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BEFORE I FALL (2017): Review by Jess Perry

Directed by Ry Russo-Young, written for the screen by Maria Maggenti, and based on the novel by Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall is a female powerhouse: written, directed, and starred in by talented women. Before I Fall follows “Samantha Kingston” … Continue reading

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A WOMAN, A PART (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Elisabeth Subrin’s A Woman, A Part is more than just the story of an actress in a rut — it represents the lives of all professionals who yearn for something more. (GEP: 3.5/5) Review by Social Media Manager Georgiana E. … Continue reading

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FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET (2016): Review by Brigid Presecky

Writer Catherine Blackman teams up with Jonathan Jordaan and director Alastair Orr for an average horror film, perfectly crafted for pre-teen moviegoers. Carlyn Burchell stars as the leader of a criminal pack set out for revenge and ransom money. Although … Continue reading

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BLUEBEARD (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

It’s exhilarating to see a woman director like Lee Soo-Youn joining South Korea’s distinctive and stylistically rich neo-noir school of filmmaking. Bluebeard draws from predecessors like Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, as well as Western mind-game players like David Fincher and Christopher … 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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TICKLING GIANTS (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Written and directed by The Daily Show producer Sara Taksler, documentary Tickling Giants accounts the life of an Egyptian doctor who challenged authority with humor on his own popular TV show. Bassem Youssef’s journey from Internet sensation to wildly popular … 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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KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS (2017): Review by Georgi

Written and directed by Gabrielle Burton, Kings, Queens and In-Betweens is an inside look at the drag performance scene in Columbus, Ohio. Burton’s documentary attempts to shed light on gender as a social construct, and the difference between a drag … Continue reading

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THE LAST LAUGH (2016): Review by Brigid

Ferne Pearlstein’s spectacular documentary puts a spotlight on the humor in times of tragedy, specifically the Holocaust. Is it okay to laugh? Is it okay to find the light in the darkness, all these years later? The Last Laugh uses … 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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