Category Archives: Reviews: Q-S

RESILIENCE

During the 1990s, Dr. Robert Anda and Dr. Vincent Felitti discovered the connection between emotional childhood trauma and physical health risks. While not well received at the time, by some, it intrigued and informed the masses. Their  research study, the … Continue reading

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THE RED TURTLE

The Red Turtle (screenplay by French writer Pascale Ferran) is an animated story of a washed up man on a seemingly deserted island, whose only inhabitants are crabs, birds, and of course, turtles. His prospects of survival seem hopeless until … Continue reading

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SHUT IN

Unlike its marketing campaign as a spooky horror film, Christina Hodson’s thriller tells the disturbing story of a mother caring for her paralyzed son in an isolated, snow-covered mansion. Shut In’s the stellar cast of Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt and … Continue reading

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THE RED PILL

Opened last Friday (10/7/16) in NYC. Review coming soon by FF2 Intern Kimi K. Kumar… Top Photo: Cassie Jaye doing one of her interviews. Bottom Photo: Cassie learns important statistics from MRA activist Harry Crouch. Photo Credits: Jaye Bird Productions.

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SAND STORM

Deeply moving story about a Bedouin family living southern Israel. Suliman is the father of four daughters. In his way, Suliman is a modern, progressive father, but his "bad luck" has tragic consequences for his wife Jalila. As a lifelong Oscar … Continue reading

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QUEEN OF KATWE

Queen of Katwe is a delightful film based on the real life of a Ugandan girl named Phiona Mutesi (pronounced Fee-oh-nah Moo-tess-eee) who becomes a chess pro while living in a slum in Kampala called Katwe. Director Mira Nair (with screenwriter … Continue reading

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SOUTHWEST OF SALEM

In her newest work, Deborah S. Esquenazi documents the story of the ‘San Antonio Four,’ four women who were charged with the raping of two young girls in Texas in the late 80s. It has been a controversial case that … Continue reading

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THE SEASONS IN QUINCY

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger is a non-linear look at the life of 90-year-old artist, writer and art critic, John Berger. Using the seasons as the backbone of the documentary, these four unique glimpses into his … Continue reading

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SISTER CITIES

Opens today (09/02/16) in NYC. Review coming soon 🙂

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SUMMERTIME (2015)

Catherine Corsini's wonderful new film Summertime opens on a farm in rural Limousin (France) in 1971. Soon enough, though, the main character--Delphine--moves to Paris, where she falls in love with Carole (a woman who is older, better educated, and much more sophisticated). Carole … Continue reading

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