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Add ‘Black Christmas’ to Your Watchlist This Holiday Season

With Christmas fast approaching, and on the anniversary of the release of Black Christmas, today is the perfect day to look back on the career of filmmaker Sophia Takal and add Black Christmas to your holiday watch list. 

Sophia Takal is an American filmmaker and actor known for her fresh and compelling performances, and for her feminist perspective on many film genres, but especially horror.read more.

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Olivia Colman’s Activism Sweetens Her Acting Success

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. release of The Favourite, FF2 celebrates the incredible talent of actress Olivia Colman. The Favourite, a drama by director Yorgos Lanthimos, sees Olivia as the timid yet dramatic Queen Anne of England. Olivia’s acting intensity and comedic timing, both traits which have defined her career, gleam in the strange and wonderful queer epic.read more.

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Kudos to Angela Wells – Multi-Talented Film/TV Makeup Artist

Two years ago today, Sylvie’s Love directed by Eugene Ashe – was released in theaters, so we’re celebrating its fabulous makeup artist, Angela Wells!

Angela is a talented Hollywood makeup artist, who has done makeup for the hit TV series Black-ish, for many films including Mudbound (2017) and Harriet (2019), and even for the Oscars presentations.read more.

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Queen & Slim is More Relevant Than Ever During the 2020 BLM Protests

Giorgi and Carly Plys-Garzotto sat down this week to talk about why Queen & Slim is the perfect movie for right now and why black voices in cinema are so important to this particular moment. Below their conversation, you can find a list of movies by black women filmmakers to put in your Netflix queue! As you’ll see, these are all films that FF2 has already reviewed–FF2 Media has been amplifying these voices for as long as we’ve existed, and we’re proud to continue in that mission. read more.

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Miranda de Pencier says her indigenous partners were key to making “The Grizzlies”

Anyone who has ever read about the residential schools in Canada and the U.S. knows that a whole generation of indigenous people were brought up in extremely traumatic conditions there. Miranda de Pencier has tapped into this issue and the issue of suicide in the indigenous community with her sports film The Grizzlies, which follows a white teacher who comes North and ends up empowering the high school students at his school to form their own lacrosse team.read more.

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‘Ovid And The Art Of Love’ a Modern Twist on Ancient Roman Poet

It took my roommate about an hour and 30 minutes into Ovid and the Art of Love before he turned to me and said “Oh, that Ovid?!” Someone had just mentioned the Metamorphoses and something suddenly clicked. I said, “Yes, that Ovid.” In hindsight, my friend says that he was probably hitting his quarantine coping mechanisms a little too hard that night.read more.

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