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Stunningly effective drama about the very real effects of the 2008 recession/housing crisis on ordinary Americans. Set in Orlando, Florida = one of the most hard-hit states. (JLH: 5/5. RBM: 4.5/5.) Rave by Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner Can there be higher praise in 2015 than to turn to one’s partner as the credits roll […]

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I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Split Decision: Jan loved this gentle dramedy about a widow who allows life to enter her well-ordered schedule twenty years after the death of her husband. Rich found it “sweet,” but no more. (JLH: 4/5. RBM: 3/5.) When we first meet “Carol Petersen” (Blythe Danner) she is living a well-order life in a comfortable home, amply provided […]

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STEVE JOBS Doc

New Alex Gibney BioDoc Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine walks tediously though all the highlights of JobsMania for over two hours without providing much illumination. Both the man and his times remain elusive. (JLH: 3/5. RBM: 3/5.)

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COMING HOME (2014)

Superlative new film  from China directed by Yimou Zhang. Screenplay by Jingzhi Zou based on a novel by Geling Yan. (JLH: 4.5/5. RBM 4.5/5.) Li Gong and Daoming Chen star as an educated couple trapped by Mao’s Cultural Revolution. She is a teacher and he is a professor, and they live in a small comfortable apartment […]

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Two Roads Diverge…

I joined the Chicago Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in 1983. That was one year after I married Richard (on 6/27/82), and part of the emotional process of relinquishing my hopes for an academic career. I didn’t know where the future would lead, I only knew that although I would probably […]

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Welcome 5776

As we enter the new year of 5776, we send our very best wishes to Kol Yisrael. May it be a sweet and happy year for all. We also pray for peace to reign across the world in every city, town, and hamlet on our beloved Planet Earth. Shannah Tovah from Jan, Rich and the whole […]

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Our Meet-Cute

HERE IS THE TEXT FROM OUR ORIGINAL “MEET YOUR HOSTS” PAGE POSTED IN 2002! Jan & Rich were blessed with a genuine cinematic “meet cute.”  Rich was in his second year in the Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago when Jan arrived for her interview.  Rich was looking at his mail outside the Department […]

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Richard Bayard Miller

Meet Publisher Richard Bayard Miller HERE IS THE TEXT FROM OUR ORIGINAL “MEET YOUR HOSTS” PAGE POSTED IN 2002!   Rich’s Dad was a Foreign Service officer, so Rich traveled the world as a kid, then he caught the movie bug when he arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio in 1971.  Rich spent the early […]

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Jan Lisa Huttner

Meet Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner HERE IS THE TEXT FROM OUR ORIGINAL “MEET YOUR HOSTS” PAGE POSTED IN 2002! Jan was born & raised in northern New Jersey, where MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE, THE LATE SHOW, THE LATE LATE SHOW, & THE LATE LATE SHOW II were daily television staples.  While other Dads watched sports, […]

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HRC: 9/12/15

Today, one day after the 14th Anniversary of 9/11/01, I am officially kicking off a new grassroots initiative called HILLARY’S AUXILIARY. I have actually been thinking about this for quite some time now, but I was absorbed by a million different “little things” (both personal & professional), so I never quite got to it… Today, however, […]

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HRC ’92

In November 1992–right before the election of William Jefferson Clinton–Richard & I were invited to a rally at Navy Pier in Chicago… It was called “Cook County Young Democrats Welcome Hillary & Tipper” (or something like that)… So I sent in our reservation forms, and sometime that morning, I bought myself one of those big […]

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In praise of THE BLACK PANTHERS (Vanguard of the Revolution)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, an excellent new doc by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, comes at precisely the right moment in American history. (JLH: 4.5/5 & RBM: 4/5) Rave by F2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner After the shock of last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo, most Americans of Conscience have finally begun […]

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Karen Black Tribute

Back in the late 1960’s, amidst war protests, LSD trips, and Jefferson Airplane, an American New Wave of rebels and mavericks (Bogdonovich, Freidkin, Hopper, et al) crashed into Hollywood, bringing the shifting cultural landscape to the silver screen.  Light-hearted fare of the previous decades soon took a backseat to stories that ventured into darker territory.  […]

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Support Staff

FF2 Media also thanks Birgit Pauli-Haack, Dana Sinn, Dennis King, Karen Wegehenkel, Ray Marrero, Sharon Rosenzweig and many others for their support and encouragement.

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