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  • The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    ★★★★★

    It took me three hours to rewatch this film because I had to rewind every scene because each of them was so greatly directed and composed.

    The Maltese Falcon is the story of a group of characters preparing to do the worst for a priceless artifact.

    There's a scene when Sam Spade first meets the Fat Man. The latter is so calm and so cunning that Spade loses his calm and show his violent side. It was the first situation…

  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★½

    Amandla Stenberg is a cutie, Beautiful woman and a great screen presence.

    She is commanding in this adaptation of The Hate U Give, a novel about a young girl forced to confront her identity after witnessing her friend's shooting.

    I wish Stenberg started in a better film because this is a glorified, cheap looking, very manipulative movie that feels like one of those "movie of the week" that networks used to produce, shoot, cut and broadcast within a month to…

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  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    ★★★★★

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

    BEAU TRAVAIL, BILLY BUDD

    Herman Melville died on September 28th, 1891. At the time of his death, he was working on a novel titled Billy Budd which, after his death, was left unfinished. Discovered in manuscript form in 1919, the novel was edited by various historians and biographers, then published posthumously in 1924. I read the book last summer and it left me unsatisfied. I couldn't help thinking there was more about the book that I didn't grasp. After reading…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    ★★★★★

    One Friday night, I caught sideways on the sundance channel I believe. It was the weekend after the academy award nominations were announced. The only movie I haven't watched was nebraska. I avoided it just for the fact it was directed by Alexander Payne. I HATED THE DESCENDANTS! Anyway, sideways was a nice surprise, boasting great realistic performances especially by Thomas Haden Church. After the movie, I decided to give nebraska a chance. I'm glad I did! To me it…