The Queue

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Fire Within Fire Of Love

‘The Fire Within’ vs ‘Fire of Love’ and the Hunt for Adequate Images


Two volcano movies from 2022 enter … one movie leaves (it’s the one directed by Werner Herzog).

Oppenheimer Black And White

Why You Should Care About Oppenheimer’s B&W IMAX Film Stock


Nolan is going back to black (and white).

Porco Rosso

‘Porco Rosso,’ PTSD, and Studio Ghibli’s Most Political Film


Better an incredibly charming bachelor pig than a fascist.

Everything Everywhere All At Once Digital Headset

Filmmaking 101: What a DIT Does on a Movie Set


DIT is what DIT is.

Wisconsin Death Trip

Curdled Nostalgia: Why You Should Watch ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’


Ian Holm voice: “the mines began shutting down last June …”

The Batman Virtual Production

RIP Green Screens: What Virtual Production Means for Hollywood


Rear projection walked so the volume could generate CGI imagery in real time.

Evil Dead

Why 2013’s ‘Evil Dead’ Will Never Die


Evil Dead (2013) Fans / Deadites: Join us! Join us!

Park Chan Wook Color Theory

The Color Theory of Park Chan-Wook


From seeing red to feeling green with envy, here’s a breakdown of the color stories in the work of Park Chan-wook.

The James Cameron Inflation Effect: Avatar The Way Of Water

The James Cameron Inflation Effect: Why His Movies Keep Getting Bigger


If there is such a thing as “good” inflation, this is it.