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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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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

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 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

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

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

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: Film Review

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: Review (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.