Hannah Ryan

Hannah Ryan
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Wild Nights with Emily (2018) Olnek has crafted a lovely, heart-warming piece which reminds us of the importance of revisiting and challenging historical narratives and leaves one in both fits of laughter and in need of a few moments of contemplation. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This is the true wonder, that even those that can barely carry a tune, or whom do not appear to contain a single rhythmic bone in their body, enjoy themselves without a care in the world. In times such as these, we need films like Mamma Mia... - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
96% The Florida Project (2017) Like American Honey, what The Florida Project manages to do so well is capture the small joys that come with life on the poverty line. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) [Battle of the Sexes] presents itself as a thoughtful, warm snapshot into the life of Billie Jean King and a powerful depiction of the turmoil that she faced both on and off court. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Though the subject matter is dark and often horrifying, [director Desiree] Akhavan's approach is funny, measured, and deeply affirming. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
92% Thelma (2017) [A] brilliant meditation on one young woman's discovery of the wants she has stifled for so long. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
91% Raw (2017) This simmering sense of dread is part of what makes [director Julia] Ducornau's debut work so well, as the feeling that Justine's carnal needs know no limits creeps around throughout the film. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
94% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a complete joy - it offers a space in which women are allowed to control their own fates, to throw themselves into their desires with abandon, and it gives us a plethora of well-polished performances for us to indulge in. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
78% Scream (1996) Scream serves as a near perfect example of how to successfully and single-handedly revive the horror genre. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) 500 Days of Summer is a fascinating and relatable tale of the difficulties and the joys that come with all relationships, but which also serves a stark warning to young romantics as to what can happen while in and out of love. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
89% Titanic (1997) Titanic has deservedly cemented its place as one of the greatest movies of all time, as it manages to capture the wretchedness of historical tragedy while also skilfully enrapturing us with the dedication shown by one person to another... - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
69% Les Misérables (2012) Les Mis reminds us that, although revolution may be heavily romanticised in popular culture, it is both a concept and an action that has led to the loss of many lives. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
83% Mean Girls (2004) Mean Girls is not only of the one most enjoyable films of the 21st century but it is also one that explores the wonderful comedic potential of women. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Anastasia (1997) It is a film that leaves us with an optimistic, albeit somewhat corny, message; love is the most important thing there is, be it familial, romantic or platonic... - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Black Swan (2010) Black Swan is a fantastic portrayal of the limits we push ourselves to and the boundaries that we are willing to break in order to achieve success... - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
90% E-Team (2014) ... ultimately, the most captivating aspects of E-Team ; as they allow us to delve into both the overwhelming good and the unthinkable evil that humanity is capable of. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
83% Lilting (2014) Lilting is not only a beautiful depiction of grief, love and hardship, but also a fantastic piece of representation for the LGBTQ+ community, as Richard and his partner's relationship is presented to us with nothing other than normalcy and tenderness. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) ... what Fruitvale Station does so brilliantly is effectively convey the total devastation that comes with the unjustified loss of a young life. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
79% American Honey (2016) American Honey is a devastating film, but an essential one, and necessary viewing for anyone that really wants to understand the true extent of poverty's impact in modern American society. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Although Pan's Labyrinth ends in tragedy, it does so to show us that, regardless of what we are told, there are no happy endings in war. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
87% The Orphanage (2007) El Orfanato is as haunting and it is haunted. Somehow the horror movie clichés ( a medium, a seance, night vision, the subverting of childhood games into something sinister) come across as natural instead of contrived. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
97% Alien (1979) What makes it so effectively terrifying is not an urban legend that could spark an ill-advised, teenage-led hunt nor an array of ominous visuals; it is far simpler than that. It is the thought of finding yourself in Ripley's position. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
66% The Kite Runner (2007) The Kite Runner serves as a reminder that grief is universal; that, regardless of our cultural differences, humanity will always find common ground in devastation. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name is a romantic masterpiece and, quite possibly, my favourite film of the year. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) ... a bold, beautiful celebration of a trans hero that many audiences have waited years for. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Whatever your opinion of Marvel and their box office domination, there is no denying that Infinity War is an endlessly entertaining that will leave some in a far more fragile emotional state than they perhaps expected. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) Lean on Pete may be difficult to sit through, to view without wanting to look away, but I urge you to see it, to look, and, through it, to understand the true extent of economic inequality in one of the wealthiest nations on earth. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018