Author: Madison Brek

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

‘Suspiria,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ and the Two Types of Body Horror

A look at women's bodies, the patriarchy, and villainy in two horror masterpieces.

25 Magical Pop Music Moments in Wes Anderson Films

A tribute to some perfect soundtracks.

Love and Murder ‘In a Lonely Place’

How Nicholas Ray's 1950 film blends the two to elevate film noir.

John Cazale’s Unparalleled Cinematic Legacy

The character actor only appeared in 5 movies before his death at age 42, but every single one was nominated…

‘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.