What She Said

What She Said is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Anne Brodie
Rating Title/Year Author
Penguins (2019) Anne Brodie A life-affirming warm hug of a doc about survival in face of incredible odds. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
The Grizzlies (2018) Anne Brodie 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
High Life (2018) Anne Brodie 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Mia and the White Lion (2018) Anne Brodie 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Brink (2019) Anne Brodie Fascinating and nauseating. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Mary Magdalene (2018) Anne Brodie An act of faith told simply. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Stockholm (2018) Anne Brodie This entry in the "truth is stranger than fiction" canon strangely lacks real tension but laugher at the outlaw's expense is kinda fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
After (2019) Anne Brodie Think Romeo and Juliet sans the poor outcome. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
() Anne Brodie It's a lightning fast evening with Kev that will have you howling but be warned, blue, blue, the air is blue. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
The Invisibles (2017) Anne Brodie 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Carmine Street Guitars (2018) Anne Brodie 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. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Sunset (2018) Anne Brodie It's claustrophobic and puzzling, it's challenging, intellectually and emotionally and Nemes' rebellion feels dangerously authentic. Pay attention. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Sobibor (2018) Anne Brodie As grim as the story and the moment in history is, the film des offer moments of light and community within the camp. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Anne Brodie Tough story but, hang in there, you'll cheer through your tears. This Dumbo is set in 1911 but for all intents and purposes, is as modern as this minute. Get out your handkerchiefs and enjoy yourselves! EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
() Anne Brodie Filmed in front of a packed house in Chicago, no topic is off limits - sex, her body, marriage and her husband, social norms, the #MeToo movement and empowerment. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Répertoire des villes disparues (2019) Anne Brodie This is what a movie is capable of, in setting a connection between us and the profound natural world with such grace and simplicity. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Woman at War (2018) Anne Brodie This is a helluva smart yarn about a warrior goddess brought to earth, with plenty of Sturm und Drang and humour. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018) Anne Brodie Officer's film is an intense meditation on Saint-Exupéry, his background and the forces that lead to this landmark book. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Anne Brodie It's a bare-knuckle, heart pounding psychological action drama that re-examines our views on getting what we deserve. Chandor lays on nonstops shocks in wildly escalating tension for an unsettling and unrelenting good time. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Anne Brodie The characters display recognisable humanity which is the film's balance but not often enough or convincingly. There's something dark and empty in all the fanfare and fuss, and it seems aimed solely at an audience that grew up in video arcades. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Anne Brodie I'm struck by Krstić's flat-out obsession with American pop culture. I admire the film intensely, but it's hard to connect because it is entirely superficial - art thrice removed. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Pájaros de verano (2018) Anne Brodie This is a western, a crime thriller and devastating look at familial ruin, all under the gaze of watchful birds. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Anne Brodie Unimaginable. It offers an intimate look at the launch, flight, landing and return featuring never before seen footage. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Rampant (2018) Anne Brodie An interesting twist on the zombie theme. It stars Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gu in this ageless battle for survival. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Never Look Away (2018) Anne Brodie A complicated, multi- layered story of political, cultural, psychological and familial realties, its emotional and its three hours long, so prepare to hunker down. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Trouble in the Garden (2018) Anne Brodie This is a devastating defense of those stolen children and a well-crafted, beautifully acted, heartbreaking film. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Everybody Knows (2018) Anne Brodie Farhadi explores the problems of privilege and need, the realities of resentment and tribalism and how they poison what appears to be a happy family. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Anne Brodie It's as deep as a hearty shaped pancake and as airy, but it's a tad bitter and the aftertaste is metallic. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
The Prodigy (2019) Anne Brodie The outlandish premise is the basis for an earth-shattering reality that envelopes the family, and way beyond. An intriguing hole at the end signals that a sequel that has probably already been written. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019) Anne Brodie This suspenseful wild west tale is leavened by Fargo-esque humour and incredible set pieces and based on the extraordinary but far superior Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
Arctic (2018) Anne Brodie Director Joe Penna's attention to minute detail, his unerring gift for the dramatic build and Mikkelsen's quiet, stoic heroism make for a screen experience so specific and intimate that you simply can't look away. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Anne Brodie Blame the paintings! Its darkly satirical, ironic and over the top, and leaves a bitter taste. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Badlands (1973) Anne Brodie Malick's love and respect for the natural world as it frames and moves characters is palpable and on full display, the film heightened by superb performances and Malick's incredible direction. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Wonders of the Sea (2017) Anne Brodie It's incredible to watch and most worthy of an afternoon's viewing with the family. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Serenity (2019) Anne Brodie As per any McConaughey outing there's plenty of his naked rear end and rippling muscles but even so, he shows real depth and vulnerability and more than a passing acquaintance with madness. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Cold War (2018) Anne Brodie Pawlowski's masterful and psychologically rich film has its fun moments, but they too, are under a dark cloud. It reflects on the cruelty of European prejudices and nationalism during that period in one of the saddest films in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Patrick (2018) Anne Brodie A sweet, funny and not too taxing film; Edmondson is, like her Ab Fab mother, a gifted physical comedienne and highly relatable. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Adult Life Skills (2016) Anne Brodie Heartbreaking, hilarious and altogether refreshing comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Fyre (2019) Anne Brodie Fyre's got it all, the fall of the arrogant, the schooling of the FOMO crowd, an FBI investigation, extreme cognitive dissonance and tonnes of schadenfreude. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
Intensive Care (2018) Anne Brodie A salute to powerful women with a side of pain for the creeps who cross them. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Capernaum (2018) Anne Brodie One of the most unsettling films of the year, and its based on the filmmaker's observations and experiences in the city's slums. A seismic expression of life for some of the world's children. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Destroyer (2018) Anne Brodie Karen Kusama's ballsy film may not live up to Kidman's performance but it's a great start, gritty as hell and never flags. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Anne Brodie This is a pure popcorn, and I'd advise you see the excellent doc RBG instead. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Stan & Ollie (2018) Anne Brodie A fitting tribute to an underappreciated couple of knockabout comic ninjas. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Vice (2018) Anne Brodie Adam McKay's film gets the points across but it's a cool, distant experience resulting in a sharp, cut and dried list of bad deeds by a deeply flawed man. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Anne Brodie These incredible moments rise above the noise of ordinary life and bring the magic. Jenkins glorious musical score is transformative, hitting emotional and spiritual notes that open scenes to directly to the heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Bird Box (2018) Anne Brodie Bullock's perf is the most interesting part of this familiar film. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Second Act (2018) Anne Brodie Its pure escapism, its predictable and thin, but Lopez is a charmer. That's the film's strength. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Anne Brodie Shoplifters is a revelation, its heartwarming, profound and devastating. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Bumblebee (2018) Anne Brodie This is an old-fashioned stop-motion animation treat, its lighthearted, an easy to navigate adventure and coming of age story aimed at young people. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018