Shyamalan is a master of the delicate balance between information and misinformation that builds to every great twist.
Is it worth everything, or nothing?
A comparison of the beginnings and endings of 'Rebecca' (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) and 'Citizen Kane' (Orson Welles, 1941) suggesting trespass.
'Gravity' is a movie of contradictions. It features state-of-the-art special effects that push the boundaries of film technology. Yet this high tech extravaganza also evokes early cinematic technology and experience.
I want to talk about the most important lesson in filmmaking I've ever learned.
In this video I go over some of the ways that negative space is used in movies.
Understanding the cinematography of Nestor Almendros
In this video essay Conor Bateman looks at the way in which a transformation of identity is represented in three films by Yorgos Lanthimos.
This video essay compares the influence and references to Michael Mann’s films in Christopher Nolan’s 'The Dark Knight. '
This is my homage to two extraordinary filmmakers.
George Lucas was heavily inspired by Akira Kurosawa for the original 'Star Wars' movies. In 'Rogue One,' directed by Gareth Edwards, we can still see the deep influence of the legendary Japanese director's Samurai films.