Bruce Tetsuya

Bruce Tetsuya

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  • Chernobyl


    Absolutely horrifying. One of the best mini-series I've ever seen. Binged the entire thing in a single day - it's that engaging... Ignoring the fact that it's not filmed in Russian, every single performance was fantastic, and I know I'll remember them for a long time to come. Each episode has at least one scene that stands out as extraordinary.

    The railway bridge scene in Episode 1 might be my favorite of the whole show - one of the most…

  • In Wake of the Crashing Dawn

    In Wake of the Crashing Dawn

    Hi everyone :) My new short film, In Wake of the Crashing Dawn, is finally available to stream! Find it at ""

    This is the first passion project I've directed since Nightjar (which was shot fall of 2018, and IWOTCD was completed end of February 2020... Over a year in between passion projects definitely left me time to grow as a filmmaker, and also learn from mistakes. I spent majority of that time working in NYC, shooting for brands, and…

Popular reviews

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    In the past I've only reviewed films on here that I'd feel comfortable rating a 10. While Sound of Metal isn't quite there, something about it left me compelled to write. A short letter of appreciation to so many nuanced lessons and themes on life, in a package I wasn't at all expecting to learn from...

    This is not a movie about metal. It's not even a movie about music. In such a brilliant trojan horse move, this piece sneaks…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse


    "What is this darkness...?"

    Only through the trials of monotony will we find salvation, or at least, the desire to know all truths. As the winds wear us down, and questions begin to arise from the sea, cracked & aging, we will still carry that fire. The light is part of us. We are nothing without it.

    This film, is in many ways, the black and white, depressing, antithesis to my favorite film of all time, Terrence Malick's The Tree of…