Category Archives: Bechdel-Wallace List

ROUGH NIGHT (2017)

Looking for a night of fun, friends, and pandemonium? Then Rough Night is an absolute must-see. Written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, and directed by Lucia Aniello, this is the story of what happens when you mix five … Continue reading

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MAUDIE (2016)

In this understated biopic, director Aisling Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White explore the dark circumstances that served as the starting point for Nova Scotian’ folk artist Maud Lewis’ paintings. (EML: 3.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson There has always … 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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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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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): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

In the middle of the ocean, hidden in a veil of fog and darkness, is a protective shield against the outside world, and in it is the beautiful island of Themiscyra. Safe from the cruelty of humanity, this is where … 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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WONDER WOMAN (2017): Our Chicago Team POV

Our Chicago Team -- FF2 Managing Editor Brigid Presecky, FF2 Senior Contributor Pamela Powell, FF2 Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor, FF2 Social Media Manager Georgiana Presecky -- weigh in on this weekend's box office hit Wonder Woman 🙂 Georgi's Rating: 5/5 🙂 Gal … Continue reading

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WONDER WOMAN (2017): Our Los Angeles Team POV

The Los Angeles Team -- FF2 Executive Editor, Jessica Perry + FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson & FF2 Contributor Elyse B. Thaler -- weighs in on this weekend's box office hit Wonder Woman 🙂 Elly's Rating: 4/5 Over the next few weeks, perhaps … 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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