Nailing the perfect transition is an art in itself, and it's often something that filmmakers disregard.
Color plays a vital part in the excellence of 'Carlito's Way,' from reflecting character decisions to vividly casting a shadow of the past without flashbacks.
The Spanish film industry is rich in history, having suffered some serious setbacks. Yet there have been joyous moments of redemption and return. In this essay, I delve into the history of Spanish cinema and beyond.
A look at one of modern horror's finest directors and how he, so successfully, conjures up a scare. I offer up five key facets of his directorial style that make him such a commercial and simultaneously independent star.
A video essay that focuses on Fury Road as a quasi-comic book/superhero film and how exactly it functions as one. From conceptual storyboard art to character decisions.
This essay largely looks at the subversion of the "monster" and how Brad Bird extends a hand between children and a "monster."
A rare video essay in which I discuss my frustrations with the MCU and its formula. I’m diehard fan of comic books and I enjoy the films, but these are issues that have begun to derail my enjoyment of the Marvel films.
Denis Villeneuve's films often tackle the brutal and ugly sides of humanity, typically through the lens of invasion - be that invasion of land, innocence or privacy.
In 2002, '28 Days Later' ravaged mass audiences with its amateur, hyper-real, mockumentary style.
In which I look at the brilliant and innovative sound design of Fritz Lang's 1931 masterpiece, 'M'. Kept the original aspect ratio for the sake of showing the film in its truest essence.
Kristen Stewart has gone from much maligned in the mainstream to, arguably, the greatest actress of her generation. In this week's video essay, I dissect her style as an actress & why she has grown in much-deserved popularity.