Watch at Home: ‘The Brink’ & more from female filmmakers

Steve Bannon in THE BRINK, a Magnolia Pictures release.
Steve Bannon in THE BRINK, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.
Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 6/7/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):


This week’s selection is The BrinkThe Brink takes a vérité approach in following ousted Trump strategist Steve Bannon in his attempts to unite far-right parties in Europe.

When Steve Bannon left his post after the Charlottesville incident, he decided to take his message on a global tour.  Unbeknownst to him, his approach of nationalism turns into an anti-globalist message while touring Europe.  Furthermore, this is a man who clearly has no idea what it means to dog-whistle anti-Semitism.  I’m glad that director Alison Klayman is able to capture these moments on camera.  I’m sorry but Bannon isn’t Jewish so he doesn’t get the right to say what is and isn’t anti-Semitism.  If you aren’t going to listen when Jewish people tell you what’s anti-Semitic, there’s nothing more that anyone can say.

Because Klayman’s documentary goes through Election Day, this film covers some major topics that hit in late October 2018.  There’s the mail bomb threats against many of Trump’s critics, including George Soros.  Klayman also chooses to also focus on the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh (PA) and its aftermath.

Please click HERE for my full review.
© Danielle Solzman (06/7/19) FF2 Media
Featured photos from The Brink EPK
Photo Credits: Magnolia Pictures

Tags: Alison Klayman, The Brink

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Danielle Solzman is a Chicago-based film critic and an aspiring filmmaker if she can ever put enough time aside to work on her feature-length trans-led political comedy script. When not in Chicago, she attends various film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and Toronto. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BA in Public Relations while earning a Masters in Media Communications from Webster University after writing a thesis paper on comic books against the backdrop of the American political culture.
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