Author: Timan Zheng

Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science, Timan developed an interest in cinema after encountering the films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Larisa Shepitko. Solaris and The Ascent completely changed his perception of what the medium could be and achieve. This appreciation deepened as he discovered the critical writings of André Bazin, which inspired him to write film criticism of his own — a hobby that he hopes to progress professionally. Some of the filmmakers that he admires most include Kenji Mizoguchi, Jacques Rivette, Jean Cocteau, Theo Angelopoulos, Abbas Kiarostami, and John Ford.

Underwater ★★★

A Lovecraftian homage to 70s-80s science-fiction horror, William Eubank’s Underwater offers little to reinvent its deep-seated genre conventions — yetContinue Reading