Anne Brodie

Anne Brodie
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: What She Said

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) This is a family in deep distress and the actors interpret the story realistically; there is no faux sentimentality, just characters driven by desperate needs for outcomes that may never happen. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
85% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) [Director Matt] Tyrnauer persuasively reveals a character believed by many to be evil who was as close to power in the US as its possible to get without actually being Presiden. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
44% The Laundromat (2019) Streep is breathtaking, and must be seen to be believed. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
66% The Day Shall Come (2019) Imaginative, sly, weird, searing at times, but overplayed and dense. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
93% Monos (2019) Inventive cinematography and a haunting symphonic soundscape give it unusually dreamlike life, bizarre and hallucinatory. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Zellweger is phenomenal in her performance and singing. She may not have Garland's musicality but the raw emotion in her maturing voice and extraordinary lung power is truly Garland-like. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Chappelle is fascinating, sophisticated, and what sets him apart, fearless. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
76% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) [Zach Galifianakis'] entertaining oddness is leavened, with indulgences from guests. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
84% Before You Know It (2019) Mandy Patinkin plays a role well suited to his musical theatrical background and reputation. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% Toxic Beauty (2019) Phyllis Ellis' excellent cautionary documentary Toxic Beauty takes big pharma to task in ways rarely acknowledged. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
73% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2019) Heartbreakingly beautiful film. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is moving, intense and meaningful and a solid mystery thriller. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
85% Downton Abbey (2019) Julian Fellowes does this up right. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
82% Official Secrets (2019) Interesting, scary stuff. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) I'm haunted by it. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
50% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019) Lots of pretty things at look at but this is a gritty noir, a hard-edged portrait of a psycho eaten by naked ambition. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
78% The Friend (2019) A powerful, emotionally challenging story of love. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
No Score Yet Shelf Life (1993) It's downright weird, dark, funny and absurd, per usual. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
60% Becoming Nobody (2019) Worth a look. It's like stepping right into the '70s on acid. Or hash. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) This megabore, legacy aside, runs 2 hours and 45 minutes and doesn't do a thing to help itself. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
94% The Lighthouse (2019) The nutty, get under your skin quasi-horror bromance The Lighthouse starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe is a trip. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) Yes, Lopez is THAT good. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The film is beautiful to look at, emotionally and intellectually engaging and extraordinarily soulful. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Road to the Lemon Grove (2019) It's a mixed bag, the tone is all over the place, and, again, all that shouting. Nope. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
60% Crosscurrent (Chang jiang tu) (2016) It's an unusual experience but be warned that it moves at a snail's pace and it's hard to penetrate. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
98% Varda by Agnès (2019) This is the distillation of a truly unique career. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Its uplifting, funny, and brutally honest. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
No Score Yet Angelique's Isle (2018) A study of spirit, morality and resilience. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
100% Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time (2019) His light-hearted, optimistic and sometimes searing observations strike a nerve, this teddy bear of a man who occasionally uses an interesting insistent whisper, nails it again and again. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
83% Inside Lehman Brothers (2018) The doc rings alarm bells for us today, right now as new financial /corporate threats against the average citizen emerge. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
18% Hot Air (2019) Despite all this fodder, the film is tepid even as it plays hard on today's political agita. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
100% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (2019) It appeals to anyone forced to leave their homes and there are so many these days. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
89% Aquarela (2019) The film doesn't preach; it doesn't need to - it's all there for the eye to see. Stunning, emotional and beyond debate. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
81% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Explosive. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
42% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) It's often gruesome and rarely unintentionally funny... but scenes on dry land introduce a fun Mean Girls situation which is nicely addressed in an unforgettable ending. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
43% After the Wedding (2019) Williams plays her emotions right under the surface but holds strong enough not to fall apart, whereas Moore is way over the top, who ultimately, betrays herself (and us) by overplaying her big scene and ending for me, right there. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Richard Linklater's latest oeuvre is certainly illuminating and funny at times, but it is Blanchett's performance that matters, this flawed heroine with the strength to struggle survive and will herself well through creativity. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) It made a lasting impression on this reporter, seeing it first as a young naïf and then 25 times more. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Superior doc on a man we desperately need today. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
92% Luce (2019) It's another twist on the familiar Bad Seed story that telegraphs and drags, served with cheese. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
40% The Operative (2019) The film takes its sweet time, but it's a slow burn with twists that'll shock. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
85% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) It was a singular experience, and never before seen footage provides unprecedented in-the-crowd realism. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
26% Otherhood (2019) Wastes the talents of Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
79% Free Trip to Egypt (2019) There were some uplifting moments and some real embarrassments, but overall it was intense, and a real eye-opener. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
99% Honeyland (2019) The multi-award-winning Macedonian documentary Honeyland from Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov is a stunner. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) A.J. Eaton asks tough questions and to his credit, Crosby answers sincerely. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
88% Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy Of A Terrorist (2019) This is a superior doc, just know when to briefly look away. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
59% Astronaut (2019) Dreyfuss is unusually restrained in this gentle, but insistent tale, beautifully shot with a longing eye to the night sky. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino brilliantly represents true horror in the ranch sequence that foreshadows the horror felt by Angelinos in the weeks after the murders. - What She Said EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
80% 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