Currently Browsing: November 23, 2016

ALWAYS SHINE

Takals’s film Always Shine successfully utilizes the best elements of several genres, excellent sound design, to produce a final product that is all at once horrifying and beautiful. The story is simple: two young actresses whose friendship has been tainted by one woman’s success and the other’s lack of success. But the film is incredibly […]

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BADEN BADEN (2016)

Twentysomething at lose ends returns home (in this case the city of Strasbourg on the border between France and Germany) to visit the grandmother who has long been her anchor. Writer/director Rachel Lang succeeds in making Ana totally real and totally loveble. Although the action is jumpy with poor continuity between scenes, the tone of each episode is […]

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BAD SANTA 2

Bad Santa 2 brings back the alcoholic con artist who masqueraded as a not-so-jolly old St. Nicholas in the 2003 original. Starring a wasted Billy Bob Thornton – implying both connotations of “wasted” – Shauna Jones and her co-writers will make audiences’ stomachs churn with this overly vulgar heist flick. (BKP & GEP: 2/5) Review […]

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Behind “The Cove”-The Quiet Japanese Speak Out

Behind “The Cove”-The Quiet Japanese Speak Out is filmmaker Keiko Yagi’s response to The Cove, which won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. In her bold pursuit of the truth, Yagi produces a film that breaks down the whaling industry, explains the historical significance of whaling, and bravely highlights the one-sidedness of […]

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THE C WORD

A scathing expose of the cultural and industry contributors to the current cancer epidemic, Meghan O’Hara’s The C Word provides an easily digestible education to the public on the lifestyle choices that contribute to cancer risk, while providing guidelines for creating healthier habits.  (EML: 3.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson Documentary filmmaker Meghan […]

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DEAR ZINDAGI

Director Guari Shinde’s Dear Zindagi is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy, where romance exists but is not all we see from our female protagonist “Kaira” (Alia Bhatt). Kaira is driven in her career as a cinematographer, but when a setback forces her to move back home, she is able to finally confront her […]

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EVOLUTION

Opens this week in NYC. Review coming soon…

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3000 NIGHTS

When an innocent Palestinian woman is thrown into a jail cell with Israeli women, her life becomes a living hell as she struggles to survive. Unfortunately, it is only the beginning for this young schoolteacher, she faces almost a decade of long nights, hard days, and endless fighting. 3000 Layla, also known as 3000 Nights, […]

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MARIAM

Congratulations to the team behind NYC’s first Arab Cinema Week! The schedule featured FIVE films directed by women filmmakers & FF2 is proud to announce that we saw every single one!

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NARAWA (2015)

Narawa is a young woman living in a Cairo slum during the early days of the Arab Spring. When the film opens, her life is full of hope. Hosnei Mubarak has been deposed, and for the first time in their lives, ordinary people are feeling their collective power. They genuinely believe that their lives will get […]

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TICKLING GIANTS

Congratulations to the team behind NYC’s first Arab Cinema Week! The schedule featured FIVE films directed by women filmmakers & FF2 is proud to announce that we saw every single one!

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