Currently Browsing: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Revisiting Marielle Heller’s ‘Neighborhood’: A Comfort in Time of Uncertainty

As part of our Chat Series, FF2 Media contributors – and sisters – Giorgi Plys-Garzotto and Carlotta Plys-Garzotto discuss their favorite films by female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews.

It seems like the world could always learn a lesson in kindness and emotional growth, and in this time of social distancing, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is more relevant than more.


Watch at Home: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ & more from female filmmakers

FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.

Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 2/14/2020 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):


This week’s selection is A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film that tells the story of a journalist who befriends Fred Rogers while writing a profile on heroes for Esquire.… read more.


The Best Women-Directed Films of 2019

Kaitlyn Dever stars as Amy and Beanie Feldstein as Molly in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, an Annapurna Pictures release.

There were so many films released during the past year but the following are among the best women-directed films of 2019.


If there’s one film that I believe will still be talked about in a decade, it’s Booksmart. This is a film that re-defines what female friendship means for a new generation.… read more.


Women dominate Thanksgiving box office

It’s a beautiful day at the box office for women in film. Three of the five movies dominating late-November ticket sales are directed by women. 

Frozen 2 won Thanksgiving weekend, earning more than $85 million domestically. The film directed by Jennifer Lee has already broken box office records, opening at #1 in all markets November 22. read more.


Female filmmakers making overall ‘Best’ lists

The winners of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have been announced and as the dust is now settled, we can sift through the hype and clearly see the outcome at this year’s fest.  Yes, the stars were shining bright along the red carpet and there’s certainly a bit of Oscar buzz already, but more than that is a perception and an actuality that female filmmakers are making a mark in the film industry. read more.


Toronto 2019: Recapping the Best of Women in Film

Hermione Corfield in Sea Fever

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival may have come to an end but women in film had many achievements to celebrate.

The Gala and Special Presentation programs were certainly the big headliners with the likes of Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to get emotional as soon as the film starts.… read more.