Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Hannah Brown
Rating Title/Year Author
News of the World (2020) Hannah Brown The scenes of post-Civil War America are interesting, as is the whole concept of a man who supports himself through the public's eagerness to hear stories from around the world. Hanks is as likable as he has ever been. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
Malcolm & Marie (2021) Hannah Brown ...it progresses into an examination of his film-geek hunger for critical approval and self-absorption...the two leads look great and Zendaya is especially beautiful in her glittery gown, but these actors deserved a better, more insightful script. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
The White Tiger (2021) Hannah Brown ...it gives an interesting glimpse into a side of contemporary India we rarely get to see, not the tourist India but a village... EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2021
Out of Sight (1998) Hannah Brown One of the best adaptations of an Elmore Leonard novel... EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Rebecca (2020) Hannah Brown THe lead actors - Lily James and Armie Hammer - look quite nice, but if you want suspense and great performances, check out the original with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier, if you can find it. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Hannah Brown Yes, it's in incredibly bad taste, and if some of it doesn't offend you, you're probably a robot. But most of it is really funny and outrageous and - no spoilers - it offers an interesting explanation of the origins of the coronavirus. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Hannah Brown The casting is brilliant and features an extremely distinguished cast. Baron Cohen is one of the standouts and his jokey, theatrical delivery is perfect for Hoffman. Strong is also appealing as he portrays Rubin as a lovable schnook. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
Western Stars (2019) Hannah Brown In Western Stars, [Bruce] continues to explore his self-destructive impulses and the emotions they inspire. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
Swimming With Men (2018) Hannah Brown It's utterly predictable from start to finish, but still fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
The Best Years of a Life (2019) Hannah Brown It is bittersweet to be sure, but quite enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Hannah Brown It has moments that may remind you of This is Spinal Tap, but that's not necessarily a bad thing... Oasis fans will want to check out Liam Gallagher: As It Was... EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Hannah Brown ...while it isn't nearly as funny as the book, Blanchett is so likably crazed you may enjoy it anyway... EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) Hannah Brown It may not be possible to explain everything about a conflicted and controversial figure like Cohn, but Meeropol makes a valiant effort. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
Aviva (2020) Hannah Brown While this device may sound confusing, it fits right into the current moment of exploring gender fluidity and sexual identity... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Blinded by the Light (2019) Hannah Brown Blinded by the Light is an enjoyable movie, although at times his single-minded focus on Springsteen - he even starts dressing like his idol - rather than opening himself to other musicians and music, seems oddly limited. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Spelling the Dream (2020) Hannah Brown The movie alternates competition footage - which is always riveting, especially if you or someone you love has ever competed in spelling bees - and interviews with the contestants, both current and past, and their families. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) Hannah Brown It seems sad to think that in this instance, Seinfeld is riffing on a problem that has become a public-health crisis rather than a laughing matter. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
The Half of It (2020) Hannah Brown Its leads are appealing and it is literary in a charming way, although at moments it seems a bit self-conscious. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) Hannah Brown Far more interesting than the sections on her death are the parts about her career. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
The Day After I'm Gone (2019) Hannah Brown While this is a minimalist drama, eventually it does elicit a powerful emotional response that makes you realize what it has been like for Roni... EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
The Specials (2019) Hannah Brown You should see it because it's a wonderful film, which takes an inherently difficult subject and uses it to tell a touching and powerful story that deftly blends tragedy and comedy as few filmmakers today can. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Hannah Brown Most of us, if we're honest, will see at least a little bit of ourselves - albeit in our worst moments - in Sandler's Ratner, and that is what makes Uncut Gems memorable. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
The Operative (2019) Hannah Brown The ingredients of an enjoyable spy flick are all present in The Operative, but they rarely come together. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Hannah Brown I was fully prepared to be disgusted. But I got a surprise: I enjoyed much of it, so much so that I rethought my objection to the premise. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
The Dreyfus Affair (2019) Hannah Brown It explores the nature of corruption and the intricacies of antisemitism in ways that are as relevant to today's world as they are illuminating about the history of the persecution of Jews in 19th-century France. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Hannah Brown Yes, the technology makes his face look less lined, a sophisticated computer version of what Hollywood used to do for aging actresses playing younger than their true age. But a 76-year-old with an unlined face still cannot pass for a 26-year-old. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Hannah Brown ...a lively look at a fascinating figure in American culture, whose life story has also played out in Germany and Israel. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Balloon (2018) Hannah Brown This is a movie for people who want to see a gripping adventure based on a true story and revisit an interesting period in recent history, nothing more and nothing less. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse (2018) Hannah Brown The actors are appealing, but the movie is clichéd from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Who You Think I Am (2019) Hannah Brown Binoche is graceful and compelling, even when she is at her most unhinged. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Forgiveness (2019) Hannah Brown Strung together like a series of comedy set pieces, it's the latest local movie to go for popular success and lure audiences away from Hollywood films, network television and Netflix, and it mostly hits the mark. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Skin (2018) Hannah Brown Skin is still a surprisingly entertaining look at the humanity behind one hater. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Blue Night (2018) Hannah Brown The more you like hip hop, the more you will enjoy the dynamic performances that Andrey and his friends give. But even if it you don't like it, you can appreciate their deep desire to express their pain... EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Incitement (2020) Hannah Brown It's tough to go back to those days of political incitement, and tougher still to spend two hours with Amir...impeccably written and acted. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Parasite (2019) Hannah Brown I certainly won't give away any spoilers here, but suffice it to say that you won't guess any of the secrets, and once the story goes down the rabbit hole, it stays very dark till the end. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Hannah Brown If you're looking for entertainment with some heart, you'll enjoy The Red Sea Diving Resort, and the end, when clips of the real agents and the Ethiopian immigrants are shown, is extremely moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Hannah Brown While the movie stumbles at times as the complications of the plot play out, overall it's an enjoyable ride, which will make you wish that life were actually like this. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
And Breathe Normally (2018) Hannah Brown This description may make the movie sound overly neat and formulaic, but Uggadóttir is a natural and graceful storyteller, gently and gradually painting a memorable portrait of these two women, who outwardly are so different. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Hannah Brown I had read all about this and thought I knew most of it, but watching it unfold is fascinating, if a bit infuriating. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Fig Tree (2018) Hannah Brown Fig Tree is beautiful, romantic and cinematic, as well as historically interesting, and Davidian has made an impressive feature-film debut. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Promise at Dawn (2017) Hannah Brown This offbeat, literary biopic... is charming, funny, suspenseful and ultimately moving. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Synonymes (2018) Hannah Brown Synonyms captures the intensity of 20-somethings who long to lose themselves in strolls alongside the Seine, but instead of illuminating this identity crisis, the film falls back into clichés and dissolves into tasteful real-estate porn. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Mr. Jones (2019) Hannah Brown Coming at a time when debates over so-called fake news are dominating the headlines, this complex story about an inconvenient and horrific truth that no one wanted to hear could not be more timely or more welcome. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
By the Grace of God (2018) Hannah Brown This sensitively made film takes on an important topic - sexual abuse of children in Lyon by Catholic clergy - and makes a gripping and thought-provoking movie out of it. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018) Hannah Brown It may be a little less powerful if you know where the story is heading, but it's undeniably a triumph for Cooper. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The Golem (2018) Hannah Brown [I]t is filled with inventive and evocative moments, particularly those grounded in the truly scary aspects of Jewish history. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Cold War (2018) Hannah Brown Cold War is meticulously directed, each black-and-white shot composed like a great photograph. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Roma (2018) Hannah Brown Yes. It's a remarkable film, both intimate and epic, that is moving and often surprising. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Shoplifters (2018) Hannah Brown Shoplifters is well worth seeing for its twist-filled story and phenomenal acting. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Hannah Brown All six of the stories in the film are riveting and although they knew the film was destined to be seen mainly on the small screen, the Coens are at the top of their visual game. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018