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Ethan Hill

Lover of food, films, and figuring out how to fit a 5 minute song into a 2 minute drive. My taste is incredibly pretentious, but I also believe Pain and Gain is one of the unsung masterpieces of the last decade, so I’ll like pretty much anything. Can usually be found buried in the Criterion Section of Barnes and Noble or hurriedly scrawling out notes for the DnD session I forgot to plan for. Movies are good.

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Goodbye, Don Glees! (Review): A Last Farewell to Idyllic Youth

Atsuko Ishizuka’s anime film Goodbye Don Glees! is a familiar coming-of-age story that succeeds best in its authentic moments.

Residents of Arcadia (Review): Sci-fi Drama Has Too Many Good Ideas

Residents of Arcadia is a watchable yet uneven movie about immigration and the internet that suffers under the weight of its disparate themes and ideas.

After She Died: Wacky Horror Thriller Will Have Your Jaw on the Floor (Review)

After She Died is a genuinely insane debut feature that doesn’t let its small budget get in the way of its big ambitions. 

To the Moon (Review): Low Budget Indie Fails to Launch

To the Moon is a competently made, if frustrating low-budget trip whose best ideas are never fully developed.   

Hold Me Tight (Review): Subtle Art Drama Lets Krieps Shine

Hold Me Tight is an all at once engrossing, perplexing, and heart-rending story bolstered by impressive performances across the board.

Servants (Film Review): Blurring the line of church and state

Servants is an unforgettably chilling art thriller with some of the most striking images in recent cinema history. 

West Side Story (1961): A Masterclass in Musical Adaptation (Review)

West Side Story (1961) still dazzles fifty years later thanks to its raw performances, timeless themes, and catchy melodies.

Do Not Hesitate (Review): War Drama Makes the Most of its Brief Runtime

Do Not Hesitate tackles many themes often seen in the war genre, but an arresting lead performance and assured direction allow it to stand out.

Glob Lessons (Tribeca Review): Indie Road Film Brims With Authenticity

Glob Lessons is a heartfelt and often hilarious dry comedy with compelling characters that makes the most of its simple premise.

Panic (Prime Video) Review: Overdue Adaptation Fails to Thrill

Panic is a watchable but painfully average series that relies heavily on clichés and fails to deliver on the possibilities of its premise.