Ethan

24. He/him.

ROTK stands for the whole LOTR trilogy.

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • La Dolce Vita

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  • Moulin Rouge!

    ★★★★★

  • Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★★

  • The Above

  • The Black Phone

    ★★★★★

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    The Wes Group - 8 of 9

    Going to write something extra special for this one, but give me some time.

    Edit: How does one talk about something that has been their favorite film for such a long time? A film with so many layers to its storytelling, but with such a simplistic story behind all of it? 

    I suppose you’d start with the story. A young girl sits in a cemetery reading a novel. An author suffering from writer’s block…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    Parts 16 - 18

    And like that, it’s done. 

    You can’t go home again. Your home has changed and so have you. A man walks into a river from his childhood, but it is not the same. The river is different now and the man is older. 

    So much time on the road, people get older and start to die. Wounds heal but scars remain. It all started with a young woman wrapped in plastic, but now Pete can go…

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  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge!

    ★★★★★

    Baz 4

    A story with Nirvana, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and various other needle drops that has a moral of love lasting forever as long as we remember those we loved? Sometimes, the musical theater people are right. 

    A tragic romance for the ages: the inevitability of death looming from the opening of the film. Ewan has probably never been used better with all his facilities than here. Kidman was at her peak with this and Eyes Wide Shut so close…

  • Strictly Ballroom

    Strictly Ballroom

    ★★★★★

    Baz 3

    A lived in and dazzling debut from the brash Baz. Absolutely adored it. 

    Almost as much of a knockout as his Shakespeare adaptation is this multi genre dance picture. Entertaining from start to finish with a distinctly Aussie wit. The choreography sequences are stunning and filled with lovely visual aids. 

    I do think I’ll check out Australia at some point to see how it is when he returns to his home country and any movie with Nicole Kidman can’t be all bad. Definitely a huge fan of the Luhrmann filmmaking machine.

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  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    95

    Scorsese Retrospective Film 15

    He's a master. This is one of his masterworks. Easily the best film of the year, and easily top 5 of his features. This just needs a rewatch for the 5 stars. I loved every minute of this. Every ounce of humor, every crumb of pain, and every sense of gangster-style remorse. This was perfect. Thank you for not letting me down, Marty.

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    9.5/10

    This was great, but I am still processing it so... Gimme a while.

    Always is always forever