Terence Johnson

Terence Johnson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The film will have you laughing, jumping out of your seat, and an emotional wreck, often in the same beats. What a time to be alive to see a movie like this. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) A mixed bag, but its a good time at the theatre. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
100% Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) What I truly enjoyed about this movie was the animation and the movie's deeper themes. This animation style is a throwback to Batman the Animated Series and Superman of the 90s, and it is nice to be back in that world and interpretation of characters. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
94% Us (2019) Peele's sense of balance as a filmmaker is on display for much of this movie, blending incredible shots and truly laugh out loud moments with ease. That is, until he needs to find a way to end the film and tie together his cavalcade of ideas. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel isn't just a feat of directing and good writing, the acting is some of the liveliest in a Marvel movie. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
98% Apollo 11 (2019) It will make you feel like a young child discovering something new and wonderful and at 93 minutes, simply breezes by... - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The movie cannot decide whether it wants to go all the way or be more restrained... Everything is played so safe, without any joy in the visual language of the film or in the script. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
93% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Most importantly it's got a wonderful understanding about the legend of Superman and what an icon like him can mean, even after death. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) If Beale Street Could Talk is a movie of moments, beautiful, emotional moments, but it did not cohere into a [fully] realized film for me. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's like a comic book come to life but not just panel hopping: there's a cinematic fluidity to this movie that rivals the best animated films of all time, not just of this year. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Cuaron is an auteur in his own right, and as such puts his stamp on his own life's story. But in doing so, he never picks the stamp up, too often letting shots linger far longer than they are interesting. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The kind of high quality studio fare adults have been begging for in the age of the big blockbuster. It's whip smart, flawlessly directed, and ferociously acted. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Forces you to shift your focus, allegiance, and expectations with the simplest of camera moves or moments from its actors. Lee keeps this tale spinning so smoothly that you don't even notice that the movie has been playing you. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford understands that his movie star charisma has not dimmed in the many years he's been a star and uses it to full advantage. His character is a man everyone is charmed by in various capacities, and Redford certainly gives us plenty of reasons why. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
87% First Man (2018) Manages to make space travel both incredibly awe inspiring and fear inducing... These scenes are technical marvels that also manage to keep the emotion and dialogue working in concert. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet Simple Wedding (2018) The movie consistently rights itself and ends up being very enjoyable. Simple Wedding's cleverness is it's best asset and Zandieh has delivered a truly unique picture. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% Making Montgomery Clift (2018) Making Montgomery Clift adds up to a wonderful watch and a film that is easily recommendable. It's juicy enough to get the gossip hound salivating, but contains such a great amount of care and heart... - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Incredibly funny and heartfelt with star making turns from Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, this movie is just a delight from start to finish. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
68% Breathe (2017) I never quite felt like Breathe could move past being a collection of scenes stitched together, nice though some of them were. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's fantastic. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
63% Ideal Home (2018) Ideal Home is ultimately a kind of boring and really on the nose movie. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It's a movie that's meant to entertain, and does, but just cannot rise above being enjoyable in the moment. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Writer/director Brad Bird delivers all the thrills and chills of the original picture, while still maintaining the heart that captured us the first go round. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) [Hereditary] is a tense picture, but one I found ultimately unfulfilling. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
70% Adrift (2018) I enjoyed it well enough for what it was, but something kept me from loving it. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) [This] adaptation of Ray Bradburry's classic novel doesn't really shock the core like it should, mostly because it's a movie that wants the essence of a narrative without really digging into the themes. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This doesn't give much room for the actors to breathe. It's a miracle Ehrenreich is able to make anything at all with Han, given how much mimicry he has to do. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There is a sense of relief that one has that Avengers: Infinity War proved to be a really good movie that doesn't waste any of the goodwill built up over the past 10 years. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
93% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a brilliant film, that uses strong performances, a tight script, and even its own limitations to create an unsettling, yet enjoyable atmosphere. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) This movie is so thoroughly entertaining you won't be able to help from shouting and cheering during the film. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) There are so many times that Ready Player One could have wrestled with its nostalgia love or more problematic elements, but instead it's just a movie with no there there. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
80% Batman Ninja (2018) Batman Ninja is one of the most raucous movies of the year and the most entertained I have been in a while. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
91% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is a breath of fresh air in so many ways. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) I think Ava DuVernay is one of our most gifted filmmakers but she missed the mark here. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Unfortunately for me, it was more bad than good. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
73% The Ritual (2017) The movie's third act falls apart completely and leaves The Ritual as a disappointing way to spend just under two hours. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler's got a great visual eye, and teaming up with Rachel Morrison again yields some lovely camera work, but his true gift is drawing performances from actors and world building. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/4 67% Lawless (2012) The MVP of the film is most certainly Jessica Chastain. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3.5/4 82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) It's a film that will leave you puzzled, especially after a rough first half hour, but the more you open your mind to will prove revelatory, entirely engrossing and incredibly funny. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3.5/4 88% Arbitrage (2012) Underneath the surface is a hauntingly urgent requiem on the American Dream and the moral fabric of the country. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
2.5/4 75% The East (2013) One of the most enchanting boring movies put to screen. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
4/4 92% Child's Pose (2014) By the time Child's Pose ended all I could do was say "Man, that was a great movie." - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3.5/4 63% Evil Dead (2013) It's easily the bloodiest studio film I've ever seen and a flat out riot to watch. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/4 56% Snitch (2013) Snitch is better than it has any reason being because of the phenomenal acting, led by Dwayne Johnson's best performance ever. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3.5/4 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) This is a tough line to walk, being both upfront with your message and managing subtle critiques, but luckily for viewers Daniels manages to find the right balance and deliver a winning movie. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
2.5/4 79% Tom at the Farm (2015) Tom at the Farm certainly has some flaws that are too big to ignore but in terms of genre filmmaking and acting, it's a decent watch. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
1.5/4 64% Sinister (2012) Mildly engaging but incredibly flawed. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
2/4 65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) An adequate filmmaking exercise that strikes most of the same beats as Lord of the Rings without any of the importance, epic scope or je ne sais quoi. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/4 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) The most enjoyable and playful film in the franchise. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/4 81% Warm Bodies (2013) Nicholas Hoult is sensational as R. It can't be easy to be an actor to have to be showy and restrained all while under zombie makeup, but Hoult manages to do just that. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018