Anne T. Donahue, The Globe and Mail

Anne T. Donahue

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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Anne T.:

Review: Compelling abortion drama Call Jane should inspire deep conversations

While the Call Jane’s fictionalized components do help illustrate the importance of Jane as a movement, more emphasis on the real-life juggernauts would have made it even more compelling → Read More

Famous first, and last, words: How not to approach celebrities at TIFF 2022

Months of isolation and fear have lent themselves to profound social awkwardness, and connections with A-listers will not be made by slinging sourdough starter and wearing your cat in a Baby Bjorn → Read More


were the spice girls the most sexually progressive group of the 90s?

In honor of the 20th anniversary of 'Spice World,' we look back at one of the greatest girls groups of all time. → Read More

Review: Jono McLeod’s My Old School brings a unique sense of humanity to its story

McLeod’s work is funny, warm, engaging and thoughtful, making this documentary a far cry from the harrows of high school → Read More

Review: Beautiful French drama The Passengers of the Night reminds us that our lives are anything but mundane

It’s not the plot that makes The Passengers of the Night so affecting, but how the film emphasizes the way magic emerges from day-to-day lives → Read More

Review: Fore stars for Mark Rylance’s touching turn in golf comedy The Phantom of the Open

The Phantom of the Open is a welcome reprieve from the belief that there’s an expiry date on becoming the people we hoped to be → Read More

Review: Drama Mothering Sunday is filled with a week’s worth of rich performances

Mothering Sunday is a heart-wrenching drama directed by Eva Husson and based on the novel by Graham Swift → Read More

Review: Canadian family film The Wolf and the Lion goes to the dogs

If there is one take-away from The Wolf and the Lion, it’s that humans ruin everything. Including, quite disappointingly, certain aspects of this film → Read More

How to befriend and alienate celebrities: TIFF 2021 edition

This year’s festival has graced us once more with chances to bask in the glow of beautiful famouses → Read More

Review: Netflix’s Good on Paper tries to squish patriarchy, sociopathy and ‘nice guy’ syndrome into 90 minutes

Despite the frustration that comes with any scene Dennis appears in, Good on Paper still manages to be a solid comedy → Read More

Review: Same-sex slasher The Retreat is a horror film several cuts above

While some gory clichés still abound, The Retreat makes for a gruesome, gritty thriller that lets its stars shine → Read More

Review: Netflix’s The Woman in the Window would be an incredible thriller if it had any idea what it was doing

The Woman in the Window would be an incredible thriller if it simply dared to commit to a singular vision and executed it without apology → Read More

Review: Charming Canadian comedy Eat Wheaties! offers a unique etiquette lesson: don’t cold-call Elizabeth Banks

Scott Abramovitch’s feature debut Eat Wheaties! is an easy-to-embrace comedy starring Tony Hale → Read More

How Emma Seligman’s witty, delightfully awkward Shiva Baby was born into a world ready to mourn

It’s impossible not to draw similarities between the experience of Shiva Baby’s protagonist and our own as we reconcile the long-term effects of quarantine → Read More

Review: Crave documentary Underplayed highlights women’s fight for equality in the music business

Stacey Lee’s documentary takes a pointed and necessary look at the gender inequality that runs rampant in electronic music → Read More

Review: Misery loathes company in the well-acted but thin same-sex drama The World to Come

Directed by Mona Fastvold, the film explores the dynamics of two married couples attempting to carve out a place in an East Coast farming community during the mid-19th century → Read More

Review: Canadian teen thriller The Sinners suffers from a few of its own deadly transgressions

With so much story to tell and so many characters to root for (or against), we could use a deeper dive into the risks of unchecked misogyny → Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has given me time to think about relationships, especially the one I have with myself

Anne T. Donahue writes about how, during the coronavirus pandemic, she’s developed a stronger relationship with herself → Read More

Review: Same-sex senior romance Two of Us is visually stunning, profound

Two of Us is an incredible exploration of what it means to love and be loved in return → Read More

I’m sober. Stop asking me why I don’t drink

When someone announces they’re off gluten or dairy, they’re congratulated on their willpower. But after getting sober, telling people I don’t drink alcohol was often met with, “Why?” → Read More