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Hannah McGill

Hannah McGill
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) It's grandiose, for sure, and sometimes a touch repetitive in its visual preoccupations, but charged with ceaseless curiosity and infectious energy. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 20, 2016
93% Life, Animated (2016) Particularly vivid and endearing. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Dec 9, 2016
61% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) Part of the Dardennes' rarity as storytellers is their capacity to recognise not only basic moral character and social circumstances but also mood as pivotal in how things pan out for people. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 85% Francofonia (2016) A true conversation with the past, which reminds us that all of what we consider fixed in the canon or forged by history is in place because of specific human personalities and decisions. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet 16 Years Till Summer (2015) The viewer is liable to form his or her own views on aspects of the story; this hugely promising filmmaker, admirably, invests her craft in character, and resists forcing an agenda. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 100% Sonita (2015) A punchy, crowd-pleasing documentary about a young Afghan woman who becomes a rapper. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) We watch as Sheil struggles to close in on a real person to whom she bears little resemblance and about whom close to nothing is known. Sound frustrating? It is, but deliberately and cleverly so. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 72% Valley Of Love (2016) It feels under-realised, and its quasi-supernatural moments have a somewhat forced air about them, but is insightful and moving about family dysfunction, long-held guilt and the instinctive intimacy that can linger between long-split lovers. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Intriguing as it is, the film could have done with more voices and facets and less of what one woman's learned about herself in therapy. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 25, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Pale Star (2016) Even if some more sub-plotting might have rounded it out, Pale Star succeeds extremely impressively in holding the attention and keeping the audience guessing. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 33% Kids in Love (2016) There's escapism, and then there's promoting vanity, self-interest and idleness like they're enviable lifestyle choices. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 77% The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) Both Roberts and Rudd do persuasive work. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 16, 2016
86% In the Fog (2013) The intellectual range is vast, and the images and performances stirring beyond the customary standard. In its thorough meditation on man's moral place, and its beautiful depiction of one version of life's trial, lies this film's joy. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) A clear-eyed tribute to a unique career, and to the particular decades in British film and politics that it has spanned. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Cernan is a wise, warm presence, and the specifics of his story are extraordinary enough to withstand the somewhat hackneyed treatment. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 94% King Jack (2016) At once harsh and wistful in its depiction of off-the-rails youth in a depressed New York town. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 29% Swung (2015) It's sleek, funny, and honest about life's discomforts. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 7, 2015
2/5 46% Closer To The Moon (2015) It has some moments that effectively convey the weirdness with which it deals; but for the most part it's a missed opportunity, marred by a lack of narrative conviction and tonal cohesion. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 9, 2015
3/5 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) Whether you like or loathe the man, this chaotic foray into his chaotic world has interesting things to say, not just about Brand and his fame, but about a personality type in which many will recognise aspects of themselves, or of people they know. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2015
3/5 70% Howl (2015) The black humour hits home without breaking the tension, while the gore - as one might expect given Hyett's background in makeup effects - is grimly convincing. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/5 75% Just Jim (2015) Roberts shows more than enough skill in the film's better sequences to make his future efforts well worth keeping an eye out for. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 21, 2015
3/5 87% 52 Tuesdays (2015) Sophie Hyde's debut narrative feature is an unusual take on the 'issue film', which impresses by favouring intimacy, whimsical humour and spiky, inconsistent emotions over preaching. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 3, 2015
3/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) Wiig's wearying brand of deadpan zaniness seems to work for a lot of people, but here it's stretched to its thinnest. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 75% Last Days In The Desert (2016) McGregor's dual role allows him to play to his strengths - open-faced amiability as Yeshua, and glinty mischief as the rather sympathetic Devil figure - and Hinds is marvellous. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 22, 2015
4/5 71% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) Should be sought out by genre fans who like to cast their nets beyond Hollywood. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/5 79% Cop Car (2015) A knowing exercise in audience manipulation that has some impressive sequences, but always feels rather more show-offy than sincere, lacking the tightness and wit that could have made it a minimalist triumph. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 90% Spring (2015) The two lead performances are delightful, as is the allegory the film spins about what love requires of us, and what it means to accept someone entirely. ‐ The List
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 64% We Are Monster (2015) We Are Monster deserves note for its spirited rejection of the obvious, naturalistic narrative path, and Simon Richards' cinematography has considerable style and elegance. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 27, 2015
2/5 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) Anthony Hopkins adds a nice dose of screen presence as the titular Mr Heineken, but it's hard not to feel that this victim deserved to be at the centre of a more interesting crime. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 30, 2015
3/5 82% Dior and I (2015) A film that favours a subtle portrait of the demands of the creative process over scandal-sniffing or melodrama. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 23, 2015
3/5 32% Dark Summer (2015) A fairly standard chiller with some above average ideas and decent scares. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/5 63% Hinterland (2015) Macqueen has drive, sincerity and talent, and that this small-scale but elegant work could serve as an effective calling card for a significant future career. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 23, 2015
100% Maidan (2014) One of this film's many intriguing aspects is the emphasis it places on the continuation of ordinary, busy, trivial life in the midst of a crisis -- as well as the adrenalised, carnival atmosphere that can accompany one. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 89% Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship (2015) There is a wealth of delightfulness here, even if the material can seem a bit random. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 100% I am Yours (2013) Anchored by a splendid lead performance from Amrita Acharia, but a little directionless otherwise ... ‐ The List
Posted Jan 27, 2015
5/5 90% Guys and Dolls (1955) An escapist, sing-along joy with a winning edge of grown-up wit, making for a perfect festive season night out for anyone fond of a splash of old-school style. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/5 78% The Green Prince (2014) Sketchy, overly simplistic, and invested to a rather tasteless extent in the Hollywood-friendly thrills and spills of its story. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 91% Eastern Boys (2015) The performances are first-class throughout, with even the smallest parts undertaken with impressive intensity and commitment. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 2, 2014
5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) Brimming with emotion, unflinchingly tense, and often darkly, painfully funny, this is a film possessed of both classic sweep and sharp contemporary relevance. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 4, 2014
3/5 92% The Case Against 8 (2014) In terms of its cool handling of the legal and logical side of the argument, it offers a strong record of an inarguably significant human rights case. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 3, 2014
5/5 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984) It speaks to its entire audience, without ever seeming to joke over children's heads in a snide or overly knowing manner. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 84% Violette (2014) Rarely is a female friendship granted such deep and delicious complexity onscreen. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3/5 100% You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit) (2013) It's hard not to be a tiny bit enamoured of a film that starts out promising erotic depravity and ends up referencing John Hughes. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/5 100% Still The Enemy Within (2014) A thorough account of the 1984-5 UK miners' strike from those who were on the picket-lines. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3/5 100% Night Will Fall (2014) Inevitably and immeasurably affecting, but conventional in terms of what it says. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 86% At Berkeley (2013) This is particularly useful stuff for anyone who works in higher education, and for documentary makers, but it holds rewards for anyone with the time and the stamina to take it on. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) For balance, it could have done with more material from the people who put such extraordinary effort into prosecuting Swartz, but that isn't for want of trying: many declined to contribute. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 26, 2014
2/5 60% The Invisible Life (2015) This is a sluggish effort to create a Last Year In Marienbad-style enigma about love, loss and loneliness. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 8, 2014
2/5 27% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) A film that neglects the basic requirement that an audience not thoroughly hate its protagonist. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 92% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) Some of the film's best and most revealing moments see Gondry trying to get a slightly wary Chomsky to leave his comfort zone of cerebral conjecture and open up about his emotional life. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 23, 2014