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Jane B. for Agnès V. (1988)
Two feminist queens come together in this exquisite meditation on femininity, carnality, motherhood, and what it means to represent one another on screen. We watch Agnès Varda negotiate with Jane Birkin—who memorably outraged the world…
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Meet Robert Smithline of Smithline Films in Hollywood
Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Smithline. Robert, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, just outside of…
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REVIEW (MAKI)
A young Japanese woman in New York is the heroine of a beautifully made story of cultural displacement and innocence betrayed. The heroine of Maki is a naive-looking Japanese woman who seems out of place…
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REVIEW (AUGUST THE FIRST)
Ain't It Cool News "Family problems are universal. Everyone is embarrassed by familial fights, secrets, divorces, and betrayals. This movie brilliantly illustrates such universality." Read More  
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REVIEW (August the first)
VARIETY by Eddie Cockrell "Olabisi exhibits a sure hand crosscutting among story threads and has a fine rapport with his ensemble cast. " Read More
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REVIEW (AUGUST THE FIRST)
IndieWire by Mark Rabinowitz "A smart and engaging debut, Olabisi’s film is notable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it portrays black middle-class Americans in a normal domestic crisis…
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Interview Smithline and Akmal (trust us)
RoyalPulpReviews.com by Keaton Weiss 'Trust Us is the title of a new film project from writer/director Robert Smithline. It tells the story of an ambitious, accomplished physics major named Guy Backman. ' Read More
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REVIEW (The Hunter’s Anthology)
The Hunter’s Anthology: Robert Smithline’s Whodunnit is a Dark, Devilish Delight London, UK (The Hollywood Times) 2/2/2020 – I believe it to be my responsibility to forewarn anyone who decides to watch The Hunter’s Anthology that they should…