Julian Johnson

Julian Johnson
Julian Johnson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Photoplay
Publications: Photoplay

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T-Meter Title | Year
60% The Eternal Sapho (1916) In The Eternal Sapho, [Bara] shows flashes of character definition and intense dramatic expression which she has not previously manifested. The piece itself is ponderously negligible. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
90% Daughter of the Gods (1916) Seldom has any photoplay been conceived with such a wealth of varied material, with thrills so interspersed between moments of quaintness and closeup bits of expressive pantomime. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
43% The Fall of a Nation (1916) It is not good entertainment because it is neither original nor spectacular. At this writing, twelve hours after witnessing the display, it is impossible to recall one battle scene. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
88% Deliverance (1919) Miss Keller herself is a marvel of intuition and mechanical perfection, but I think the story, the human interest, is almost spoiled by the enormous amount of propaganda so unnecessarily inserted into the last reels. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
29% Unpardonable Sin (1919) An impressive photoplay, filled with splendid characterizations, remarkable photography, and a thoughtful perfection of detail which honors the intelligence of the beholder. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
78% The White Heather (1919) The trouble is not with the director, but with the piece. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
100% The Iron Claw (1916) This is a good serial, of its kind. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
80% Wildcat of Paris (1919) Miss Dean is her flashing self -- not always nor often a good actress, but always an effervescent [presence]. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% Anne of Green Gables (1919) William D. Taylor's direction of the picture is pleasantly adequate without being in any way original. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
90% Ravished Armenia (1919) William N. Selig comes back as a producer, this time in the interests of oppressed Asia Minor, for it is he who made this interesting, though sometimes horribly detailed pictorial recount of a little people's long struggle for liberty. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
78% Salome (1919) This edition of the adventures of Herodiade's daughter is not a sin against morals; it is only a vast, colossal assault on common sense. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
86% The Darling of Paris (1917) Miss Bara throws herself into her delineation with the wholeheartedness for which she is noted, and is an Esmeralda passably true to novel and period. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
100% Hearts of the World (1918) I think the main secret of Griffith's clutch at people's hearts is his'patient preliminary exposition of every detail of his characters' lives. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
80% Civilization (1916) The thrill of the spectacle must ever be secondary to the thrill of emotion, since it appeals to the brain instead of to the heart. Mr. Ince's spectacle is tremendous, its mechanical equipment a revelation, save in one respect. His air fleet. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
88% The Miracle Man (1919) As a study in genuine human beings, as an exhibition of the instinctive triumph of the better nature when that better nature has a chance... I do not recall that the silversheet has ever offered anything any better than this. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
71% Arizona (1918) The play has only one speed, and that's the third. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020