Short Films

A Cautionary Tale About the COVID-19 Booty Call

Laughing at scary things is important, so here's an animated short film about COVID-19 that ends with a cautionary country…

How to Make a Family-Friendly Horror Film That’s Still Gory

Here's a video essay about how the Hong Kong action-horror classic 'Mr Vampire' manages to stay family-friendly without sacrificing its…

When is a Long Take Just a Gimmick?

We know that a Long Take is always a treat, but if it doesn't serve the story, it can feel…

How ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Changed Hollywood

What we’re watching: a video essay about how ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ changed the makeup of American cinema forever.

The Power of Sound: Why a Hayao Miyazaki Film Feels Alive

Here's a video essay explaining how Miyazaki films use sound to bring animation to life.

How ‘Parasite’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Script Disillusionment

What we’re watching: a video essay comparing the disillusionment arcs of ‘Parasite’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard.’

Substance with Style: The Incomparable Career of Saul Bass

Saul Bass may very well be one of the most influential film artists to only have directed a single film…

How To Read ‘RoboCop’ as an Exploitation Film

What we’re watching: a video essay that suggests an alternative reading of ‘RoboCop’ as an exploitation revenge film

The History of Humanity Condensed: The Manic Montage of ‘In A Nutshell’

Here's a short animated film that presents the history of the a nutshell.

The Spiritual Significance of the Exploding Head

This video essay is...mind-blowing.