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 Toy Story 4 (2019) Josh Larsen Depending on which eye is looking at you, Forky is either adorable or horrifying. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3.5/4 The Souvenir (2019) Josh Larsen ...like watching a friend drown, and being unable to help. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/4 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Josh Larsen ...belongs to a lineage of whimsical, rabble-rousing, class-conscious independent cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Josh Larsen ...bloody disgusted about the state of affairs in 2019 America. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/4 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Josh Larsen A mostly meaningless film about meaninglessness... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/4 Girlfriends (1978) Josh Larsen ...an intimate portrait of what it was like to be a woman pushing back against convention in the late 1970s. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/4 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Josh Larsen ...confirms that Marilyn Monroe should always be thought of as a comedian first. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
4/4 Pulp Fiction (1994) Josh Larsen Even at its most mindless this is essential stuff. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
3/4 All That Jazz (1979) Josh Larsen Bob Fosse's half-confession about what a jerk he was to the women in his life... EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
3.5/4 Booksmart (2019) Josh Larsen The best high-school movies really love the kids in them, and that's the case with Booksmart. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
2/4 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Josh Larsen ...less about Wick and more about the grandiosity of the violence. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3/4 Being There (1979) Josh Larsen Sellers is funny in every moment; you just have to watch very closely. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
3.5/4 Our Time Machine (2019) Josh Larsen ...an act of creative defiance in the face of Alzheimer's disease. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/4 Two for the Road (1967) Josh Larsen Imagine if Richard Linklater's three Before films were all rolled into one movie... EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
3/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Josh Larsen ...more interested in the prankish politics of The Satanic Temple than theological debate. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/4 High Life (2018) Josh Larsen Sex is a curse in Claire Denis' High Life... EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 Charade (1963) Josh Larsen ...not a single thing is taken seriously in Charade. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
3.5/4 () Josh Larsen ...a literal pyramid of performance-art positivity. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Josh Larsen ...provides something truly satisfying: a sense of closure. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3.5/4 Diane (2018) Josh Larsen ...documents the personal burden of care on the caregiver. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
3.5/4 Funny Face (1957) Josh Larsen ...works best if you don't think about the nearly 30-year age gap between the romantic leads. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/4 On the Town (1949) Josh Larsen ...the movie belongs to its women. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3.5/4 Her Smell (2018) Josh Larsen It's as if Moss is directing the movie through her performance. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/4 The Rink (1916) Josh Larsen ...the sort of comic clumsiness that only a superb athlete could manage. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/4 Hello, Dolly! (1969) Josh Larsen ...fares best with the ensemble dance numbers that elegantly combine group movement and individual footwork. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
1.5/4 Aquaman (2018) Josh Larsen ...could have used more octopus percussionists. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 Dumbo (2019) Josh Larsen Nothing is really new or improved, only amplified. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 Starfish (2016) Josh Larsen ...merges music, memory, dreams, and science fiction in elegantly inventive ways. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
2/4 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) Josh Larsen ...each set piece is dropped into the film with a thud. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
3.5/4 Us (2019) Josh Larsen Another identity-dismembering horror movie from Jordan Peele... EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/4 The Circus (1928) Josh Larsen ...a meta-commentary on Chaplin's own comic genius. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/4 Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) Josh Larsen "Fantasztikus!" EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
3.5/4 Opening Night (1977) Josh Larsen Rowlands takes the movie by the throat... EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/4 Transit (2018) Josh Larsen ...reminds us how easily the awful past can be repeated in the present. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
1.5/4 Roustabout (1964) Josh Larsen Elvis Presley cruises through Roustabout like a predatory shark. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
3.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Josh Larsen Just when I think my MCU exhaustion is almost complete, Captain Marvel arrives to pull me back in. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/4 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) Josh Larsen Gazzara exudes cool and calm while also stinking of panic. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/4 Dumbo (1941) Josh Larsen ...most interested in capturing the shadings and sounds of sadness. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/4 Fyre (2019) Josh Larsen "The subject matter is gold." EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
2.5/4 Blue Hawaii (1962) Josh Larsen ...any problems that arise are easily solved with a ukulele and a song. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
4/4 Yi Yi (2000) Josh Larsen Yi Yi has space for everyone. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2019
2/4 A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Josh Larsen Mental illness as theater. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/4 The 'Burbs (1989) Josh Larsen ...presents suburban expansion as a cheerier version of manifest destiny. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 Ordinary People (1980) Josh Larsen ...an especially tony Afterschool Special. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
2/4 Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Josh Larsen Ann-Margret makes one thing clear every second she's on screen in Bye Bye Birdie: no matter how hokey, forcibly madcap, or just plain dumb the material gets, she's coming out of this thing a star. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
3.5/4 Faces (1968) Josh Larsen ...constantly scratches its own skin. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
2/4 High Flying Bird (2019) Josh Larsen ...it's as if some scenes have dissociative identity disorder. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/4 The Matrix (1999) Josh Larsen ...hallucinatory cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
2.5/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Josh Larsen ...crosses the line from exhilaration to exhaustion. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/4 Miss Bala (2019) Josh Larsen ...weirdly sexualizes things to undermine everything the original was interested in. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019