Hannah Giorgis

Hannah Giorgis
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers culture. Her work has appeared in the New York Times magazine, New Yorker, The Guardian, Pitchfork, and The FADER, among others.
Publications: The Atlantic, The Ringer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) The story concerns itself chiefly with the role of music in documenting and, in some cases, defusing the unspeakable pains that birthed the blues. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
78% I Care a Lot (2021) Though the film's final scene suggests a clear judgment of Marla's ethics, much of the preceding dialogue sets her up as the badass boss babe. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
52% Coastal Elites (2020) Coastal Elites' flaws begin with its uninspired screenplay and blandly written ensemble. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
95% Atlantics (2019) [It] deftly melds fantasy and romance in a complex portrait of migration. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Thrills in part because most viewers are all too familiar with what it feels like to baldly deny feelings for another person even as they become patently obvious to everyone else. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You is as much a character-driven story about the gentrification of Oakland -- and the Bay Area writ large -- as it is an absurdist anti-capitalist fable. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins's If Beale Street Could Talk is a gorgeous, enveloping film -- and one of its most poignant triumphs is how vividly it captures the depth and complication of intimacy among its black characters. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Sticks and Stones registers as a temper tantrum, the product of a man who wants it all -- money, fame, influence -- without much having to answer to anyone. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
67% Falling Inn Love (2019) There are few surprises here, but plenty of revelations. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
46% Little (2019) Little is mostly a charming comedy with a killer soundtrack and heart to spare. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
93% Us (2019) A sharp, often funny meditation on the terrifying power of human connection. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
69% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks stop short of directly indicting specific parties on the family's behalf. The resulting film is moving and accessible, but it offers no absolution. - The Ringer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
52% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King captures just enough of the original's warmhearted excitement -- and introduces enough new delights -- to feel like more than a cynical Disney money grab. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
74% Guava Island (2019) Glover and Murai assemble a magnetic cast who are, quite simply, a joy to watch. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) There's a sweet satisfaction in watching as Ocean pulls it off. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
60% Native Son (2019) At times quite visually stunning, but with tonal incongruities that make for a disjointed viewing experience. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
87% Untouchable (2019) Its uncomfortably dramatic score and soft-focus recreations of alleged encounters lend the documentary the tone of a "Cold Case Files" episode. The dissonance between the women's emotional testimony and the film's aesthetic choices is unfortunate. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Much of the film is cringeworthy, and not in the instructive, empathetic manner of Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade. - The Atlantic EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018