New York native film critic and film critic Pamela Powell now resides near Chicago, interviewing screenwriters and directors of big blockbusters and independent gems as an Associate for FF2 Media. With a graduate degree from Northwestern in Speech-Language Pathology, she has tailored her writing, observational, and evaluative skills to encompass all aspects of film. With a focus on women in film, Pamela also gravitates toward films that are eye-opening, educational, and entertaining with the hopes of making this world a better place. 

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Award winners, feel-good favorites top Mother’s Day movie list

Mama. Mom. Mother. Ma. And Mum.  They all mean one thing, although for those of us who have gone through raising a teenage girl, the tone can certainly add quite a bit of meaning to that word.  And while most kids, for some unknown reason (perhaps God is a man after all), babies’ first words tend to be Dada and not Mama, but I digress.… read more.

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Heartwarming Netflix Doc Tells Real-Life ‘League of Their Own’ Love Story

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Immediately you can see and hear Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan chastising Evelyn (Bitty Schram) with Dottie (Geena Davis) by her side in one of the most memorable baseball films of all time, A League of Their Own. These characters, while fictitious in the film, were inspired by the real women who gave the United States the pastime of baseball during WWII.read more.

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Now Streaming: ‘Beyond the Visible’ Unveils Forgotten Female Artist

We’re all missing our communal time in movie theaters right now, but thanks to Kino Marquee, “virtual screening rooms” are now open, benefiting temporarily closed independent theaters, filmmakers and viewers alike. Kino Marquee is offering audiences a virtual theatrical engagement to see a film that will bend the archives of art history, Halina Dyrschka’s Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint.read more.

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Stream Now: ‘Puzzle’ an Authentic Portrayal of a Woman’s Need for Self-Worth

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work. Puzzle” (2018) is available on Amazon Prime or on Prime Video Channels such as Starz and Hulu. (Be sure to click on film titles for full FF2 Media reviews).read more.

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Director Kitty Green breaks down moral complexities of ‘The Assistant’: “We know what’s going on behind that door”

The Assistant, written and directed by Kitty Green, portrays Jane (Julia Garner) as a young assistant to a powerful entertainment executive who witnesses the abuse from within the company.  This introspective and personal story allows us to walk in her shoes as Jane attempts to wrestle with her stressful job filled with moral and ethical issues.read more.

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Sundance 2020: ‘The Assistant,’ ‘Save Yourselves!’ top Best of the Fest

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has wrapped, announced its winners, and has once again, stayed ahead of the industry curve by getting close to, achieving, and/or surpassing gender parity in filmmaking.  Statistics for this year show that 42 percent of the feature films are from women (directors and/or writers), 48 percent are features in competition, 51 percent are short films, 56 percent are U.S.read more.

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