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Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) I could watch Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton do this for hours. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3.5/4 90% Born on the Fourth of July (1989) ...a tale of American masculinity undone. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) The aesthetic flecks are what keep Snowden interesting. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 18, 2016
2.5/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) ...sufficiently honors the original film while also making a queasy impression of its own. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/4 85% Sully (2016) ...would work better as a video exhibit at an aviation history museum than it does as a dramatic narrative. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/4 100% National Velvet (1944) Donald Crisp and Anne Revere save this treacly family drama from choking on its own sentimentality. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 12, 2016
2/4 50% Carefree (1938) Shtick crept its way into the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers dynamic with this later collaboration. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/4 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) ...takes place at the end of the world, but it's a place that means all the world to the two brothers at its center. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 30, 2016
2/4 89% Morris from America (2016) ...plays like a construct imposed upon inauthentic characters, rather than an organic, attuned narrative ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) ...doesn't simply want to update a movie from 1977. It wants to be a movie from 1977. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 22, 2016
4/4 62% Unfriended (2015) ...takes seemingly benign, everyday technology and turns it into a vehicle for menace. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ...causes us to focus our attention on the details within the detail. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2.5/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) There is both a fragility and immediacy to the imagery-as if watching it might give you a paper cut. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 15, 2016
2/4 81% 1001 Grams (2015) ...takes its central metaphor very seriously. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Stillness can be peaceful, but it can also be menacing. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 13, 2016
1/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) You could put this movie's scenes on shuffle, and it would almost make as much sense. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/4 80% Batman Returns (1992) ...embraces the weirdness of the saga without a hint of hesitation. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/4 82% Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993) A romantic, flashback-rich narrative distinguishes this feature-length animated effort... ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 30, 2016
2.5/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Greengrass raises the level of difficulty for himself by creating an atmosphere of chaos, and then deftly navigates it. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 30, 2016
3.5/4 88% Wonder Woman (2009) Wonder Woman may look like a sex object, but she doesn't carry herself like one, nor does the narrative treat her as such. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 30, 2016
3.5/4 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) Gondry refrains from indulging his imagination in favor of building a realistic emotional richness. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/4 97% The Fits (2016) ...captures approaching adolescence for what it really is: an out-of-body experience. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 25, 2016
3/4 99% Le Havre (2011) Plays less like a snapshot of Europe wrestling with the realities of immigration and more like a fantasy about how Kaurismaki wishes every immigrant's story would play out. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 88% Shall We Dance (1937) An Astaire-Rogers vehicle saved by supporting players Eric Blore and Edward Everett Horton. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) ...has the feel of an obligatory installment, an effort aimed mostly at meeting a summer release date and fulfilling cast contracts. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) ...wears its predecessor like a burden to be carried or an aging relative to be reluctantly visited. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3.5/4 77% In A Better World (2011) ...the two child performances are the emotional lynchpin of the movie. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 75% The BFG (2016) ...includes a magical moment that will go down among my favorite scenes from Spielberg's filmography. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/4 76% Charlotte's Web (1973) It's fair to say that the best stuff comes directly from E.B. White's plot and prose. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3.5/4 100% The Witches (1990) ...could care less about catering to a child's more delicate sensibilities. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3.5/4 57% The Neon Demon (2016) ...captures the blinkered experience of obtaining adoration we were not made to receive ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2.5/4 96% De Palma (2016) The De Palma of De Palma ultimately comes off as the same one behind his movies: a talented filmmaker, but not a deeply introspective one. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/4 100% Swing Time (1936) Has Astaire and Rogers' pinnacle production number: 'Never Gonna Dance.' ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 12, 2016
0.5/4 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) Did Nick Nolte survive the filming of this? ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 12, 2016
1/4 77% Body Double (1984) ...ugly, unedifying exploitation cinema. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 81% Sunset Song (2016) The visual lushness is so overpowering that it nearly comes across as clueless. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3.5/4 97% Du Levande (You, The Living) (2007) The anguish of existence is the common thread here. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 27, 2016
4/4 90% The Lobster (2016) If we've come to idolize marriage in contemporary Western society, The Lobster has come to desecrate it. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 22, 2016
3.5/4 98% The Man Without a Past (2002) ...dourly delightful. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Gosling does enough stumbling and bumbling and falling from balconies (twice!) to earn the term Keatonesque. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 17, 2016
3.5/4 88% Hollywood Shuffle (1982) ...presaged a revolution that never came. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 15, 2016
3.5/4 75% Last Days In The Desert (2016) McGregor pulls off the trick of making two iconic figures register as flesh-and-blood characters. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 13, 2016
4/4 89% Songs From the Second Floor (2002) ...feels like the world's last whimper. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/4 98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) Soot and steam seep into every frame, so that you can almost sense the picture wheezing. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 8, 2016
1.5/4 61% High-Rise (2016) "Society doesn't come undone as much as it artfully spasms." ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) There are acknowledged costs to the movie's confrontations, from the bruises that almost every character sports to the bystanders who are killed in the crossfire. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 4, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The animators skillfully negotiate that delicate space between animalistic naturalism and approachable anthropomorphism. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted May 1, 2016
3/4 78% Follow the Fleet (1936) ...the standout numbers here, ironically, are the solo ones. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 30, 2016
3.5/4 76% Keanu (2016) As smart about identity politics as Dear White People and as amusing a spoof of Michael Bay movies as, well, Pain & Gain. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/4 90% Green Room (2016) ...soulful exploitation cinema. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Posted Apr 26, 2016