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Anna Smith is a film critic broadcaster. She hosts the podcast GirlsOnFilm and is Chair of the London Film Critics Circle.
She tweets at @annasmithjourno.
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Selah and the Spades review: no sex please, we’re boarding-school gangsters
Tayarisha Poe’s budding debut follows a new initiate under the wing of Lovie Simone’s commanding 17-year-old drug kingpin, writes Anna Smith.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Reviews and recommendations
Dolittle review: Robert Downey Jr.’s good doctor goes to the dogs
This misfiring new adaptation of the beloved literary character gets swamped by a menagerie of CGI and crude humour that will not have parents laughing along with their kids, writes Anna Smith.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
From the Magazine
Good Posture review: a cameo-studded bookish comedy set in Brooklyn
Debut director Dolly Wells makes a play to be the new indie-com darling with this witty literary two-hander starring Emily Mortimer as a reclusive writer and Grace Van Patten as her unlikely lodger, writes Anna Smith.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Fighting with My Family review: an irresistible wrestling family comedy
In Stephen Merchant’s big-hearted adaptation of a hit Channel 4 documentary, Florence Pugh plays the Norwich girl who became WWF star Paige, writes Anna Smith.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Mingle, don’t talk: Glasgow 2013
West Scotland’s budding film festival embraced its public, writes Anna Smith.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Women on Film: Critics’ inspirations
Our female writers offer thumbnail descriptions of their own film-world inspirations.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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