A video essay that compares Martin Scorsese's After Hours to John Landis' Into The Night, arguing they are West Coast and East Coast chronicles of the very same night in 1985.
The art and techniques of John Alcott, cinematographer of 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'Barry Lyndon,' and 'The Shining.'
A look back at the history of the legendary Studio Ghibli from its early days to its top grossing films in Japan and its Academy Awards.
'Mulholland Drive' is the culmination of all things Lynchian; the themes, aesthetic style, characterization, and storytelling patterns he spent a career developing come to a perfect head in this one film.
The audition scene in 'Mulholland Drive' and the tricks Lynch employs — technical, narrative, and emotional — to manipulate our expectations and deliver something more powerful than we could have anticipated.
In this video essay I'm analyzing the first Winkie's Diner scene as a method of deconstructing the rest of the film - or at least how to interpret the rest of the film.
The cinema of Lynch forges a new form of realism that closely resembles the Deleuzian crystal-image and its shifting variations. I call this new form Lynchian Neo-realism.
A 20-minute dive into the nightmare-fuel that shapes Lynch’s particular vision.
What Katsuhiro Otomo's anime classic teaches us about film, representation, and the post-human dilemma.
An analysis of what made Heath Ledger's Joker the perfect antagonist.
The spiritual evolution and devolution of Freddie Quell is peppered with pivotal moments, each of which the director pairs with water-based symbology.