Anna Smith, Author at Picturehouse Spotlight
Anna Smith
Anna Smith is a regular film critic for Sky News, BBC News, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Sight & Sound, Metro, Empire, ELLE and Time Out. She is the current Chair of the UK Critics’ Circle Film Section. Anna began her journalism career editing dance music and women’s magazines, before specialising in film in 2000.

Recent Articles by Anna Smith

Amazing Grace

Imagine travelling back to 1972, to a Baptist Church in Los Angeles, just in time for Aretha Franklin to deliver ...

Release Date: 10th May, 2019 | By Anna Smith
On The Basis Of Sex

In 1972, one extraordinary woman changed history, while fighting against sex discrimination in a landmark court case. That woman was ...

Release Date: 22nd Feb, 2019 | By Anna Smith
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

In this outstanding drama, director Desiree Akhavan exploits the dramatic and comic possibilities offered by a Christian Centre designed to turn gay teens straight.

Release Date: 7th Sep, 2018 | By Anna Smith
On Chesil Beach

Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan stars in this rich adaptation of Ian McEwan's story of hapless lovers.

Release Date: 18th May, 2018 | By Anna Smith
Finding Your Feet

National treasures Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie are terrific as the wildly different sisters.

Release Date: 23rd Feb, 2018 | By Anna Smith
The Square

Ruben Östlund's unforgettable Palme D'Or winner is a searing satire set in the world of modern art with moments of hilarity and audacity.

Release Date: 16th Mar, 2018 | By Anna Smith
Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool

The wonderful Annette Bening as film star Gloria Grahame is a Hollywood dream come true. Grahame, who appeared in films ...

Release Date: 17th Nov, 2017 | By Anna Smith
Patti Cake$

Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ hits the screen in this Sundance hit.

Release Date: 1st Sep, 2017 | By Anna Smith
Battle Of The Sexes

Oscar-winner Emma Stone plays a real-life champ in this hugely entertaining true story set in the 1970s. She’s Billie Jean ...

Release Date: 20th Oct, 2017 | By Anna Smith

From the director of (500) Days Of Summer come the charmingly moving story of a seven year old maths prodigy

Release Date: 16th Jun, 2017 | By Anna Smith
Viceroy's House

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and of the founding of Pakistan, so Gurinder Chadha’s stirring historical epic ...

Release Date: 3rd Mar, 2017 | By Anna Smith
Hidden Figures

The first US Astronaut to orbit the earth  may have been a man but he couldn’t have done it without ...

Release Date: 17th Feb, 2017 | By Anna Smith