The musical silence of "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements"
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The musical silence of "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements"

In award-winning director Irene Taylor Brodsky’s new documentary Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, she explores her own family’s ability to cope with deafness. This story is intertwined with Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, which was composed during the year he started to lose his hearing. (SYJ 4.5/5)   Review written by FF2Media Intern Sophia Y. Jin…

The Miracle of the Little Prince: unfortunately far from miraculous
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The Miracle of the Little Prince: unfortunately far from miraculous

The Miracle of the Little Prince (written and directed by Marjoleine Boonstra) is a documentary about translation, culture, and perseverance in relation to the famous children’s book, Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de-Saint Exupéry. Despite a promising premise, The Miracle of the Little Prince fails to stitch together a cohesive and powerful narrative and gets…

'Ladyworld' is a female, avant-garde Lord of the Flies
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'Ladyworld' is a female, avant-garde Lord of the Flies

Written and directed by Amanda Kramer, Ladyworld depicts a birthday party gone frightfully wrong: a group of teenage girls end up trapped underground after an earthquake. They must figure out how to survive and find their way out, all the while battling the urge to descend into chaos and insanity. Ladyworld is artistic and experimental; it manages to…

'Late Night' ushers in great comedy, strong women and standard plot
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'Late Night' ushers in great comedy, strong women and standard plot

Directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by star Mindy Kaling, Late Night is a backstage comedy about the unlikely relationship that forms between Molly (Kaling) and late night television talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). Even though the dialogue is smart and downright hilarious at points, Late Night unfortunately fails to surpass the basic…