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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    ★★★★½

  • PlayTime

  • The Phantom of Liberty

    ★★★★½

  • Black Girl

    ★★★★

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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    I Still Hide to Smoke

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer is a very moving film and is definitely worth the watch. This film focuses on the discrimination and unfair treatment of women in Algeria and connects to the male dominated Islamic religion. The divide between feminism and parts of the Islamic faith are very clear in this film, especially between two of the main characters as they fight over the fairness of the Islamic religion. My favorite scene is when one…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    In the world of film, there are many masterpieces that will keep you at the edge of your seat for the whole duration of the film. This is not one of those films. About halfway through Playtime, I found it hard to stay awake as the narrative was just a collection of random events that did not appeal to me. The plot seems to be based around 1960’s humor and comedic encounters, but it does not work in a modern…

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Moonlight, in itself, is a very unique film that I would recommend to anyone who has not yet seen it. One of the best aspects of this film is the consistency of Chiron’s character through the different stages of his life. Although multiple actors were chosen to play Chiron, they were able to maintain his awkwardness in a somewhat believable manner. This allowed for the extensive story of a boy who grows into a man, but with many of the…

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    One aspect of films that I most look forward to is cinematography, and the film Vertigo definitely does not disappoint. Not even a minute into the film, we are already introduced to a new film technique, the vertigo effect, which the film uses as a primary attribute for the main character, John. Using this revolutionary shot to show what John saw whenever he looked down was genius and allowed the audience to almost feel the same fear as John. There…