Brigid Presecky

Brigid Presecky
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
After working at Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Publicity, I am currently the Vice President and Managing Editor of FF2 Media, an online media company of all-female film critics. Located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, I oversee our team of 30 people who identify as women as they write film reviews, attend film festivals and conduct interviews with prominent filmmakers in the entertainment industry. Amplifying the voices of female critics began in the fall of 2008 as I worked as a theater critic at Goodman Theatre's Cindy Bandle Young Critics program and Goodman Theatre's Youth Arts Council. As a Chicagoan, photographer and middle child (a good or bad list, depending on how you look at it), I am surrounded by people of every age range, color, religion and political belief. They are my greatest teachers who have inspired me, who have saturated the pages of my screenplays and who are the consistent voices in my head, telling me to keep going.
Publications: FF2 Media

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 85% Dumplin' (2018) Dumplin' is an inspiring comedy for bigger girls everywhere, who haven't really had a protagonist they can count on - until now. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) With Hailee Steinfeld impressively leading the action blockbuster, this new telling of an old tale is a refreshing change. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 100% Egg (2019) The highlights of Egg come when that odd, uncomfortable formality fades away and Karen and Tina speak openly to each other as only old friends can, for better or worse. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 23% Miss Bala (2019) Miss Bala is an ambitious action drama set in Tijuana. Gina Rodriguez is a deserving lead despite the complicated, questionable plot... - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 33% Mapplethorpe (2019) Smith is unforgettable as Mapplethorpe. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 44% Captive State (2019) It meets expectations with the help of a compelling cast, who elevate the material with their performances as the world falls apart around them. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 38% Out of Blue (2019) Although the stellar cast is more compelling than the story itself, the science fiction elements make director Carl Morley's Out of Blue a unique homicide puzzle to piece together. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 42% Hell Fest (2018) Hell Fest is a typical teen slasher film that's refreshingly free of demonic possession, but also free of originality. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 94% Private Life (2018) Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn bring their best to Tamara Jenkins' Netflix dramedy, Private Life. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 88% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) Co-writers and co-directors Hannah Marks and Joey Power tell an honest, raw love story of two people who prematurely deal with the hardships adulthood. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) The film has its entertaining moments and some comical one-liners McCarthy can't help but deliver no matter how dramatic the role... - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/5 3% London Fields (2018) This hodgepodge of a mystery thriller is one to skip. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A disjointed but entertaining ride through a magical kingdom kids can only dream of. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 89% Lez Bomb (2018) Misunderstandings snowball into comedy gold, aided by a stellar supporting cast. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's the quieter moments where Newt does his thing that makes The Crimes of Grindelwald more than just a set-up movie. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) A great addition to Disney's ever-growing list of decent sequels. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) A visually impressive live-action film. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 40% Spiral (2018) This timely look at the Israel/Palestine conflict is expertly constructed. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 100% Recovery Boys (2018) The heartbreaking documentary will resonate with the mass audience it deserves. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 95% Dark Money (2018) Using the serene beauty of the Montana mountains as a backdrop for the pulsing thriller, Adams acts as the film's heartbeat... - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 89% Far From the Tree (2018) The most life-affirming documentary that will resonate with anyone who has felt or is looking for the magnitude of unconditional love. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 50% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) For anyone in desperate search of a laugh, leave it to Kate McKinnon. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 80% Cielo (2017) A breathtaking documentary tribute to a simple beauty we take for granted - the night sky. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 66% The Little Stranger (2018) The Little Stranger is a slow-moving, mysterious horror film that spends most of its 101-minute running time building suspense. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 72% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) The film is anchored in its compelling performances and test of faith in the Catholic church. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Feig and Sharzer's adaptation of Darcey Bell's novel remains consistently unique in tone and entertainment value. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 88% Love, Gilda (2018) Love, Gilda leaves you wanting more - of both the film and her. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) That trademark Eastwood lack of sugar coating is what makes its inciting event memorable. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) The writer-director uses one woman's life as a bizarre-but-funny vessel for humans' capacity for change. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 37% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Although the well-intentioned premise of aging with dignity is painfully realistic at times, other times not, the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer is mismatched with mishaps of a road trip comedy. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 100% Keep the Change (2018) A heartwarming, compassionate story with compelling performances elevating the already-fresh and funny material. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 52% The Miracle Season (2018) The Miracle Season is an inspirational sports film with enough heart to win the game. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Truth or Dare (2017) Despite its occasional scares and attempted commentary on the danger of both secrecy and blatant honesty, there's nothing truthful or daring about this cringe-worthy film. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 13% Kings (2018) A timely look at race relations in America dating back almost three decades, Kings is a cinematically impressive film with a messy, stunted script. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4.5/5 89% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) The storytelling, cinematography and performances make a striking impact. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy's third creative collaboration with her husband, director Ben Falcone, is funnier and fresher than their previous work together (Tammy, The Boss) thanks to its supporting cast and surprising depth. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Written by director Gary Ross and Olivia Milch, this excellent cast saves the story from just going through the typical heist-movie motions. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
4/5 90% This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora) (2016) Straightforward direction and simplistic storytelling create a moving look at the minutiae of everyday life, but makes for an ultimately slow moving-going experience. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3.5/5 56% Lemon (2017) Lemon balances a fine line of brilliant and bizarre. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 100% The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) (2016) The Future Perfect (also known as El Futuro Perfecto) is a charming, honest portrayal of the human's ability to adapt. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) With a few too many villains and seemingly wasted big stars, Kingsman: The Golden Circle still puts a fun spin on the spy genre. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) With an impressive, extensive cast list, Battle of the Sexes is a timely story of the fight for gender equality. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 85% Song of Granite (2017) Song of Granite is a unique portrait of a man's life; breathtakingly cinematic in black and white film. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 48% The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016) Artistically executed in its cinematography, Dancer is a poetic biopic of a young woman at the turn of the 20th Century. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Despite its talented cast and stylistic veneer, the stranger-than-Stranger-Things feature is overhyped. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4.5/5 44% Permanent (2017) Both bizarre and charming, the sincerity of Permanent is refreshingly sweet and a timeless take on coming-of-age. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4.5/5 88% The Post (2018) With a top director and seasoned cast to flesh out a solid script, there was little to no way The Post could fail - and it doesn't. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Running Wild (2017) Sharon Stone stars as the greedy activist opposite Dorian Brown in this feel-good, sometimes preachy Running Wild. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 33% 1 Night (One Night) (2017) A sweet theater treat just in time for Valentine's Day. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/5 98% The Last Laugh (2017) Renee Firestone, a Holocaust survivor now 93-years-old, captures the essence of The Last Laugh, Pearlstein's documentary on the humor coming out of the horror during World War II. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019