Animation directors Yibing Jiang and Jason Keane have created a nine-minute wordless marvel called Windup, now available on YouTube. It’s about a little girl in rural China who is bedridden with illness. Her father tries to keep her spirits buoyed, and with a wind-up toy, they create a beautiful tune. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Jiang and Keane.
By Anne Brodie HBO‘s remarkable anthology Black Art: in the Absence of Light from documentarian Sam Pollard reveals a vivid history of the strong African-American art culture, and the new talents springing up all over the US. The late artist, scholar and curator David Driskell’s 1976 Exhibit, Two Centuries of Black American Art, lit a movement as inspiration and hope in art,… View Post
Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl play best friends Kate and Tully, together since childhood, through thick and thin, as they navigate school, uni then jobs in the same newsroom. They’re chalk and cheese at first glance but joined at the hip for decades, through tumult, pain and joy. Chalke plays adult Kate and Roan Curtis is Kate as an adolscent… View Post
Emma Caulfield’s been around the Marvel block and mysteriously returns in the studio’s first television series WandaVision. The Disney+ series has fans in a dither, as suburbia is turned in its head and with it Queen Bee Dottie. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Caulfield about those secrets.
Viggo Mortensen’s character returns to the family farm to care for his father (Lance Henriksen) who’s fallen into dementia. They attempt to come to terms with their issues, Willis’ need for care, his anger about John’s homosexuality and liberal ideas, and John’s growing alarm about his father’s state. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Mortensen from his home in… View Post