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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Parched (2016)

"Beautifully photographed, sometimes brutal, ultimately uplifting: a lively and amusing journey of four women pushing back against India's patriarchy." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 17, 2016

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"Thoroughly hilarious, surprisingly poignant portrait of fandom, friendship, and the filmmaking odyssey that consumed the teenage years of three movie lovers." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 17, 2016

A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) (2016)

"Denmark's smash-hit Nordic noir series Department Q arrives in the US... and this third chapter is menacing, creepy, and morbidly engaging." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 15, 2016

Margarita with a Straw (2016)

"Open, frank, funny romantic dramedy about a young Indian woman living with cerebral palsy. A perfect antidote to the disability pity porn of Me Before You." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 14, 2016

The Boss (2016)

"Plays with hierarchies and rivalries of women's lives that often aren't seen onscreen, and embraces women as powerful. But it's just not very funny about it." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 9, 2016

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"'Less Ed and Lorraine' and 'more cheese and cardboard' is precisely the last direction a sequel to the classy original should have gone in. Yet here we are." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Approaching the Unknown (2016)

"I wish I could figure out what this would-be trippy space odyssey wants to say. I was hoping for sci-fi philosophy. I got nothing but lifeless nonsense." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Warcraft (2016)

"Like all Frazetta fantasy posters came to life all at once. A masterpiece of cinema that truly speaks to the interests of white male teenage nerds from 1987." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 6, 2016

Time To Choose (2016)

"Quickly dispels oh-no-not-more-doom-and-gloom climate-change trepidation with the optimism embodied in the title. There is hope for us, but we must act now." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 3, 2016

Holding The Man (2015)

"Told with a lovely romantic sweep and full of raw, honest emotion, this is a gay love story that's also just a great love story, full stop. Yay." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 3, 2016

The Nice Guys (2016)

"Two fun characters played by two great actors with fantastic chemistry together go in search of a movie, and - spoiler! - never quite find it." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 3, 2016

Me Before You (2016)

"This miscalculated romantic dramedy is pathetically simplistic about morally complicated issues, and kind of offensive to those living with disabilities." Flick Filosopher
Posted Jun 1, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"Leaden and witless, though it obviously believes there is humor in its loud, chaotic juvenility. It would be an insult to cartoons to call this cartoonish." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 30, 2016

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Hilariously, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the ancient Nile is the least offensive thing about this crime against goofball cinema." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 28, 2016

Victoria (2015)

"The two-hour-plus single-take gimmick disappears into the background as the implausibility and the flatness of the protagonist come to the unfortunate fore." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 25, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Believes six impossible things - like implausible character motivations, or big emotions - because they're in the script, without bothering to earn them." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 24, 2016

The Sacrifice (1986)

"The dread chill of the film is a stark reminder of the zeitgeist at the time, which was full of nuclear doom.... What constitutes the tragedy here is what is left open to question." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 21, 2016

The Mirror (1975)

"[D]eeply, sometimes abstrusely impressionistic... What's real and what isn't, what's past and what's present is difficult to untangle... [O]ften seductively beautiful to look at..." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 21, 2016

Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (1962)

"[A] subdued depiction of warfare as mostly a lot of waiting around for brief explosive action... The orphan kid - who several times describes himself as 'jittery' - is a more openly shell-shocked version of all the adults around him." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 21, 2016

Welcome To Happiness (2016)

"Its self-conscious eccentricity is so banal that it feels like a parody of 'the American indie.' Behold magic rocks and a Significant fortune cookie!" Flick Filosopher
Posted May 20, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"About precisely nothing other that pure pulp comic-book soap-opera rigmarole, overshadowed by clichés, implausibilities, and missed opportunities." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 19, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"What the heck is this? Some sort of meninist political statement attempting to vindicate male anger? In a kids' movie? Maybe men shouldn't make movies..." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 16, 2016

The Invitation (2016)

"A chillingly crafted portrait of quiet menacing uncertainty. Balefully replicates the precariousness of not being able to trust one's own instincts." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 12, 2016

The Family Fang (2016)

"Strikingly original, a truly rare pleasure in a cinematic environment clogged with cookie-cutter films. Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman are splendid." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 10, 2016

Bite (2016)

"Pro tip, ladies: A pregnancy test that comes up positive might just mean you are incubating some exotic fish-bug nasties. Ask your doctor!" Flick Filosopher
Posted May 10, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"Teenaged girls behaving badly, depicted with a positive vibe. Progress? Turns out grossout movies don't work even when they're kind of feminist." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 9, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"When FFJ sticks to farce, it works wonderfully, like something P.G. Wodehouse might have loved. But the longer it goes on, the more maudlin it gets." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 6, 2016

These Final Hours (2015)

"It's the end of the world. Finally, a legitimate reason for a man to experience emotion. We've seen this all before... except not quite so ridiculous." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 5, 2016

The American Side (2016)

"Invoking fascinating conspiracy theories surrounding Nikola Tesla only to turn them into a macguffin, this neonoir detective flick ultimately disappoints." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 3, 2016

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"Yet another installment in the long-running series Dead Women Make Men Feel Things. Seething with unspoken emotions, all of which are elusive and abstruse." Flick Filosopher
Posted May 2, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Tough, unanswerable human questions frame spectacular, innovative action sequences that are like superhero ballets. This series just keeps getting better." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 29, 2016

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

"Could have been assembled entirely from clips from other movies - mostly the Star Wars prequels - and would have been better if it had been." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 28, 2016

The Divide (2016)

"[A] hugely sympathetic film, but it's not difficult to sympathize with these people: they are all of us." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 27, 2016

Requiem For The American Dream (2016)

"[E]ye-opening, consciousness-expanding, and - ho boy yes indeedy - angry-making stuff." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 27, 2016

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

"A gritty woman's perspective on tropes of the western genre, a lean action drama that is sparse yet sympathetic, and laconic but simmers with deep emotion." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Miles Ahead (2016)

"A fantasy about Miles Davis's life and music; loose, free-flowing, a kind of cinematic jazz. An astonishingly assured directorial debut from Don Cheadle." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 22, 2016

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"A fake movie busted out into reality! But this not-even would-be jokey riff on Hollywood doesn't know how to fill the air between car chases and punchups." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 21, 2016

The Survivalist (2015)

"A beautifully observed film about ugly human emotions and experiences, and a stunning example of how big a world can be sketched on a tiny budget." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 19, 2016

The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016)

"Hilarious satire about rebooting religion with a goddess in charge this time. A little bit Douglas Adams, a little bit Terry Gilliam, a whole lot irreverent." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 18, 2016
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The Syndrome (2016)

"A smartly dispassionate and skeptical look at 'shaken baby syndrome,' and an accidental portrait about how science fails us when it solidifies into dogma." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 18, 2016

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"As entertaining on an escapist level as it is irrefutably engaging on a level that is essential for citizens who are players in our political environment." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 15, 2016

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2016)

"[A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 15, 2016

The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016)

"[A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 15, 2016

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Goes right up to the bleeding edge of cinema to tell a story that is strapping yet simple, and hugely appealing. Disney found a good reason to redo an old film." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 14, 2016

Midnight Special (2016)

"Intensely gripping drama full of smart, thoughtful, personal twists on some familiar sci-fi ideas. Hums with the hope that a better world is within reach." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 8, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"It's a prequel and a sequel! It's got girl powerrr and lady-hating! It's a mashup of Lord of the Rings and Frozen! It's all these things, and less." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Big Eyes (2014)

"A bitter feminist fairy tale about a woman betrayed by love and trust and crafted by culture to be vulnerable to the charms of a con-artist husband." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 6, 2016

Love & Mercy (2015)

"Intense, unconventional, often uncomfortable portrait of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson that transcends the typical clichés about madness and creativity." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 6, 2016

A Walk In The Woods (2015)

"A sitcom about old men creaking along the Appalachian Trail, reminiscing about slutty girls, and maybe having a stroke at any moment. You know, for fun." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 4, 2016

Sold (2016)

"Brutal yet sensitively rendered, putting a human face, if a fictional one, on an issue that rarely gets one. Almost Dickens for the 21st century." Flick Filosopher
Posted Apr 1, 2016
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