Subrin at BamCinemafest

Interview with Elisabeth Subrin By FF2 Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin BamCinemafest is one of the film festivals which makes it their aim to showcase unique and emerging voices outside Hollywood. Sunday Elisabeth Subrin’s feature debut A Woman, A Part will make its US premiere (it premiered earlier this year at Netherlands’ Rotterdam Film Festival), starring character…

Alan Rickman Tribute: Sense and Sensibility

Jarrod Emerson's Tribute to Alan Rickman Part 2: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) “John Dashwood” (James Fleet) made a promise to his ailing “Father” (Tom Wilkinson) that as rightful heir, he would make sure his stepmother “Mrs. Dashwood” (Gemma Jones) and her daughters “Elinor” (Emma Thompson), “Marianne” (Kate Winslet) and “Margaret” (Emille Francois) are financially stable.…

Omar Sharif Tribute: Funny Girl

Jarrod Emerson's Tribute to Omar Sharif Part 4: FUNNY GIRL (1968) Part musical, part biopic, Funny Girl tells the story of pioneering stage performer/comedienne “Fanny Brice” (Barbra Streisand). The film chronicles Fanny’s early rise to fame, and romance with professional gambler “Nicky Arnstein” (Sharif). Although Fanny’s career flourishes, the same cannot be said of her turbulent…

Omar Sharif Tribute: Monsieur Ibrahim

Jarrod Emerson's Tribute to Omar Sharif Part 5: MONSIEUR IBRAHIM (2003) In 1960s working class Paris, Jewish adolescent “Moїse Schmidt” (Pierre Boulanger) is growing up a without a mother and a severely depressed, distant father (Gilbert Melki). When not chasing girls, Moise frequently shoplifts from the neighborhood grocery store, run by “Ibrahim Demirci” (Sharif), an…

New FF2 Logo

New FF2 Logo

When Jan Lisa Huttner and Richard Bayard Miller created their first website “Films for Two” in 1999, the acronym FF2 simply stood for “the online guide for busy couples.” Skip ahead 16 years, and their online presence has expanded to the fully multi-dimensional FF2 Media. Our new-and-improved logo signifies what we stand for: feminist energy breaking…

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…