Bruce Tetsuya

Filmmaker & Photographer
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Favorite films

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

Recent activity

  • Old

  • The Taste of Tea


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Recent reviews

  • Old


    Wow. This script is even worse than The Happening (which I unironicaly love as a good-bad movie). No exaggeration, this is the ugliest color grade I've ever seen. And there's a super blatant audio mix error halfway through that we had to replay 3 times to make sure we heard it right. Where The Happening is watchable for pure joy and laughs, this is straight up unbearable. OLD is still not as offensive as The Last Airbender, but I legit…

  • The Taste of Tea

    The Taste of Tea


    This film is unlike much else I've seen. Already tempted to add it to my Top 200 just off a first watch, for how bizarrely funny, sad, and poignant it is. Visual depictions of daydreams, a family of workers & artists all trying to prove themselves in one way or another, and an overarching idea that ties together the at first seemingly unrelated and random moments presented.

    To me, the title "The Taste of Tea" speaks to a constant. Like the…

Popular reviews

  • 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…

  • Dune



    Dreams are messages from the deep...

    Well, that certainly was an experience. Maybe the most arthouse blockbuster ever made? A lot of that really worked for me, and other parts not so much. We'll get into that in a sec. So glad I got to see this in Dolby Sound though. Really made me feel one with the film. This movie is definitely one of those where your expectations going into it will drastically affect your liking of it. I…