Ethan Hill

Ethan Hill

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Smith: Local Crime Mystery is Worth Supporting (Indie Memphis 2020 Review)

Smith may not impress on a technical level, but it’s filled with a genuine love for filmmaking and deserves to be checked out.

So Late So Soon: Art in the Face of Death (Indie Memphis 2020 Review)

So Late So Soon is a touching documentary that works due to the uniqueness of its subjects and the dignity shown towards them.

Rebecca: Modern Update Lacks Flair of Hitchcock’s Masterpiece (Review)

Lily James and Kristen Scott Thomas do their best to keep Rebecca afloat, but a puzzling tone and a stiff Armie Hammer performance keep it from greatness.

Collective: Timely Documentary Rewards Patient Viewers (AFI Fest Review)

Collective’s pace may prove difficult for some viewers, but its calculated approach to a real-life tragedy and unwavering focus on those affected pays off in the end.

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.