Currently Browsing: Pamela Powell
Mama. Mom. Mother. Ma. And Mum. They all mean one thing, although for those of us who have gone through raising a teenage girl, the tone can certainly add quite a bit of meaning to that word. And while most kids, for some unknown reason (perhaps God is a man after all), babies’ first words tend to be Dada and not Mama, but I digress.… read more.
“There’s no crying in baseball!” Immediately you can see and hear Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan chastising Evelyn (Bitty Schram) with Dottie (Geena Davis) by her side in one of the most memorable baseball films of all time, A League of Their Own. These characters, while fictitious in the film, were inspired by the real women who gave the United States the pastime of baseball during WWII.… read more.
We’re all missing our communal time in movie theaters right now, but thanks to Kino Marquee, “virtual screening rooms” are now open, benefiting temporarily closed independent theaters, filmmakers and viewers alike. Kino Marquee is offering audiences a virtual theatrical engagement to see a film that will bend the archives of art history, Halina Dyrschka’s Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint.… read more.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the all-female team of film critics at FF2 Media were assigned to write about their favorite female artists – and where to watch their work. “Puzzle” (2018) is available on Amazon Prime or on Prime Video Channels such as Starz and Hulu. (Be sure to click on film titles for full FF2 Media reviews).… read more.
The Assistant, written and directed by Kitty Green, portrays Jane (Julia Garner) as a young assistant to a powerful entertainment executive who witnesses the abuse from within the company. This introspective and personal story allows us to walk in her shoes as Jane attempts to wrestle with her stressful job filled with moral and ethical issues.… read more.
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has wrapped, announced its winners, and has once again, stayed ahead of the industry curve by getting close to, achieving, and/or surpassing gender parity in filmmaking. Statistics for this year show that 42 percent of the feature films are from women (directors and/or writers), 48 percent are features in competition, 51 percent are short films, 56 percent are U.S.… read more.