Anne Brodie

Anne Brodie
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: What She Said

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies (2019) It's exhausting and depressing and it's not fake, it's all too real. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
80% Absurd Accident (2017) The maddening minutiae of everyday life help this little gem whiz along as bizarre subplots and moments play out. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
100% Push (2019) Push is a rude and necessary wakeup call to the state of fair housing around the world. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Its' surreal and funny and at the exact same moments, sickening, verging on horror. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
100% The Farewell (2019) Never sentimental, never inauthentic, writer/director Lulu Wang hits all the nerves - she should know - it's her story. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
55% The Lion King (2019) Danny Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Chance the Rapper and Billy Eichner lead a terrific voice cast. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
46% Point Blank (2019) This strange brutal and short film features a weird collection of 70's and 80's TV theme music that may drive you over the edge. Not good. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
99% Maiden (2019) I didn't expect to be blown away by a documentary on sailing, but there it is. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) [Nick] Broomfield's front row seat portrait of life on Hydra is an eye opener - a hedonistic playground for the rich that he says held Cohen in its sway. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) There is a lot of heart here and it shows in every frame. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jon Watts directs a film not up to Avengers standards of recent years but at least Holland's charm shines bright. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
No Score Yet Isabelle (2019) Without a doubt this is the silliest story to be committed to film in recent memory. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
20% Euphoria (2019) Euphoria induces anything but. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) A great comic screenplay. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
95% Buddy (2019) Absolutely fascinating. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
94% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose is emotional, infuriating, satisfying and deeply human, Buckley's talent is true and watching her incredible journey is in itself, healing. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
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
44% 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
93% 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
85% 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
90% 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
90% 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
100% 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
56% 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
65% 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
91% 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
90% 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
66% 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
35% 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
67% 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
56% 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