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OST: FUNNY GIRL

Jarrod Emerson's Tribute to Omar Sharif Part 4: FUNNY GIRL (1968) Part musical, part biopic, Funny Girl tells the story of pioneering stage performer/comedienne “Fanny Brice” (Barbra Streisand). The film chronicles Fanny’s early rise to fame, and romance with professional gambler “Nicky Arnstein” (Sharif). Although Fanny’s career flourishes, the same cannot be said of her turbulent…

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OST: MONSIEUR IBRAHIM

Jarrod Emerson's Tribute to Omar Sharif Part 5: MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (2003) In 1960s working class Paris, Jewish adolescent “Moїse Schmidt” (Pierre Boulanger) is growing up a without a mother and a severely depressed, distant father (Gilbert Melki). When not chasing girls, Moise frequently shoplifts from the neighborhood grocery store, run by “Ibrahim Demirci” (Sharif), an…

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A Jewish Perspective on #OscarsSoWhite

Jews control the media. Jews own Hollywood. Jews run the show. These are common statements made about the disproportionate number of Jews with prominent and active roles in the Hollywood movie-making machine. While often times these comments are twinged with underlying anti-Semitic opinions, there is no doubt that Jews enjoy a freedom and opportunity in…

New FF2 Logo

New FF2 Logo

When Jan Lisa Huttner and Richard Bayard Miller created their first website “Films for Two” in 1999, the acronym FF2 simply stood for “the online guide for busy couples.” Skip ahead 16 years, and their online presence has expanded to the fully multi-dimensional FF2 Media. Our new-and-improved logo signifies what we stand for: feminist energy breaking…

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#MakeOscarGold

Last year, when Selma was nominated for Best Picture & Best Song but nothing else, 2 hashtag campaigns were born. One was ‪#‎OscarSoWhite‬ (protesting the fact that David Oyelowo was not nominated for Best Actor & all of the acting nominees in all 4 categories were white). One was ‪#‎StopBlueOscar‬ (protesting the fact that Ava DuVernay was not nominated…