Nicole Ackman is an FF2 Media Contributor 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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Ten female composers who are writing great film scores

Composing film scores is a field within the movie industry that is still overwhelmingly monopolized by men. A study published last year found that of the 100 top-grossing movies of the last twelve years, only 1.4% had a score composed by a woman. And yet, there are female composers: a handful who have been steadily […]

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Patricia Rozema cannot be defined by one genre

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media pays tribute to the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Patricia Rozema has dabbled in different genres across her career, refusing to become defined by any one type of film. […]

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Julia Hart draws from her experience to bring characters to life

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. Julia Hart is proof that not only can you transition from another career into filmmaking, but that having that background can make […]

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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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With ‘Frozen’ franchise, Jennifer Lee makes history at Disney

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. Jennifer Lee has broken ground as a writer and director at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, accomplishing much within the past decade. […]

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One year later, iconic ‘Captain Marvel’ remains groundbreaking

As part of our Chats Series, FF2 writer Nicole Ackman and her 16-year-old little sister Hannah Ackman discuss their favorite female superhero film, Captain Marvel. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews. Nicole With the Black Widow movie coming out hopefully later this year, I wanted to talk to you about […]

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