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.
Night Moves

The Suspense of Off-Screen Action in ‘Night Moves’

By Aurora Amidon 

In Kelly Reichardt’s thriller, the most intense moments are the ones you don’t get to see.

Magnolia Frogs

The Sacred Frog Storm in ‘Magnolia’

By Aurora Amidon 

Two hours and forty-five minutes into ‘Magnolia,’ frogs start falling from the sky. Here’s why that’s the perfect ending.

The Souvenir

Reframing the Two Love Stories in ‘The Souvenir’

By Aurora Amidon 

Joanna Hogg’s film considers how we should reflect on difficult memories.

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.