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  • C'mon C'mon
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Shin Godzilla

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★

  • PlayTime

    ★★★½

  • Roma

    ★★★★½

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  • I Still Hide to Smoke

    I Still Hide to Smoke

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

    À mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer offers a glimpse into the lives of a few Algerian women and how they cope with and endure living in a patriarchal society. By keeping the story almost completely confined within a woman’s only bath house, the audience is able to observe these Muslim women as they are able top be open on topics from politics to local gossip, without the risk of a man hearing. Each performance is impressive, and…

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    In discussion of films that are held in high regard for the unique worlds that the directors have created, or their highly stylized presentations, it isn’t often that comedies are brought into the conversation. Many comedies find success through clever writing or the performances of their actors, but Jacques Tati’s Playtime finds humor in gags that play with framing, set design, and the expanse of dimensions that Tati introduces into a number of shots in the film. In many of…