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Hannah Brown

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
47% The Meg (2018) The Meg, which is really pretty terrible (although occasionally - and intentionally - so bad it's funny), is for hardcore shark-movie fans only.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) Macdonald puts her story in the context of what was going on culturally and politically at the time, and avoids most biopic clichés to turn Whitney into a sad and riveting fable of a princess...‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
No Score Yet Ferrante Fever (2017) Like a good book club session, Ferrante Fever is fun because it's nice to be in the company of people who are as crazy about these novels as you are.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
No Score Yet Her Love Boils Bathwater (Yu Wo Wakasuhodo No Atsui Ai) (2016) Those who aren't put off by the inherent sadness in the concept will find this film compelling in its depiction of how this heroine chooses to choreograph her own exit, and although you may cry, you won't leave the theater depressed.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Driver (Before Memory) (2017) Those with patience will find that Driver is a ride worth taking.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) It's entertaining enough and may play better on the small screen than at the movies, but in spite of its cleverness, it is never truly compelling...‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) In Disobedience, everyone speaks softly, almost in a whisper, as if they were praying... That's the director's choice, but it doesn't make for riveting viewing.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
97% Menashe (2017) It's a touching and nuanced film, and so skillfully made that you quickly get over the novelty of the fact that its characters are speaking Yiddish and get right into the story.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Keep the Change (2018) Keep the Change is brilliantly written, acted and directed, a triumph in so many ways. It is so suspenseful and entertaining that I sincerely believe I would have loved it even if I had no personal connection to autism.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Cousin (Ha'ben dod) (2017) Tzahi Grad's film The Cousin is an odd and interesting look at the disconnect between what many Israelis believe and how they actually live.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Invisibles (Die Unsichtbaren - Wir wollen leben) (2017) It's a testament to Rafle's skill as a director that even though we [...] know that the characters survived, The Invisibles keeps you on the edge of your seat.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Director Jose Padilha seems to be conflicted about the story he is trying to tell. He must know that people who point guns at children's heads, no matter how noble their long-term goals may be, are inherently unsympathetic.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
93% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) See You Up There has an energy and intelligence that will remind you why it's worthwhile to see movies on the big screen.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) It isn't as great a movie as All the President's Men, but political junkies won't want to miss it.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet Shelter (2017) These two-women movies depend on a strong cast and Shelter works because of the talent of the actresses who star in it.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) It weaves a spell that will entrance you while you are watching it, although afterwards, in the cold light of the lobby, certain plot turns may strike you as so absurd that you may not understand why or how you enjoyed it as much as you did.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
100% The Cakemaker (2018) It tells a twist-filled story about love and loss that will resonate with audiences because of its carefully observed characters and sense of place.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
No Score Yet The museum (2017) You won't learn any statistics about the museum, but the movie illuminates the essence of this complex institution.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
100% Primaire (2016) Elementary is a very honest and engrossing story that will bring you back to your school days, and its insights will give you great respect for anyone tough and brave enough to choose teaching as a profession.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
83% Scaffolding (2018) There is a feeling of authenticity about the film: Yair knows these kids and teachers, and he never sacrifices the story to make a point.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) This delightful and entertaining documentary looks at the life and career of a musical star you thought you knew. It portrays a complex, unique and very talented man who courted controversy his whole life.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
96% Foxtrot (2018) A brilliant movie, one that is so rich thematically, visually, musically and emotionally, that one viewing is not enough to begin to absorb all it has to offer.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
No Score Yet Longing (2018) Longing seems stranded, too slick and insubstantial to be an art house movie but too depressing and dark to be any fun.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet Antenna (2016) [Antenna] skillfully blends comedy and drama as the various characters try to live their lives in the increasingly long shadow of their father's obsession, which will strike some as magnificent and others as misguided.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet One Man and His Cow (La Vache) (2016) La Vache is beautifully photographed, and both its Algerian and French locations look so lovely that it would be a shame to see the film anywhere other than in a theater.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
72% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) It's a combination of Rosemary's Baby, every evil-twin movie you've ever seen, and a chic high-end perfume ad, with an emphasis on the ad.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
91% 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
69% 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
91% 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
97% 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
86% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) 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
77% 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
78% 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
80% 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
79% 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
98% In Between (2018) 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
100% Aida's Secrets (2017) It's a fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
95% 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
95% 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