Tina Hassannia

Tina Hassannia

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , Movie Mezzanine , Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
32

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 32 of 32
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 84% The Unknown Known (2014) " The great Errol Morris returns with a slippery profile of the slipperiest of the slippery politicians, Donald Rumsfeld." — Little White Lies
Posted Mar 20, 2014
.5/4 12% The Right Kind of Wrong (2014) " The film is so in love with its unoriginal premise that it can't see the forest for the trees, treating reality like an occasionally relevant prop and stalking as a sweetly romantic gesture. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2014
B- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " This beautiful film is at its best when it so delicately underscores one of its major ideas, that of learning to let go of a past - a romantic way of life, a virtuous belief system, genteel traditions and rituals - in order to move on with the present." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Mar 8, 2014
2/5 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic." — Little White Lies
Posted Feb 6, 2014
A+ 91% Network (1976) " Network taps into the hysteria of the television business at a time when the medium was still important, a monolithic and competitive media industry hungry to tap into the next big thing and do anything for ratings." — Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 4, 2014
100% The Thin Blue Line (1988) " The Thin Blue Line is proof that sometimes, though rarely, the political impact of a film can be as tangible as an innocent man being freed from prison." — House Next Door
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2.5/4 67% Detroit Unleaded (2013) " It compellingly engages with the specific problems of a cultural group rarely represented in American film, but it too easily and abruptly resolves its main characters' problems." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2013
0/4 29% 2 Jacks (2013) " The embarrassingly low production value of Bernard Rose's 2 Jacks works symbiotically with the film's botched performances." — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2013
—— Gloria (2014) " With its compelling and original approach to its romance narrative, coupled with Paulina GarcĂ­a's nuanced and intuitive performance, the film delicately balances an entire octave of emotions. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2013
74% Enemy (2014) " With Enemy, Denis Villeneuve confidently proves he's contemporary filmmaking's ultimate troll." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 16, 2013
83% The Double (2014) " Ayoade is adept at toning down the wit when the film becomes more somber and focused on the psychology of its main characters." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 16, 2013
87% Under the Skin (2014) " The film undeniably deconstructs female sexuality in relation to masculine power, and the baffling nature of that relationship, which is unraveled via the perspective of an alien. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2013
21% Devil's Knot (2014) " Devil's Knot spends the bulk of its time with two people whose straightforward backgrounds and motives make them much more palatable for a mainstream audience." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 11, 2013
100% Closed Curtain (2014) " In Closed Curtain, Jafar Panahi has moved past only talking about his story ideas." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 10, 2013
33% Labor Day (2014) " This unexpected directorial about-face is what Reitman needed to demonstrate that he's a director with true emotional maturity." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 10, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Using his signature visual composition and deafening sound design, McQueen portrays the harrowing realism of Northrup's experience and the complicated relationships between master and slave, master and master, slave and slave, and so on." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 10, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Using his signature visual composition and deafening sound design, Steve McQueen portrays the harrowing realism of Northrup's experience and the complicated relationships between master and slave, master and master, slave and slave, and so on." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2013
.5/4 8% Savannah (2013) " The film is impossible to take seriously as a commemoration of Moultrie's life or Allen's prolific status because of its plethora of contrivances." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2/4 77% Kid-Thing (2013) " Its main character's moral predicament with a woman inside a pit becomes a muddle of confused symbolism and trite psychoanalysis. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2013
2/4 63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) " At heart a heist movie, snappy and dry in its humor, clever in its elaborate robbery scheme, and somewhat bloated and unspooled in its storytelling." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2013
2/4 36% The Hot Flashes (2013) " Susan Seidelman's attempts to provide positive, alternative representations of marginalized people and problems is overly ambitious." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2013
2.5/4 86% In the Fog (2013) " Sergei Loznitsa occasionally writes his ideas too explicitly in the film's dialogue, though he makes up for this by deftly employing some ironic symbolism elsewhere." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2013
1/4 14% As Cool As I Am (2013) " The film is the cinematic equivalent of a teenager, making everything more melodramatic than it needs to be, and impatient with the subtle details of life." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2013
4/4 98% Badlands (1974) " It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 5, 2013
3/4 94% What Richard Did (2013) " The film's structure as a character study helps to subtly underscore the flawed justifications of a privileged kid's thought patterns and unchallenged value system." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/4 78% A Cop (Un Flic) (2013) " There's a distinct vein of misanthropic defeat coursing in this film that's encoded into empty gestures and portrayals of people who appear to only be going through the motions." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2013
2/4 77% It's a Disaster (2013) " The film flirts with big ideas about adult relationships, but fails to locate any gravitas about its characters' existential or psychological crises." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2013
2/4 79% No Place On Earth (2013) " A remarkable story made almost unremarkable in the hands of lazy filmmaking." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2013
.5/4 40% Mental (2013) " Given the film's garrulous multitude of characters, one wishes they would all just shut up and sing." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2013
2/4 64% New World (2013) " This is action-thriller feather preening, but all the wit in the world can't hide the narrative sprawl that rots from within." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2013
1.5/4 63% The Monk (2013) " Dominik Moll never addresses Matthew Gregory Lewis's original groundbreaking ideas in The Monk, nor does he rework the material for a contemporary audience." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2013
0/4 4% Movie 43 (2013) " This is barely a movie at all, mostly due to its structural similarities to SNL, but also because it acknowledges the fact that its own premises are inherently unfilmable." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2013
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