Category Archives: Reviews: B-D

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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CHASING CORAL (2017): Review by Amelie Lasker

Co-written by Vickie Curtis and from Jeff Orlowski--director of the award-winning documentary Chasing Ice--Chasing Coral is an engagingly crafted climate exposé. The film has a focus on the ways in which climate scientists publicize the importance of their work. It … 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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THE BAD BATCH: Review By Katusha Jin

Directed and written by Ana Lily Amirpour, The Bad Batch is her second feature after the acclaimed A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The Bad Batch tells the story of a world that is built by those who are … Continue reading

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THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jessica Perry

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola's film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the first time. Jessica has not [yet] seen the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page. … Continue reading

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THE BIG SICK (2017): Review by Elyse Thaler

The Big Sick, written by real life husband and wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, is based on the true story of how “Kumail” (as himself) met and fell in love with “Emily” (Zoe Kazan) while performing stand-up … Continue reading

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CARS 3 (2017): Review by Georgi Presecky

The people who were young when Pixar released Cars in 2006 aren’t kids anymore, and screenwriters Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson and Mike Rich drive that notion home in Cars 3. (Get it? Drive?) The third film in this underrated franchise … 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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CHURCHILL (2017): Review by Rachel Kastner

Penned by historian and screenwriter Alex Von Tunzelman, and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, Churchill follows Prime Minister "Winston Churchill" (Brian Cox) as he attempts to put a stop to what he thinks is the worst mistake the Allied Forces could make: going … Continue reading

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BERLIN SYNDROME (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Berlin Syndrome is named for both the city in which the film takes place, and Stockholm Syndrome, the psychological condition where a prisoner falls in love with their captor. From that title, you might guess that it’s a story about … Continue reading

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