Aurora Amidon

Aurora Amidon spends her days running the Great Expectations column and trying to convince people that Hostel II is one of the best movies of all time. Read her mostly embarrassing tweets here: @aurora_amidon.
Once Upon A Time Leo And Brad

The Endurance of the Bromance in 2019

By Aurora Amidon 

As 2020 begins, we reflect on the portrayal of masculinity at the end of the decade.

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Spielberg, Tarkovsky, and the Power of an Invisible Long Take

By Aurora Amidon 

Sometimes the most impressive long-take is one you don’t notice is a long-take.

Production Crew

Why Production Assistants are Vital to a Film Set

By Aurora Amidon 

From coffee runs to helping set up a shot, here’s a breakdown of the job of a Production Assistant.


How ‘Parasite’ Uses Architecture and Landscape to Tell a Story

By Aurora Amidon 

Using intricate set-pieces, ‘Parasite’ delivers a biting class-commentary.

Sisters Brothers

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: A Loving Look at the Western

By Aurora Amidon 

This tale of the Wild West that could teach us all a thing or two.

Annie Wilkes

‘Misery’ Investigates the Horror of the Obsessed Fan

By Aurora Amidon 

In the age of Pennywise, it’s time to look back at Stephen King’s most terrifying villain.

Sixth Sense

The Secret to a Good Twist Ending

By Aurora Amidon 

Some plot twists really work, some really don’t. We broke them down to try to figure out why.


How ‘Solaris’ Uses Colors to Tell a Story

By Aurora Amidon 

Andrei Tarkovsky created one of the most emotional space movies of all time, a distinction he achieved visually through a complex color scheme.

Timothee King

How ‘The King’ Intends to Reimagine a Shakespeare Classic

By Aurora Amidon 

In the film’s first trailer, Timotheé Chalamet reinvents what it means to be a hero.