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Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 48% Song to Song (2017) In Song to Song, Malick's concerns have clarified into a clearly expressed conservatism.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/4 76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) ...has plenty of energy and affection, but not much purpose.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/4 100% Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985) Vagabond doesn't ask its main character to explain herself, and that attitude makes all the difference.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) ...during its most familiar moments, this feels like a tale as moldy as time.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) ...a movie of many layers, most of which are only partly revealed.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
3.5/4 80% One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'Une chante, l'autre pas) (1977) ...one of Agnes Varda's more feminist works, yet its approach is hardly polemical.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/4 89% Raw (2017) ...not for the faint of heart-particularly those who might get squeamish about watching a heart being eaten.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/4 84% Burning Sands (2017) ...presents Hell Week through the lens of Frederick Douglass.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 79% Personal Shopper (2017) ...reveals what's simultaneously so alluring and frustrating about Stewart's performances.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/4 100% Rio Bravo (1959) Rio Bravo isn't a Fordian display of vast Western visas; the contours explored here are emotional.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3/4 92% Logan (2017) ...eschews invincibility in favor of human frailty. ‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) ...moves from early scenes of social discomfort to a finale full of Grand Guignol violence and gore.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
3/4 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) ...an extension of James Baldwin's many attempts-through his plays, novels, and essays-to help white America 'get it.'‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) ...a potent consideration of original sin-the notion that we are all born with a propensity toward evil.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/4 100% That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) I could watch Fernando Rey squirm for hours, so amusing are the aristocratically clownish expressions on his face.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) ...confirms my contention that Batman is the most compelling of all superhero characters.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
2.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) ...will make even the most hardened action fan wince.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 85% John Wick (2014) ...depicts a man who unleashes his mourning on the world.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Fireworks (1947) ...the explosive pyrotechnics of an id bravely laid bare.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
3/4 86% Lion (2016) ...delicate handling of material that easily could have been turned into feel-good slop.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
3.5/4 100% Tristana (1970) With Tristana, Buñuel depicts sexual liberation as a snake that eats its own tail.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
1.5/4 74% Trolls (2016) ...amounts to having glitter thrown in your eyes for 92 minutes.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
4/4 99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) The continued relevance of The Battle of Algiers is both a point of fascination and something to mourn.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) ...evokes, in its primeval beauty, something of a seaside Garden of Eden.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
2/4 64% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) ...of interest as a possible peek into Rogers and Astaire's actual working relationship.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
3/4 86% Diary of a Chambermaid (Le journal d'une femme de chambre) (1965) ...just when it seems to settle in as a black comedy, the movie turns grisly.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/4 88% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2017
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) ...has no compelling center.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3.5/4 96% Paterson (2016) ...exudes something that eludes so many of us: contentment.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) ...a rare glimpse of the black experience as it pertains to wider American history.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2.5/4 93% Fences (2016) ...depicts a man whose entire world exists in a tug-of-war between the Civil War and Civil Rights.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) ...hilarious, bizarre, and oddly sweet.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/4 89% Jackie (2016) ...a psychodrama more than a standard biopic.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/4 84% Julieta (2016) ...unfolds with a Hitchcockian sense of mystery and Almodovar's usual bursts of color.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
3/4 85% Silence (2017) ...has a solemn intensity that builds into a cinematic fervor.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
2.5/4 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) ...a lament over lost culture.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) ...a novel idea that gets stretched way too thin.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2016
2.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) ...relies on some outlandish plot twists to amp up the ickiness.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) ...lends visual poetry to oral history.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
1.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) ...has the whiff of sensationalism rather than the aroma of empathy.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/4 95% Moana (2016) ...will fit nicely between your DVDs of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016