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  • Voice Male

    Voice Male


    There’s a line in Donnie Brasco when Sonny Black (Michael Madsen’s character) says, β€œHow can John Wayne die?”

    I spent the night watching Eli’s films, a lot of the infamous TMDB deleted catalogue (Epsilon, The Void, Voice Male, etc.). As Eli’s visceral images flashed in front of my tear filled eyes, I felt full. Full of the life he gave to us. Full of the heart he put into every frame. Full of the passion he installed into every waking…

  • Nobody



    Eli Hayes is one of the reasons I became a filmmaker. When I first saw his films, I knew wanted to be like him and make art that expressed my personality in a video medium such as he has done for many years now.

    Eli's ability to evince himself via images is unmatched, as reflected early on in Nobody, the musings of a highly intelligent and precocious teen. Nobody even directly inspired my first short film with it's imaginative and…

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


    Easily one of the top 10 comedies of the aughts

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead


    Rise up, I. B. Bangin' and start your life anew!

    40 minutes in, Ving Rhames with the scene of a lifetime.

    All around a legendary film. Ving Rhames with a masterclass supporting performance. Peak Nic Cage. Scorsese and Schrader are an immaculate duo. The Jordan & Pippen of filmmaking, if you will.

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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not


    this Meet the Parents franchise has really gotten out of hand

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express


    A breathtaking visual experience.
    The rhythm of the shots tell the story more completely than the actual story does. Fascinating cinematography.
    I found myself engaged in the first tale and disengaged during the second, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
    Easy to understand why people ride so hard for Wong Kar-wai.