Hannah McGill

Hannah McGill

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " An enjoyable mainstream American comedy is already something approaching a miracle, so those with strong stomachs for shady humour should grab this with both hands. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 11, 2013
4/5 94% Stories We Tell (2013) " This is a warm, brave and thought-provoking piece of autobiography. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/5 100% Kochegar (A Stoker) " Stange, dark and clever, with a sense of Rabelaisian excess and moral murkiness that's tempered by an ambiguous but unexpectedly forceful moral message, the film address personal responsibility, cruelty and creativity in shady times ... " ‐ The List
Posted May 17, 2013
2/5 34% Everybody Has a Plan (2013) " Cinematography is pretty, and Mortensen is always watchable; but this is a slog to say the least. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 16, 2013
3/5 50% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " That Creevy has talent isn't in question; whether this substanceless stuff is the best outlet for it is another matter. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 54% The Look of Love (2013) " A clear precursor to this film is Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, but the depth and ambiguity that film brought to its amiable monster of a protagonist just doesn't kick in here. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 78% A Late Quartet (2012) " Offers many pleasures, not least some ravishing music. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
4/5 85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " It's rather joyous to see a name director pursue a true passion project, and realise it with such simplicity, elegance and emotional directness. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 26, 2013
4/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Some will balk at its excesses, but breathtaking action, profound emotion and a dark sense of fun make this the most ambitious, original movie event in years. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 18, 2013
3/5 89% Shell " Perhaps it's appropriate to a degree given the film's desolate and unpopulated setting, but there isn't quite enough content here to fill out feature length. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 18, 2013
3/5 28% Broken City (2013) " Forgive some misconceived scenes and weird directorial decisions, and there's enough charisma and intrigue onscreen for a decent wallow in wickedness. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 11, 2013
1/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " These people are without exception awful, selfish and dull. " ‐ The List
Posted Feb 4, 2013
3/5 85% Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012) " Director Michael R Roskam makes a decent fist of drawing his weighty elements into a cohesive whole. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 21, 2013
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " This cleverly-targeted family romp marks a step up both commercially and artistically for the non-Pixar side of Disney's animation offering. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 18, 2013
4/5 65% Antiviral (2013) " The film sags a little in its final third, and all the white-on-white interiors get a bit wearing for the eyes; but this chip off the old block has a strong talent behind it and much to recommend it. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 18, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " This is Hitchcock for a tabloid audience: simplistic, judgemental, smug and pat. Rewatch the actual films instead. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/5 93% No (2013) " Director Pablo Larrain clearly wishes neither to sentimentalise the past, nor excoriate it with cynical satire; but this trepidation leaves his film feeling indecisive. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " It's fun while it's on, and unless you're a die-hard musical hater, you'll head home humming. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " Diligent, complex and justly indignant. " ‐ The List
Posted Jan 3, 2013
1/5 0% Confession of a Child of the Century " Stunt casting has sunk this one, and Doherty should either shelve any remaining acting ambition, or invest some of his drug money in a lesson or two. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 21, 2012
3/5 21% The Wee Man " The script's struggle to flatter its unprepossessing vigilante protagonist (he's prone to coming out with poetic self-justifying speeches, too) is unconvincing, if not arguably irresponsible. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/5 93% What Richard Did (2013) " A weighty mix of suspense, thriller and sombre social commentary ... " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 5, 2012
4/5 89% You Will Be My Son (2013) " Might [be] a little by-the-book for some viewers, but the feelings have a persuasive, bloody rawness to them. " ‐ The List
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3/5 100% Cinema Komunisto " Plenty of diverting anecdotes and intriguing talking heads, but not much deep penetration into the events and issues depicted or their wider impact. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3/5 78% Aurora (2011) " It does reward close attention - and its final act comes very close to being worth one of cinema's more epic waits. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 96% The Pool (2008) " It tells a tale so sweetly elemental and classic that it could pretty much have happened along at any point in storytelling history. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
2/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " The film has a kinetic energy that will please its target audience; but it ultimately says nothing, and says it all too loud. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " It manages to positively bleed compassion while remaining light, sexy, dynamic and thought-provoking. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 13, 2012
3/5 58% I, Anna " It's sweet that the clearly talented Southcombe went to such lengths to make his mum look good, but his film suffers slightly for his partiality. " ‐ The List
Posted Nov 5, 2012
4/5 80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) " The emotions feel bracingly real, due in no small part to the tone set by Fanning's committed performance. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 8, 2012
4/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " It's perhaps less focused and perfect-feeling than Audiard's best work, but its oddness makes it more thought-provoking. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 3, 2012
4/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " Its romance regarding the significance of teen experience might not work on everyone, but its earnestness, wit and stirring music ought to leave few hearts wholly untouched. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 3, 2012
2/5 64% The Campaign (2012) " Hits an occasional vein of funny, but for the most part it's inescapably half-assed, largely relying for laughs on Ferrell's familiar schtick of delivering filth in deadpan tones. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/5 50% Pusher (2012) " Fans of the original will recognise this as a respectful cover version rather than an ambitious re-imagining, but it's got style and energy. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 27, 2012
5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " Visually it's so smart and inventive and downright beautiful that you want to stand up and cheer. Tim Burton's imagination? IT'S ALIVE! " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 20, 2012
4/5 71% Husbands (1970) " Veers from the ridiculous to the sublime with little shilly-shallying in between. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 18, 2012
3/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) " A lot of fun to watch in its gentle way. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 10, 2012
3/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) " Fans of lush photography (the great Seamus McGarvey did the honours) and gorgeous, old-fashioned theatrical trickery will have a nice time. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 5, 2012
4/5 98% About Elly (2015) " Farhadi constructs a taut story, as precariously balanced on luck and lies as that of a French farce, and then lets it spring holes before our eyes. " ‐ The List
Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 77% Samsara (2012) " Few films have ever gone so far to make you gasp, sometimes with shock, mostly with sheer aesthetic pleasure. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 31, 2012
4/5 64% In Your Hands (Contre Toi) (2010) " With performers less compelling than Kristin Scott Thomas and Pio Marmaï, it could have turned out both drab and offensive - but their joint commitment to their flawed, edgy characters creates a fierce momentum. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 15, 2012
3/5 47% The Sweeney (2013) " It won't rehabilitate Love in the eyes of his many detractors, but nor will it disappoint the devoted fanbase he has built. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
4/5 95% The Imposter (2012) " Everything about this story is unconvincing, except for the fact that it - or some version of it - happened. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 95% Ping Pong (2013) " Certainly the feelgood factor is in effect here; but the film doesn't really distinguish itself within the genre. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 21% 360 (2012) " 360 has its successful elements and sequences. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 1, 2012
4/5 89% Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957) " Hard and uncompromising, yet charged with sad fellow-feeling regarding the lies that we tell ourselves and the compromises we make, this is elegant, adult cinema with a fierce emotional punch. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 17, 2012
4/5 80% Magic Mike (2012) " It finds its charm not so much in originality as in sly dialogue; cinematography as slinky and energetic as its dance routines; and two very effective lead turns. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 12, 2012
4/5 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " In just two films Strickland has established a striking, unusual voice; long may he continue to find opportunities to make this boundary-stretching, genre-fuddling work. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 78% Brave (2012) " Story isn't Brave's strong suit - it relies too heavily on a rather random-feeling deus ex machina - but its gloss, confidence and sense of fun go a long way to compensate. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 26, 2012
3/5 41% Lovely Molly (2012) " Lovely Molly leaves plenty to talk about, but it gives so little firm information that one wonders if there are really any coherent answers to be found. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 25, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet 311 (Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape) " It documents stoicism, survival, and the tenacity of hope and good humour in the face of abject loss and uncertainty. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 22, 2012
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