Author: Madison Brek

Enjoys watching sunrises and sunsets, but prefers watching the Richard Linklater trilogy.

John Cazale’s Unparalleled Cinematic Legacy

The character actor only appeared in 5 movies before his death at age 42, but…

‘Under The Silver Lake’ Review: An Explosively Funny Neo-Noir Destined for Cult Classic Status

Andrew Garfield shines in ‘It Follows’ writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s much-anticipated follow-up.

How John Cassavetes Pioneered Independent Filmmaking

There's a reason why people like Martin Scorsese frequently cite the writer-director as an influence.

How ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Deconstructs Cinematic Violence and the Damaged Male Savior

By sparsely depicting graphic violence and presenting a non-glorified pseudo-hero, this film changes the game.

A Tribute to Dance Scenes in Non-Musicals

There's nothing greater than a perfect dance scene.

9 Great Performances by First-Time Actors

"Cinema is a mirror of reality and it is a filter."

A Beginner’s Guide to James Stewart

An introduction to Hollywood's classic everyman.

The Tom Ripley Showdown

Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest Tom Ripley of all?

‘Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero’ Review: Great Dog, Mediocre Movie

This American hero will have trouble finding an audience.

The Art of the Unconventional Adaptation

Films like 'Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters' and 'Adaptation' prove that sometimes an unconventional…