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Coppola WGA

Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola releases a new movie this week: The Bling Ring. So this week, we turn our spotlight on Sofia Coppola! Enter our Facebook contest for your chance to win one of three DVDs written AND directed by Sofia Coppola:   * Lost in Translation * Marie Antoinette * The Virgin Suicides Click… Continue reading Coppola WGA

THE FAVOURITE (2018): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

Co-writer Deborah Davis and (ahem) three-way stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Coleman serve up a stylish tale of intrigue in the court of Queen Anne, played by Coleman. Both the humor and the power-grabs are brutal in this exceptional period drama. (GPG: 5/5) Review by FF2 Contributor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto Two cousins fight for… Continue reading THE FAVOURITE (2018): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto

THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola’s film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the second time. Jan saw the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page sometime in the way back when, and she watched this Don Siegel version again this week after last… Continue reading THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jessica Perry

NOTE: This review of Sofia Coppola’s film The Beguiled is written from the POV of someone coming to the material for the first time. Jessica has not [yet] seen the 1971 version starring Clint Eastwood, Elizabeth Hartman & Geraldine Page. For more from the POV of someone who has seen the 1971 version, click HERE… Continue reading THE BEGUILED (2017): Review by Jessica Perry

THE ADDERALL DIARIES

Written and directed by Pamela Romanowsky, The Adderall Diaries is based on Stephen Elliott’s memoir that shares the same name. Writer Stephen Elliot, played by James Franco, has to go through an unconvincing journey from drug addiction and self-affliction to confront his guilt-ridden past and to forgive his abusive father. (PS: 1.5/5) Review by FF2… Continue reading THE ADDERALL DIARIES

THE BLING RING

Sofia Coppola’s new film The Bling Ring is both the work of an accomplished filmmaker speaking out on important issues, and the Cri de Coeur of a mother occupied daily with raising two young daughters. The main characters in The Bling Ring are three teenagers who steal millions of dollars-worth of stuff from the homes… Continue reading THE BLING RING

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: Review by FF2 Media

Around 9 PM on April 19, 1989, a twenty-eight year old investment banker entered Manhattan’s famous Central Park and began jogging up Park Drive North. Unbeknownst to her, police had already received reports about a youth gang in that general vicinity, and when she was found a few hours later—brutally raped, beaten, and left for… Continue reading THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: Review by FF2 Media

Kudos to Michael Cieply NYT!

     You can’t imagine the electric current that went thru me as I read this article in the New York Times yesterday because the person ringing all the bells about the 2004 Oscar Noms, was, you guessed it, yours truly.  As I called around doing interviews for my Women’s eNews article, everyone was focused on Sofia… Continue reading Kudos to Michael Cieply NYT!

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THE HURT LOCKER

Date: Summer 2004. Place: Iraq. Army Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty), Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner), and Sergeant J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) are members of an American EOD squad (“Explosive Ordinance Disposal”). Day after day after day, they crisscross the streets of Baghdad in their humvee, responding to calls from military patrols that have… Continue reading THE HURT LOCKER

MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

“Although I am totally committed to supporting women filmmakers in their fight against the “celluloid ceiling,” my emotions were painfully mixed the day Sofia Coppola became the first American woman in Oscar history to receive a “Best Director” nomination. I thought Lost in Translation was way over-rated. I suspected that members of the Academy of… Continue reading MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner