Currently Browsing: May 4, 2017

3 GENERATIONS (2015): Review by Eliana Levenson

While not always successful, Gaby Dellal’s 3 Generations seeks to give a voice to the complexity of being transgendered through this family driven drama that follows the struggles of a transgender teen seeking to undergo hormone replacement therapy. (EML: 3.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana M. Levenson “Ray” (Elle Fanning) has never been normal. Born […]

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A WOMAN’S LIFE (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

A Woman’s Life depicts the life of a woman living in the 19th century—unfortunately, it is about as boring and unpleasant as the life of a woman in the 19th century. Director Stéphane Brizé fails to impress in this pretty but monotonous period piece. (GPG: 2/5) Review by FF2 Contributor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto We meet “Jeanne” […]

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LIKE CRAZY (2016): Review by Georgi Presecky

Screenwriter Francesca Archibugi’s film Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia) is the story of an unlikely friendship between two patients at an Italian psychiatric facility. These two women believe breaking out of the physical walls that hold them will set them free, but their psychological walls are what keep their adventures from being everything they hoped for. […]

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MR. CHIBBS (2017): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

Kenny Anderson, also known as “Mr. Chibbs,” is ten years into retirement from the NBA. After the loss of his mother, and the realization that he has thrown away too many opportunities, he makes new strides in bettering himself. Determined to improve his life and the life of his family and armed with the knowledge […]

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RISK (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras indeed takes huge risks in this portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Coming out of the screening room, I felt somewhat bludgeoned by the implications of what I had seen. It is clear that Poitras began this project convinced that Assange was a hero. She is, after all, the filmmaker who […]

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TOMORROW EVER AFTER (2016): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Shaina is a visitor from the future trapped in a hostile world and longing for home. Like ET, she has powers beyond our own, but she still needs ordinary humans to assist her with “activities of daily living.” Filmmaker Ela Thier wrote a screenplay with a perceptive take on our era (which she calls “The Great Despair”), but director […]

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