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Tina Hassannia

Tina Hassannia
Tina Hassannia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post, Slant Magazine, The Dissolve, Movie Mezzanine, Brooklyn Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 50%

Anatomy of Violence (2016)

"The message of Anatomy of Violence is an obvious one, but the film can only tell us, not show us." ‐National Post
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 93%

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)

"It's a sheer delight to watch these two boys -- on their way to becoming men -- challenge and provoke each other, before they finally embrace." ‐National Post
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 89%

Loving (2016)

"It's a movie so powerfully told it has the potential to act as a gateway to greater acceptance and tolerance." ‐National Post
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Gimme Danger, as incomplete and biased as it may be, offers the perfect template for Jarmusch's hyperbolic thesis. It presents a clear-headed and knowledgeable film that still knows how to have fun." ‐National Post
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Simply cannot keep up with the comedies it so clearly tries to imitate." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/4 55%

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

"Middle School is also more than just a comedy. It tackles that very difficult subject of childhood grief - not perfectly, but not carelessly, either." ‐National Post
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/4 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"Its editing rhythm and tension-building is so off-key it makes something as exciting as a vault robbery torturous to watch." ‐National Post
Posted Sep 30, 2016

Nocturama (2016)

"Nocturama slowly but surely becomes a boldly explicit film that arouses the viewer's sympathies in these tragic, pathetic figures, with a shocking ending that guts a most powerful punch." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"The post-apocalyptic zombie film The Girl With All the Gifts has one of those allegorical ideas that is half-interesting and half-gimmicky; regardless, considering that the sub-genre has eaten itself whole, the film's worth giving a chance." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"Things To Come carries a surprisingly nuanced perspective on the sensibility in how to live life in spite of setbacks and discouragement of all forms: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

(Re) Assignment (2016)

"Deliciously cheesy, pulpy, and trashy in all the right ways." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

La La Land (2016)

"You won't be able to stop yourself from falling helplessly in love with this over-the-top rom-com." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Colossal (2016)

"Colossal is so beguiling in its strangeness that it still works, even though it's relying heavily on its comedy to make everything work. Don't think too hard about this one, lest you find the many plot holes." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"This is a pretty straightforward drama and not much more. There's nothing wrong with that. Just don't expect much of a deep seabed in this one." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 9, 2016

Paterson (2016)

"A perfect little film that doesn't need to try too hard to win us over." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 9, 2016

Personal Shopper (2016)

"Personal Shopper is an uncanny mix of ghost story and personal drama that never feels, even for a moment, like it's playing into any genre conventions whatsoever -- the film is entirely its own entity." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"Because the film tells her complicated story through the eyes of her son, he has to have a staggering amount of intuition. Fortunately, his childhood innocence doesn't deter the audience from understanding the nuance of his mother's struggle." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016
2.5/4 45%

Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

"A film that lives up to its title and delivers something rarely seen in Indian cinema." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 26, 2016

London Fields (2015)

"As it stands, the only thing London Fields has going for it is that it's messy and weird enough to hopefully provoke those who have never read Amis to consider trying him out." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958)

"Elevator to the Gallows married a new kind of jazz to a new kind of cinema, and created something altogether sublime." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"The most salient point Moore makes in "Where to Invade Next" is that so many of the ideas explored in the doc are American, historically speaking." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016

The Hard Stop (2015)

""The Hard Stop" is most successful when it shows the gradual changes that Duggan's death has caused in the men's lives, and its longitudinal focus helps the viewer sympathize with its subjects." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"The film's real success lies in having Jones as its primary subject, and that's because she's a wickedly funny, fierce, phenomenal force of nature, a positive, vivacious character whose generosity and charisma touches every single person. " ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

"Despite its historical subject, "Hitchcock/Truffaut" adeptly proves the timelessness of cinema." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016

Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016)

"We get such an intimate glimpse into their personal lives that the film loses momentum and becomes a kind of soap-opera-through-flashback." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"It's beautifully balanced between developing a slow-rising narrative that also takes its time to build characters, without ever veering into precious or sentimental territory." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"The film seems to have forgotten, however, that it's still a movie, not a documentary - a detrimental misfire that cancels out its own charms." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/4 96%

Gleason (2016)

"This is a brutally honest look at ALS at every stage of the way, and thus becomes a fairly illuminating and heart-wrenching story." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 81%

Equity (2016)

"While the more dramatic elements of the narrative aren't 100 per cent perfect in their thriller logic, Equity makes up for it with a multitude of intense, powerful moments in which, to steal a line from Beyoncé, girls run the world." ‐National Post
Posted Aug 12, 2016

Le passé (The Past) (2013)

"Farhadi has succeeded in underscoring universal impulses of his characters, despite their cultural backgrounds, and in the process he's also removed most of the socio-cultural context that characterized his previous films." ‐Guernica
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"Café Society may enchant the viewer with its lush visuals and close-ups of Stewart's smouldering expressions, and it may prove sufficiently entertaining." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/4 65%

Nerve (2016)

"The final act turns Nerve from crime thriller/teenage drama into a banal morality play. " ‐National Post
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"Our Little Sister does best in small, quiet moments." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2/4 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"It's a shame the Ice Age writers don't try to even out their storytelling efforts throughout the entire film. It might make a prehistoric franchise like Ice Age interesting for adults once again." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 85%

Closet Monster (2016)

"Dunn's debut is a truly unique coming out story, not to mention a highly original Canadian film." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 15, 2016
1.5/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"The film [focuses] so much time on madcap hilarity that it forgot to flesh out its characters. As such, the performers are forced to rely on the superficiality of their natural personas." ‐National Post
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 96%

Weiner (2016)

"It's Veep or In The Loop brought to life! But even more absurd and titillating. Weiner proves that truth is stranger than fiction." ‐National Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"Neville is keenly aware of how to show the musicians' kinetic energy onscreen, and he relies on this talent to keep the film consistently alive and moving." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"Wonderland is supposed to be some enchanting world. But it's hard to find delight or meaning when Lewis Carroll's original whimsy is treated as a half-forgotten backdrop in a self-serious story." ‐National Post
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"X-Men: Apocalypse seems to know exactly what it's doing and feels comfortable and confident in its retro, '80s-set world. The film balances its self-seriousness (featuring heartbreaking backstory side plots) with lighthearted humour." ‐National Post
Posted May 26, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"If there's one criticism to be made about such a forward-thinking film, it's the explicit nature of such commentary, which makes Neighbors 2 seem like it's pandering to its 'woke' audience. There is no subtext here, but at least the jokes fill in the gap." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
1/4 63%

High-Rise (2016)

"Sometimes a filmmaker's perception of a story's value strays so far from the original that it transmogrifies into something unremarkable, confusing, or dissatisfying." ‐National Post
Posted May 20, 2016
1/4 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"The film is so labyrinthine it's scattershot -- introducing new characters only to forget about them until it's convenient to revisit -- which renders the film entirely forgettable." ‐National Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Afternoon (Na Ri Xia Wu) (2015)

"Some have called "Afternoon" more a "DVD extra" than a real film, but I disagree-like other Tsai films, it establishes its own slow representation of time and the way human interactions and performances play out." ‐RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 96%

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"The film feels as spontaneous and digressive as a Charles Mingus composition, and just as paradoxically light and dense." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/4 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"Louder Than Bombs never manages to create something whole from its parts, but those parts are occasionally very intimate and well-executed." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/4 61%

Legend (2015)

"The film is a big, stupid flop." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2.5/4 92%

The Martian (2015)

"Ridley Scott's latest may be the most fantastical film he's ever made." ‐Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Listen To Me Marlon (2015)

"[Riley] supplements the film with footage and imagery from Brando's public life -- interviews, speeches, clips from his films -- which focuses the film on a central idea, that an actor's personal and private lives are never fully delineated." ‐Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2/4 88%

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)

"The film tries too hard to sensationalize a real-life story that has already been sensationalized enough - the kind that's too strange for fiction - but in doing so undermines the narrative's own weirdness." ‐Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 21, 2015
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