Terence Johnson

Terence Johnson
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Waves (2019) Waves is sterling film made all the more prescient due to the issues it tackles and just how much care everyone from the director to the actors put into the film. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon-ho has crafted one of the funniest comedies, most bristling class takedowns, creepiest thrillers, and contemplative films of the year. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
23% Lucy in the Sky (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark is a fun, at times incredibly intense horror film. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) 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]. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
59% Ophelia (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
47% Little (2019) Little is a really charming and funny movie... So great at getting to everyone's humanity. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
82% Fast Color (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home is one of the few films in the MCU that suffers from having too much connective tissue. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) This movie elevates itself above regular jukebox musicals because it understands its subject and the music, leading to just some brilliant sequences. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) 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. - Le Noir Auteur EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
94% 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
93% 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
99% 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
95% 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
80% 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
65% 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
51% 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
82% 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
92% 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
74% 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