Hannah Woodhead

Hannah Woodhead
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
81% True History of the Kelly Gang (2019) It's gritty and grimy, but surprisingly funny too, and cinematography superstar Ari Wegner does an excellent job in providing a real sense of the unforgiving landscape. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) It's not that Lucy in the Sky is boring - quite the opposite, in fact - yet it does feel like a story that would have been told much better by a female director, or at the very least, a female writer. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
89% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Somehow, Mangold has made a two and half hour movie out of this rather dry-sounding source material, and most pleasingly, it's entertaining even to someone with absolutely no skin in the racing game. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
94% Uncut Gems (2019) It's a bruising, desperate anxiety attack of a film that rips the rug out from under you when you least expect it. And, because it really cannot be said enough: Adam Sandler is on the form of his life. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
85% Bad Education (2019) It's a story about the lengths people will go to for self-preservation, deliciously mean and as funny as it is outrageous. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
75% Jojo Rabbit (2019) There are brief flashes of something worthwhile - one late scene feels genuinely daring in light of the film's otherwise jovial tone, but it takes so long to get there, it's almost completely lost. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Heller brings her usual wit and playfulness to proceedings, side-stepping mawkish sentimentality in favour of matter-of-fact pragmatism. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
84% Waves (2019) It's a demanding, energetic (and perhaps even a little sprawling) creature, but unmistakably tender. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
4/5 100% Seahorse (2019) A fascinating, vital story told with heart and tenderness. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) Tender and charming, but the bitter sting elevates it to greatness. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
2/5 42% Opus Zero (2017) Stylish scenery can't save this sluggish, over-laboured effort. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/5 85% Animals (2019) Well-observed but slightly lacking show of youth in revolt. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Perfect summer cinema. If that's your bag. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
2/5 33% The Current War (2019) Given the subject matter, it's a disappointingly unstimulating affair. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Meandering and underwhelming. One bad trip. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
3/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Weird, sweet and worth a watch, but a symptom of an ongoing Hollywood problem. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Fun, but paint-by-numbers. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) A solid debut for Wilde, but really puts Dever and Feldstein on the map. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
41% Sibyl (2019) It is a formulaic story about a woman who has zero redeeming features, and lacks the charm to carry that repugnance off. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
53% Matthias and Maxime (2019) Reflects the agony and the ecstasy of being young and reckless with such eloquence, and reminds us that Dolan at his best is a sublimely talented artist. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Pivoting from hysteria to grotesque on a moment's notice, it's a bloodthirsty farce. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's 9th feature is his most pared back, thoughtful and perhaps personal work to date. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
92% Atlantics (Atlantique) (2019) It's an accomplished first feature even with its faults, and Diop should definitely be on everyone's radar as a filmmaker to watch. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) We come to Jarmusch for his unmistakable dry wit and rejection of convention, yet The Dead Don't Die feels oddly conservative in places - though Driver and Swinton alone are enough to keep the hunger at bay. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
3/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) Given that Winona and Keanu are old pals, they have an easy chemistry together, even playing such utterly repugnant characters. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) A fun, fanciful film - not for the ages, but never outstays its welcome. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A potent reminder of all that's good and bad about movies. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Unrelenting, glib and actually quite intelligent beneath the guts and gore. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) There's no sense of wonder, no sprinkling of magic dust. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Clumsy and tiresome, playing into outdated ideas about mental health. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Fails as an action film, fails as a drama. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) In the age of the dour superhero flick, Captain Marvel strikes a pleasing chord, at once delivering levity, gravity and spectacle. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 86% Hannah (2018) Rampling elevates an otherwise fairly middling film. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) A paint-by-numbers portrait of an American icon. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
90% Big Time Adolescence (2019) The surprising melancholy of the film juxtaposed with the quick wit of Davidson does hint at something worthy in Orley's vision, but it's just not quite enough to set the world on fire. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) A rushed and scattershot affair. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
85% The Report (2019) A sense of quiet fury courses throughout the narrative, but we never see that explode onto the screen, and it's a more interesting, thoughtful film for it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
94% The Last Tree (2019) Newcomer Sam Adewunmi captures Femi's anger but also his loneliness - a desperate longing to forge his own path, but also to fit in with his family and friends. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It fails to show us anything about Bundy that isn't already there in archive footage (which also appears at the end of the film), and only scratches the surface of the true depravity its subject was capable of. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) It's a devastating, uncomfortable watch. But there's a sense that The Nightingale needs to be exactly the film it is, bubbling with completely justified anger and pain. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
84% Untouchable (2019) Untouchable feels like it's just going through the motions. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 67% Vice (2018) Bale's a riot, but it's The Big Short 2. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) Is it good? No. Is it watchable? Infinitely. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Devastating, dramatic, but most of all empathic. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
1/5 14% Life Itself (2018) It's quite a feat for a film to feel this dated upon initial release. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Brutal and tense, but we've seen it all before. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 52% Papillon (2018) Fails to do anything the original version didn't. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) Jennifer Fox's autobiographical debut makes for harrowing but essential viewing. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
96% In Fabric (2019) A raucous, full-tilt descent into bishop-sleeved madness. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
5/5 57% The House That Jack Built (2018) There's no redemptive narrative arc to The House That Jack Built; it's murder as farce, and if you can stomach it, you're in for one hell of a trip. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018