SKATE KITCHEN (2018): Review by FF2 Media

SKATE KITCHEN (2018): Review by FF2 Media

Skate Kitchen (written and directed by Crystal Moselle) narratives a close-knit New York City female skateboarding clique and follows them through their lives of tricks, drama, and freedom, using mostly non-actors. While Skate Kitchen's premise and backstory are indeed "valid"  and promising, the portrait ultimately falls short of successfully capturing these powerful women's stories. (DLH: 2.5/5)

'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship
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'Never Goin' Back' hilariously and astutely captures female friendship

Never Goin' Back (written and directed by Augustine Frizzell) is an intense journey through diner work, accidental drugs, multiple robberies, and the remarkable friendship between two young girls struggling to make it to the beach for a weekend off. (DLH: 4/5) Review by FF2 Intern Dayna Hagewood While the underlying circumstances of Never Goin’ Back are surely…

An unusually natural biopic, Nico, 1988 explores how the past defines us

An unusually natural biopic, Nico, 1988 explores how the past defines us

Read FF2 Media's interview with director Susanna Nicchiarelli. Nico, 1988 follows the eponymous artist’s last year of life as she tours through Europe, and reveals the characters and events that framed her final days. Director Susanna Nicchiarelli strays away from factual information about Nico’s life, and instead explores the relationships and emotions that remained with her…

‘Milla’ is a visually striking, languidly paced portrait of life, loss, and endurance
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‘Milla’ is a visually striking, languidly paced portrait of life, loss, and endurance

A young, reckless couple makes a home out of an abandoned house by the sea as they await their first child. Valérie Massadian’s Milla languidly follows its characters through their everyday tasks, offering an unassuming yet honest portrait of life and loss. (RMM: 4/5) Review by FF2 Associate Roza M. Melkumyan Inside the backseat of…

'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' educates us to accept homosexuality
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'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' educates us to accept homosexuality

Desiree Akhavan’s direction of a Sundance Film Festival winner, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”, shows confused teenagers, forbidden romances, and praising the Lord. The movie showcases another ploy to try and ‘cure’ homosexuality. The film is based on Emily M. Danforth's novel of the same name. Its story explores the misinformation given to teenagers that…