'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…

'Knock Down the House' is a political weapon
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'Knock Down the House' is a political weapon

Directed by Rachel Lears, Knock Down the House is a documentary about four women running grassroots campaigns to redefine congress so that the people are governing themselves. Tear-jerking, witty, and massively inspirational, this film is an absolute powerhouse. (JRL: 5/5) Review by FF2 Intern Julia Lasker Knock Down the House opens on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now a…

A dip into the painfully realistic issues of the modern Wild West in 'Little Woods'
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A dip into the painfully realistic issues of the modern Wild West in 'Little Woods'

Written and Directed by Nia DaCosta, Little Woods is set in North Dakota—a fracking boomtown that was supposed to lead America to a better future. Tessa Thompson and Lily James star as stepsisters with a dysfunctional relationship, both drowning in their own desperate situations. Boasting four wins and three nominations, the film looks at societal…