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Hunger

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Hunger

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/20/09
performer:
Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Liam Cunningham
director:
Steve McQueen
author:
10655, 63829
genre:
Drama

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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