Hannah Lynn

Hannah Lynn
Hannah Lynn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pittsburgh City Paper
Publications: Pittsburgh City Paper

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Love, Lights, Hanukkah! (2020) Kirshner and Savage actually have chemistry, but like the characters in almost every Hallmark movie, they are reduced to the blandest possible version of a person, not even daring to wear patterned clothing. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) The film is engaging, not just for Wilson's work, or Boseman and Davis' performances, but for the music, the costumes, the makeup -- all of it. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) Happiest Season is a perfectly fine holiday movie, but hopefully it's also just setting the scene for other, better movies in the sub-genre. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
72% An American Pickle (2020) Despite its flaws, An American Pickle is still enjoyable, with enough real laughs to make you forget about the world for five minutes. And Rogen as Herschel is some of his best acting in a long time. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Made up of archival footage, present-day interviews, and news clips, it's a strange, fascinating, and eerie film to watch while we're all in quarantine, and while climate change ravages the earth. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
100% Pahokee (2020) In the hands of other filmmakers, Pahokee could have felt voyeuristic, but they approach their subject with familiarity and comfort. They're rooting for the kids, too. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) There is no climax in the film, no lightning bolt of action or resolution. It is boring, because the story of men in Hollywood preying on young, vulnerable women was boring to people for a long time. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
100% 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2020) Overall, this is a heavy lineup of films, and you might want to go on a long, contemplative walk after watching them all back-to-back. But they are all worth viewing and highlight subjects worth caring about. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
98% Varda by Agnès (2019) At times it feels like a TED Talk or a college class which you find interesting but also kind of want to end. But mostly, it just makes you want to go back to Varda's catalog and start from the beginning. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) It's a sentimental movie just shy of saccharine, a tear-jerker but not melodramatic, a period piece that feels as alive as its vivacious protagonists. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
84% Waves (2019) It's possible for people to effectively write what they don't know, but something feels disconcerting about the way Shults chose to portray Black pain. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
96% Atlantics (2019) The haunting grief permeating the movie is supported by a ghostly soundtrack by electronic artist Fatima Al Qadiri, matched with equally beautiful and eerie shots of the ocean. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is so fun that you don't even want to think about its flaws. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) What's smart about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is that it's built for both lifelong fans of Fred Rogers and his show as much as it's built for non-believers. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is a riveting, well-acted, and impressively made movie, and I never want to see it again. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Where's My Roy Cohn? presents all the evils enacted by Cohn, but doesn't know what to do once the facts are laid out. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
81% Judy (2019) We're already familiar with the myth; it would have been nice to get to know the person. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) A glitzy, vengeful, and warm-hearted movie... - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Even with its flaws, the movie still leaves a mark. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) It doesn't feel like there's the manipulative editing or overt editorializing often found in documentaries. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Heart of Glass (2018) More of an educational documentary than anything else, but it's still an engaging watch. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
100% Gurrumul (2017) Gurrumul's music is undoubtedly moving, and the movie is a heartfelt portrait of a man with a natural-born talent. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
94% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The movie is too convoluted to really make a point. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
80% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) Whether you end up agreeing with Berman's filmmaking techniques or not, he ends up making something wholly unique. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Marianne & Leonard feels too much like a bunch of people speculating about what their friends' diary says. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) Maron plays his strength as another grouch with a heart of gold, and the whole cast has nice chemistry with each other. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
97% The Farewell (2019) The movie is a natural tearjerker, given the intense tenderness of the subject. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) The Pieces I Am succeeds in putting together a necessary documentation of her life and impact. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
75% Armstrong (2019) It's a cut-and-dry biography of the astronaut, fit for any space fan or science classroom. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
64% Ghost Fleet (2019) It'd be useful to have more information on what happens to fish after they're caught and how people might avoid buying it. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Despite its occasional charm, Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle, is a saccharine, oversimplified, and deranged homage to the music of The Beatles. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The movie is a sweeping and visually stunning story that captures the friction of a changing city. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
92% After Tiller (2013) An essential piece of media for understanding the issue. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) The film is mesmerizing, especially for those who didn't grow up on or near a farm like Apricot Lane. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) If you're looking for a place of belonging that aligns with radical but earnest beliefs, then Hail Satan? might work as a recruitment film. For everyone else, it will simply restructure the way you think about God, government, and goats. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
66% Wine Country (2019) It's fun, and it's full of wine, and that's enough. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
89% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) It's refreshing to see a historical gay romance that isn't overly tragic or heavy with the weight of the era. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) The slogan for the Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron vehicle Long Shot reads "unlikely but not impossible"...The romantic comedy is predicated on this idea, without ever explaining what about the pairing makes it unlikely. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
84% The Brink (2019) Watching The Brink feels, in some ways, pointless. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) Watching Amazing Grace, it's clear how that moment was so much bigger than just [Franklin]. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
89% To Dust (2019) To Dust doesn't work much of the time. It's occasionally slow, clunky, and tonally confusing. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
79% Amy Schumer Growing (2019) Her honesty can be refreshing, but can also feel opportunistic, like she's following a formula to appeal to the audience. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
100% Okko's Inn (2019) A predictable movie, but still manages to impart heartfelt lessons on family, acceptance, and other nice topics. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
90% Mirai (2018) It's just spooky enough to cut through the more saccharine life lessons. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
90% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) It might've sufficed as a short film. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
100% Rou qing shi: Girls Always Happy (2018) The dialogue is the film's strong point, full of razor-sharp insults and observations. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
93% Rafiki (2019) It's a perfectly fine movie, with compelling stories and characters. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) The film's cinematography stands out the most, using the expanse of the setting to its fullest extent. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
83% Level 16 (2019) The world in Level 16 feels like it was created because it's trendy right now to make art about repressed women. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
No Score Yet The Story of Us (2019) Even for a Hallmark movie, Jamie and Sawyer are stiff robots. - Pittsburgh City Paper EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019