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.
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.

Solaris

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.

The Babadook

How ‘The Babadook’ Inspired The Perfect Political Meme

By Aurora Amidon 

In this low-budget psychological horror film, a fraught relationship between a mother and her son unexpectedly became the perfect metaphor for today’s political climate.