Nicole Ackman is an FF2 Media Associate based in North Carolina, after living in London and New York. She graduated from Elon University with a Bachelors degree in History and Strategic Communication and from City University of London with a Masters degree in Culture, Policy, and Management. She is a theatre and film critic and is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association. Her taste in film tends towards period dramas, movie musicals, and anything starring Saoirse Ronan. In addition to film, she is passionate about history, theatre, Disney parks, and classic novels by female writers.

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Sofia Coppola’s films highlight different types of isolation

When looking at Sofia Coppola’s filmography during quarantine, it’s evident how the theme of isolation and its effects on young women is prevalent in several of her movies.

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Lotte Reiniger was a talented and inventive pioneer in animation 

The breadth of Reiniger’s work cannot be understated, as it stretches across genres and countries.

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Alexandra Byrne excels at designing for historical dramas

There aren’t many costume designers who excel at designing for period films the way that Byrne does.

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Dawn Porters’ films document important social issues and the heroes trying to fix them

Porter directs documentaries that illuminate issues facing the United States and the heroic individuals who fight against them.

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Congressman John Lewis’s story should be in classrooms and in our memories

This doc is perfect viewing for this Fourth of July weekend to remind ourselves as we celebrate America of the injustices that men like Lewis have fought to overcome and those that still persist today. 

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Gideon’s Army, then and now

It sheds light on not just these the people who end up (rightfully or wrongfully) accused of crimes, but also the people who are tasked with defending them who often go unthought of. 

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