Anne Brodie

Award winning writer Anne Brodie has covered film and filmmakers on television, print and online for nearly 30 years. Among her outlets are Metro News, Elle, More, AskMen, Monsters and Critics, Studio 12 News, Rogers TV and “daytime” TV.

 

Articles by Anne Brodie

 

11/8/16 — Review by Anne Brodie

11-8-16 posterI’d love to see the team of Periscope wielding documentarians who filmed 11/8/16 gather together the folks they interviewed on the day and night of the 2016 presidential election to see how they feel about Trump now. He’s accomplished nothing of value, he’s let down his “people” badly, alienated himself from the international community, burned bridges and normalised hatred and fascism. I can’t believe we’re using the word “fascism” to describe a thing happening in the US in 2017. Continue reading…

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FENCES — Review by Anne Brodie

Fences is a set in a tiny, cramped world in a small house and back yard but the human landscape is as big as the plains. A couple and their son struggle daily with frustrated dreams, money difficulties and the domestic balance of power. As Denzel Washington’s head of the house lashes out at the ones he loves, they cower and walk on eggshells. Abuse, pain, and yearning are this family’s lot in life. So why see it? Read on…

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Emma Thompson casts light on child sexual slavery with SOLD — Anne Brodie Reports

Emma Thompson, an outspoken advocate for women and children’s rights is focusing on the international human trafficking crisis. As part of her campaign to end the practice of selling women and children into sexual slavery, Thompson executive produced Sold, a heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful feature film. It is based on the true story of Lakshmi (Niyar Saikia) a rural Nepalese girl sold by her parents to an Indian woman. Watch the trailer and read more about this important and beautifully crafted film.

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Top Ten 2012 – Anne Brodie

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Skyfall

Amour

Dark Knight Rises

Laurence, Anyways

One Upon a Time in Anatolia

Farewell My Queen

Les Miserables

West Wind: A Vision of Tom Thomson

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