Short Films

Yorgos Lanthimos Gets Even Weirder with Anti-Doppelgänger Short ‘Nimic’

The director of ‘The Favourite’ ruminates on his favorite theme in this eerie short film starring Matt Dillon. Read More

How ‘Possum’ Uses the Uncanny as a Metaphor for Trauma

What's worse than doppelgangers, puppets, and spiders? A combination of all three of course. Read More

How to Read ‘Honey Boy’ as an Act of Forgiveness

Here's a video essay on why 'Honey Boy' operates on empathy. Read More

Animating a Manic Episode: The Bold, Beautiful Sundance Short ‘Eli’

What we're watching: a true story that draws from the realms of high strangeness, magical thinking, and manic delusion. Read More

On Blaxploitation and Breaking Barriers: The Radical Impact of Nichelle Nichols

Representation matters. Just ask Nichelle Nichols. Read More

Choreographed Chaos: The Realistic Fighting Style of Donnie Yen

Here's a video essay on why Donnie Yen's fight choreography kicks ass. Literally. Read More

How ‘Whisper of the Heart’ Captures the Rhythms of Being an Artist

Here's a video essay about how Yoshifumi Kondō's 'Whisper of the Heart' resonates with the experience of many artists. Read More

Re-Imaging Classic Film Scenes Through the Apps of Social Distancing

Here's a short film that re-frames classic movie scenes in the context of the apps that have become popular in… Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to the Split Diopter Lens

A video essay for everyone curious about the split diopter but too afraid to ask. Read More

Lessons Under Lockdown: Martin Scorsese’s Quarantine Short

Shot on a smartphone while sheltering in place in his home office, here's the short film Martin Scorsese made under… Read More