Search Results For: american factory

Reviews: A

Clashing cultures persist in ‘American Factory’

American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert,  explores what happens to General Motors workers in Ohio as the Chinese Fuyao Glass company takes over its old factories. (BV 4.0/5.0) Review by Junior Associate Beatrice Viri Michelle and Barack Obama’s film company “Higher Ground Productions” delivers a deeply thoughtful debut documentary with American Factory. […]

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: B-D

‘Blinded by the Light’ celebrates the catharsis of art

From prolific director and women-in-film advocate Gurinder Chadha comes Blinded by the Light, a joyful and meaningful story about a Pakistani teenager growing up in 1980s England who discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen. The universal theme of connecting with the work of a singular and special artist is carried on Blinded by the Light’s […]

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: E-G

GOOD FORTUNE (2016): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

“Success unshared, is failure.” That’s John Paul DeJoria’s motto, and Good Fortune, Rebecca Harrell Tickell’s profile on this entrepreneur and humanitarian, proves that “JP” is as good as his word. While the overall message of the film, that capitalism can be reformed if every rich businessperson makes JP’s same contributions, is very flawed, taken as […]

CONTINUE READING
Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: H-J

ICAROS: A VISION (2016): Review by Lindsy Bissonnette

When one young woman refuses to accept the hopelessness of her diagnosis, she travels to the Amazon and prays that an ancient psychedelic brew can save her. Filled with interesting imagery and unusual cinematography, Icaros: A Vision, written by Leonor Caraballo, Abou Farman, and Matteo Norzi and directed by Leonor Caraballo Matteo Norzi, is a […]

CONTINUE READING
Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: K-M

MA

Directed, written, and starring Celia Rowlson-Hall, MA is a surreal reimagining of the Virgin Mary’s spiritual journey. A modern Madonna is pregnant and looking for a place to give birth to the savior, but first she must find her way through the highways and motels of the American Southwest. (GPG: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 Contributor […]

CONTINUE READING
Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: E-G

THE GOOD LIE

Somewhat didactic but ultimately very moving drama about how a small group of kids managed to survive the Sudanese Civil War, followed by years in a Kenyan refugee camp. Finally they arrive in the USA just before 9/11… where a new set of challenges awaits them. Kudos to Reese Witherspoon for adding her star power […]

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: E-G

THE GERMAN DOCTOR

Fascinating Argentine drama about Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele (“the Angel of Death”) imagines an upscale post-Auschwitz life for him in the Andean resort of Bariloche until Israelis capture Eichmann & Mengele flees to Paraguay. All the while, he continues his nefarious “experiments,” finding ideal subjects in teenage Lilith & her mother Eva (pregnant with […]

CONTINUE READING
Reviews: T

THE FIFTH HEAVEN

Dina Zvi-Riklis’s new film The Fifth Heaven is set in Palestine at the close of World War II. Jewish residents, terrified by the Nazi advance across Europe and North Africa, have been giving their all to their British protectors for years, but now that the defeat of the Third Reich appears imminent, their thoughts turn […]

CONTINUE READING