One Perfect Archive

‘Braveheart’ and Creating the Battle of Stirling

Learn the story behind the legendary battle in Mel Gibson’s historical war epic.

The Hellish Production of ‘Event Horizon’

Paul W.S. Anderson’s flop is getting its own Amazon series. To celebrated, we look back at the troubled film that…

‘Skyfall’ and the Origin of the World’s Most Famous Spy

'Skyfall' gives audiences a James Bond they've never seen before. It's an exciting origin story for one of the world's…

The Wide-Eyed Fan Love of ‘Almost Famous’

Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical film is a love letter to the starry-eyed among us.

The Moral Ambiguity of ‘Sicario’

Can you condone evil acts if they’re carried out in the name of the greater good?

The Violent Satire of ‘Robocop’

Paul Verhoeven's cult classic warned us about the future.

Discovering the Self Through Song in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

John Cameron Mitchell's pop-punk masterpiece uses conventions of the movie musical to deliver something beyond words.

Relishing Marital Trauma Both Real and Imaginary in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

How We Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The One You're With.

‘Blue Velvet’ and the Blinding Light of Love

On trauma and sincerity in David Lynch’s 1986 film.

The Quiet Terror of ‘Alien’

How sound (or lack of it) builds the sci-fi horror film's seminal scares.