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Women dominate Thanksgiving box office

It’s a beautiful day at the box office for women in film. Three of the five movies dominating late-November ticket sales are directed by women.  Frozen 2 won Thanksgiving weekend, earning more than $85 million domestically. The film directed by Jennifer Lee has already broken box office records, opening at #1 in all markets November […]

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Nora Ephron set the bar for the modern romantic comedy

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. It’s difficult to sum up just how much Nora Ephron contributed to the film industry, the genre of the romantic comedy, and […]

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Revisiting Marielle Heller’s ‘Neighborhood’ a comfort in time of uncertainty

As part of our Chat Series, FF2 Media contributors – and sisters – Giorgi Plys-Garzotto and Carlotta Plys-Garzotto discuss their favorite films by female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews. It seems like the world could always learn a lesson in kindness and emotional growth, and in this time […]

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Heartwarming Netflix doc tells real-life ‘League of Their Own’ love story

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Immediately you can see and hear Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan chastising Evelyn (Bitty Schram) with Dottie (Geena Davis) by her side in one of the most memorable baseball films of all time, A League of Their Own. These characters, while fictitious in the film, were inspired by the real […]

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Which film gets sisterhood ‘right’?

As part of our Sister Series, FF2 Media Vice President Brigid Presecky and Engagement Manager Georgi Presecky discuss their favorite depictions of sisterhood in films (by female filmmakers!) Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews. Brigid What do you think is the most accurate depiction of sisterhood in film? Georgi It’s […]

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Watch at Home Wednesday: 20 Perfect Films From Female Filmmakers

Twenty films from female filmmakers received perfect scores from the FF2 Media team during 2019. To receive a perfect score from our team, a film must pass the Bechdel-Wallace test and feature a female writer or director – 220 films matching the latter criteria were released theatrically in Manhattan last year.  The following films are […]

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