Christopher Nolan's first feature film Following might look like it doesn't have much in common with his more recent IMAX blockbuster efforts. But if we dig a little deeper and look at how he made Following, we'll find parallels between his more recent films and how he made Following.
Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs in unique in how it uses language and act of translation to help create the perspective of the story. This breaks down the techniques used and discusses some of the problems they create for foreign audiences.
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One of my favorite parts of A Quiet Place was how the opening scene sets up the stakes for the world. In this essay I breakdown the opening 8 minute sequence and the techniques director John Krasinski uses to create suspense.
Headline mining is a trend in entertainment journalism (and somewhat it online journalism in general) that really bothers me. In this video I'm breaking down what exactly it is, why it's so pervasive, and ways we can try to avoid it.
First installment of my new series covering the first work of a director in the context of their entire filmography. In this one I look at Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket, and what it can teach us about his style.
More coming soon!