Tag Archives: Jan Lisa Huttner

FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION

Another wonderful "who knew" documentary. The focus this time is on Henrietta Boggs. Raised to be a decorous Southern Belle, Henrietta's rebellious energy crashed up against convention. She fled her home in Alabama and went to visit relatives in Costa Rica where she met … Continue reading

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THINGS TO COME

The daughter of her mother and the mother of her daughter, Nathalie examines herself anew at the cusp of middle age. What has she settled for? What would she change if she could? What does she want to do with the … Continue reading

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BADEN BADEN (2016)

Twentysomething at lose ends returns home (in this case the city of Strasbourg on the border between France and Germany) to visit the grandmother who has long been her anchor. Writer/director Rachel Lang succeeds in making Ana totally real and totally loveble. Although … Continue reading

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BY SIDNEY LUMET

Director Sydney Lumet released his first feature film, Twelve Angry Men, in 1957. He released his last feature film, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, in 2007. That's fifty years! Furthermore, for all those years, he released a new film almost every … Continue reading

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CERTAIN WOMEN (2016)

Kelly Reichardt's new film braids together the lives of three women living in and around a town in central Montana, not exactly the middle of nowhere... but close enough. This time, Reichardt-the-Writer has created a screenplay based on stories by award-winning author … Continue reading

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37 (Kitty Genovese)

Writer/Director Puk Grasten retells the infamous story of Kitty Genovese, the 28-year-old woman stabbed to death as 37 bystanders watched, listened and failed to intervene. Focusing on a handful of fictional characters, Grasten captures the eerie, stomach-churning atmosphere of the … Continue reading

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THE JAZZ LOFT ATWES

Full Title: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith It took twelve years of dedication to bring this phenomenal film to fruition, and every moment of the 87 minute runtime is pure perfection. WNYC New York public radio personality Sara Fishko … Continue reading

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HOWARDS END 4K

Reflections on the Silver Anniversary of Howards End by FF2 Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner So I happened to be at a morning screening for film critics at the Film Forum last Thursday, and when I emerged from the Ladies Room afterwards (at … Continue reading

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY

Bridget Jones’s Baby is pretty much everything you could ever want it to be, and a little bit more. From the fantastic cast and their wonderful performances, to the soundtrack that will bring you back, this film is a must … Continue reading

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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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