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Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) It's rare that a movie that is concerned with issues currently in the headlines is more than that, but Aki Kaurismaki's touching and funny The Other Side of Hope, which focuses on the migrant crisis in Europe, pulls it off.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
73% The Carer (2015) Those who love Shakespeare and great British acting should not pass up The Carer.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
No Score Yet Saving Neta (2016) Some will find the film too episodic and slow, but those who give it a chance will find it touching and rewarding.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
90% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) When you see something this real, it is extremely compelling, and you root for these doctors as they work against often impossible odds, and savor their small triumphs.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman ends with a sequel on the horizon, that will certainly get made if the movie inspires little girls to ditch their Disney Princess regalia and learn to scare off creeps with the raise of an eyebrow, the Gal Gadot way.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
No Score Yet Indoors (Hadrei habait) (2016) Green's humane storytelling overcomes his preachier impulses.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) In the hands of Kore-eda and his brilliant cast, this isn't a formulaic romantic comedy but an unclassifiable blend of comedy and drama, where you root for the hero even as he lets you down again and again.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Not A Fan (2012) The acting and details don't make up for the emptiness at the center of the film. Most of the jokes are mildly funny at best, tedious at worst. Perhaps this movie, which is basically an extended comedy sketch, would play better on the small screen.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
No Score Yet A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2017) The movie's strength is that it follows the rhythm of the boys' journey, and mixes the comedy and tragedy well, often in the course of a single scene. The script highlights the brothers' resilience, as well as their vulnerability.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
52% Lolo (2016) Perhaps Delpy and Boon are so popular in France that audiences will go to see them in an improbable rom-com with a tired premise; but even if you are a fan, you won't enjoy them in this movie.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
82% Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) (2016) The actors are relaxed and self assured, and there are some classic farce situations that morph into something more dramatic.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
71% Junction 48 (2017) The charm of the young cast, especially Nafar and Qupty, is the film's strength. When they perform, separately or together, the movie soars.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Personal Affairs (2016) Personal Affairs has its own story to tell, and Haj tells it winningly and distinctively.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) While there are moments that fall flat -- some of the brawls go on way too long -- it is fun to see where the guys have landed. Boyle, who made Slumdog Millionaire, proves he is still a master at finding humor and life in the grimmest spots.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet A.K.A Nadia (2015) Questions of identity can be complex, but here the story skims the surface, with no surprises or subtext.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
No Score Yet Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Me'ever Laharim Vehagvaot) (2016) There is a kernel of an interesting story here: Yifat's desire to build bridges with Palestinians and how her impulses are frustrated by the complex reality in which she lives. If only that had been the main focus of Beyond the Mountains and Hills.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
No Score Yet A Quiet Heart (2016) Overall, it is a rewarding film, one that highlights the contradictions in the soul of the city in which it takes place.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
94% Tikkun (2016) If Avishai Sivan's latest film occasionally ventures into bizarre over-the-top scenes that shock viewers and derail the narrative, it doesn't detract from the power of what has gone before.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
36% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) (2016) Maybe a 30-minute television show is the best format to explore the premise. It's a bit thin for a movie that runs 90-plus minutes, though. But the appealing leads do their best with the parts they are given.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
100% In Between (2016) Hamoud has touched a chord with this complex, moving drama that tells a story that has never been told before.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
83% Denial (2016) There is an undeniable power in the story, which is a clear example of good vs. evil if there ever was one, but the starkness of the narrative limits the drama.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
No Score Yet Aida's Secrets (2016) It's a fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) There are no heroes are villains here, only people who are flawed and desperate. The acting, as in Mungiu's previous films, is extraordinary.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The centerpiece of Kenneth Lonergan's drama Manchester by the Sea is a relatively short scene, a conversation between two characters that contains the most moving moments I've seen on screen in years.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
78% Past Life (2017) Avi Nesher's brilliant, haunting Past Life may be his best film yet -- and that's saying a lot.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
No Score Yet Our Father (The Bouncer) (2016) In spite of Cohen's performance and the director's obvious affection for and understanding of the hero, the movie becomes heavy and tedious, and it is an ordeal to sit through.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
22% American Pastoral (2016) The best thing I can say about this movie is that I hope it inspires people to read, or re-read, the novel.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
84% The Wedding Plan (2017) Koler is a real gem in the lead role.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
80% The Sense Of Wonder (Le Goût des Merveilles) (2015) Everything in The Sense of Wonder may be just a little too good to be true, but it's intelligent escapism.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Emil Ben-Shimon's The Women's Balcony proves that a movie doesn't have to be mean spirited in order to be funny.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) The movie not have much to say that is new about how an insecure woman can be tormented by a sexy, narcissistic man who alternately overwhelms her with affection and rejects her coldly, but it tells this ageold story in a way that held my interest.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
88% Umrika (2015) Although it's set in the 1970s and '80s, it couldn't be more timely.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) A fascinating glimpse into the lives of Bedouin women, Elite Zexer's Sand Storm reveals drama and complexity in this usually hidden world.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) All the elements of the movie -- the acting, production design, music and cinematography -- are beautifully and meticulously done.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
87% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) It's a universal story, and Polonsky manages to tell it in a way that is engaging and not so bleak that audiences will want to stay away.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic is a highly engrossing story of an unusual (and exasperating) man and family that raises some interesting questions.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) The movie, filled with the beautiful costumes and country real-estate porn that are de rigueur for a story set in this period, is fast-paced and enjoyable from start to finish.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
83% Julieta (2016) In spite of excellent performances by the three main cast members -- Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte and Daniel Grao -- you may find your mind wandering.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
57% Jeruzalem (2016) The movie is saved from being too formulaic by two elements. The first is Yael Grobglas... The second element is the tongue-in-cheek aspect of the movie.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
No Score Yet Blush (Barash) (2015) The two lead actresses both give appealing and believable performances. Had the characters, especially Dana, been a bit more developed, the movie would be far more vivid and distinctive.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
100% The Settlers (2017) The Settlers is an ambitious film, and Dotan manages to cover a great deal of ground during the film's approximately 105-minute running time.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
22% Ma ma (2016) While it's fun watching [Cruz], in the end Ma Ma is a wasted opportunity.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
No Score Yet Mountain (Ha'har) (2015) Klein is on screen virtually every moment of the movie, and just as she was utterly convincing as the ambitious but awkward soldier in Zero, here she is just as compelling as a lonely Orthodox married woman.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
72% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) The movie is kept afloat by the extremely lively and likable Dyrholm's performance as Anna.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
84% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) An (aka Sweet Bean) starts out as part of a Japanese minigenre of feel-good food movies and gradually turns into something quite different, and very moving.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
100% Chocolat (2016) The movie works best as a showcase for Sy, who is outstanding in every aspect of the role.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
100% Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016) Who's Gonna Love Me Now? is both entertaining and powerful.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
No Score Yet Un + une (2015) Claude Lelouch's film Un + Une is a genial romance, with gorgeous locations and charming actors.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) A moving look at how the human spirit and technology can intersect to produce art.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
No Score Yet Valley (Emek) (2014) Sophie Artus's carefully observed and moving Valley paints a bleak picture of the cold new world in which they live.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016