Anna Swanson

Anna Swanson
Anna Swanson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail Film School Rejects Cinema Scope

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Undine (2020) Regardless of whether Undine is working at a level of allegory or actual fantasy, it is an expansively rich film. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
100% Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021) Refreshingly, this is a war drama that doesn't hinge on indulgent or shameless violence. Instead, it focuses on the heart-wrenching devastation of more offhand cruelties. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
65% PVT CHAT (2021) Unfortunately, there isn't enough here in terms of character to consider the film to be more inspired than it is derivative or more worthwhile than it is frustrating. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
96% First Cow (2020) Someone clean up this milk before I start crying again. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
92% The Vast of Night (2020) One of the most astonishing feature debuts in recent memory... - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
92% The Assistant (2020) Green has the confidence of a filmmaker who knows she need not make anything explicit in order to shake you to your core. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) With his signature surrealist elements and introspective impulses, it's safe to say that I'm Thinking of Ending Things is as inventive as it is unsettling... - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
86% Lingua Franca (2020) The film inherits a symbolic baton from Chantal Akerman's News From Home in its deft and touching depiction of a woman almost entirely separated from her roots, tethered only by the words of her mother. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
90% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) With a gnarly nail removal that the French extremity genre would be proud of and a final scene that calls to mind the work of Claire Denis, it's safe to say that this is a film best experienced first hand rather than through a narrative summary. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) If there's any justice, we'll be hearing Beharie's name in the Oscar conversation soon. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man is one of the best horror movies in recent years and, of course, one of the best movies of 2020. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
82% Mank (2020) Fincher's film is not geared towards flattery. Mank is much more interested in the pernicious greed of those who will dispense fallacies as fact if it means another dollar in their pocket. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
86% On The Rocks (2020) A minor Coppola? Perhaps. On The Rocks is certainly not her strongest film, but it may be her most measured. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
45% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Drake Doremus might not be trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to romantic dramas, but he does a serviceable job of letting it roll on at its own pace. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
98% Fourteen (2020) Rather than any catastrophic, overacted blowout, he more realistically charts the gap that slowly forms between his protagonists... - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
94% Transit (2019) Transit captures the tragedy of uncertainty in astonishingly heartbreaking ways. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
2.5/4 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) It might not be the best movie of the year, but its faults are nothing worth ruffling feathers about. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is a uniquely visually thrilling film backed by Lee's undeniable commitment and ambition. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) Though far from a flawless film, Knives Out is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Noah Hawley and Natalie Portman throw everything they have at a wall. None of it sticks. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) The Safdie Brothers' thriller is a raw and powerful feat of filmmaking anchored by a career-best Adam Sandler performance. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) The craft of the film is undeniable, but with a central romance that never becomes the emotionally resonant experience it is set up to be, no amount of skilled assemblage can make Portrait of a Lady on Fire more than a beautiful decoration. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
No Score Yet Easy Land (2019) Easy Land depicts an experience that will speak to many and does so with sensitivity and a clear affection for its headstrong characters. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
79% The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2020) Even when exposing her capabilities, the film maintains that she possesses a depth no one close to her-and not even Anna herself-can truly grasp. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
57% Maria's Paradise (Marian paratiisi) (2019) Unfortunately, Maria's Paradise is often both distracted and distracting, never committed enough to its central character study and possessing an anachronistic electronic score that wears out its welcome. - Cinema Scope EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019