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Liza Johnson

Hit and Myth: 'Hateship Loveship'

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

The motif of the "magical nanny" is turned on its head before the credits roll in Hateship Loveship, written by Mark Jude Poirier, based on a short story by Alice Munro, and directed by Liza Johnson.

Return -- Indie on Demand Movie Review

Dan Persons | Posted 04.29.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Indie on Demand Movie Review will be a short, weekly audio series in which I'll take a look at a film that has recently become available via on-demand platforms. This week, I'm looking at Return, the debut feature from director Liza Johnson.

Director Liza Johnson On Her Feature Debut, Return, Starring Linda Cardellini

John Sanchez | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
John Sanchez

Return, starring Linda Cardellini, is a haunting new movie that tweaks and twists the familiar subject of a soldier's return from war. It was selected for Director's Fortnight at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the only American film to be so honored in 2011.

Some Returns Are Only Physical

Tribeca | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Subtlety is the gear that cranks Return's engine; while plenty of films about an Iraq War vet losing their shit upon coming home could amp the histrionics to 11, Johnson's film manages to keep itself planted firmly in the realm of naturalism.

Movie Review: Return

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Return is honest and downbeat, a movie with no revelations but still some painful truths to share. In a bigger movie, Cardellini might be experiencing a break-out moment. As it is, she does outstanding work in a smaller film.