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samueljsmith has written 30 reviews for films during 2018.

  • Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

    Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

    ★★★★½

    I love this man.

  • Pariah

    Pariah

    ★★★★★

    This film packs more emotional punch in 86 minutes than most melodramas do in 2 hours. I had my doubts upon hearing it drew comparisons to Moonlight, (or rather, Moonlight drew comparisons to Pariah), but upon viewing it I am more than pleasantly surprised. If Pariah were a drug, I’d inject it right into my bloodstream. Outstanding job by Dee Rees and company. Mudbound here I come.

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★

    I liked the part with the dinosaurs.

  • Rejected

    Rejected

    ★★★½

    I don’t have anything intellectual to say about this film, just letting you know: 
    It’s good shit. 

  • Afronauts

    Afronauts

    ★★★½

    Beautifully shot short film praising the power of cinema. With a little bit of imagination (and some music to set the tone), we're whisked off into the night sky.

    p.s. slapped on a half-star for the take-off sequence. 'Cause it looked pretty

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

    happy halloween

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    ★★★★

    Vampires like cats and skateboarding too, apparently.

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    Vivre Sa Vie

    ★★★★

    French New Wave directors have got this weird fetish for women wandering around Paris.

  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    ★★★★½

    I just want to recognize the performance of the mouse, Mr. Jingles, displaying some of the best acting chops since the dog from The Thing.

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★

    this was a spiritual experience

  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night

    ★★★★★

    Jean-Marc is an asshole.

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    It's been almost 30 years since the release of this film and its message remains as relevant as ever.