Hanna Flint

Hanna Flint
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Hanna is a film critic, journalist and interviewer based in London covering film and television for Yahoo Movies, Time Out, Guardian, Dazed, Glamour, Total Film and Syfy. She is the co-host of The TalkFilm Podcast and the host of the Official Film Chart.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 81% The Power (2021) Smart special effects, atmospheric visuals and an impressive physical performance from Williams enhance this timely ghost story but the horror doesn't hit as hard as the rages against misogyny. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
3/5 71% Persian Lessons (2020) Well made and well acted but Ilja Zofin's script is filled with well-trodden World War II tropes, and the longer this improbable parable goes on, the less convincingly it holds up. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
2/5 55% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) An oversimplified and shallow biopic more concerned with showing the singer as a salacious, drug-addicted Black woman in need of a romantic saviour. - Stylist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
3/5 88% The Dig (2021) he Dig offers an interesting insight into a plot of British archaeological history, but it could have dug deeper into Brown's story. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
4/5 92% The White Tiger (2020) Ramin Bahrani offers a kinetic and textured satirical commentary on caste friction in modern India with Adarsh Gourav serving up an immensely watchable leading performance. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2021
3/5 93% Sylvie's Love (2020) The film provides swooning escapism filled with romance clichés, but also offers a refreshing perspective of America's past that celebrates black love without dwelling on the racial pain of the era. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
2/5 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Peninsula falls into the classic sequel trap of trying to make things bolder, bigger, and darker at the expense of emotional depth and originality. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
4/5 96% Mogul Mowgli (2020) Culturally rich and emotionally raw, Mogul Mowgli is a brilliant showcase for Riz Ahmed's bevy of talents, and speaks visceral truth to the British-South Asian experience so rarely explored on screen. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/5 79% I Am Greta (2020) An insightful and empathetic profile of a remarkable young woman. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's English-language debut vibrates with emotional tension from the visceral opening scenes thanks to its formidable acting ensemble, while his use of long, continuous takes helps draw you into the drama. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 72% Carmilla (2020) Raine is the standout among the cast, delivering a piercing performance as the repressed governess, but her bright-eyed young co-stars struggle to make this love story truly blaze with passion. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) On the Rocks is a Coke Zero of a Coppola movie; still sweet, but stripped of the darker elements that make it a Classic. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Enhanced by gorgeous lighting, vibrant cinematography and a retro-Technicolor setting, this delve into the past explores themes that still resonate profoundly today. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 100% Little Girl (Petite fille) (2020) An intimate examination of a heated subject that should inspire compassion in even the most narrow-minded viewer. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Endearing, erudite and dripping with humour, Blank serves up an authentic commentary on the artist's struggle, from a perspective too often ignored, and delivers a lyrical love letter to New York. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 88% Monsoon (2020) Beautifully shot and subtly delivered, Monsoon offers a poignant picture of the emigrant experience as well as Vietnam's post-war hangover, while cementing Henry Golding's position as a leading man to watch. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
2/5 82% The Painted Bird (2020) Even with its aestheticising filter of black and white, The Painted Bird is a bleak marathon of torture porn that is exhausting to endure. - iNews.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
C+ 70% Tenet (2020) Luckily, for what Tenet lacks in narrative comprehension, it more than makes up for in action--a cinematic language with which Nolan has become increasingly fluent. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
3/5 66% Spree (2020) Keery delivers the perfect balance of dork-next-door earnestness and chilling "incel" entitlement. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 93% Babyteeth (2020) This cast has more chemistry than Nobel's laboratory. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 83% Pinocchio (2020) Garrone's project, 45 years in the making, is one of the weirdest and most wonderful adaptations of a children's book cinema-goers could wish upon a star for. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 93% Howard (2020) Howard is a delicate tribute to an extraordinary man whose works and songs will live on for ever. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
2/5 59% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) The audience is left to find sparse clues in a story that feels less ambiguous but more underdeveloped. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
3/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) [I]f farce is your fare, then this well-meaning comedy hits a lot of the right notes without being overbearingly preachy about the state of the world today. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
65% Sliding Doors (1998) The film ponders the idea of the near-misses and what-ifs that occur in our lives and how easily it can change the course, for better or for worse, of your own. - Stylist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 99% On the Record (2020) It's a poignant reminder for black women that relief can be found if their voices are heard. In order to do that, society needs to listen and On The Record is an important place to start. - Stylist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
6/10 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) While the comedy notes fall a little flat in places there's enough mirth to make up for it, with some absolute bops to sing-a-long to. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) System Crasher' may veer towards being over-sympathetic in its approach to its violently problematic protagonist, but it delivers a powerful exposé of the limitations of the foster system. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 93% End of the Century (2019) Like 'Sliding Doors' with added subtlety and soul, this swooning love story spins the idea of 'what if?' into something deeply romantic. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
2/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Unfortunately, the script's humour is not nearly sharp or quick-witted enough to warrant more than a few cursory laughs from the audience. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
1/5 14% Dolittle (2020) But despite a menagerie of big voices to keep him company, Dolittle has no bark or bite. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Frustratingly, the story isn't that original and too often it feels like you're watching sequences and plot points lifted from better action, superhero and spy movies. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) It's far more clean-cut than Motown's origins ever were...but if you're a sucker for the hits of the '60s and '70s, this is a nostalgic temptation you won't want to miss. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) ...if you must regurgitate the same characters, at least don't strip them of the one thing that makes us fall in love with them. Otherwise, you're taking the rom out of rom-com. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Queen's Corgi (2019) The Queen's Corgi may not be the worst animated movie ever made but there aren't enough cute dogs to disguise the fact that it's a pretty unimaginative story that will definitely not age well. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 98% Dirty God (2019) A grounded story of human resilience that can't help but move you. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) Thunder Road is a raw and refreshing comedy. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 56% Ma (2019) There are enough scares to please horror fans and Spencer's Ma will join the list of iconic horror villains. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 46% Little (2019) Little could be 20 minutes shorter but it proved to have a big heart and some big laughs to boot. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) A heart-wrenching ride you won't want to get off, Wild Rose will leave you a Jessie Buckley and country fan. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 80% Mid90s (2018) It doesn't force an over- arching moral message but reminds us of the struggles of adolescence and the brilliant bonds of young friendship. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) If you're willing to let the quantum mechanics slide, you'll have a pretty awesome time. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) It will warm your heart but possibly break it a little too. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
68% Climax (2019) As the film progresses and their characters' inhibitions became increasingly lost and chaotic Noe has, purposefully or not, perpetuated a barbaric stereotype of black people. - Yahoo! Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
29% Venom (2018) It seems too many variables have led to a shallow antihero that doesn't hold up to Fox or Marvel Studio's offerings. Venom deserved better than that. - Yahoo! Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 74% Love Sonia (2018) This is socially conscious cinema at its most powerful and important. It might be tough to witness, but it's vital that we do. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
65% Suspiria (2018) So for all Guadagnino's enthusiasm to tell this story and bring his "teenage megalomaniac dream" to life, Suspiria is an unnecessarily long anticlimax that makes you wonder if a female director would have delivered a far more pleasurable adaptation. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
74% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation has delivered exactly what I love about movies: it made me both feel and think. - Syfy Wire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) Long and slow, this melancholy Chinese drama offers a bleak but poignant view of life on China's margins. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 22% Zoolander 2 (2016) Ben Stiller said he made Zoolander 2 for the fans, but this fan sadly doesn't agree. - metro.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017