Author Archives: Eliana M. Levenson

MAUDIE (2016): Review by Elly Levenson

In this understated BioPic, director Aisling Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White explore the dark circumstances that served as the starting point for the paintings of Maud Lewis. Though not well-known [yet] in the USA, Lewis --who lived her entire life … Continue reading

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BAND AID (2017): Review by Eliana Levenson

In her directorial debut, director, writer, and star, Zoe Lister-Jones explores the complexities of gender dynamics and expectations in relationships through a couple struggling to hold their marriage together. (EML: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson A dripping … Continue reading

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STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE (2016): Review by Elly Levenson

Artistry takes priority over substance in Maria Schrader’s biographical film, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, which follows the life of German-Jewish author Stefan Zweig during his exile from Germany during World War II. (EML: 3/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana … Continue reading

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3 GENERATIONS (2015): Review by Eliana Levenson

While not always successful, Gaby Dellal’s 3 Generations seeks to give a voice to the complexity of being transgendered through this family driven drama that follows the struggles of a transgender teen seeking to undergo hormone replacement therapy. (EML: 3.5/5) … Continue reading

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P.S. JERUSALEM (2015): Review by Eliana Levenson

Filmmaker Danae Elon confronts the Israeli/Palestinian conflict of Jerusalem in a quiet, family driven, home movie style documentary. (EML: 2.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson Shot very much like a home movie, P.S. Jerusalem explores a leftist Jewish … Continue reading

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SPEED SISTERS

In this fast-paced documentary, director Amber Fares gets up close and personal with the members of the Speed Sisters, the first all female car racing team in the Arab world, as they struggle with their identities as women, Muslims, athletes, … Continue reading

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