Lucas Hedges plays Michelle Pfieffer’s son in French Exit, a dark comedy about a once wealthy Montreal family that’s hit rock bottom. The pair solve their problems by moving to Paris! and discover another way of living that may turn their lives around for the better. What She Said’ Anne Brodie spoke with Hedges.
By Anne Brodie Godzilla vs. Kong has earned megabucks overseas in early release and it’s clearly going to do the same here albeit with fewer theatre seats available here. But it seems the tentpole is back with a vengeance. I am torn for the usual reasons around fantasy battle films. First, the emotional through-line is there, around our sentimental feelings… View Post
How would it feel as a Black family moving into an all white LA suburb in the fifties? Amazon Prime’s limited hate anthology Them, from Little Marvin, imagines a world of horror as experienced by the family, in reality and fantasy. Stars Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas say it was about creating safe spaces onset. What She Said’ Anne Brodie… View Post
It’s the American suburbs in the 50s in Amazon Prime’s Them, as a Black family moves in. The ugly spectre of racism rears its head via micro-aggressions, ill intent and organised attempts to drive them out or crazy in Little Marvin’s “hate anthology”. Alison Pill plays the alpha dog of suburban wives as she campaigns to clean up the neighbourhood…. View Post
Anishinaabe actress, writer and activist Sarain Fox travelled to Northern Ontario to film her grandmother Mary Bell telling stories before it was too late. Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to COVID 19 and Fox wanted to learn about “Auntie’s” experiences in residential schools and the repercussions through her life. These schools were commonplace in Canada from the 1880s until a… View Post