Madison Brek

Enjoys watching sunrises and sunsets, but prefers watching the Richard Linklater trilogy.
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Reflecting on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Enduring Legacy Four Years After his Death

By Madison Brek 

Remembering what made a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance so unforgettable.

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What We Can Learn From ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins’ First Short Film

By Madison Brek 

Barry Jenkins wrote and directed ‘My Josephine’ in 2003 as a film student.

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Celebrate Rachel Morrison’s Historic Oscar Nomination with this Video Essay

By Madison Brek 

The Academy has finally nominated a female cinematographer.

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How Editing Shapes Story in ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

By Madison Brek 

Watch a video essay about the importance of editing in Michel Gondry’s masterwork.

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The Influence of ‘Rebecca,’ ‘Rear Window,’ and ‘The Passionate Friends’ on ‘Phantom Thread’

By Madison Brek 

Watch a video essay comparing ‘Phantom Thread’ to three classic films.