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AMPAS ’16: Karen Moncrieff

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Anna Muylaert

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Maria Novaro

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AMPAS ’16: Lucia Puenzo

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Lynne Ramsay

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Dee Rees

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Patricia Riggen

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Gillian Robespierre

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Patricia Rozema

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Marjane Satrapi

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Sam Taylor-Johnson

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Margarethe von Trotta

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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AMPAS ’16: Lana Wachowski

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AMPAS ’16: Lana and Lilly Wachowski

AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are […]

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Q&A with Director Susanna White

By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin Director Susanna Whites’s sophomore feature film, Our Kind of Traitor, has arrived in theaters as a smart, witty and action-filled alternative to the big box-office movies. Based on one of John le Carre’s most recent novels, the film tells the story of a vacationing English couple who get wrapped up […]

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HIFF ’16: Career Impacts

Fourth in Series by Lisa Iannucci

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Subrin at BamCinemafest

Interview with Elisabeth Subrin By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin BamCinemafest is one of the film festivals which makes it their aim to showcase unique and emerging voices outside Hollywood. Sunday Elisabeth Subrin’s feature debut A Woman, A Part will make its US premiere (it premiered earlier this year at Netherlands’ Rotterdam Film Festival), starring character […]

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On Seeing Ourselves

” I started to notice more disparities between genders in my favorite movies… which really sucked. There’s nothing like seeing your favorite movie and having it ruined by subtext.” On Seeing Ourselves: Why is it so difficult to show a woman who is smart? By Ori Marcu  (Special for FF2 Media) Recently I watched Project […]

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New FF2 Logo

When Jan Lisa Huttner and Richard Bayard Miller created their first website “Films for Two” in 1999, the acronym FF2 simply stood for “the online guide for busy couples.” Skip ahead 16 years, and their online presence has expanded to the fully multi-dimensional FF2 Media. Our new-and-improved logo signifies what we stand for: feminist energy breaking […]

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YOUTH (2015)

Two aging friends (Michael Caine as an orchestra conductor and Harvey Keitel as a movie director) share a vacation at a lavish Swiss spa with various minor characters contributing ensemble performances in vignettes that the director weaves into a tapestry about growing old. Unfortunately, I left the theater feeling the tapestry needed some reweaving. (RME: […]

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#MakeOscarGold

Last year, when Selma was nominated for Best Picture & Best Song but nothing else, 2 hashtag campaigns were born. One was ‪#‎OscarSoWhite‬ (protesting the fact that David Oyelowo was not nominated for Best Actor & all of the acting nominees in all 4 categories were white). One was ‪#‎StopBlueOscar‬ (protesting the fact that Ava DuVernay was not nominated […]

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2016 Oscar Noms (JEP)

Contributing Editor Jessica Perry’s Take on the 2016 Oscar Nominations 🙂 This year at FF2 Media, we reviewed many of the films up for selection for the coveted 2016 Oscar nominations. Now that the nominations are in, and the uproar has begun over the lack of diversity amongst this year’s nominees, we must question the Academy’s […]

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2016 Oscar Noms (JLH)

Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner’s Take on the 2016 Oscar Nomination 🙂

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2016 Oscar Noms (BKP)

Associate Editor Brigid Presecky’s Take on the 2016 Oscar Nominations 🙂 With hundreds of eligible films (many of which were reviewed by FF2 Media) the final nominees are a well-deserved, if not surprising, list of immeasurable talent. Academy voters for the 2016 Oscar nominations apparently ‘never let go’ of their fondness for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate […]

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BRAVA, LISA!

  FF2Media Managing Editor Brigid K. Presecky interview with Senior Contributor Lisa Iannucci: If you could, please tell us more about the book. What inspired it? How long have you had the idea? The book was an inspiration for me when I started traveling more last year. I love film and television and I always […]

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Brigid: Best Films of 2015

  2015’s Top Picks from FF2 Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS 1.) Spotlight Between the impressive ensemble and outstanding script by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight earns the top spot for my 2015 list. It tells the story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic […]

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Jan: Best Films of 2015

2015’s Top Picks from FF2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS 1.) The Big Short Riveting story about the the “Subprime Mortgage Crisis” of 2008. The Big Short is told as a high octane comedy by filmmakers who trust their audience to understand that it’s actually a tragedy, with aftershocks that continue to […]

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Jessica: Best Films of 2015

Announcing 2015’s Top Picks from FF2 Contributing Editor Jessica Perry Best English Language Film 1.) Mistress America  From the writers of Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have paired up once again to bring us the hilarious and extremely original film that is Mistress America. A freshman at Barnard College, spends her days alone, struggling to […]

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AMPAS ’16: 60 Eligible Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced the list of 305 feature films which are eligible for Academy Award consideration in 2016. All told, 60 of the films on this list were either written and/or directed by female filmmakers. That’s roughly 20%. And although you probably have not seen or heard of […]

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RAT: THE GREAT ESCAPE

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 2: THE GREAT ESCAPE  (1963) Based on the personal experience of WWII Veteran, Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape follows a group of POWs imprisoned in Stalag Luft III.  Equipped with a barbed-wire fence, towers, and a full staff of armed guards, it has been declared Germany’s most secure prison […]

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