Author: Sophia Stewart

Writer, college student, television connoisseur.

10 Great Music Videos Directed By Your Favorite Filmmakers

When film directors venture into music videos, great things can happen.

How David Fincher Seamlessly Merges Motion with Emotion

The director’s camerawork is so precise that it can commandeer your perception.

What ‘The Twilight Zone’ Teaches Us About Storytelling

Watch a video essay on the cinematic devices of one of the most influential TV…

The Cutting-Edge Technology Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Director Taika Waititi reveals the filmmaking secrets that made the movie's most stunning sequence.

How ‘Black Panther’ Fixed the Marvel Formula

Watch a video about how Ryan Coogler tackles the MCU's biggest problems.

The Referential Brilliance of ‘The Shape of Water’

A comprehensive guide to Guillermo del Toro's unique cinematic influences.

‘American Vandal,’ ‘Mindhunter,’ and Netflix’s True Crime Discourse

With addictive docs and incisive dramas, Netflix both satiates and complicates our appetite for true…

Why Women Directors Are Thriving on Television

Television trusts women directors – and is all the better for it.

The Disappearance of the TV Antihero

Exaltations of goodness and celebrations of growth are welcome and necessary additions to this era…

The Life, Death, and Rocky Rebirth of the Movie Musical

Can Steven Spielberg resuscitate the genre?