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:…

#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…

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…

Brigid: Best Films of 2015

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…

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,…

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…