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2015’s Top Picks from FF2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner
BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS
1.) The Big Short
Riveting story about the the “Subprime Mortgage Crisis” of 2008. The Big Short is told as a high octane comedy by filmmakers who trust their audience to understand that it’s actually a tragedy, with aftershocks that continue to this day.… read more.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, an excellent new doc by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, comes at precisely the right moment in American history. (JLH: 4.5/5 & RBM: 4/5)
Rave by F2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner
After the shock of last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo, most Americans of Conscience have finally begun to confront our true legacy of racial discrimination…
Our history as a nation is tarnished not by slavery (which was endemic across the Americas), but by “Jim Crow” and all that followed from it in the century AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which supposedly guaranteed “citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws” to all [male] citizens of all colors, creeds, and races.… read more.