Category Archives: Reviews: N-P

PRAY FOR RAIN (2017): Review by Stephanie Taylor

Feisty New York fashion reporter “Emma” (Annabelle Stephenson) returns to gang-infested Central Valley, California after her mother “Olivia” (Jane Seymour) delivers the news of her father’s death. Determined to find out more details on his passing and the town’s severe … Continue reading

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PAINT IT BLACK (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Paint it Black is a tour de force showcasing the brilliant work of three women: director Amber Tamblyn, and actresses Alia Shawkat and Janet McTeer. With Tamblyn’s visionary guidance, Shawkat and McTeer give performances that will by turns make you … Continue reading

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PARIS CAN WAIT (2016): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

A vacation/business trip falls apart for this American couple when a neglected wife finds comfort and companionship in her husband’s business partner. Paris Can Wait, written and directed by Eleanor Coppola, is a melodramatic story of love, loss, and temptation … Continue reading

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NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS

Based on a true story, this film follows one woman who refuses to allow the mistreatment of patients in a psychiatric hospital. Nise: O Coração da Loucura, also known as Nise: The Heart of Madness, or just Nise, is written … Continue reading

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OBIT (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Vanessa Gould’s Obit is a thoroughly captivating documentary about the New York Times obituary department. Its writers and their work capture the nuance and beauty of people’s lives in 800 words or less. Gould masterfully tells the story of how … Continue reading

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THE PENGUIN COUNTERS (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Antarctica is known as the continent most hostile to human life, second only to Australia and so uninhabitable that most people forget that it is a continent at all. It is to this frozen tundra that has claimed so many … Continue reading

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THE PROMISE (2016): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

When an ambitious medical student has his entire life torn apart, he must unite his fellow Armenians in hopes that they will all survive the genocide. The Promise, written by Terry George and Robin Swicord and directed by George, is … Continue reading

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PHILLAURI

Phillauri, written by Anvita Dutt Guptan, is a film of two love stories that take place nearly a century apart. In present day, a young man named “Kanan” (Suraj Sharma), returns home to India to marry his high school sweetheart, … Continue reading

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PREVENGE

Alice Lowe is a triple threat as writer, director and actress in the film Prevenge. A seven-month pregnant widow, named “Ruth” (Alice Lowe) goes on a killing spree that is dictated by her unborn child. Add a lot of gore … 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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