Currently Browsing: The Nightingale
Eight years ago today, The Babadook was released in theaters, making it the perfect day to celebrate the brilliant Jennifer Kent!
Jennifer Kent is an Australian director, best known for The Babadook, which was actually her first feature film. The Babadook is a horror film about a single mother who must confront a disturbing intruder, manifested by her son’s fear of a monster in their home.… read more.
As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.
I happened to see the shell-shocking The Nightingale with a half dozen other people from FF2 Media, and we were all left devastated by the story.… read more.
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. While Birds of Passage and The Nightingale take place in different settings and explore different subject matter, both films (released in 2018) feature strong, complex female leads and offer different renderings of what colonialism looked like. … read more.
The Nightingale came out on Friday, August 2nd, and all five members of FF2 on the runaround that week were completely blown away. We gasped, cried, and huffed in anger together through the whole film and when the lights came up, unanimously agreed on a five-star rating without hesitation. Suffice it to say, we’re ready to begin our Oscar campaign because we believe Jennifer Kent deserves a nomination for Best Director.… read more.
The 2019 Chicago Critics Film Festival raises the curtain on 24 highly-anticipated new films running May 17-23 at the Music Box Theatre. Nine of these 24 feature films are written and/or directed by women, holding steady at 37.5 percent from last year’s representation of female filmmakers.
It’s a strong group of films, many of which have taken home Grand Jury Prizes and nominations from prestigious festivals such as SXSW and Sundance.… read more.