Review of Cyn

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By Nastya Petrovitch

The short film “Cyn” is about a girl being held hostage by two men for money. It is shot in the style of film noir and has a very stylistic feel to it. I really liked the cinematography, with the desaturation and high contrast applied to the film. It actually reminded me of many of of the movies from the ‘40s. In the beginning, there is a very ominous and detached feeling, which seems to suggest that something horrible is about to happen. Then, one’s notions of the victim and the predator completely switch, leading to the final scene, where one is left to figure out what it all means. Overall, the acting was very well done and I really liked the music near the end of the film, which reminded me of broken toys for some reason.

The plot was very suspenseful and kept one guessing about what was going to happen next. At the end, you are left wanting more. My only compaint is that I wish it was longer, because it was so thrilling and exciting. I would give this a 5 out of 5. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good movie. This director is definitely very talented and I definitely want to see more of his movies.

Currently, this film is being shown at a film festival. For more information, go to the official website: http://www.alittlecyn.com/home.html

Nastya Petrovitch is a liberal college student who resides in northern California. She also blogs at http://www.progressiveu.org/blog/candy7468 .

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