GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Writers Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz conjure up a terrifying psychological thriller about twin boys and their unrecognizable mother. A beautifully-shot, disturbing take on family drama. (BKP: 3.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Unlike the abundant, low-budget flicks in American cinemas, Goodnight Mommy (aka Ich seh, Ich seh) is an Austria-based thriller teetering…

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THE INTERN

Three views, two reviews: Brigid & Jessica both say their say about The Intern, then Jan weighs in with her own two cents 🙂 Review of The Intern by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky  Robert De Niro leads a classic-Nancy Meyers comedy about a 70-year-old intern working opposite 30something boss Anne Hathaway. A refreshing, heartfelt film about friendship and pseudo-parental…

MISSISSIPPI GRIND

Mississippi Grind is an underwhelming dramatic comedy, written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck about a down on his luck gambler “Gerry” (Ben Mendelsohn), who meets a younger, slightly more successful gambler “Curtis” (Ryan Reynolds) and the two take to the road to win back some cash. (JEP: 2.5/5) Review by Contributing Editor…

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OLVIDADOS

Olvidados (aka Forgotten) tells a complex flashback story of “General José Mendieta” (Damián Alcázar) and his work for Operation Condor, a CIA-supported operation to wipe out communists in 1970s Latin America. (BKP: 3/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Writer Carla Ortiz (with collaborators Mauricio D’Avis and Elia Petridis) begin the story in present…

PROPHET'S PREY

Amy Berg’s new documentary Prophet’s Prey is similar to her 2014 release of an FF2 Media favorite, An Open Secret. This time, Berg’s compelling storytelling captures the exploitation of children (and adults) in the community of FLDS – the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid…

MEET THE PATELS

Director Geeta V. Patel follows her brother Ravi on his quest to fulfill his parents’ wish – finding a wife. A laugh-out-loud, real-life romantic comedy unfolds with heart and humor captured in every moment. The best documentary I have seen in 2015. Highly recommended! (BKP: 5/5) To read FF2 Media’s chat with the Patels, click…