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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‘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.

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Hitchcock’s Cary Grant: A Man at Work

By Will DiGravio 

Cary Grant starred in four Alfred Hitchcock films. Here’s how all the characters he played are related.

Pixar Toy Story

A Video Essay Guide to Pixar

By Will DiGravio 

From Toy Story to Inside Out and The Incredibles, here are five video essays on Pixar you should watch.

Spongebob Squarepants

A Video Essay Guide to Your Favorite Cartoons

By Will DiGravio 

From Spongebob to Hey Arnold!, here are five video essays about cartoons that will take you on a trip down memory lane.

Creature From Black Lagoon

Shot By Shot: Meeting Gill-man in ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’

By Will DiGravio 

Let’s look at ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon,’ an under-appreciated, beautiful film.

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A Video Essay Guide to Paul Thomas Anderson

By Will DiGravio 

From Boogie Nights to Phantom Thread, here are five video essays about Paul Thomas Anderson you should watch.

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A Video Essay Guide to ‘Citizen Kane’

By Will DiGravio 

Many consider Citizen Kane the greatest movie ever made. Here are five video essays to help you learn more about Orson Welles’ masterpiece.