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Pedro Almodovar Centered Cinematography

The Center-Framed Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar


Arguably one of the most visually identifiable directors working today, here’s a quick celebration of the center frames of Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar

Natasha Braier Cinematography

From ‘XXY’ to ‘The Neon Demon’: The Cinematography of Natasha Braier


A bold, uncompromising voice in cinematography: here’s a quick intro to what defines the work of Natasha Braier.

Denis Villeneuve Directing Style

A Crash Course on the Directorial Evolution of Denis Villeneuve


How did Denis Villeneuve get to ‘Dune’? Here’s a quick introduction to how the French-Canadian director found his creative voice.

Alita Battle Angel CGI Skin

Pore Than Meets the Eye: Why It’s So Hard to Make CGI Skin Look Real


Looks like the uncanny valley was only … skin deep.

Taxi Driver Movie Quote

In Praise of Rhetorical Questions: The Secret to an Iconic Movie Quote


Want to know why rhetorical questions stick in our heads? Well, do you, punk?

Ralph Bakshi Lord Of The Rings

An In-Depth History of Ralph Bakshi’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’


Remember when they let the guy who made ‘Fritz the Cat’ adapt ‘The Lord of the Rings’? The ’70s were wild, man.

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Aesthetics of Class in the Films of Wes Anderson


You know what they say: the views are better (and lonlier) above ground.

The Sound Of Music Muted

How “Mute By Default” Social Media Videos Affect Our Viewing Experience


In one of the great paradoxes of cinema history, thanks to social media apps, we’ve returned to silent cinema.

Tony Leung In The Mood For Love

Just One Look: How Tony Leung Acts with His Eyes


The eyes (of Tony Leung) have it.