Ethan Kruger

Ethan Kruger is a film student and contributing writer at Before The Cyborgs, passionate about cinema and popular culture. More of his writing can be found at https://edkreviews.wordpress.com, and follow him on Twitter at @kruger_ethan for updates.

Recent articles

In Appreciation Of: The Lion King (1994)

Reflecting on the legacy of The Lion King (1994) as a masterpiece in animation whilst pondering the status of live-action remakes in the modern era

Review: Midsommar

Ari Aster's sophomore feature Midsommar is formally strong but lacks the narrative / thematic punch to sustain itself over its extended runtime

In Appreciation Of: The Blair Witch Project At 20

A genius marketing ploy put the Blair Witch Project on the map but its revolutionary approach made it a genre classic

Review: Child’s Play (2019)

Not quite a remake yet not a completely original concept, Child's Play (2019) finds itself stuck between nostalgia and new

Review: Ophelia

Despite a fantastic performance by Daisy Ridley and some solid filmmaking, Ophelia drowns in a sea of plot conveniences and lazy writing.

In Appreciation Of: Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery Through the Spider-Verse

Journey through the Spider-verse as we reflect on the Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery and their appearances throughout film, comics, and pop culture

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Review: You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay's latest film is undoubtedly the work of an accomplished storyteller but despite all the bravado, You Were Never Really Here is a shallower character study than its bloody, boisterous exterior would suggest.

Making the Case: Phantom Thread For Best Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson (and his films) have traditionally been snubbed by the Academy when it comes to awards. Should his latest be different? We make our case for Phantom Thread winning Best Picture.

10 Non-Horror Films To Watch This Halloween

Not a huge fan of horror films but still want to get in that Halloween spirit? Check out these 10 movies!

The Meyerowitz Stories is a Powerful Observation on Family Life

Netflix strikes gold with an astounding performance from Adam Sandler, in the latest comedy-drama from writer-director Noah Baumbach.

3 Theories That Could Explain the Twin Peaks Finale

Now that the dust has settled. We break down three possible theories as to what actually happened on that Twin Peaks: The Return Finale

In Appreciation Of: The Shining

One of the marquee Stephen King adaptations, The Shining is a horror classic combining the powers of King and Stanley Kubrick