Bruce Tetsuya

Bruce Tetsuya

Filmmaker & Photographer
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Favorite films

  • Maborosi
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • The Tree of Life
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

  • The Holdovers

    ★★★★

  • Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★½

  • Fallen Leaves

    ★★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "It's easy to see people committing genocide and thinking they're monsters. And to think 'that's not me - I'm safe.' But they didnt start as mass murderers. They started as boyfriend and girlfriend, having dreams about their future." ~Jonathan Glazer

    Walking out of this screening, I was torn on how to react. Having time to ponder it, I know this is a cautionary tale, that asks more questions than it says directly.

    In a similar way that Son of Saul…

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    ★★★★

    They don’t really make films like this anymore. This movie feels like a lost gem from the 70s, and pretty much every element going into the movie contributed to the outcome. I was absolutely mind-blown to find out that this wasn’t shot on film. The way cinematographer Eigil Bryld and colorist Joe Gawler manipulated the image (Arri Alexa Mini) is so inspiring.

    Another obvious highlight of the film is Paul Giamatti’s performance, which is my hope and pick for the…

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  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    ★★★★½

    North American Premiere for Bardo. AGI introduced the film and described it in comparison to his other works as a snorkel, viewing from above, where there is still light, greys, and beauty, rather than a deep dive into the depths of the dark ocean.

    To my surprise, this movie has been met with some mixed reviews. I thought for sure, after a 7 year hiatus, and after seeing this staggeringly beautiful and honest portrait of a man, it would be…

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    ½

    First, let me clarify. I did not waste my time rewatching this selfish, pretentious, sad excuse for a movie to log this tonight. Just going off the experience I had a few years ago, plus some added context to inform this write up.

    "Oh then why waste time writing a bad review for it then??" For one, I just have a lot of pent up emotion towards it and I'd like to get some of that off my chest. And…

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