Currently Browsing: March 20, 2018

A BAG OF MARBLES (2017): Review by Elly Levenson

There’s a dull ache in your chest and the push of tears at the back of your eyes the whole time while watching Christian Duguay’s masterful remaking of A Bag of Marbles, the true story of Joseph Joffo’s survival as a young Jewish boy in France during the Nazi occupation of World War II. (EML: 5/5)

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BEAUTY AND THE DOGS (2017): Review by Farah Elattar

Written by Kaouther Ben Hania, and co-directed by Ben Hania and Khaled Barsaoui, Beauty and the Dogs (2017) tells the story of a young Tunisian woman who is raped and harassed by members of the post-revolutionary Tunisian police. (FEA 5/5). Review by FF2 Media Intern Farah A. Elattar “Mariam” (Mariam Al Ferjani) is a college […]

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ISMAEL’S GHOSTS (2017): Review by Roza Melkumyan

A man’s life is sent into turmoil when his wife comes back after 20 years of absence. Ismael’s Ghosts (in French, Les fantômes d’Ismaël) is a total mess, both in plot and in style. Director Arnaud Desplechin, along with co-writers Léa Mysius and Julie Peyr, indulges in ill-used melodrama and a spliced-together, muddy narrative. (RMM: […]

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MADAME (2017): Review by Katharine Cutler

Written and directed by Amanda Sthers, Madame is a spin on the romantic comedy genre that falls flat. Chaos ensues after a maid is forced to attend a high-class dinner party and falls in love with one of the guests. (KAC: 2.5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Katharine Cutler Madame takes place in Paris, following the […]

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PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING (2018): Review by Amelie Lasker

Pacific Rim: Uprising has memorable characters and a satisfyingly complex story, and for lovers of action, it comes highly recommended. (AEL: 3.5/5)

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PARADOX (2018): Review by Katusha Jin

Paradox is definitely anything but your usual film. The film defies the rules of storytelling in cinema and takes on more of an experimental performance style. Daryl Hannah directs and writes this experiential film starring musician Neil Young. (KIZJ: 1.5/5)

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