Julia Lasker 198 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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The Ongoing Importance of Amy Adams’ Portrayal of Margaret Keane

On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself. 

Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.read more.

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Golden Globes: Lily Gladstone, Ali Wong & 9 More Wins for Women!

2023 was deemed by many as “the year of the woman,” with the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dominating the cultural scene. On the whole, this year’s Golden Globe Awards (held on Sunday, January 7th) certainly did recognize the significant achievements of women, although the opening monologue included some disappointing jokes at the expense of women… dissing, in particular, the creators of Barbie.read more.

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Filmmaker Quinn Shephard: An Old Soul who Captures Youth

On this day in 2017  the film Blame was released. A teenage psychological drama about a student’s intense admiration for her drama teacher, this film was the directorial debut of Quinn Shephard. Impressively, Quinn wrote, directed, and starred in this film, while also funding its production with a part of her college fund, at just twenty years old.read more.

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It’s December: Time to Watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ :-)

With Christmas approaching, Tim Burton fans may well be watching Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What they may not know, however, is that the person behind the screenplays for both of these films is our SWAN of the Day: Caroline Thompson. 

Caroline is an author, screenwriter, and director, who may be best known for her collaborations with Tim Burton, however, her career expands before and after Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas; Caroline has decades of fantastic storytelling under her belt. read more.

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Filmmaker Inés Bortagaray Sees the World with Fresh Eyes

On this day in 2019, the film Invisible Life was released in theaters. A drama about a pair of sisters kept apart by a huge lie, the film was described by FF2 contributor Bea Viri as “a tale about two resilient women who show adversity by simply continuing to exist while being beaten down by the patriarchy.” Invisible Life was written by Inés Bortagaray. read more.

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Danish Filmmaker Susanne Bier Leads with Strength & Tenacity

Five years ago today, Bird Box was released in theaters. This gripping psychological thriller about a mother determined to get her children to safety during an apocalypse, this film could only have been made by someone with equal amounts of strength and gumption as Sandra Bullock’s character in the film.read more.

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