The slickly aesthetic and surprisingly heartfelt Banana Split is a stellar follow-up to the writer, director, and actress Hannah Marks’ first feature After Everything. It has a lot to say about love, friendship, and coming of age, and comes in a snarky but bubblegum-pop package. (GPG: 5/5). Review by Contributing Editor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto The summer… Continue reading ‘Banana Split’ is Slickly Aesthetic and Surprisingly Heartfelt
Written and directed by Beth LaMure, Daisy Winters is adorable, despite its poor plotting and sometimes wooden writing. Even though there are a lot of issues, the cuteness factor makes up for them enough that it can still be a fun experience. (GPG: 2.5/5) Review by FF2 Contributor Giorgi Plys-Garzotto “Daisy” (Sterling Jerins) is a… Continue reading DAISY WINTERS (2017): Review by Giorgi Plys-Garzotto
This documentary follows the stories of three whistleblowers who were a part of the U.S. drone program. The film follows these veterans closely through the aftermath of their actions, and provides an inside look on the effects of the drone war, which has been kept hidden from the public eye. Daring, fearless, and chilling, Director Sonia… Continue reading NATIONAL BIRD
It’s every parent’s nightmare. Yes. Your baby daughter who goes to college in New York is indeed doing drugs and being sexually harassed at her artsy internship this summer. And yes. Your hard-earned 200 bucks are not enough to cover all the weed and cocaine, or to bail her drug-dealing boyfriend out of jail. If… Continue reading WHITE GIRL
Fatima is a perfect little film. French director Philippe Faucon and an entourage of script consultants (Yasmina Nini-Faucon, Mustapha Kharmoudi, and Aziza Boudjellal) take their time to chisel Fatima bit by bit from a debris of mundanity till she emerges, exuberant with life and full of heart. In fact, it is impossible to finish the… Continue reading FATIMA
Filled with spine-chilling and horrifying footage of events leading up to and during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice follows the 18 African-American athletes who competed in one of the most controversial Olympic Games in history. This documentary goes so far as to courageously confront the Jesse Owens bias in American media while shining light… Continue reading OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
Meant for a bedazzling golden sequin dress, Sharon Jones owns the stage as she stomps, and twirls, and sings with mighty strength after a nasty battle with cancer. If you don’t know this American soul and funk diva already, it’s not easy to forget her this time in Academy Award winning director, Barbara Kopple’s new… Continue reading MISS SHARON JONES!
FF2 Media is proud to announce the launch of The Bechdel-Wallace Test! Formerly known as “The Bechdel Test,” based on the 1985 comic strip by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the measurement of female significance in film is now “The Bechdel-Wallace Test.” The change honors Liz Wallace, a friend of Alison Bechdel and the originator of the test. How… Continue reading Transition to Bechdel-Wallace Test!