Ethan Gates

Audiovisual/digital archivist, hanging out and thinking about Boris Shumyatsky

Favorite films

  • 12 Angry Men
  • The White Sun of the Desert
  • Casino Royale
  • In the Loop

Recent activity

  • The Eternal Daughter

  • Mad God

  • White Noise

  • The Woman King

Recent reviews

  • The Eternal Daughter

    The Eternal Daughter

    Had literally no idea until just now, after watching, that this is directly tied to characters from The Souvenir, which is a blind spot for me. Just thought it was a really good little gothically spooky movie about memory and family guilt! And it totally works like that!

  • Mad God

    Mad God


Popular reviews

  • Funny Pages

    Funny Pages

    Acerbic and bleak portrait of adolescence, but so well-crafted that it never overstays its welcome. Cast is superb, as scuzzy and gross as everyone and everything is you can tell it comes from a place of deep empathy, not aligned with its protagonist's superiority complex

  • Wendell & Wild

    Wendell & Wild

    Totally overwhelmed by how busy the production and narrative are here, could've chopped out one or two characters or (surprising!) plot points but it's beautiful and sincere like much of Selick's best work, I look forward to rewatching future Octobers!