Short Films

How Stanley Kubrick Pivoted To Low Budget Filmmaking After ‘2001’


Never underestimate Stanley Kubrick.

Marcy Learns Something New

The Unexpected Tenderness of ‘Marcy Learns Something New’


Get schooled with this short film about a widow who attends a dominatrix workshop.

Wes Anderson Prada Short

The Cinematic Grammar of Wes Anderson’s ‘Castello Cavalcanti’


Sometimes, actions speak louder than words. And of course by actions we mean camera pans.

Hot Dog

Why Long Takes Excel at Capturing Confrontation


Because nothing captures spiraling decision-making quite like a oner.

The Abyss

How James Cameron Recorded Dialogue Underwater for ‘The Abyss’


Well, it wasn’t easy. But it’s James Cameron so what’d you expect?

How Does Animation Work?

Frames in Motion: A Beginner’s Guide To How Animation Works


Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how animation works, in under three minutes.

The Age of Innocence

Revisiting ‘The Age of Innocence’ in the Age of Social Distancing


While we’re all keeping at a distance: one of the greatest films ever made about frustrated desire and the power of touch.


‘Cats’ and the Death of the Awards-Hopeful Musical Adaptation


Be a connoisseur of chaos and watch this feature-length video about how ‘Cats’ the musical, and the cinematic nightmare fuel, came to be.

The Exorcist Banned Trailer

What The Banned Trailer for ‘The Exorcist’ Can Teach Us About Our Tolerance for Terror


Nightmare fuel or experimental masterpiece? You decide.