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  • Rope

    Rope

    ★★★★

    Rope has an interesting premise that was creatively executed. Adapted from a stage play, Hitchcock manages to carry over that same feel to the screen by making the entire film takes place inside the main characters' apartment and shooting it in a way to give the illusion of the entire thing being one long take. The film is suspenseful throughout and had tons of gripping dialogue. My only complaint is that the ending was predictable and the way Hitchcock tried to hide the few cuts he made was repetitive and, at times, sloppy.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a brutally honest look at the life of a modern day eighth grader and all the awkwardness that comes with it. As difficult as this film was to watch, it hit all the right emotional notes to make it an enjoyable experience. The biggest compliment I can give this film is how real it felt. I legitimately forgot I was watching a movie at times. This is a testament to both the filmmaking prowess of…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Call Me By Your Name is directed by Luca Guadagnino and stars Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. This has been on the festival circuit for a while now and just recently got it’s wide release. I was able to catch a Sunday matinee showing and it killed my entire day because, from the moment the credits rolled to the moment I fell asleep some eight hours later, I couldn’t stop thinking about this film.

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  • It

    It

    ★★★★½

    IT

    IT is a film adaptation of the 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name. The novel is one of Stephen King's most well known and, with this being the first big screen adaptation of that novel, audiences were understandably excited. So excited, in fact, that when the first trailer was released, it broke the record for most online views in a single day with 197 million. Did one of the best trailers of 2017 result in a quality…