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Johanna Schneller

Johanna Schneller
Johanna Schneller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 78% The Hero (2017) Two good things are not enough to goose this all-too-familiar tale of a selfish man who wakes up one day, realizes that he blew it and scrambles to fix it before it's too late.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
2.5/4 48% Rough Night (2017) The movie falls apart, and flounders to the end, because it doesn't know what its funny is supposed to be.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2.5/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) The film - the feature directorial debut for Gabriela Cowperthwaite, whose orcas-in-peril documentary, Blackfish, struck a nerve - treats the handler/dog relationship with respect, not cheap sensationalism.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/4 48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Anne doesn't drive her own journey. She spends scene after scene passively letting Jacques tell her what to do, eat and think. And there's no detouring around that.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/4 86% The Lovers (2017) A delicate, deadpan comic fable, as if someone gave Boccaccio a camera and an indie film budget.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2.5/4 76% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) If you appreciate a writer/director and actor who swing for the fences and chase after big questions ... this has a dreamlike beauty that may catch you in its spell.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/4 50% The Promise (2017) Noble intentions can't disguise their epic failure: The love story fails to ignite.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) Under the rigorous eye of executive producer Winfrey, the science story is pushed to the margins, and the focus is the family, their cultural, personal and racial legacies the heart of the matter.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
2/4 46% Going in Style (2017) I leave the cinema happier if I've been emotionally satisfied - if something has been risked, even lost, as well as gained. Having no emotional stakes leaves me cold, and leaves three cheeky actors with nothing to play.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 46% Wilson (2017) Perhaps I've seen one too many movies in which men who need to grow up have to wreak havoc on other people's lives to do it. And this is that one too many.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) Director Amma Asante is carving a niche for herself, making gorgeous-looking cinema from untold histories. Her best asset here is Oyelowo.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
79% Beware the Slenderman (2016) Harnessing the simplicity and reach of the Internet is an appropriate technique for this doc, because it's about just that. But using Skype is also a genius tip for any doc maker on a budget. Which is every doc maker.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
2/4 36% Sugar Mountain (2016) The plot twists we get are not the ones we want. They look like complications, but they don't deepen the story or connect it to any wider ideas.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
2/4 40% Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016) Why do so many Canadian films rely on overwrought conceits? Why isn't reality good enough?‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
1.5/4 33% Lavender (2017) Leaves no cliché unturned ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2.5/4 100% The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos) (2015) On the plus side, the music is lovely, the favela setting adds energy and texture, and many of the kids are terrific natural actors. Even so, this song is all too familiar - call it To Sir, With Strings.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 88% Christine (2016) Hall creates a fierce, uncompromising portrait of a woman who was prescient enough to see the dark places her culture was headed - the logical end game of our "if it bleeds, it leads" obsessions - but also damaged enough to succumb to them.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) What the protagonists do is simply wrong, and their attempts to fix it are first tepid, then unpleasant.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
1.5/4 48% Edge of Winter (2016) This film will be remembered (if at all) as one of the things Holland did before he was Spider-Man.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) We don't learn enough about Jones away from her cancer. And because Jones is not especially insightful about her disease (not many people could be), we don't learn enough about her within it, either.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2.5/4 63% Zoom (2016) It left me meh. It's all situation, no character.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Florence Foster Jenkins isn't perfect; bits of busyness can't disguise its simple arc. But it trips lightly through some pretty profound ideas about power, selfishness, vanity, generosity, and human frailty.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 97% Little Men (2016) By the end, Sachs has raised urgent questions about immigration, classism, gentrification, loyalty, family and nascent sexuality - but he's done so utterly organically, via 10 square feet of city. Lovely.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2.5/4 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) The film suddenly backs down, and the resulting learning and growing feels like chickening out.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
1/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) It's possible I saw it on the wrong night, in the wrong mood. But I'm fed up with the cheap laziness of this strain of comedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 80% Out of Print (2016) At 20 minutes, it would have been delightful. At 90, it's fan non-fiction.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 40% Tempest Storm (2016) Mainly, the film suffers because Storm is not at all introspective. It's all access and no insight.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 91% The Witness (2016) The story deftly switches focus from Bill's quest to Bill himself. We learn how and why the witness apathy story has haunted him for 50 years, his family's reaction to his admitted obsession over it, and how it shaped his life.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
2/4 8% No Stranger Than Love (2016) It's all quirked up, but goes nowhere.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Miller's characters are complete, singular people, and her take is thoroughly female. She subverts the genre, and wakes it up.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) The soundscape is rich, and the beast-battles well executed. But the characters never develop beyond their two-word descriptors: Conflicted Boy, Lonely Girl, Angry Son, etc.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 57% To Life (À la vie) (2016) We feel the women's tentativeness, but not always their joy or their unshakeable bond. What we do see, however, is the tip of what is obviously a very deep iceberg. And that's enough.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
1.5/4 31% Adore (2013) Outré love stories are great, as are love stories that make viewers squirm. But they have to ring true emotionally, and despite its talented cast, Adore does not.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013