Le Noir Auteur

Le Noir Auteur is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Terence Johnson
Rating Title/Year Author
Parasite (2019) Terence Johnson Bong Joon-ho has crafted one of the funniest comedies, most bristling class takedowns, creepiest thrillers, and contemplative films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Terence Johnson There's much to admire about the movie and the ensemble is enough to carry you where you need to go, I'm just not sure I understand where that is exactly. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Terence Johnson It: Chapter Two is a mixed bag that the actors manage to really sell and because of them, the movie is a stressful, fun experience for the most part. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Terence Johnson Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark is a fun, at times incredibly intense horror film. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Terence Johnson The script of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is truly terrible. Tarantino is fully on the loose with this picture and with nothing holding him back, he unleashes a torrent of bad ideas. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Terence Johnson This new version of The Lion King is a nearly shot for shot remake... That sense of normalcy and nostalgia is a comforting blanket to be wrapped around, but I found myself longing to be free of it, because it so rarely hit the heights of the [original]. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Terence Johnson Pet Sematary is a tale with some fascinating themes and ethics, but I don't feel like any of them are here in this remake. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Ophelia (2018) Terence Johnson I thought the premise behind this film was smart and the pairing of Daisy Ridley and George MacKay breathed new life into Ophelia and Hamlet, but this movie devolves into nonsense so quickly. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Little (2019) Terence Johnson Little is a really charming and funny movie... So great at getting to everyone's humanity. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Fast Color (2018) Terence Johnson Fast Color really is a lovely, quiet movie... Lorraine Touissant steals the show as the matriarch of the family and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is as magnetic as ever as the lead. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Terence Johnson Spider-Man: Far From Home is one of the few films in the MCU that suffers from having too much connective tissue. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Terence Johnson This movie elevates itself above regular jukebox musicals because it understands its subject and the music, leading to just some brilliant sequences. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Terence Johnson Guy Ritchie is a talented filmmaker, but he forgets that just because things look cool, doesn't mean it will feel cool. Or any emotion really. The comedic beats in the film play but much of the pathos of the narrative just didn't land and that's on him. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Terence Johnson A mixed bag, but its a good time at the theatre. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Us (2019) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Terence Johnson Captain Marvel isn't just a feat of directing and good writing, the acting is some of the liveliest in a Marvel movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Terence Johnson It will make you feel like a young child discovering something new and wonderful and at 93 minutes, simply breezes by... EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) Terence Johnson Most importantly it's got a wonderful understanding about the legend of Superman and what an icon like him can mean, even after death. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Roma (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Widows (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Burning (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2018
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
First Man (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Simple Wedding (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Making Montgomery Clift (2018) Terence Johnson 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... EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Terence Johnson Incredibly funny and heartfelt with star making turns from Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, this movie is just a delight from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Breathe (2017) Terence Johnson I never quite felt like Breathe could move past being a collection of scenes stitched together, nice though some of them were. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Terence Johnson It's fantastic. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Ideal Home (2018) Terence Johnson Ideal Home is ultimately a kind of boring and really on the nose movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Terence Johnson It's a movie that's meant to entertain, and does, but just cannot rise above being enjoyable in the moment. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Hereditary (2018) Terence Johnson [Hereditary] is a tense picture, but one I found ultimately unfulfilling. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Adrift (2018) Terence Johnson I enjoyed it well enough for what it was, but something kept me from loving it. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Terence Johnson [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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
The Endless (2017) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Rampage (2018) Terence Johnson This movie is so thoroughly entertaining you won't be able to help from shouting and cheering during the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Batman Ninja (2018) Terence Johnson Batman Ninja is one of the most raucous movies of the year and the most entertained I have been in a while. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Love, Simon (2018) Terence Johnson Love, Simon is a breath of fresh air in so many ways. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Terence Johnson I think Ava DuVernay is one of our most gifted filmmakers but she missed the mark here. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Annihilation (2018) Terence Johnson Unfortunately for me, it was more bad than good. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
The Ritual (2017) Terence Johnson The movie's third act falls apart completely and leaves The Ritual as a disappointing way to spend just under two hours. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Terence Johnson 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018