Category Archives: Reviews: N-P

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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RAW (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

French director Julia Ducournau’s latest is a slickly shot, deftly performed horror flick set at what this critic can only imagine is a very non-traditional veterinary school. Upon arrival at school, Justine (a lifelong vegetarian) must endure a week of hazing … 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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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

When his sister, and interim CEO threatens to close his Chicago branch after the holidays, branch manager “Clay Vanstone” (T.J. Miller) throws an epic Christmas party to land a huge account in order to successfully secure his branch’s success. Written … Continue reading

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NARAWA (2015)

Narawa is a young woman living in a Cairo slum during the early days of the Arab Spring. When the film opens, her life is full of hope. Hosnei Mubarak has been deposed, and for the first time in their … Continue reading

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