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

[Tribeca Review]: Luce

Luce brings up a more layered and complex view on race than typical Hollywood movies including certain Best Picture winners in recent history, are willing to tackle.

In Appreciation Of: The Phantom Menace at 20

Two friends look back at the beginning of the new generation of Star Wars films and its inaugural entry.

Review: Tolkien

Tolkien offers a superficial look at the inspirations and talents of the great author.

[Tribeca Review]: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked...suggests a different perspective on the Bundy story but fails to deliver on such promises instead presenting a misguided sympathetic view of the notorious serial killer

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

With the Endgame now upon us we rank all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from worst to best.

Nippon Double Trifecta: Six Exciting Acts From Japan!

Every third article is a triple feature. With Japan, I hit the 2x multiplier! Here's 6 incredible acts from the archipelago.

Articles by this author

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