SKATE KITCHEN (2018): Review by FF2 Media

SKATE KITCHEN (2018): Review by FF2 Media

Skate Kitchen (written and directed by Crystal Moselle) narratives a close-knit New York City female skateboarding clique and follows them through their lives of tricks, drama, and freedom, using mostly non-actors. While Skate Kitchen's premise and backstory are indeed "valid"  and promising, the portrait ultimately falls short of successfully capturing these powerful women's stories. (DLH: 2.5/5)

'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship
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'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship

Never Goin' Back (written and directed by Augustine Frizzell) is an intense journey through diner work, accidental drugs, multiple robberies, and the remarkable friendship between two young girls struggling to make it to the beach for a weekend off. (DLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood While the underlying circumstances of Never Goin’ Back are surely…

Generation Wealth mirrors excessive qualities of subjects
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Generation Wealth mirrors excessive qualities of subjects

Generation Wealth is Lauren Greenfield's latest photo essay, documentary, and personal memoir that studies our culture of excess and our vicious obsession with all things money can buy. (DLH: 3/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood Generation Wealth begins right in the thick of ultra decadence and extreme wealth, and even compares our current economic state…

'What Will People Say' is an excellent depiction of cultural conflict
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'What Will People Say' is an excellent depiction of cultural conflict

What Will People Say (written and directed by Iram Haq) beautifully and tragically captures the struggle of a Pakistani family's attempts to cling to traditional culture while reaching for a better life in Norway. (DLH: 5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood What Will People Say begins appropriately tense and fast-paced, as Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) --…

'The Texture of Falling' riddled with poor logic and half-assembled relationships

'The Texture of Falling' riddled with poor logic and half-assembled relationships

Written and directed by Maria Allred, The Texture of Falling is an attempted dramatic thriller detailing the confusing and muddled life of Louisa, an aspiring filmmaker, who also struggles with the personal relationships in her life. (DLH:1.5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood While it is clear that The Texture of Falling -- written and directed…

MARY SHELLEY (2018): Review by Dayna Hagewood
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MARY SHELLEY (2018): Review by Dayna Hagewood

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (who co-wrote the screenplay with Emma Jensen), Mary Shelley is a literary period piece recounting the legendary story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s late teenage years, leading up to the creation of her famous masterpiece, Frankenstein. The film circles around many of the prominent literary figures of the early romantic period in…