The Queue

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NT Rama Rao Jr in RRR

Unpacking the Crossover Mega-Success of ‘RRR’

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If you STILL haven’t seen the best film of the year, this is your sign! Run don’t walk!

Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Do You Hear What I Hear?: An Intro to Expressionistic Sound Design

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Gotham has romantic rain, tension rain … detectiv-ing rain …

Wade Short Film

In Praise of ‘Wade’: The Brutal Animated Climate Change Horror Short

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Climate change, tigers, and the apocalypse, oh my!

Requiem For A Dream Score

Why Clint Mansell’s ‘Requiem for a Dream’ Score Gets Under Your Skin

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Musical motifs are one hell of a drug. Also, drugs are one hell of a drug.

Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson Symmetry

How Wes Anderson’s Symmetry Extends to Editing

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Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Spider Man No Way Home Ending

So Long Spandex: Unravelling the CGI Modern Superhero Suit

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Insidious? Artful? You decide!

Best Movies 2021: Drive My Car

‘Drive My Car’ and ‘Uncle Vanya’: How Intertextuality Enriches a Film

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Beep beep! It’s time to talk about intertextuality!

Batman Gotham

Which ‘Batman’ Film Had the Best Gotham?

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Your answer may vary depending on your love of German Expressionism.

Studio Laika: Kubo And The Strings

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor

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Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline.