By Anne Brodie Comic Sebastian Maniscalco handles what could have been underwhelming material well in this standard family dysfunction comedy About My Father pretty well. He doesn’t go broad or for the caricature as Sebastian, a man who has moved up the social ladder through his fiancée Ellie (Leslie Bibb). He’s believable and authentic. Sebastian comes from humble working-class Italian… View Post
From the Italian Alps to a Magnificent Garden to Beirut – Men Take Us Places This Week.
By Anne Brodie Dir. Felix Van Groeningen’s adaptation of Paolo Cognetti’s novel The Eight Mountains will rip your heart out. Told simply, with the Italian Alps a looming, breathtaking presence, follows a friendship between two men over forty years. Pietro lives in a Turin apartment block and Bruno is a “mountain man” who herds sheep and makes cheese instead of… View Post
The Tower’s Constable Must Prove Her Innocence in a Tragic Double Death, But First Come Out of Hiding. Meet BAFTA Winner, Tahirah Sharif.
Tahirah Sharif is Lizzie a promising young police officer whose strange behaviour after a horrific accident raises questions about her. In Season 2 of The Tower, Lizzie returns to clear herself and gets right back in on the action with new cases that challenge her again and again. Very interesting character! She tells What She Said’ Anne Brodie about the… View Post
The Tower’s Detective Gemma Whelan Keeps a Cool Head Investigating Murder Despite Patriarchal Pushback.
Gemma Whelan’s Sarah is moved to Homicide in Season 2 but instead of working an active case, she’s put on the cold case of a missing young woman. Sarah’s sharp and experienced, but holds her cards close to her chest; she proves her worth by closing cases. But sadly, inhouse patriarchy continues to dog her footsteps. What She Said’ Anne… View Post
Deirdre Hall’s 5000th Episode of Days of Our Lives Airs Today! We Celebrate with the Undisputed Queen of the Soaps.
Deirdre Hall is Dr. Marlene Evans, one of soapdom’s most enduring characters, celebrates a milestone today. Hall marks 5000 episodes on the 56-year-old daytime champ Days of Our Lives. Evans, a psychiatrist, has been possessed, stalked, nearly killed – and done it all with grace. Hall’s remarkable 40-year career on the show is one for the books. It may be… View Post