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Snake Plissken was a Jedi? Check out the endings of Escape from L.A. and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in action, All, Film, News, sci-fi, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen John Carpenter’s Escape from LA or Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While I...

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Video Essay – Battle Royale: The Best Teen Movie

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in action, All, Books, Film, News, sci-fi, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

Nerdwriter1 brings us another excellent video essay and talks about why Kinji Fukasaku’s film adaptation of Koushun Takami’s...

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Video Essay: The Influence of Vertigo

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in All, Film, News, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

Jacob T. Swinney over at Fandor put together this excellent video essay that takes a good look at Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. When...

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Video Essay: Le Samouraï – A World Without Humanity

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in All, drama, Film, News, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

This is a fantastic video essay looking at Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic Le Samouraï and Alain Delon’s performance. After...

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Video Essay: Never Just A Car

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in All, Film, News, Video Essay | 0 comments

A great video essay by Thomas Flight. Cars are everywhere in the movies. Why are filmmakers so obsessed with automobiles? Next...

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Video Essay: Howard Hawks & The Art of Screwball Comedy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in All, comedy, Film, News, Video Essay | 0 comments

FilmStruck explores the art of Screwball Comedy by diving deep into Howard Hawks pictures, showcasing how the master auteur used space,...

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Video Essay: The Third Man – The Editing Of…

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in All, Film, News, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

A simple look at how Carol Reed directed and Oswald Hafenrichter edited, one of the greatest character introductions of all time. A great...

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Video Essay – See With Your Ears: Spielberg And Sound Design

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in All, Film, News, thriller, Video Essay | 0 comments

Nerdwriter has put together another brilliant video essay. This one looks at the way Steven Spielberg uses sound design to structure a...

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Cool Video Essay: The History of Shrinking People in Movies

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in All, Film, News, Video Essay | 0 comments

Downsizing VFX Supervisor Jamie Price breaks down the history of people miniaturization in movies. In this timeline, Price explains the...

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Cool Supercut – Chaos is Order: The Art of Denis Villeneuve

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in All, Film, News, Supercut, Video Essay | 0 comments

This great video by Stephen Davis looks at the films of Denis Villeneuve. All the way from August 32nd on Earth to Arrival and Blade...

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