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    Alienated Wonder and Corrupt Suspicion: The Hanna Score

    As effortless as the hint of steam slowly rising from Hanna’s gutted beast, the Chemical Brothers’  score for Hanna combines a childlike wanderlust with a pulsating adrenaline that sets the tone for the themes of the film. Overtly, Hanna is an assassin-thriller film ripe with action and suspense, but covertly, it is a reflection of […] More

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    ‘Hanna’ Concept Posters that were Never Used

    Here are three incredible poster concepts for the film Hanna that never made it to print. The posters were designed by Jock, a comic book artist who regularly crates concept paintings and key art for film productions and promotional campaigns.The posters are much better than those actually released for the film, and it’s a shame […] More

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    ‘Hanna’ and ‘Certified Copy’

    One of the better-received films so far this year, Joe Wright’s Bourne-y thriller Hanna, gets the SoS treatment this week courtesy of Rick, Simon and special guest from Chicago, Josh Youngerman, who also joins Justine and Simon to discuss Abbas Kiarostami’s Copie Conforme (Certified Copy), which recently hit Montreal rep cinemas. Finally, we have a […] More

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    ‘Hanna’ intrigues, thrills, and frustrates

    Hanna Directed by Joe Wright Written by David Farr and Seth Lockhead USA, 2011 In promoting Hanna, his new thriller/fairy-tale starring a barely pubescent female killer, director Joe Wright has taken a stance against Zach Snyder’s Sucker Punch, deriding it (as most critics have) as appropriating the language of female empowerment in order to sell […] More

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    Tuesday Poster Round-Up

    1. Bill Cunningham New York: Grade C+ There are some colorful characters in this poster, but without much context it doesn’t feel as lively as some of the pictures would suggest. 2. Hanna: Grade C This poster has a cool looking grittiness to it, and it does a good job of displaying Saoirse Ronan’s gorgeous […] More

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    Trailer: ‘Hanna’

    Yahoo released the trailer for one of my most anticipated movies of next year, Hanna directed by Joe Wright.  The film tells the story of Hanna (Saoirse Ronan), raised by her father (Eric Bana) to become an assassin.  The film also stars Cate Blanchett, presumably playing the villain, and Olivia Williams.  A couple things intrigued […] More