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Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 93% 20th Century Women (2017) ...for most of these characters, this is a season of life in which everything seems to be happening too quickly. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jan 15, 2017
2/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) ...has no compelling center. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/4 95% Paterson (2016) ...exudes something that alludes so many of us: contentment. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) ...a rare glimpse of the black experience as it pertains to wider American history. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2.5/4 95% Fences (2016) ...depicts a man whose entire world exists in a tug-of-war between the Civil War and Civil Rights. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) ...hilarious, bizarre, and oddly sweet. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/4 89% Jackie (2016) ...a psychodrama more than a standard biopic. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 82% Julieta (2016) ...unfolds with a Hitchcockian sense of mystery and Almodovar's usual bursts of color. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) ...has some arresting creative flourishes, as well as enough genuine emotion to forgive the more maudlin touches. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/4 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) ...the more we unfold of its mystery, the deeper we fall into suspicion, desire, and depravity. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ...doesn't move the bar on what it means to be a Star Wars movie in any significant way. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3.5/4 98% Love & Friendship (2016) I've seen Austen adaptations that are more romantic, but few that are so hilarious. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 10, 2016
3/4 83% Silence (2017) ...has a solemn intensity that builds into a cinematic fervor. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 10, 2016
2.5/4 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ...a lament over lost culture. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) One of the fizziest, dizziest, most delightful movie musicals to come around since Fred Astaire spun Ginger Rogers across soundstages. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) ...a novel idea that gets stretched way too thin. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3.5/4 100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) ...Timberlake hardly pauses for a rest, and most importantly makes you believe he doesn't want to ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 3, 2016
2.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) ...relies on some outlandish plot twists to amp up the ickiness. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) ...a portrait of a man who deals with grief by submerging it into the marrow of his bones. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) ...lends visual poetry to oral history. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 30, 2016
1.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) ...has the whiff of sensationalism rather than the aroma of empathy. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) ...an achingly funny portrayal of a high schooler in search of that rarest of jewels: a confident sense of self. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 26, 2016
3/4 61% Allied (2016) ...a scintillating work of cinematic nostalgia, if one that's limited by a few contemporary elements (green screens, Brad Pitt). ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/4 95% Moana (2016) ...will fit nicely between your DVDs of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 22, 2016
1.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) ...represents the Marvelization of the Harry Potter universe. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 20, 2016
3.5/4 100% Cameraperson (2016) An intensely moving and provocatively personal consideration of what it means to carry a camera. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 98% Under The Shadow (2016) Apparently women should be covered at all times, even if djinn are chasing them. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 14, 2016
3.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ...runs on hilarious, unrelated bits of idiocy. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 13, 2016
3/4 94% Arrival (2016) ...belongs to the cinematic tradition of philosophical space flicks that ultimately turn inward. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 10, 2016
1.5/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) ...like looking for peace inside the barrel of a gun. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 6, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) In Loving, quiet domesticity evolves into revolutionary political action, and it's a beautiful sight to behold. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 4, 2016
1.5/4 67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) If joy and liberation exudes from the best Astaire-Rogers films, this is defined by restriction. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 90% The Witness (2016) ...potent journalism, but also leaves the faint whiff of reality television. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Nov 1, 2016
2.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) ...entertains, but never haunts. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 31, 2016
3.5/4 98% Moonlight (2016) ...lit with what can only be described as the aching color of compassion. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 30, 2016
3.5/4 92% Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin) (1956) ...a subterfuge film from Buñuel, in which his style and politics are subsumed within genre trappings. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 97% Krisha (2016) ...as if we're experiencing that most familiar of American traditions-Thanksgiving dinner-through the eyes of an uncomfortable alien. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 23, 2016
3.5/4 96% Sing Street (2016) ...catnip for anyone who grew up with 1980s bands like Duran Duran and The Cure. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 23, 2016
3/4 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2016) Boxing movies aren't always remembered for their romance, but that's the defining element here... ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1.5/4 53% Footloose (1984) Kevin Bacon moves like a machete chopping through the jungle. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/4 100% Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe (1954) ...could pass as just another literary adaptation if you weren't watching closely. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 90% Certain Women (2016) ...keeps its distance; there isn't much, in terms of drama, to interrupt the routine of these women's lives. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) ...looks as funny as it sounds. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/4 96% Daughters of the Dust (1991) ...thrums with a truly independent spirit and a dreamy ebullience. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 78% The Shallows (2016) Before it gets pretty Sharknado, this is a fairly entertaining woman-versus-beast adventure. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) ...rightly rooted in the perspective of the oppressed. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Oct 4, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Golden Age (L'Âge d'Or) (1930) ...a scandalous attack on all things religious and bourgeois. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 25, 2016
1/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) D'Onofrio bursts from a bush looking like Grizzly Adams, if Grizzly Adams had eaten Orson Welles for breakfast. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/4 100% Un Chien Andalou (1929) Plenty of movies follow dream logic. This has dream rhythm. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 23, 2016
1.5/4 42% Heaven & Earth (1994) ...despite every intention the movie can't quite shake its American male point of view. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 20, 2016