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    Review of The Great Hack: A Documentary About Data Rights and Democracy

    the great hack

    The 2016 election was an election that shocked the United States. Many people were confused as to how Trump became elected despite his scandals and lack of political experience. Earlier that year, there was a movement in Britain to leave the European Union, famously known as Brexit. Strangely enough, there is a commonality between the Brexit movement and Trump’s presidential campaign: Cambridge Analytica, a data company. Not only does this documentary, The Great Hack, investigate the intrusive role of this company in Brexit and the 2016 U.S. election, but it also raises awareness about the right to own your own data. As for myself, I found myself watching with awe and horror how big companies had so much leverage in determining the future of a nation by using our data.

    Here’s a trailer if you’re interested in The Great Hack:

    If you’d like to read more about this topic, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaigning_in_the_2016_United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum

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    A Review of “Mona Lisa Smile”

    Mona Lisa Smile

    The Run Down

    “Mona Lisa Smile” is a movie starring Julia Roberts as a professor at a women’s college. It is set right after World War II when women were still seen as housewives. The college is very traditional and conservative in view, while Julia Roberts plays a more liberal woman who wants to teach the girls that they can break tradition, get an education and get married, and other newer ideas of the time.

    My thoughts

    It is a great movie to watch, even though some of the issues do not apply in today’s world. The various girls at the school represent different types of characters and their lives address different issues. Despite the women going to college, the school teaches them how to be a proper wife, marriage takes priority over their education. One of the women has to choose between going to law school or marrying her boyfriend. Another simply marries the man her family wants her to, and her life becomes a disaster. Julia Roberts’ character, Katherine Watson, guides them through different ideas of women empowerment through her art history class.

    It is a great movie to watch with friends or on your own. It is interesting to consider the different roles that were expected of women and how far we have come. The setting combined with the different characters truly makes an amazing movie that urges you to think along with the women at the college. It is also just a feel-good movie as it has an inspiring and happy ending. It leaves you feeling good, so if you need a happy movie that also addresses some interesting topics, you should watch “Mona Lisa Smile.”

    You can see the movie on Netflix and watch the trailer below:

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    Movie Review: US

    Movie Review: US

    Movie Review: Us

    Movie Review: US

    Genre: Mystery/Thriller

    • Plot: 9/10
      • Us starts off in the 1980s, where a young girl wanders off from her parents and finds herself in a house of mirrors. She meets her doppelganger and is never the same after that terrifying experience. However, years later, her doppelganger, along with everyone else’s, comes back to kill them with an end goal. Although a little confusing at times, the plot was thought-provoking and very thrilling. 
    • Director/Producer- 10/10
      • Jordan Peele is no doubt a genius. After his big hit, “Get Out,” Us is an even more impressive production. Jordan Peele uses symbolism and movies to portray the issues our society faces; issues such as racism and unequal privileges. Beware of some crazy plot twists!
    • Theme/Message- 9.5/10
      • After watching many youtube video explanations, the message becomes clear as this movie reveals the unequal privileges of society through a cloning experience gone wrong. 

    100% recommend this movie! It is terrifying and thrilling all at once!

    Image from https://www.fandango.com/us-2019-215721/movie-overview