Ethan Hill

Ethan Hill

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The Old Ways: Folk Elements Keep an Uneven Horror Film Interesting (Review)

The Old Ways continues a trend of horror films taking inspiration from local folklore to craft an engaging film with strong performances.

Cicada: A Tender Love Story Bolstered by Authentic Performances (NewFest Review)

Cicada’s blend of unfiltered personal experience from its two leads and insightful dialogue help create one of the most affecting queer films in years.

LX 2048: Sci-fi Thriller Can’t Be Saved by a Capable Lead Performance (Review)

LX 2048 ’s premise and world introduce an abundance of interesting themes and concepts, almost none of which are satisfyingly explored.

Enola Holmes: A Lively Adaptation That Has Something for Everyone to Enjoy (Review)

Enola Holmes is an intriguing mystery propelled by an energetic performance by Millie Bobby Brown and a script that keeps the audience invested throughout.

Akilla’s Escape: Classic Noir Style Melds Beautifully with Modern Themes (Review)

Akilla’s Escape is an engaging crime film that deftly explores the cycle of violence caused by poverty and gentrification.

Six Suspects: A Melodramatic Murder Mystery that Delivers All the Genre Tropes (Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh)

Six Suspects is a fun mystery that serves as the perfect introduction to the golden age of Taiwanese cinema, even if some aspects come off as dated.

Ice Poison: A Desperate Life on the Edge of Poverty (Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh)

Ice Poison is another solid addition to the neo-realist genre that delicately depicts the life of two individuals navigating poverty in modern Asia.

Epicentro: A Dense Documentary With a Lot to Say (Review)

Epicentro attempts to cover everything from the nature of cinema to the legacy of globalization on the last communist country, with varying degrees of success.

Boys State: The Case For and Against the Future of American Politics (Review)

Boys State is an expertly made documentary that examines the current state of politics as told through the young men who represent the future of the country.

The Great Gatsby: An Iconic Narrative in Baz Luhrmann’s Signature Style (Review)

The Great Gatsby is an appropriately over-the-top spectacle that matches the glamour of its source material while keeping its emotional moments intact.