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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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I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking): Film Review

I’m Fine (Thanks for Asking) makes the most of its micro-budget trappings to create a charming film that asks tough questions.

Kompromat: Film Review

Kompromat hits all the marks of a competent film, but the uninspired telling of this true story tanks the movie’s potential for greatness. 

January (2023) Film Review

January is a bit too vague with its themes to be a modern classic, but its striking imagery makes up for the lulls in pacing.

The Price We Pay: Film Review

The Price We Pay is a self-aware, low-brow thriller that knows its audience and how to keep them entertained. 

Why “Catch Me If You Can” (2002) is a Christmas Movie

Catch Me If You Can is a late-career triumph from Steven Spielberg that also deserves to be considered as one of the most affecting Christmas movies.

Goodbye, Don Glees!: Film Review

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: Film Review

Residents of Arcadia is a watchable yet uneven film 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

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: Film Review

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

Hold Me Tight: Film Review

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