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Hunger

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Hunger (2009)

type:
Movie
genre:
Drama
Limited Release Date:
03/20/09
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Liam Cunningham
director:
Steve McQueen
author:
Steve McQueen, Enda Walsh
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated

We gave it a B-

It makes sense that Ani DiFranco (who produces one track) would embrace this tough-minded folk-pop vet. Not surprisingly, Janis Ian, who’s best remembered for songs about interracial love (”Society’s Child”) and adolescent pain (”At Seventeen”), fills her comeback, Hunger, with tunes about social ills and romantic travails. Nothing new in that, but this out-and-proud sister strums and sings with enough been-there-suffered-that authority to win some Lilith-era converts. B-

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