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Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 85% Okja (2017) My Neighbor Totoro goes to the slaughterhouse...‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) ...encourages us to hail heroes whenever we have the slightest excuse, and give considerable pause before calling anyone a coward.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
3.5/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) ...appropriately momentous, then elegiac.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) ...a creepy, fantastical, and eventually perverse horror extravaganza.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3.5/4 89% A Ghost Story (2017) ...inverts most ghost stories by giving us a specter who is haunted by the living.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) ...the edits and camera swerves are completely in sync with the songs.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) ...works because it's only partly a Spider-Man movie.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) ...less concerned about male threat and more interested in feminine desire.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) ...smartly feminist without making too big of a deal out of it.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
2/4 54% War Machine (2017) ...doesn't know what kind of movie it wants to be, nor what sort of performance it wants Pitt to give.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3/4 93% The Beguiled (1971) ...what begins as a swooning pastoral soon develops into a kinky, Southern Gothic nightmare.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 100% Paris, Texas (1984) ...this vision of America is one of vast landscapes and fluorescent signs, the latter being almost as visually poetic as the former.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/4 92% The Brother from Another Planet (1984) ...nearly topples over from the weight of its social commentary.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 100% The Terminator (1984) Those nightmares we've all had about being chased by some relentless, unstoppable monster? This is the movie adaptation.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2.5/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) ...falls somewhere between the turgid mythologizing of Prometheus and the genre sleekness of the original.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 88% Something Wild (1986) Captures the tension of trying to stand out in cookie-cutter world without alienating everyone around you.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4/4 97% Stop Making Sense (2014) Byrne is the auteur here; Demme is the rare, generous sort of filmmaker who would emphasize that.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
3/4 96% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) In The Beaches of Agnes, life and cinema share the same space."‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) ...insists on trying to wear big-boy blockbuster pants.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 56% Top Gun (1986) Could Top Gun actually be a portrait of the dark side of American individualism?‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3/4 92% The Gleaners and I (2001) ...minor Varda, in a way, but it's also a moving summation of her life's work.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3.5/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) In The Lost City of Z, Charlie Hunnam plays something of a woke Indiana Jones.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/4 86% Harold and Maude (1971) Bud Cort delivers one of the all-time cinematic expressions of existential horror.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) For most of its running time this is a desperate search for a new spark plug.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
1.5/4 43% The Discovery (2017) The Discovery is a premise that never finds a purpose beyond itself.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
2/4 43% 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 78% 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 71% 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 91% 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 85% Burning Sands (2017) ...presents Hell Week through the lens of Frederick Douglass.‐ LarsenOnFilm
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/4 80% 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 93% 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 85% 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 90% 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 89% 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 85% 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