Anne Brodie

Anne Brodie
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: What She Said

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T-Meter Title | Year
81% Judy & Punch (2020) Writer-director Mirrah Foulkes' feminist fairy tale is most unusual. Just as episodic, heightened, melodramatic and violent as the actual shows. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
90% Shirley (2020) What can't Elizabeth Moss do? - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
78% And We Go Green (2019) The visceral thrills watching and feeling the races is amazing, almost as much fun as the rivalries. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
93% End of Sentence (2020) A remarkable character study and emotional journey. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
26% Inheritance (2020) As outrageous as it sounds, and the fact she wears stilettos to trek to the fort in the woods at night, and occasional clunkery, it's fun! - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
95% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) A frosty breath of fresh air. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
91% The Vast of Night (2020) Just freaking amazeballs. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
71% The High Note (2020) It's an engaging look at the burden of fame, the magic of inspiration and love. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
89% The Trip to Greece (2020) They're truly hilarious with dead-on observational humour, sharp retorts and anger-driven competition. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
73% AKA Jane Roe (2020) What a story! - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) It's a gripping unfolding of two broken individuals. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
88% Swallow (2020) Deceptively simple and brutally, emotionally painful. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
80% Red Rover (2018) A winning look at losing. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
67% The Flood (2019) Director Anthony Woodley takes a no-nonsense approach to tough issues and trusts Headey and Jeremiah to play it lowkey and authentic; the result is uncomfortable and timely. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
88% Spaceship Earth (2020) Spaceship Earth is a story for the times. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
93% Becoming (2020) Remarkably uplifting. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
30% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) A reasonable, non-challenging timewaster. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
96% The Half of It (2020) It's a winning, sweet story of longing, creativity and the presence of all kinds of love. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Felicity Huffman's tour-de-force performance in Tammy's Always Dying is harrowing, showcasing her versatility as an actor. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
80% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) [An] excellent, well-researched documentary. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
90% The Willoughbys (2020) In truth this movie is hysterical with top perfs by the comic actors, who really spoof it up. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) Amazing photography, stunts and locations, an old-fashioned macho yarn. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2019) Jeff Barnaby's craftsmanship brings to life a moody, atmospheric, and important reminder that nature is indeed a psychopath. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
81% Phoenix, Oregon (2020) The writings clever, the characters mostly adorable and the result - amiable entertainment. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
56% Resistance (2020) Another incredible story of bravery in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
72% Vivarium (2020) Wildly imaginative. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) The language is blue, blue, blue and it's not to everyone's taste, but Gardenhigh is a comedy revelation. Where has he seen all these years! - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
99% Blow the Man Down (2020) A terrific, beguiling film. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) There's snarky British sarcasm galore, it's fun, silly, and a great time waster with the message that the tiniest change in the course of things can have massive repercussions. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
49% Run This Town (2020) The late Rob Ford is portrayed as a ravenous monster of a man, I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it's pure soap, even as gritty as it gets. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Wahlberg's easy charm and goofy sense of fun permeate the series, particularly in his relationship with his mouthy gal pal (Iliza Shlesinger) and the dogs he attracts. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
No Score Yet Lie Exposed (2020) A bit too quasi- sophisticated and indulgent for my taste. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) [Ken Loach] is one of the great British directors working today, who balances masterful filmmaking with powerful political and social commentary. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
35% Seberg (2020) Stewart is well suited to the role that requires a questioning mind, hints of paranoia, courage and sensitivity. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
48% Greed (2020) Winterbottom regularly addresses social-political issues, and although this isn't his best effort, it's worth seeing. You'll love hating Coogan's character. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
86% Emma. (2020) This frou-frou satire on classism is beautiful to look at - extraordinary costumes, manor homes and gardens, but as a pastry, I'd say it was pretty, bright, colourful, looks delicious but in fact, is a thin flavourless macaron that someone forgot to fill. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
71% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) [Writer-director Albert] Shin's haunting Niagara Noir delivers the chills and a dripping wet David Cronenberg as a grinning Botticelli Venus. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
No Score Yet Space & Time (2020) The dialogue's twee and the characters are front and centre with their flaws, c'est la vie, as their carping grates, helping nobody. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
98% Come As You Are (2020) Darkly comic and edgy dialogue is intensely witty but doesn't shrink from the pressure of facing life on their own for the first time. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
85% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) The film's deft and beautifully scripted with terrific performances by each and all. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) As far as horror goes, it's a tad slow and repetitive, a trifle of a film, but Keough is seriously convincing as an interloper who is besieged, hated and deeply disturbed. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
97% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) An engrossing puzzle. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
93% Ordinary Love (2020) The extraordinary performances bring Ordinary Love into a rarefied place where everything is experienced by us. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
61% The Call of the Wild (2020) The film follows the Disney animal movie formula, laying on thickly the horrors of existence, then delivering big rewards for maximum impact. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait (2020) [An] engrossing study of a man's journey through life. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
37% Downhill (2020) Dreyfus does all the heavy lifting showing new depths of dramatic ability, but she can't save this remake of the scorching 2014 Swedish dramedy Force Majeure. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Sumptuously beautiful. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
98% The Garden Left Behind (2019) An eloquent and provocative drama. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) The film balances great beauty and ugliness and mesmerises. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
86% Come to Daddy (2020) This is a feel-bad movie, a heavy slog saved to a degree by Woods and McHattie's subtle performances. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020