Ciara Wardlow

Ciara Wardlow is a human being who writes about movies and other things. Sometimes she tries to be funny on Twitter.

‘Columbus’ and the Art of Telling a Fascinatingly Beautiful Story

By Ciara Wardlow 

A plot full of twists and turns isn’t the only way to keep a viewer’s eyes glued to the screen.

Vice Mckay

6 Filmmaking Tips from Adam McKay

By Ciara Wardlow 

The filmmaker behind ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘The Big Short’ talks test screenings, changing tones, and making every frame count.

Robert Rodriguez For Machete Kills

6 Filmmaking Tips from Robert Rodriguez

By Ciara Wardlow 

The filmmaker behind ‘Spy Kids,’ ‘Machete,’ and ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’ gets technical about shooting on digital, loving deadlines, and living creatively.

Oscars Fix Hosting

The Catch-22 of Oscars Hosting

By Ciara Wardlow 

Why is the MVP of the year’s biggest celebration of the entertainment industry always such a bore? (When they exist, that is.)

Oscars Alternative Universe

Field Notes from a Universe Where the Oscars are Fun

By Ciara Wardlow 

A report from a parallel universe where the Oscars are actually entertaining.

Ryan Gosling First Man

Composer Justin Hurwitz Tells Us About ‘First Man’ and His Theremin Skills

By Ciara Wardlow 

How the Oscar-winning composer found humanity in a very otherworldly instrument.

6 Filmmaking Tips from Pawel Pawlikowski

By Ciara Wardlow 

Oscar-nominated director Pawel Pawlikowski’s thoughts on choosing projects, the limits of a screenplay, and why you should never explain your film.


The Cinematography of ‘Roma’

By Ciara Wardlow 

Alfonso CuarĂ³n balances intimacy and grandeur in his most personal film to date.

Valentines Movies For Single People

The Best Valentine’s Day Movies for Single People

By Ciara Wardlow 

Who needs love when you’ve got movies?