Author: Madison Brek

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

The Enduring Feminist Vision of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Why Clarice Starling is one of the most important female characters of all-time.

Not Excited About The Oscars? Watch This Hype Video

Watch this supercut of the nominees in preparation.

If You Haven’t Binged ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Yet, What Are You Waiting For?

Watch a video essay that compiles James and Alyssa's best moments.

Listen to the Greats Discuss ‘Vertigo,’ Hitchcock’s Magnum Opus

Watch a video essay about why Vertigo resonates so profoundly with filmmakers.

‘The Florida Project’ Deserved an Oscar Nomination for Best Picture

Watch a video essay about why this snub is so disheartening.

How Martin Scorsese Perfected the Voice-Over

No other director can pull off the technique quite like he can.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is the Motivational Movie You Didn’t Know You Needed

The case for Inside Llewyn Davis's status as an inspirational film.

The Dream State of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

Watch a video essay about the dreaminess of Stanley Kubrick's final film

Reflecting on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Enduring Legacy Four Years After his Death

Remembering what made a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance so unforgettable.