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‘The Lord of the Rings’ screenwriters offer valuable lessons in time of crisis

As in most great hero’s journeys, all seems lost about two hours into the first installment of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Just when the titular Fellowship of the Ring made up of J. R. R. Tolkien’s richly-written characters feel out of the literal and proverbial woods, another obstacle presents […]

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Director Lynn Shelton finds humor, humanity in vast body of work

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. Lynn Shelton is an accomplished writer and director who has been gracing us with wonderful films since 2008. She is also powerful […]

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Deborah Moggach masters the art of many characters

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. I had just started sixth grade when I encountered two great female writers for the first time. Those writers were Jane Austen […]

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Academy maintains ‘disturbing lack of recognition’ for female talent

In the 89-year-history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for Best Director, and. . . only one woman has ever won. While recent high-profile nominees like Sofia Coppola—or the one winner in the case of Kathryn Bigelow—have gained attention, not enough films by women have been elevated to smash that celluloid ceiling. […]

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Penny Marshall: A pioneer for women in film

Penny Marshall was a pioneer for women filmmakers. The actress, director and producer died December 17, leaving behind a lifetime of memorable work.

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Today, it’s OK to cry in baseball

When I was a little girl, I had a sweater that had an ‘L’ sewn onto the chest – just like Laverne DeFazio had worn on her sweater in the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley. I wore it because, obviously, my name is Lisa, but also because two of my favorite actresses at the time […]

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