For Eli

Eli Hayes. To say that we've lost a giant of Letterboxd is an understatement. To me, Eli was the face of this website. The inviting, curious persona, the drive and ambition of his own work, and his capacity for empathy. No one encapsulated it all like him. What Eli Hayes gave to Letterboxd is what the site strives for, and in many ways, what it has lost. His writing often was in perfect parallel to his films, which explored, dug deeper, into the worlds that we inhabit, the isolation of our existence. They're beautiful and intoxicating, and I provided a link to his Vimeo at the bottom of this piece, as well as another tribute by Keith LaFountaine. His personal…

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