Author Archives: Jan Lisa Huttner

BIRTHRIGHT – A WAR STORY (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Birthright: A War Story is a call-to-arms for anyone who is still complacent about the erosion of OB/Gyn healthcare services for women in the USA since the ascension of the Tea Party in 2010. It turns out that even someone … Continue reading

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OUR TIME WILL COME (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

This will be a review by someone -- Jan Lisa Huttner -- who does not speak Chinese. For a review from a complementary POV, click HERE for review by Peier Tracy Shen (coming soon). New film by Ann Hui about … Continue reading

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THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola's film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the second time. Jan saw the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page sometime in the … Continue reading

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LOST IN PARIS (2016): Review by Rachel Kastner

A beautifully colorful and artistically whimsical film, Lost In Paris enchants the eyes, ears and hearts of its viewers –never allowing a second of screen time to be mundane. From directors Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, this film comes to … Continue reading

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MEGAN LEAVEY (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Kate Mara gives a beautifully modulated performance as a young woman who finds her life's purpose as a member of the US Marine Corp's K-9 unit. Partnered with Rex -- a ferocious German Shepherd who is as much a canine misfit as Megan is … Continue reading

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LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

Look closely at this photo. What do you see? This photo was taken in Egypt during the Cairo Conference of 1921. The two men on camels are Sir Winston Churchill (left) and T.E. Lawrence aka "Lawrence of Arabia" (right). And the … Continue reading

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WONDER WOMAN (2017): Our New York Team POV

Our NYC Team -- FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner plus FF2 Associate Lindsy Bissonnette, FF2 Senior Contributor Lisa Inanucci, FF2 Contributor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto & FF2 Associates Katusha Jin & Rachel Kastner -- weigh in on this weekend's box office hit Wonder Woman 🙂 Lindsy's Rating: … Continue reading

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THE WOMEN’S BALCONY (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

Set in a close-knit community in Jerusalem, The Women's Balcony is a parable about what happens when bad things happen to good people. But rather than weep and wail, screenwriter Shlomit Nehama, and director Emil Ben-Shimon create a joyous dramedy about faith and … Continue reading

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WAKEFIELD (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Brilliant new film by Robin Swicord brutally exposes two conjoined-twin nightmares: male privilege & the male gaze. What timing! Thank You, Movie Gods! (JLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Media Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner The Movie Gods are as capricious and mercurial … Continue reading

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THE WEDDING PLAN (2016): Rant by Jan Lisa Huttner

"Michal" (Noa Koler) is a 32-year-old Israeli woman terrified of becoming a spinster. She is willing to do anything -- go to a faith healer, endure countless fix-ups by numerous matchmakers, fly to Ukraine for a one day visit to the … Continue reading

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