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
3/4 Judy (2019) Josh Larsen Zellweger is unrecognizable, in appearance and level of conviction. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
3/4 The Two Popes (2019) Josh Larsen ...an intimate portrait of faith as a struggle, even for those at the very top. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
1.5/4 Little (2019) Josh Larsen Issa Rae deserves a feature comedy way smarter than this EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/4 Harriet (2019) Josh Larsen Erivo's Harriet is both Moses and Jeremiah EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
3.5/4 Poetry (2010) Josh Larsen Yun gives us a lifetime in a few hours. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
3.5/4 The Turin Horse (2011) Josh Larsen ...austerely captures humanity's basic struggle, while recognizing in that struggle a certain dignity. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3.5/4 Weathering With You (2019) Josh Larsen ...an exercise in artistic prowess that reminds us how little power over the weather we actually have. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
2.5/4 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Josh Larsen ...aims for a very precise tone. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
3.5/4 Atlantics (2019) Josh Larsen ...a spooky thrill. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Josh Larsen I wanted out, even as I couldn't look away. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
3.5/4 A Hidden Life (2019) Josh Larsen ...thrums with a spiritual vigor. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Josh Larsen With Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars limps to a close, but there's still good in it. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/4 Queen & Slim (2019) Josh Larsen The style is arresting and the leads are strong, but the story runs out of steam. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/4 Frozen II (2019) Josh Larsen ...a torturously convoluted extension of an already complicated narrative. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/4 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Josh Larsen Should a painting capture its subject or liberate her? EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/4 Black Mother (2018) Josh Larsen It's as if Allah's subjects are soaking up the power of being seen. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Josh Larsen Deception-or, rather, misperception-is built into the film's very form EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 1917 (2019) Josh Larsen ...emphasizes space and distance in a way that's undeniably immersive. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
2.5/4 Light From Light (2019) Josh Larsen ...a quiet, intimate ghost story, in which there may not, in fact, be a ghost. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/4 Little Women (2019) Josh Larsen ...manages a way around the Laurie conundrum. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Josh Larsen ...benefits from surprising, almost surreal moments. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/4 Marriage Story (2019) Josh Larsen ...has an ugly honesty you'll rarely find outside of the films of John Cassavetes. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/4 Burning Cane (2019) Josh Larsen ...tries to reconcile what is heard and experienced in church with what is seen and felt when Sunday service is over. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/4 Ash Is Purest White (2018) Josh Larsen ...a mesmerizing mood piece about personal alienation and national dislocation. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Josh Larsen ...feels like a zany prank being pulled on a dictatorial teacher by the smartest kid in the room. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 The Irishman (2019) Josh Larsen ...a wake for a genre-Scorsese's personal type of guilt-soaked, blood-spattered, Catholic gangster films in particular. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Josh Larsen ...a cinematic sailor's yarn you won't soon forget. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/4 Ming Yue Ji Shi You (2017) Josh Larsen A stately, handsome World War II drama... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/4 The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Josh Larsen ...shows signs of the distinct, fertile imagination that would flower in masterpieces like Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
2.5/4 Gangs of New York (2002) Josh Larsen Martin Scorsese's Les Miserables. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Josh Larsen ...one of Almodovar's least exuberant productions - and one of his best. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3.5/4 Parasite (2019) Josh Larsen ...like Shoplifters' ugly twin brother, who's kept hidden in the basement. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
1/4 American Beauty (1999) Josh Larsen ...a particularly embittered entry in the suburban satire genre. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/4 GoodFellas (1990) Josh Larsen "The movie's morality lies in its form." EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 Joker (2019) Josh Larsen "...a provocatively toxic time capsule for an era of misguided rage." EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/4 Let the Bullets Fly (2010) Josh Larsen ...a face-off as farce. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3.5/4 Mean Streets (1973) Josh Larsen The birth of Martin Scorsese, as most moviegoers have come to think of him. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/4 Little Woods (2018) Josh Larsen A predictable narrative given rich contours... EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
3/4 Ad Astra (2019) Josh Larsen "...zooms further in the more it zooms out." EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
2.5/4 Fast Color (2018) Josh Larsen A subdued take on the superhero film... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
1.5/4 Babes in Arms (1939) Josh Larsen Garland is the clear bright spot. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
2.5/4 The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Josh Larsen ...raises compelling questions.. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
2/4 Late Night (2019) Josh Larsen The material just isn't there. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
1/4 It: Chapter Two (2019) Josh Larsen ...could have been called Jump Scares: The Movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/4 The Pirate (1948) Josh Larsen Judy Garland at her sexiest and most comedic, all at once. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/4 The Harvey Girls (1946) Josh Larsen A Western fantasia... EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/4 For Me and My Gal (1942) Josh Larsen ...has real affection for the vaudeville world it depicts. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/4 The Scarlet Empress (1934) Josh Larsen ...a costume-drama farce full of overly heated performances set against a macabre, nightmarish production design. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 Honeyland (2019) Josh Larsen ...depicts a balance between humanity and the natural world that feels all but lost in this modern age. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
2.5/4 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Josh Larsen ...manages two stellar sequences that are raw and truthful enough to salvage the movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019