LarsenOnFilm

LarsenOnFilm is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Josh Larsen
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 Identifying Features (2020) Josh Larsen ...lets patient observation and careful framing do most of the talking. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2021
2.5/4 News of the World (2020) Josh Larsen ...a Hanks performance where there isn't much surprise in those kindly eyes. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/4 Promising Young Woman (2020) Josh Larsen ...shows impressive filmmaking promise and pulses with real pain. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2021
3.5/4 Jour de Fete (1948) Josh Larsen ...freewheelingly captures a traveling carnival's effects on a small French village. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3/4 Possessed (1947) Josh Larsen An early starring role for Joan Crawford, Possessed knows where the spotlight belongs. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
2/4 Boys State (2020) Josh Larsen A thoroughly depressing portrait of American teen masculinity, Texas politics, and the overall state of democracy... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 Nighthawk (2019) Josh Larsen A wild, disturbing sci-fi Western... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/4 Sound of Metal (2019) Josh Larsen Instead of a point of view, Sound of Metal gives us a point of hearing. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
3/4 His House (2020) Josh Larsen There are three specters to fear in the British horror flick His House... EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
3/4 One Night in Miami (2020) Josh Larsen One Night in Miami elevates its narrative conceit and obvious stage origins with sharp performances and a bold directorial hand. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
1.5/4 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Josh Larsen There might not be 84 minutes of Wonder Woman in the two-and-a-half-hour Wonder Woman 1984... EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/4 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Josh Larsen ...challenged me to think about what I praise in Black art-and why. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/4 The Truffle Hunters (2020) Josh Larsen ...beautiful, but also personable. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/4 I'm Your Woman (2020) Josh Larsen ...imagines what Mrs. Pink might have been doing while the boys were playing around in Reservoir Dogs. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/4 Nomadland (2020) Josh Larsen A uniquely American struggle is met by an indomitable American spirit in Nomadland... EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3.5/4 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Josh Larsen ...a double showdown-of characters and supreme acting talents. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
2.5/4 Mank (2020) Josh Larsen When it settles down, which is rare, the movie works as an exercise in cinephile time travel... EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/4 Gunda (2020) Josh Larsen Charlotte's Web meets slow cinema... EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
4/4 Soul (2020) Josh Larsen ...an exercise in psychedelic existentialism that astonishingly increases in inventiveness as it goes along. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/4 EMMA. (2020) Josh Larsen ...a cheerful confection-brightly colored, briskly consumed. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2020
3.5/4 Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Josh Larsen ...traces a bar's final bleary, belligerent, occasionally beautiful 24 hours. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
3.5/4 Possessed (1947) Josh Larsen ...a portrait of a woman for whom logic and reason has washed away, lost in a spreading ocean of mental illness. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
3/4 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Josh Larsen ...so harrowing that you may feel as if Possessor has possessed you. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3.5/4 Wolfwalkers (2020) Josh Larsen Another animated, geometric wonder from Irish filmmaker Tomm Moore... EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
3/4 Yes, God, Yes (2019) Josh Larsen ...reminds us that few things are as perverted as making sex more important than the gospel. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
3/4 Feels Good Man (2020) Josh Larsen A documentary reclamation project... EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
1.5/4 Dune (1984) Josh Larsen ...a reminder that when auteurism goes up against genre, genre often wins. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 Bad Hair (2020) Josh Larsen ...really needs a loud, live audience, preferably around midnight, to reach its full potential. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
2/4 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Josh Larsen ...tries to expose people who have already been walking around the past four years with their pants down. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 Time (2020) Josh Larsen ...both a testament and an indictment. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Josh Larsen ...gives Joan Crawford a crackerjack early role. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
1.5/4 Seven Beauties (1976) Josh Larsen ...woefully misguided. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 Shithouse (2020) Josh Larsen ...generates some low-key Before Sunrise vibes. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
3.5/4 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Josh Larsen ...thrums equally with Dada despair and do-the-right-thing agitprop. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
1.5/4 Hubie Halloween (2020) Josh Larsen Not the worst of Adam Sandler's Netflix vehicles, but not any good either... EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3.5/4 Amadeus (1984) Josh Larsen ...a case study for the theological notion of common grace. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/4 Candyman (1992) Josh Larsen If the movie has a White lens, it at least makes room for a Black side-eye. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
3.5/4 Wanda (1970) Josh Larsen ...a portrait of a woman under the influence, hopelessly trapped. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3/4 On the Rocks (2020) Josh Larsen "...closer to A Very Murray Christmas than Lost in Translation." EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/4 Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Josh Larsen ...a reprieve from mortality, even as it's creatively immersed in it. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
2.5/4 Kajillionaire (2020) Josh Larsen ...a destabilizing look at family as a big con. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
3/4 Antebellum (2020) Josh Larsen Part period piece, part horror flick, part Shyamalanesque piece of chicanery... EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/4 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975) Josh Larsen ...stares directly into the lonely domestic abyss to see if humanity can survive there. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3/4 The Nest (2020) Josh Larsen ...strong performances all around-including a powerhouse one from Carrie Coon. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
3/4 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) Josh Larsen ...an epic of blinkered nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
1.5/4 Mulan (2020) Josh Larsen It would be difficult to concoct a less imaginative remake. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
3/4 Romancing the Stone (1984) Josh Larsen ...a hybrid of Indiana Jones and classic screwball romances. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
2/4 Tenet (2020) Josh Larsen Tenet can very likely be explained. I'm not sure it can be experienced. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/4 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Josh Larsen A slippery, surreal experience... EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
2/4 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Josh Larsen ...Dickens as farce. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020