Hannah McGill

Hannah McGill is a film writer based in Scotland, and former Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Follow her on Twitter @HannahJMcGill

Online articles

#Blood and sand: Beau Travail
The greatest films ever made?

Hannah McGill revisits Beau Travail, Claire Denis’s rapturous 1998 exploration of male identity in crisis.
from S&S May 2012

#Le Havre Review

In Aki Kaurismäki’s deadpan fairytale of working-class solidarity, quirky flirts with cutesy and bathos with true poignancy. Hannah McGill sees the raw humanity shining through. from S&S May 2012

Critics’ inspirations
Women on film competition

Our female writers offer thumbnail descriptions of their own film-world inspirations.
Web exclusive, April 2011

The ladies vanished
Women on film competition

Hannah McGill wonders where all the women critics went – and why. Web exclusive, April 2011

Sundance week two: the kids are too much Festival postcard

Hannah McGill on a surfeit of teen tales, the best of the fest’s docs and prizes for James Marsh, Asif Kapadia and Paddy Considine. Web exclusive, January 2011

Sundance week one: ‘lo-fi’, low-key Festival postcard

Hannah McGill on the best of the usual blend of coming-of-age tales, dysfunctional-family dramas and up-to-the-minute documentaries – plus Kevin Smith in revolt.
Web exclusive, January 2011

The films of 2010The films of 2010 Poll

The Social Network and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives head our round-up of the films and highlights of the year, as voted by 85 critics and curators. from S&S January 2011

#Flanders Review

from S&S July 2007

#Mean Streets
London Film Festival preview

Andrea Arnold’s Red Road is a sexual revenge thriller with a twist in the tale. By Hannah McGill.
from S&S November 2006

#Mysteries Of Puberty
London Film Festival preview

Times and Winds by Turkish director Reha Erdem is one of the discoveries of the year, an exquisite affirmation of film as art. By Hannah McGill.
from S&S November 2006

#Brick Review

from S&S June 2006

#Iranian House Style Feature

The release of At 5 in the Afternoon and Joy of Madness sees the Makhmalbaf machine in full swing. Hannah McGill profiles Iran’s premier film-making family.
from S&S April 2004

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2012