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: Impressionist Media

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
94% Nomadland (2021) Chloe Zhao's Nomadland is a reminder that we can change at any age, meet new people along the way and know that whoever we're missing, we'll see down the road. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
87% Supernova (2021) Harry Macqueen's poignant, heartbreaking drama Supernova is a love story, albeit a peek into the final chapter of one. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
47% Modern Persuasion (2020) What sets Modern Persuasion apart is the laugh-out-loud humor consistently evident in the script and executed by an endearing cast. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
70% Godmothered (2020) Godmothered is a gift. Not only is it entertaining for children, but for anyone thinking their Happily Ever After has passed them by. Sweet movie, even sweeter message. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Vanessa Taylor's Hillbilly Elegy adaptation is a family story, not a political statement, showing the effort it takes to break cycles of unhealthy familial behavior. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2020
63% Blackbird (2020) Blackbird ebbs and flows from awkward to painful to heartbreaking. As life does. Despite melodrama, it puts a human face on the political issue of dying with dignity. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
77% H Is For Happiness (2019) With a charming blend of realistic problems and whimsical preteen fantasy, the Australian film uses a child's story to send a valuable message for viewers of all ages. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
87% The Grizzlies (2020) From excellent Emmy-winning writers Moira Walley-Beckett and Graham Yost comes The Grizzlies, a true sports story that is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
84% The Way I See It (2020) Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza and the makers of The Way I See It kindly remind us what decency looked like not so long ago. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Geraldine Viswanathan is the leading lady we've been waiting for. Natalie Krinsky's film is both self-aware and sincere; a warm welcome back to the movies. - Impressionist Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
100% Born to Play (2020) Lieberman's Born to Play highlights role models for anyone who feels different. There is a place for you, there is a space for you, you just have to find your team. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Writer/director Eliza Hittman picked two talents (Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder) who carry off a pointed message with care, subtlety and, most importantly, empathy. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Social Ones (2020) The Social Ones is a genuinely funny commentary on how we've accepted the online way of life & the pure absurdity at the heart of a multimillion dollar industry. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
99% Saint Frances (2020) While the pro-choice angle is divisive, the character of Bridget is more than the decisions she makes. It's poignant; exemplifying O'Sullivan's talent as writer and performer. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
89% Top End Wedding (2019) A sweet story about love in all its forms - for marriage, parenthood, heritage, and how far we're willing to go to discover ourselves. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
93% Ordinary Love (2020) Although overly bleak at times, Ordinary Love is a showcase for Neeson and Manville. Navigating a cancer diagnosis, the married couple finds beauty in hellish places. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) Father-of-the-year leaves his kids in the middle of nowhere with a possessed stranger? Even with solid performances from Keough and Martell, The Lodge is lackluster. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4.5/5 91% Miss Americana (2020) Director Lana Wilson builds a mosaic-like documentary around Taylor Swift, allowing people into the world of a poetic singer/songwriter who, at 29, found her true voice. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) If you think Lost was about a polar bear, you'll find flaws in Episode IX. But if you understand that ending, you'll understand this one. Some themes are timeless. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917 is a straightforward but wildly creative drama set in WWI. A gripping awards contender with outstanding cinematography. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, Little Women is a poignant retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, following seven pivotal years in the lives of the March sisters. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Co-written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings and directed by Paul Feig, Last Christmas is a hodgepodge of a romantic dramedy with its big twist spoiled in its marketing campaign. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 28% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Written and directed by women and following a historical female protagonist with whom common audiences might not be familiar, Bhise's directorial debut tells a relevant woman's story for our times. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5/5 78% Frozen II (2019) Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck take Elsa and Anna back to the big screen with Frozen II, a bigger, sometimes better sequel to the 2013 blockbuster - one that became the highest grossing animated film of all time in worldwide box office. - FF2 Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 86% 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 90% 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 21% 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 37% 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 40% 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 93% 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 83% 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 No Score Yet 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 32% 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 36% 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 96% 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 90% 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 49% 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 84% 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 65% 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 73% 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 84% 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