Julia Lasker 191 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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Women Sweep 2024 Costume Designers Guild Awards

The 26th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were held last Wednesday (February 21st), and like many awards ceremonies for this year — coined as the “year of the girl” — it was another exciting day for women. 

The Costume Designers Guild Awards honor incredible costume design for a range of categories, from television, short form content, and even illustration.read more.

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Artists Bring Meaning to Abstraction at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Walls is an exhibit currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum which features work by Brooklyn-based artists Maya Hayuk and Kennedy Yanko. Featured at the museum now through July 28th, 2024, the exhibit captures the way that four different artists play with color and space through abstract art.read more.

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Women Dominate in a Historic Night at the 2024 Grammys

Sunday, February 4th was the 2024 Grammy Awards. This past year has been coined by many as “the year of the girl,” with music being no exception: events such as Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Beyonce’s RENAISSANCE tour, and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie dominated the cultural scene. This year’s Grammy Awards certainly reflected the “year of the girl” phenomenon, paying tribute to many of these blockbusting events.read more.

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Revisiting Miranda July’s ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’

On this day in 2005, Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision—Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival. Miranda’s film, which serves as an early exploration of human connection in the digital age, certainly deserved a prize for originality at the time.… read more.

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Emmy Awards: Ayo Edebiri, Ali Wong, and More Wins for Women!

Monday, January 15 marked  the 75th Emmy Awards. Due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in 2023, the award show was delayed by four months. It covered television from June 1, 2022-May 31, 2023. Despite the vast scope that the Emmys were covering this year, there was a noticeable lack of women in categories not specifically set for women, both in nominations and in wins.read more.

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The Ongoing Importance of Amy Adams’ Portrayal of Margaret Keane

On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself. 

Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.read more.

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