Anne Brodie

Anne Brodie
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: What She Said

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Drifting Snow (2021) Lots of fun poked at PEC's citified cafes and stores and people "trying out" country living but it mostly leads with the heart. A wonderful experience. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
93% Oxygen (2021) Oxygen thy name is INTENSE. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
57% Queen Marie (2019) It's a complex story told simply, that pings the intense misogyny of the times, but celebrates Marie's early feminism and bravery, and tireless efforts on behalf of a country not her own. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
100% What Lies West (2019) Writer-director Jessica Ellis' debut is a winner, digging into things that have to be said and done, and holding one's ground as a skill that must be learned in order to grow. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
67% Duty Free (2021) [Rebecca Danigelis's] a terrific subject and her struggle's real. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) The creators, artists, writers, and educators who planted the seed in 1969 offer unique insights into the rich life of Sesame Street. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
97% The Rider (2018) Zhao's precision and intuition help make this the stunning work that celebrates Jandreau and a way of life the defined the country in so many ways. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
100% Perfumes (Les Parfums) (2020) This lovely tale of friendship, set in a world foreign to most of us, soothes the soul, piques imagination and compassion. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
93% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) This is a major work of art by any measure, an authentic look at what we do. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
96% The Outside Story (2020) [The Outside Story] has tremendous charm and as promised, raises spirits. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
63% Eat Wheaties! (2021) Hail to hale who handles a delicately balanced role with endearing soul. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
46% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) It's interesting given Clark's state of mind and various timely elements but otherwise, a pretty standard actioner. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
No Score Yet Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute (2021) This is what we need now. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
50% The Marijuana Conspiracy (2020) The attention to early seventies detail is terrific, music, set direction, wardrobe, and lexicon. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
77% Stowaway (2021) A gutwrenching moral quandary in a beautifully crafted four-person character study. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
99% MLK/FBI (2021) A disturbing doc on one of the most shameful chapters in American government history. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
82% Nobody (2021) Great story, pacing and soundtrack and Odenkirk is phenomenal. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
88% Our Towns (2021) It's most encouraging to see how people have fought to sustain themselves and thrive in these troubling times. Economically "convulsive" moments can be conquered and this doc confirms it. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
39% Held (2021) This is an interesting take on sexual and social politics, on change, manipulation and integrity. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
21% Thunder Force (2021) An OK timewaster to showcase McCarthy's commitment to her character and Spencer's ability to rise above and enjoy herself. Jason Bateman handles his role as half man half lobster with aplomb. You could do worse. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
50% The Good Traitor (2020) A remarkable story... You can't make this stuff up. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
63% 8 Billion Angels (2021) A no-nonsense look at how our greed is the thing that will kill us and the planet... Persuasive and important, startling and familiar. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
89% Hysterical (2021) It's achingly hilarious at times, these ladies are really funny, but the constant undertone of active, open, traditional sexism smarts. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
46% Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition (2019) The film's mesmerising, set in places I know I won't visit, in conditions we can't imagine, as the men's strength, crew and leaders, shine through. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
100% Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021) [A] superior deeply moving tribute to the dead and the survivors. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Good sense of fun, excellent landscapes, a great soundtrack, if a little heavy on sensory punches to the head. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
63% French Exit (2021) A fun comedy about family and persistence... Pfieffer is rock solid, and what a wardrobe! - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
75% Bad Trip (2020) Extremely uncomfortable and painfully hilarious... It's intense, shocking, and exhausting, and only works because of Andre's engaging personality. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
22% Iron Mask (2019) The opening chapters are pretty funny, with these masters of action battling it out in the Tower and dropping bon mots. But TBH I'm lost for the late chapters. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
22% Senior Moment (2021) I like seeing Shatner, the thunderous Shakespearean actor and boss of Star Trek Enterprise relaxing, enjoying himself and putting in some endearing comic moments. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
34% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) Izzard's passion is admirable and the story he brings to light, rather mindbending. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
87% The Courier (2020) It's a high-stakes game that would not have succeeded without Cumberbatch' convincing innocence and fear and diminishment as someone who meant well but was fell into a political war. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
67% Dolphin Island (2021) High drama and tension abound. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
42% Doors (2021) Doors is one freaky and exhilarating experience. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
77% Food Club (2020) Food Club's often charming, eye-opening and honest look at growing older, the meaning of friendship and striving to better our lives. Cute. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
98% The Father (2021) [A] masterclass in acting. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
100% Death of a Ladies' Man (2020) Gabriel Byrne's dark, romantic vibe is well used in Death of a Ladies' Man. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
73% Boss Level (2021) Although I realize it's not Poet's Corner, it's rough around the edges and it's a dude's universe, and Watts is there to wear a tight lab uniform, it's really funny, funny peculiar if you will. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
100% Attack of the Murder Hornets (2021) You'll be on the edge of your couch. Just wow. Wait till you hear the possible way they got across the water from Japan. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
100% Own the Room (2021) An edge-of-your-seat documentary... well worth a look. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
29% Above Suspicion (2021) I wonder if southerners are offended by these frequent portrayals as trailer poverty cases, murderous goons and drug addicts? - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
98% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) A stunning achievement, a folk tale told via poetry, dance and drama, set inside the country's notorious La Maca prison, the "only prison in the world run by an inmate". - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
87% Jump, Darling (2020) Cloris Leachman is staggeringly beautiful in her final lead film performance. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2021
25% Alone (2020) [Alone] with its contemporary vibe, resonates; a life-changing virus is familiar territory, and Posey - Teen Wolf! - and Sutherland are working it, but a zombie film is just a zombie film, with a pandemic nod. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
57% Sometime Other Than Now (2021) Besides wonderfully natural and lifelike performances, the film has a good deal of authentic heart. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
95% Stray (2021) It's a meditative and humbling experience witnessing what living beings must endure through no fault of their own, to fight to survive and accept hardship as their lots in life. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
85% F.T.A. (1972) A moving glimpse into a time of social, cultural and political upheaval of 70's USA. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) Murphy's showcase for elaborate music and dance celebrations, eighties-style excess and nostalgia is fun, but his prime character, King Akeem, is strangely flat and weary. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
71% Land (2021) It's painful, bleak, and shockingly beautiful, a true grieving esthete's meditation on life and loss . It's not easy, but it's soul-stirring. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
37% Cherry (2021) The Russo Brothers' radical study of the pressures of being an American man is a tough go, but Holland's performance is worth it. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021