What we're watching: a pair of video essays that highlight the strengths and limitations of black-and-white's narrative power.
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Author: Meg Shields
An experiment in perspective and parallel storytelling, 'A Mind Sang' is a hypnotic visual journey that blurs the boundaries between life and death.
What we're watching: a video essay that breaks down the enigma of the vase shot from Yasujiro Ozu's 'Late Spring.'
Why watch a redundant photorealistic remake when you can watch a charmingly irreverent recap video that's under five minutes?
Here's an interview clip where Wendy Carlos—the pioneering synth composer behind the scores for 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'The Shining,' and 'Tron'—demos an original Moog Synthesizer.
What we're watching: a behind the scenes featurette on the making of DreamWorks Animation's masterpiece: 'The Prince of Egypt.'
Here's a video essay celebrating the bizarre imagination of 'Rango'.
Here's a montage celebrating 125 years of one of the greatest artistic team-ups of all time: dance and film.
Almost sixty years later, 'West Side Story' is as vital and relevant as the day it was released.
Here's an interview with cinematographer Robert Elswit on the joys and challenges of blending comedy and naturalism in 'The King of Staten Island.'