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
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
() 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
Synonyms (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
Grâce à Dieu (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
Manbiki kazoku (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
Vision (2018) Hannah Brown It's like a great episode of Wild Japan on the National Geographic channel with almost no animals. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Hidden Face (2018) Hannah Brown The movie is well structured and the cinematography is particularly good and tells the story with little need for exposition. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Holy Air (2017) Hannah Brown Holy Air is an engaging and charming comedy with dramatic overtones and it isn't quite like anything you've seen before. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Operation Finale (2018) Hannah Brown This fact-based story is a carefully executed retelling of the Israeli operation to catch Eichmann in Buenos Aires and bring him to Israel to stand trial for his part in the Holocaust. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2018
The Other Story (2018) Hannah Brown A gripping, touching and unpredictable story about a troubled father-daughter relationship that weaves in the conflicts between secular and ultra-Orthodox Israelis, a struggle that is so central to Israeli life but rarely the focus of fiction. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
The Angel (2018) Hannah Brown All in all, [The Angel] is an entertaining look at a little-known story from recent history. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Flawless (Haneshef) (2018) Hannah Brown Flawless... tries to combine two hot-button issues - female insecurity and the struggles of a transgender teen to fit in - and ends up with an unconvincing, superficial look at both these subjects. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Laces (2018) Hannah Brown Laces is a new and welcome instance of a character who would once have been in the shadows taking center space on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
The Unorthodox (2018) Hannah Brown But what might have been a preachy history lesson, in Malka's assured hands, becomes a lively and suspenseful film. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Juliet, Naked (2018) Hannah Brown The film is so much fun that I actually wished it were longer... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Meg (2018) Hannah Brown The Meg, which is really pretty terrible (although occasionally - and intentionally - so bad it's funny), is for hardcore shark-movie fans only. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Whitney (2018) Hannah Brown Macdonald puts her story in the context of what was going on culturally and politically at the time, and avoids most biopic clichés to turn Whitney into a sad and riveting fable of a princess... EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Ferrante Fever (2017) Hannah Brown Like a good book club session, Ferrante Fever is fun because it's nice to be in the company of people who are as crazy about these novels as you are. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Yu wo wakasuhodo no atsui ai (2016) Hannah Brown Those who aren't put off by the inherent sadness in the concept will find this film compelling in its depiction of how this heroine chooses to choreograph her own exit, and although you may cry, you won't leave the theater depressed. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Driver (2017) Hannah Brown Those with patience will find that Driver is a ride worth taking. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2018
Molly's Game (2017) Hannah Brown It's entertaining enough and may play better on the small screen than at the movies, but in spite of its cleverness, it is never truly compelling... EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
Disobedience (2017) Hannah Brown In Disobedience, everyone speaks softly, almost in a whisper, as if they were praying... That's the director's choice, but it doesn't make for riveting viewing. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
Menashe (2017) Hannah Brown It's a touching and nuanced film, and so skillfully made that you quickly get over the novelty of the fact that its characters are speaking Yiddish and get right into the story. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2018
Keep the Change (2017) Hannah Brown Keep the Change is brilliantly written, acted and directed, a triumph in so many ways. It is so suspenseful and entertaining that I sincerely believe I would have loved it even if I had no personal connection to autism. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
The Cousin (2017) Hannah Brown Tzahi Grad's film The Cousin is an odd and interesting look at the disconnect between what many Israelis believe and how they actually live. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2018
The Invisibles (2017) Hannah Brown It's a testament to Rafle's skill as a director that even though we [...] know that the characters survived, The Invisibles keeps you on the edge of your seat. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2018