Sarah Megan Thomas was fascinated by the history of female spies in WWII, particularly American Virginia Hall, an ex-pat living in France determined to save her beloved adopted country from the Nazis. Thomas researched, wrote, directed and stars as Hall in A Call to Spy which she told What She Said’ Anne Brodie, was a labour of love.
By Anne Brodie Netflix takes us to a time not unlike our own in the excellent film, The Trial of the Chicago 7. Aaron Sorkin revisits the protest-turned-riot outside the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago when high profile yippies Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Black Panther Bobby Seale spoke out against the white patriarchy, the polarising Vietnam war,… View Post
Christopher Walken plays the real-life Canadian canola farmer who takes on the agrochemical giant Monsanto in Percy. It’s a slow burn corporate thriller, based on a 1998 lawsuit filed against Percy Schmeiser, a David and Goliath story, pitting a 70-year-old farmer against the multinational. Monsanto sued when they secretly accessed his crops, took samples, and found traces of their own… View Post
Mossad agent Tamar makes a heart-pounding return to Tehran, Iran, the country of her birth, to carry out a top-secret highly dangerous mission, her first mission on the job. She’s assigned to disrupt Iran’s nuclear weapons system by hacking the mainframe and disabling it. Seconds before the mission’s completed, she’s discovered and attacked. She escapes and once on her own… View Post
By Anne Brodie Fargo Year Four arrives Sunday with a satchel full of origins history. Noah Hawley takes us south to Kansas City in 1950 from where the Black, Irish and Italian gangs run their widespread criminal activities – right up to Winnipeg! This series retains its wonky history, often philosophical humour, outstanding characters and exploration into the wonders of… View Post