Too often in love, people are not straight shooters. Enough of the time people don’t simply lay their cards on the table and let the other make an educated decision. With no “carfax” you are left to take people based on what’s in front of you but that’s not always their real selves. It’s an optical illusion. “Smoke and Mirrors” centers around the life of newly single, filmmaker Sonny Richard, who must reacclimate himself to the complexities of male and female relationships, just when he thought he had it all figured out.