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CSUNscreen Reviews: The Shape of Water

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Deja Magee

January 22, 2018

There have been few movies I have seen in my life that have caused me to classify them as tearjerkers; "The Shape of Water" (2017), directed by Guillermo Del Toro and co-written with Vanessa Taylor, was truly a passionate love story that brought tears to my eyes at its conclusion. Although many of Del Toro...

“Get Out”: An unexpected cinematic experience

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele backstage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Deja Magee

April 11, 2017

Jordan Peele is a revolutionary visionary for his work in “Get Out.” He reinvigorated the horror genre by telling a story from the black perspective, a point of view that is stereotypically on the side of deteriorating. He displayed everyday situations that would seem terrifying and agonizing to...

An ode to black cinematic excellence

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Deja Magee

March 7, 2017

"I am so silently happy. So silently satisfied that this movie exists and will continue to exist and won for the best award out there." - @thewarblerette In a whirlwind of emotions on Oscars Night, Feb. 26, this is what I wrote on Twitter after "Moonlight," a movie about a dark skinned, gay, poor,...

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