The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has cemented Joel and Ethan Coen as perhaps the most adept creators of minor characters in film. This video is a tour of the many minor characters that have populated their movies, and explores how they create such memorable characters with very little screen time.
Bo Burnham has had a fascinating arc from obnoxious teenager to sincere and nuanced screenwriter and director. Eighth Grade is one of my favorite films from 2018, and I talk about one of the reasons why in this video (there are no spoilers).
I also reccomend you check out the interviews I referenced in the video:
Team Human (This one is especially good)
Do you remember the Great Hotel Amenities Wars? No? Well this video will fill you in on some important history you’ve been missing out on.
Also if you happen to want to donate to charity, I talk about Clean The World in this video.
The third installment in my Directors Before Series, is about Terrence Malick and his debut film, Badlands. Badlands might seem stylistically very distinct from Malick’s recent more experimental work, but I think you can see the foundations of his current style present in Badlands in subtle ways. This video reveals what those connections are and lets you see for yourself how Malick’s style has developed over his career so far.
Shawn Mendes’ recent music video for his song “Lost in Japan” leans heavily on Sofia Coppola’s film “Lost in Translation” for visual inspiration. In this video I show a side-by-side comparison of the two, and share some the thoughts the music video inspired about effective homage.