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.
Drive My Car

When the Opening Credits Hit: On the Deliberate Filmmaking of ‘Drive My Car’

By Will DiGravio 

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s unrelenting treatment of his audience makes the film a true masterpiece.

The Dropout

The Real Story Behind ‘The Dropout’

By Will DiGravio 

Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes, who defrauded investors with her now-infamous company Theranos.

Playground Movie

‘Playground’ Flawlessly Captures the Cruelties of Childhood

By Will DiGravio 

Laura Wandel’s debut feature — selected as Belgium’s entry for the Best International Feature Film award at the Oscars — gets to the heart of childhood’s dark truths.


The Real Story Behind David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’

By Will DiGravio 

Was Arthur Leigh Allen the real Zodiac Killer? What breakthrough in the case was made in 2020? We look at some of the true story you don’t see in the movie.

Lingui The Sacred Bond

‘Lingui, The Sacred Bonds’ is a Profound and Concise Must-See Film

By Will DiGravio 

Chad’s official entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film award follows a mother’s unrelenting effort to help her daughter obtain an abortion.

Baz Luhrmann Elvis Movie

The Real Story Behind Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’

By Will DiGravio 

The biographical musical drama tells the story of Elvis Presley’s relationship with his controlling, greedy manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Winning Time Lakers Series

The Real Story Behind HBO’s ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

By Will DiGravio 

The “Showtime” Lakers changed the game of basketball, won five championships, and gave us Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s iconic performance in ‘Airplane!’ It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tham Luang Cave Rescue Thirteen Lives True Story

The Real Story Behind ‘Thirteen Lives’

By Will DiGravio 

The upcoming Ron Howard movie dramatizes the story of a boys soccer team trapped in a Thai cave for 18 days.

Sundown Movie Tim Roth

‘Sundown’ is a Devastating and Honest Probe of Life with Grief

By Will DiGravio 

Tim Roth delivers a complex, superb performance in the latest from writer-director Michel Franco.