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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Arrival
  • C'mon C'mon
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  • Nine to Five

    ★★★½

  • Le Pupille

    ★★★

  • Stranger at the Gate

    ★½

  • Infinity Pool

    ★★

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  • Nine to Five

    Nine to Five

    ★★★½

    My little sister who’s home from Egypt after a year and leaves in the morning, my older sister who’s married and just came home from vacation, and my mother who rarely watches a movie all watched this with me in the living room as we ate slices of my sister’s “come home soon” cake. I feel very warm. This movie will mean a lot to me in my life, I know it.

    I have to see 80 for Brady now, don’t I?

  • Le Pupille

    Le Pupille

    ★★★

    Started charmed, lost me around the middle, and then swooped back in the last second to bring me around again.

    Making my way through the nominated features and short films, starting with the easily accessible ones.

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  • Armageddon Time

    Armageddon Time

    ★★★

    I can’t understand any hopeful readings of this movie. It’s fatalistic. Dread. Being Black can be the hardest thing in the world sometimes. I can feel like I’m suffocating under the weight of the whole world. Living in a city like Minneapolis where George Floyd and so many other black men and women are killed by police, I have bone achingly deep PTSD with anything cop related. White guilt is something I can appreciate somewhat cause I’m happy you’re fighting…

  • Cairo Conspiracy

    Cairo Conspiracy

    ★★★★

    I left Cairo on Monday. It’s Friday afternoon and I am watching this film feeling like I never left. What an authentic portrayal of Egypt. What a film. I loved seeing Al Azhar on camera so beautifully.


    This was my most anticipated of the festival. I got tickets suddenly while sitting at the front of the last minute line two hours before it started. It delivered. Yes yes yes!

    Edit, half a year later: the enduring imprint of this film…