The Lighthouse (2019)

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The Lighthouse stars Robert Pattinson as Winslow who gets a job as a lighthouse keeper. He meets his boss Thomas (Willem Dafoe), who is overbearing and possessive. However, once the two lighthouse keepers get stuck in a storm, Winslow struggles not to loose his mind.

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Roma (Netflix – 2018)

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Roma surrounds a maid named Cleo as she works for a rich family having marital problems and we journey with her on her day to day experiences.

The awards hype has been through the roof with this film and deservedly so. The film is shot beautifully in black and white by Alfonso Cuarón, who is also the director of the film. It’s a very intimate film and Yalitza Aparicio is outstanding as Cleo.

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Casablanca (1942)

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*Note: There will be spoilers in this review*

This classic film takes place during World War II. Where Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns a club in Casablanca and unexpectedly runs into his ex, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), and her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Her return brings back anger and hurt that he felt when she left him, but it also brings back feelings of love. And Rick is forced to choose between doing what’s best for him or doing the greater good.

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The General (1926)

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The General is a black and white silent film starring the famous Buster Keaton. It revolves around a train engineer named Johnny who loves trains and a woman named Annabelle. It takes place during the Civil War and Annabelle wants Johnny to enlist, but he is denied. Later, while transporting soldiers and other civilians, Union soldiers hijack his train and Johnny goes after them. He later finds out that the Union soldiers also kidnapped Annabelle and does what he can to get her back.

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Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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Bringing Up Baby is a comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant – old, classic Hollywood stars. The film revolves around zoologist, David Huxley (Grant), who is trying to get a 1 million dollar donation to his museum. He meets Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) who continually sabotages him in order to grow closer to him. With them together mayhem ensues in the form of a missing leopard named Baby and a dog hiding a rare dinosaur bone.

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Citizen Kane (1941)

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(Note: in this review I will talk spoilers because this movie is ancient and I want to give my opinion on “rosebud”).

Citizen Kane is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made. The structure in this film is revolutionary especially once you consider the time it was made. The entire film is told through flashbacks from different characters perspective on Kane – we never get to see Kane through his own point of view because well he’s dead.

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