Eli Brau

Eli Brau

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just a movie guy
i tweet sometimes
i have a blog: A Cinephile's Corner

Favorite films

  • The Irishman
  • Frances Ha
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • The Social Network

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  • Watcher

    ★★★★

  • Master

    ★★★

  • After Yang

    ★★★½

  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★½

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    so many people at the peak of their powers. ruffalo, gyllenhaal, non-iron man downey, and arguably even fincher. in the wrong hands, this may be a dumpster fire. the way it transitions from character to character in each act is brilliant and so tough to pull off.

    when people say filmmaking was far, far superior in the 80s and 90s, i remind myself that that's not necessarily true because of films like this. an absolutely iconic film.

    Licorice Pizza Review
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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    There aren’t very many filmmakers whose releases feel like events. When Tarantino’s love letter to cinema Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood released in 2019, it was an event. When David Fincher’s Citizen Kane-inspired Mank hit Netflix in 2020, it was an event. Whenever Martin Scorsese’s film does the same in 2022, it will certainly be an event. Another filmmaker with this status is Paul Thomas Anderson, and his new film Licorice Pizza is certainly an event film.

    Check out the rest of my review on A Cinephile's Corner!

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  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★★

    Sundance #4:

    My (possibly) final viewing for Sundance ends up being my favorite viewing of Sundance. What seems like a simple concept slowly builds in atmosphere and tone until the sweet release of the finale. There are some serious Fincher-isms in the suspense and style. Maika Monroe gives a brilliant performance and Burn Gorman kills it.

    I could see some people being disappointed because it isn't an elaborate new murder mystery, but I was sucked in from beginning to end. My favorite film I've seen of 2022 so far!

  • Master

    Master

    ★★★

    Sundance #3:

    A harrowing horror/thriller with a lot to say, but unfortunately falls apart as it heads for it's finale. It pulls a lot of punches, and it goes where you think it won't, but the ideas and themes proved too much for a satisfying ending. The supernatural elements don't work quite as well as the real ones. There are some good scares and some powerful images, and each performance rocks. Horror fans should check this out when they can.

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

    independent filmmaking kicks ass.

    idk why this flew under my radar back when it released in 2017, but I just now got around to seeing it for the first time. it may just be the most refreshing and mesmerizing film I have seen in years. everything landed for me throughout the entire story. it's theme of cultivating a personality based off of the people and infrastructure around you is so complex and deep. there's not a single thing off about…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★½

    Sundance #1:

    As a decently-poor-but-not-too-poor college student, I do appreciate that elements of Sundance are put online. I feel for the people that were really excited to go and see some fresh films and fresh faces in person, but I also hope that elements of Sundance stay online for years to come for people like me who can't afford to go in person.

    With that being said, on to the movie. I liked The Worst Person in the World. This…