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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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Dick Johnson is Dead: Profound Meditation on Legacy & Loss

Dick Johnson is Dead skillfully blends fantasy and reality together, beautifully examining the impact of a man’s life.

Black Bear (Review): Plaza and Abbot Excel in Intriguing Indie

Black Bear ’s unconventional structure and captivating power dynamics propel its simple premise to a memorable viewing experience.

Climate of the Hunter: A Bizarre, Captivating Monster Flick (Review)

Climate of the Hunter ’s bizarre visual style and lack of story will alienate most viewers, but those who stick around will be treated to a unique experience.

Cocoon (Review): Delicate Coming-of-Age Story Follows a Familiar Path

Cocoon is a fairly standard drama about growing up that wears its influences on its sleeve and is elevated by its sensitive performances and empathetic direction.

6 Underseen Classic Genre Films

While genre films have flourished in the past decade, the golden age of Hollywood produced its fair share of classic genre films outside the standard drama and comedy.

7 Films to Introduce You to Arthouse Cinema

With no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, now is the time to dabble in the world of arthouse cinema.

All of Kelly Reichardt ’s Films, Ranked

It’s time to look at the impressive filmography of one of the best filmmakers working today. Here are all of Kelly Reichardt ‘s films, ranked from worst to best.

Song Without a Name (Review): Gorgeous Historical Mystery Puts its Characters First

Song Without a Name is filled to the brim with beautiful compositions and camerawork, but never forgets the importance of the story it’s telling.

Smith: Local Crime Mystery is Worth Supporting

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.