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Hannah Brown

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 98% The Band's Visit (2007) It's both quintessentially Israeli and an enjoyable experience that will touch audiences no matter what their background.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
4/4 86% Shine a Light (2008) Shine A Light is a masterful concert film, one that will appeal to movie lovers and hardcore Stones admirers alike.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
4/4 53% The Bubble (2007) Director Eytan Fox has taken a clear look at how many Israelis actually live and has made a vibrant, engaging movie that reflects reality.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/4 93% The Counterfeiters (2007) Although there is nothing ground-breaking about The Counterfeiters, it tells a moving and engrossing story with depth and intelligence, and is well worth seeing.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/4 90% United 93 (2006) It's a difficult and upsetting experience but a worthwhile one, which will linger in your mind long after the film ends.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
3.5/4 94% Ushpizin (2005) Ushpizin is a ground-breaking, enjoyable, and original movie that humanizes and dramatizes the haredi lifestyle.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
3.5/4 86% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) (2005) This violent film, which swept the Cesar awards (the French Oscars) this year, provides a nuanced portrait of a conflicted young man who can never completely break away from the dark world in which he has grown up.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
75% The Tic Code (1998) Raising it above the usual clichés are the superb jazz music and a sparkling script by lead actress Polly Draper.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 No Score Yet Vasermil (2007) The story meanders at times, and the focus on soccer and the Vasermil stadium doesn't give the plot the coherence it could. Yet Vasermil is an impressive debut for Salmona and his actors; he is clearly a filmmaker to watch.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
3/4 60% 300 (2007) There is an intelligent movie to be made about Spartan warrior culture, but 300 is not it. It is a fun ride, though, as long as you don't see it on a full stomach.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/4 69% Close to Home (2007) An engaging, straightforward look at female soldiers guarding the center of Jerusalem during the current intifada.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/4 52% For Your Consideration (2006) This isn't a movie meant to inspire much reflection. It aims to entertain and that it does.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
3/4 67% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) The movie may be slight and a bit predictable, but these two actors are wonderful to watch.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
2.5/4 62% The Tigger Movie (2000) In spite of its shortcomings, children love these characters and will enjoy Tigger.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 25% Claire Dolan (1998) In spite of Cartlidge's impressive performance in the lead, the film is simply not as involving or moving as it should be.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 No Score Yet Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati) (2007) Writer/director Shemi Zarhin, who made the much more successful Hacochavim shel Shlomi (international title: Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi), is still a filmmaker worth watching, but this isn't his best effort.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/4 15% Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) Strictly a kids' movie.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 No Score Yet Joy (2005) Ask yourself: What are the chances this title is meant literally, that it is a movie about great happiness? Here's a hint: Next to none. If a title is meant ironically, you can expect that the irony will be cheap and unsubtle.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Year Zero (2005) Year Zero has moments and scenes that work well, but they never have time to build, since the director always has to cut away to another storyline before anything gets resolved.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
19% Pokémon - The Movie 2000 (2000) The filmmakers have tried hard to come up with an original plot, but somehow this film is actually duller than the first Pokemon movie.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% Deep Blue Sea (1999) Mindless fun requires a lighter touch and more suspense than director Renny Harlin can deliver.‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 No Score Yet Lemarit Ain (Out of Sight) (2006) Tali Sharon gives a strong performance in a very demanding role. Let's hope she appears next in a film with a more interesting script.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, who based this trilogy loosely on their own family history, have managed to illuminate the humanity in the characters and turn what could be a preachy, issue-oriented movie into a moving film.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011) While the central conflict that the film attempts to explore may not be that compelling, it's still an engaging film and works as a slice-of-life drama.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016) Who's Gonna Love Me Now? is both entertaining and powerful.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
100% Chocolat (2016) The movie works best as a showcase for Sy, who is outstanding in every aspect of the role.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
100% Aida's Secrets (2017) It's a fascinating portrait of a family that finds love after trauma.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) This delightful and entertaining documentary looks at the life and career of a musical star you thought you knew. It portrays a complex, unique and very talented man who courted controversy his whole life.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Primaire (2016) Elementary is a very honest and engrossing story that will bring you back to your school days, and its insights will give you great respect for anyone tough and brave enough to choose teaching as a profession.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Keep the Change (2018) 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.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% Her Love Boils Bathwater (Yu Wo Wakasuhodo No Atsui Ai) (2016) 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.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
100% The Unorthodox (2018) But what might have been a preachy history lesson, in Malka's assured hands, becomes a lively and suspenseful film.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
100% Holy Air (2017) Holy Air is an engaging and charming comedy with dramatic overtones and it isn't quite like anything you've seen before.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
100% Incitement (2020) 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.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
99% Wadjda (2013) A cinematic gem, Wadjda is a movie that combines pointed political and social commentary, wonderful performances and an extraordinarily charming young heroine you can root for.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is well worth seeing for its twist-filled story and phenomenal acting.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) 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.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
98% Leviathan (2014) You might assume it is one of those ponderous, overlong and overly symbolic films that are annoyingly commonplace on the film festival circuit. But you would be dead wrong.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
98% In Between (2018) Hamoud has touched a chord with this complex, moving drama that tells a story that has never been told before.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
98% The Cakemaker (2018) It tells a twist-filled story about love and loss that will resonate with audiences because of its carefully observed characters and sense of place.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
97% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight, a brilliant new film, will shake you out of your complacency and renew your faith in the power of investigative journalism.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) Case's performance as Val is a joy.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
97% Love & Friendship (2016) The movie, filled with the beautiful costumes and country real-estate porn that are de rigueur for a story set in this period, is fast-paced and enjoyable from start to finish.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) Géza Röhrig, a poet who has never acted before, gives an extraordinary performance in the lead role.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
96% Ida (2014) This graceful film will stay with you long after you see it.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Emil Ben-Shimon's The Women's Balcony proves that a movie doesn't have to be mean spirited in order to be funny.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The centerpiece of Kenneth Lonergan's drama Manchester by the Sea is a relatively short scene, a conversation between two characters that contains the most moving moments I've seen on screen in years.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) In the hands of Kore-eda and his brilliant cast, this isn't a formulaic romantic comedy but an unclassifiable blend of comedy and drama, where you root for the hero even as he lets you down again and again.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) 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.‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
96% Roma (2018) Yes. It's a remarkable film, both intimate and epic, that is moving and often surprising. ‐ Jerusalem Post
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018