Will DiGravio

Will DiGravio began writing for Film School Rejects in 2018. He also hosts The Video Essay Podcast and owns a TV.
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The Real Story Behind ‘A Journal for Jordan’

By Will DiGravio 

Michael B. Jordan stars in the movie as 1st Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a war hero who left behind a journal full of advice for his son.

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The Ending of ‘Nightmare Alley’ Explained

By Will DiGravio 

We dig into the themes at play at the end of Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, Nightmare Alley.


The Real Story Behind ‘Casablanca’

By Will DiGravio 

While the plot of this iconic movie is not based on a true story, the premise is backgrounded in real events of the time.

Don't Look Up

The Unsettling Realities Behind Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’

By Will DiGravio 

And a look at that asteroid heading for Earth right now (seriously).

American Underdog: The Kurt Warner True Story

The Real Story Behind ‘American Underdog’

By Will DiGravio 

The biopic stars Zachary Levy as NFL MVP Kurt Warner.

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‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Overindulges in Hero Worship

By Will DiGravio 

Andrew Garfield delivers one of the best performances of his career in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s otherwise disappointing feature directorial debut.

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The Real Stories That Inspired ‘Casino Royale’

By Will DiGravio 

A brutal torture method, a double agent, and a failed assassination. Those are some of the true stories that inspired the events of ‘Casino Royale,’ the story that launched the James Bond Franchise.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ is Disarmingly Sincere and Heartwarming

By Will DiGravio 

A film that satisfies nostalgia-seeking viewers while giving the story of Clifford a fun and modern twist.

Being The Ricardos

The Real Story Behind ‘Being the Ricardos’

By Will DiGravio 

Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie tells the story of two TV icons: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.