Eli B. Michaud

Cinephile VFX Manager who works on and loves movies and tv series.

Favorite films

  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Lighthouse

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  • Barbarian

    ★★★½

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

  • Leave No Trace

    ★★★½

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★½

    STEP RIGHT UP! and gaze upon the wonders of the silver screen. For just a few bucks you’ll experience the horror, the unimaginable, the grotesque, all wrapped up in one big ode to filmmaking's roots. You won’t believe your eyes but I assure you it is all well and safe. I must also remind you that photography is prohibited. Now I know the desire to capture the unknown, to tame the light, and to document the moment, is tempting… And that what…

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★★★

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On sells a seashell’s self and soul by and around one dwelling. The self and soul the seashell sells is swell, as well as straight from a heart’s inkwell. In a skullcap nutshell, Marcel thinks and speaks well despite his small scale. No bigger than an eggshell, slightly caramel, super pastel, and can supposedly even smell, Marcel learns the difficulties of life’s farewells. Story, screenplay, and voiced by Jenny Slate with fearless guest star Lesley…

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★½

    As a classic horror flick, Barbarian does a great job at peering beyond the veil and keeping the audience disappointed in the character’s choices that put them in spookier and spookier situations. Its tension building is a lot of fun, particularly in the first act when you’re still engulfed in the mystery of it all. It becomes a little railroady towards the end but it’s a fun ride nonetheless. The comedic breaks work well to offset the high tension and give you ample time to remember what to do what your hands and breath.

    Was scared, will not be seeing it again thanks.

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★½

    As a trauma and survival focused character piece, Leave No Trace does a great job at portraying a dysfunctional father daughter relationship filled with harrow, slivers of hope, distrust, but love all the same. With our two characters in a constant state of fight or flight the tension is balanced by the calming beauty of the nature that surrounds them. One of the film’s major strengths is in the show not tell approach that allows the viewer piece together the…

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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★★

    A dramatic, disturbing, and delightful toxic masculinity and rape culture revenge film. Promising Young Woman makes you uncomfortable because you should be, because it’s fucked up, and most importantly because it’s not far off reality.

    “The sauce is really good” - Ryan

    Oh and the sauce is so so good. The horrific soundtrack, the symmetrical composition, the vivid colours, and terrifying performances, all blend together to support this unpredictable tale of justice served ice cold. The subversion is clever and the twists are each more limit pushing than the last. Simply put, it’s a beautifully crafted film that’s sickeningly necessary.

  • The Way

    The Way

    ★★★½

    “You don’t choose a life dad, you live one”. The Way is a feel good adventure about friendship, self discovery, and cleansing your soul. The characters and their relationships bring life to this film because they feel authentic and nuanced. They don’t always get along and everyone has their own demons but that is what brings them together. Being shot on location adds another layer of authenticity and is especially important since the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is the connecting force of the film.