In this video I cover how screenwriter Alan Ball designs and reveals character.
The protagonist of 'Nightcrawler' is motivated, clever, and a sociopath — and despite him taking unforgivable actions, the audience stays engaged in the story. Why?
In 'Moonrise Kingdom,' Wes Anderson’s style is the perfect match for the story.
'The Shining,' more than any other horror film, frightens me on a deep, psychological level. This video explores what exactly makes it so creepy.
If you take away the details and paint both films in broad strokes, Damien Chazelle’s 'Whiplash' and Darren Aronofsky’s 'Black Swan' are pretty much identical.
At its most basic level, a story is simply information being communicated over time. 'Ex Machina' is a great example of how a screenwriter's ability to carefully control a story's information can make for a compelling film.
How the romantic comedy defies the rules of romantic comedy.
Examining the elements of suspense that Quentin Tarantino put to use in the opening scene of 'Inglourious Basterds.'
This video looks at how the structure of the Breaking Bad pilot sets up everything the audience needs to know about the series.
An analysis of what made Heath Ledger's Joker the perfect antagonist.