Bruce Tetsuya

Filmmaker & Photographer
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Favorite films

  • Maborosi
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Tree of Life
  • Spirited Away

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

  • The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

    ★★★★

  • Picnic

    ★★★★½

  • Men

    ★★★

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★½

    Some films are worth the price of admission for a singular moment, or even line of dialogue. I feel like that's kind of the case here with Cooper Raiff's sophomore feature (follow up to Shithouse). The runtime is only 1hr48m, but it feels like SO much longer. Probably because, despite a simple premise, the film aims to tackle SO many relationships and dynamics (which isn't necessarily a downside - I related to the main character a decent amount actually. Life…

  • The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

    The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

    ★★★★

    The second feature by Robert Machoian, with returning collaborators Clayne Crawford (lead role), Oscar Ignacio Jimenez (DP), and others including the incredible sound team from their first project, The Killing of Two Lovers (my favorite film of 2020).

    In many ways, this film is a much simpler movie than TKOTL. A man ventures into the woods to hunt for the first time. He says it's because he needs to teach himself how to survive in a world that's on the…

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

    Wow. Fucking beautiful. So much better, and so much MORE than the trailers or marketing make it out to be. If you're going in for a goofy action movie, you're in for a treat... for the first half. There is a certain moment where EVERYTHING changes, and what has been a batshit crazy ride of a movie, turns into a barrage of emotional gut punches. Beyond the fact that this is probably the best depiction of the "multiverse" on film…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★★

    It's taken me 3 viewings to FULLY comprehend what a genuine masterpiece this is... First viewing at Telluride, I was overwhelmed - focused mainly on the centerpiece REVELATION of Kristen Stewart's performance. Second and best viewing, also at Telluride (free compliments of NEON + Larrain/Stewart Q&A), I was able to absorb more of the emotion - I felt the score much deeper, laughed at all the cute & wholesome moments, and bawled my fucking eyes out a handful of times. This…