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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    ★★★★

  • PlayTime

    ★★★★

  • The Phantom of Liberty

    ★★

  • About Elly

    ★★★★½

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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    I Still Hide to Smoke

    À mon âge Je me cache encore pour fumer is a feminist film covering the many paths and lives of the different women in Algeria. My favorite part of the film is the various backgrounds the women have, but that they collaborate in staying in the safe Hamam to unwind and be free from their daily lives. The way the women find their ways to the steam house is different but they are all away from the eyes of men…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    Playtime is a dry humored mess of fantastical comedy, culminating in a beautiful project that tells the viewer a lot about how the genre of comedy has changed. While most films surrounding comedy in the modern age have explicit jokes surrounding wild scenarios and events, Playtime derives its humor from almost mundane situations at times. Often a simple job interview turns into a 10 minute wild goose chase, having characters fall into almost frustratingly close proximity without finding one another.…

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★½

    Hitchcock's Vertigo is in many ways a film ahead of it's time. With a complex story revolving around two characters falling in love betwixt a staged murder attempt, Hitchcock accomplishes so much in the relationships between characters. Johnny and Madeleine both have unique experiences with death, and are either attracted or frightened to it in different ways. In my opinion, the inclusion of the appeal and fear of death has to do with the title of the film, Vertigo. The…

  • The Phantom of Liberty

    The Phantom of Liberty

    Le Fantôme de la liberté, where does one even begin to describe this film? This nonsensical mess of a film is directed by Luis Bunuel, but is it even fair to say there was any direction? Bluntly portrayed nudity and often unfunny wild scenarios summarize the film. The surrealist comedy only achieves the surrealist aspect, as many of the jokes have not aged well or were never funny to begin with. The nontraditional narrative form that structures the story often…