Category Archives: Reviews: U-W

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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THE UNCONDEMNED

The Uncondemned, written and directed by Michele Mitchell, takes an inside look at the first trial of rape as a war crime in history. The documentary follows the lives of lawyers and activists that charged Mayor Akeyesu with crimes against … Continue reading

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THE WHOLE TRUTH

Director Courtney Hunt’s thriller stars Keanu Reeves as a defense attorney for a high school senior accused of murdering his father. Although the courtroom drama feels like an extended version of a Law and Order episode, the performances and twisty … Continue reading

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WILD OATS

Growing old and reaching seniority isn’t something most people look forward to, but the silver lining is retirement (a luxury that’s supposed to be desired and anticipated). What seems to be a light-hearted comedy about a composed time in the lives … Continue reading

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WHITE GIRL

It’s every parent’s nightmare. Yes. Your baby daughter who goes to college in New York is indeed doing drugs and being sexually harassed at her artsy internship this summer. And yes. Your hard-earned 200 bucks are not enough to cover … Continue reading

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UNLOCKING THE CAGE

With a timely release date given the events of the tragedy at Cincinnati Zoo, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' new documentary Unlocking the Cage is a smart, engaging look at gaining legal rights for animals. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor … Continue reading

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WEINER

Timely documentary about the implosion of Antony Weiner's promising political career, first as a Congressman from Brooklyn's 9th District and then as a candidate for mayor of New York City. After six years as an aide to Chuck Schumer (then serving … Continue reading

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VIKTORIA (2014)

Viktoria is a stunning film from Bulgaria which begins as a political parody and ends as a feminist parable. Kudos to filmmaker Maya Vitkova for her extraordinary vision and execution. (JLH: 5/5) Review by FF2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner The … Continue reading

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VITA ACTIVA

Opens Friday (4/8/16) in NYC. Review coming soon…

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