy. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman is so super, you could almost forget how important it is. But I hope you don't. ‐ The Movie Minute
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017