Will DiGravio

Will DiGravio is a Brooklyn-based critic, researcher, and video essayist, who has been a contributor at Film School Rejects since 2018. Follow and/or unfollow him on Twitter @willdigravio.
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A Brief History of Steven Spielberg and Netflix

By Will DiGravio 

Steven Spielberg has signed a new multi-film deal with Netflix, but the two weren’t always friends.

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Martin Scorsese Just Wants to Hang Out with His Friends

By Will DiGravio 

His recent work is full of small moments that remind us to keep our friends close and to hang out with them whenever possible.

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The Ending of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ Explained

By Will DiGravio 

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic has one of the most famous plot twists in film history. Here’s what happens and what it says about spectatorship.

My First Film

‘My First Film’ is a Cathartic Moviegoing Experience in the Age of Quarantine

By Will DiGravio 

Zia Anger’s performed desktop documentary tells the story of her first feature film and invites us to reflect during these times.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

A Video Essay Guide to the 92nd Academy Awards

By Will DiGravio 

Before you watch the Oscars, watch these video essays to better understand some of this year’s nominees, and remember some great work that went unnominated.

Aaron Paul Breaking Bad Video Essay

A Video Essay Guide to ‘Breaking Bad’

By Will DiGravio 

Before watching El Camino on Netflix, refresh your memory of Jesse Pinkman, Walter White, and the rest of the Breaking Bad gang with these video essays.

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‘Spaceballs’ is a Prophetic Critique of Mass Consumption

By Will DiGravio 

Spaceballs is a lot more than a Star Wars parody. Mel Brooks’s film is a critique of consumption, and how it has ruined space, our world, and the movies.

The Hateful Eight

How ‘The Hateful Eight’ Turns Limitation Into Brilliance

By Will DiGravio 

The release of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ means its is time to reflect on Quentin Tarantino’s past work. I think ‘The Hateful Eight’ might be his best.

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A Video Essay Guide to Jimmy Stewart

By Will DiGravio 

Jimmy Stewart is one of the most beloved actors in movie history. From the films of Alfred Hitchcock to Frank Capra, here is a video essay guide to Jimmy.