Author Archives: Jan Lisa Huttner

CASTING JONBENET (2017): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

In 1996, the body of a charismatic 6 year old girl was found in the basement of her parent's elegant mini-mansion... one day after Christmas! The nation was transfixed by the investigation. Everyone had a theory. Nothing ever came of it. Twenty … Continue reading

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FREE FIRE (2016): Rant by Jan Lisa Huttner

Rant by FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner Wanna know what happens when a terrific actress like Jennifer Jason Leigh gets her one and only Oscar nomination for playing a punching bag in Quentin Tarantino's execrable film The Hateful Eight? Garbage like … Continue reading

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BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

True Confessions: I went into the Francesca Beale Theater at Lincoln Center wanting so much to love this film, but I must confess that when the credits finally started to roll, I packed up and left feeling baffled, confused and … Continue reading

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GLORY (2016): Sneak Peek by Jan Lisa Huttner

"Glory" is the name of a watch company, and "Tzanko Petrov" (Stefan Denolyubov) is the proud owner of a Glory watch. In fact, it is his one prize possession, given to him by his father (with an inscription on the … Continue reading

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CEZANNE ET MOI (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Epic battle of man versus mountain told from the point of view of someone who witnessed the whole thing start to finish. The man is 19th century painter Paul Cézanne. The mountain is Mount Saint Victoire in the South of France. … Continue reading

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KARL MARX CITY (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

In this new collaboration from award-winning filmmakers Petra Epperlein and her husband Michael Tucker, Petra returns to her hometown in the former East Germany in search of her father's Stasi files. Riveted documentary artfully explores the intersection between personal history with public memory. … Continue reading

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NAKOM (2016): Review by Jan

Iddrisu Awinzor is happily living his life as a medical student in Kumasi (Ghana) when a call from his sister Damata changes everything. There was a motorcycle accident. Their father is dead. Iddrisu must return to the village immediately. Nakom (co-directed by Kelly … Continue reading

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MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (2016): Snippet by Jan

Perfectly told tale of a French boy who is sent to a group home after his mother dies. Screenplay by award-winning filmmaker Céline Sciamma, best-known for her 2014 film Bande de filles (called Girlhood in English although Girl Gang would be a better … Continue reading

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THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE (2016): Review by Jan

Great performances literally "save" a predicable plot. Once an adorable child star, Gavin has grown into a totally boring boor. After some hard partying, he is sentenced by the court to community service. Kudos to actor Brett Dalton for really making … Continue reading

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A DIFFERENT AMERICAN DREAM

From Jane Wells and Simon Brook comes A Different American Dream, an eye-opening documentary about the age-old conflict between man and land, wealth and morality, environmental safety and the oil industry. (GEP: 4.5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. … Continue reading

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