Anne Brodie

Anne Brodie
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Publications: What She Said

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T-Meter Title | Year
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Incredible story. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% The Lavender Scare (2019) It's a breathtaking doc that illuminates the past, a dark chapter of US social history and points the finger at repressive government policies so familiar now. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
41% Hampstead (2019) Keaton's nutty charm moves the story along, rallying against the classism of Heath residents and embracing the individualist. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% Paris Is Burning (1991) Jennie Livingston's doc, shot over seven years is nostalgic now but just as powerful. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is the dose of woman power you've been seeking and it's hilarious. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
No Score Yet Sinatra in Palm Springs (2018) It's a loving portrait of Sinatra the man, of a place and time in history. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
97% Echo In the Canyon (2019) It was the seventies and probably half of what they say is fairy dust. But there's excellent stuff too. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
87% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's documentary on the late great Italian tenor Pavarotti is more than a musical treat - but it is assuredly that. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
88% Framing John DeLorean (2019) This is shocking, incredible, larger than life, sad and of course wildly entertaining. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
45% The Tomorrow Man (2019) It's not for everyone but it rewards - and shocks - like a champ. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
86% Mouthpiece (2019) Mouthpiece's milieu is grief, but its unique execution makes it sing. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Shannon lowers the registers on her comic rawness to deliver a warm, funny, engaging, even sprightly performance as poet Emily Dickinson. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
76% Halston (2019) This is riveting stuff, the most dramatic designer biopic of the past few years, a morality play and warning against ego and greed. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Pleasant, funny, glorying in its own middlebrow-ness and blessed with the Big Cameo, you could do worse. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
100% nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019) This is an extremely powerful and important film that has taken on a life of its own. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Dexter Fletcher's supple musical fantasy more akin to a stage play than biopic uses set pieces that flow into one another, tightly and brilliantly episodic, skipping from one eye-popping paragraph to the next. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
No Score Yet Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is pure gold. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
71% All Is True (2019) The language is modern-ish and accessible, but warning, it's slow, but there's sly humour, whimsy and, well, weird magic. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) You know the story, just think of it bigger, better and somehow old school adorable. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet Gift (2018) Interesting, if slow movie experience. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
71% Instant Dreams (2019) A moody mishmash of people in unique disciplines addicted to Polaroids, starting with the creators of the process and their complex journey. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
No Score Yet City Dreamers (Rêveuses de villes) (2018) It's inspiring that these women are recognised. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) A one-of-a-kind doc experience that lifts up and entertains. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
89% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Herzog is the ultimate fanboy, alternately slopping sugar on Gorbachev then asking leading questions and cornering him. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
61% ANIARA (2019) A corker of an ending kind of makes up for long stretches of nothingness, and if you can make it to the end, there is a reward. This is one strange trip. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
64% Peterloo (2019) This is honest storytelling, authentic and seemingly simple but extraordinarily natural and rich. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) No screenwriter could come up with this piquant, thunderous, tiny and huge story. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) I wanted to love this film because John Wick rules, but its heart is dead, slashed, shot, beaten, broken, smothered, run over and sabred, like most of the cast. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
67% The White Crow (2019) The use of flashbacks and forward is a bit whiplash, but it's a great story, recalling the Cold War era when politics had a chokehold on everything... - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
34% Poms (2019) Poms takes a huge risk and lands it. It's sweet, a tad bitter, lively, uplifting, inspirational and makes the grade. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
66% Wine Country (2019) The emotional temperature of the trip changes a lot like any great four-day romance. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
57% J.T. LeRoy (2019) A real-life story that suffers in translation. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
30% Red Joan (2019) Uneven flashbacks and forth are seriously distracting, the pace is slow and the execution flimsy. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Efron's transformation indicates the heartthrob of musical TV and film has grown up with a vengeance. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
88% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) The film's astute and sometimes uncomfortably honest observations of the local zeitgeist are real zingers - politics, artistic egos, crossed wires and wars big and little offer plenty of fuel for fun. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
61% The Public (2019) The film is low key, a joyless affair, a dreary version of what must have been a galvanising experience, weighed down by unnecessary subplots. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Faithful to its core, dense and rich, nostalgic and yet new, it reaches far and succeeds with all the elements the fans will love. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) A life-affirming warm hug of a doc about survival in face of incredible odds. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
82% The Grizzlies (2019) Each player's personal story and breakthrough is explored with sensitivity and empathy and their hard-won triumphs are sweet. But this is no sentimental journey - its tough and real and fired by that thing we all have inside - hope. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
83% High Life (2019) Denis has created a unique and complete world, but as that diseased place eats up every living thing and human beings are reduced to dogs, you just want it to end. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
88% Mia and the White Lion (2019) Its powerful stuff watching star Daniah De Villiers interact with the lion actors so easily over the two-year shoot. Gilles de Maistre' film also sends a powerful message about African hunting farms posing as sanctuaries. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
82% The Brink (2019) Fascinating and nauseating. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
45% Mary Magdalene (2019) An act of faith told simply. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
71% Stockholm (2019) This entry in the "truth is stranger than fiction" canon strangely lacks real tension but laugher at the outlaw's expense is kinda fun. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
15% After (2019) Think Romeo and Juliet sans the poor outcome. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
100% Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019) It's a lightning fast evening with Kev that will have you howling but be warned, blue, blue, the air is blue. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
70% The Invisibles (2019) The story's interesting enough given the scenes on-set of the making of Cabaret, but the eventual untangling and healing of their relationship, the rarified air of elite Broadway, and stellar performances by Rockwell and Williams make it sing. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
97% Carmine Street Guitars (2019) A treat for music fans, a close up look at Rick Kelly's Greenwich Village guitar shop, a hub for musicians and the master craftsman who happens to be a gifted storyteller. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
29% Sunset (2018) It's claustrophobic and puzzling, it's challenging, intellectually and emotionally and Nemes' rebellion feels dangerously authentic. Pay attention. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
75% Sobibor (2018) As grim as the story and the moment in history is, the film des offer moments of light and community within the camp. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019