Category Archives: Reviews: U-W

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 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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WAKEFIELD (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Brilliant new film by Robin Swicord brutally exposes two conjoined-twin nightmares: male privilege & the male gaze. What timing! Thank You, Movie Gods! (JLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Media Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner The Movie Gods are as capricious and mercurial … Continue reading

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THE WEDDING PLAN (2016): Rant by Jan Lisa Huttner

"Michal" (Noa Koler) is a 32-year-old Israeli woman terrified of becoming a spinster. She is willing to do anything -- go to a faith healer, endure countless fix-ups by numerous matchmakers, fly to Ukraine for a one day visit to the … Continue reading

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UNFORGETTABLE (2017): Review by Elyse Thaler

Unforgettable, directed and produced by Denise Di Novi, is a dramatic thriller about a woman, “Julia Banks” (Rosario Dawson), who relocates to Southern California only to be tormented by her fiancée’s ex-wife, “Tessa Connover” (Katherine Heigl). Tessa digs into Julia’s … Continue reading

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WATER & POWER: A CALIFORNIA HEIST

Marina Zenovich, a producer and director known for her work in nonfiction, investigates the exploitation of California’s most valuable resource: water. Water and Power: A California Heist uncovers the hidden truths of California’s water supply from the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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VINCE GIORDANO: THERE’S A FUTURE IN THE PAST

Written and directed by Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards, Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past brings us jazz musician Vince Giordano, the dedicated and eclectically gathered members of his band the Night Hawks, and the strange and magical … Continue reading

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Underworld: Blood Wars

Fans of the genre and franchise are more likely to enjoy Director Anna Foerster’s Underworld: Blood Wars than the average moviegoer (who may otherwise flock to the 2017 Oscar contenders). Kate Beckinsale stars as “Selene,” a blood-sucking death dealer in … Continue reading

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