One Perfect Archive


‘Braveheart’ and Creating the Battle of Stirling

Learn all about how the legendary battle scene in Mel Gibson's historical war epic was brought to life. No animals… Read More

‘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… Read More

The Wide-Eyed Fan Love of ‘Almost Famous’

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

The Moral Ambiguity of ‘Sicario’

Can you condone evil acts if they’re carried out in the name of the greater good? That's the question Denis… Read More

The Violent Satire of ‘Robocop’

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

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. Read More

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

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

‘Blue Velvet’ and the Blinding Light of Love

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

The Quiet Terror of ‘Alien’

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