The Queue

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Macbeth 1948 shakespeare movies

Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, and the Dilemma of Adapting Shakespeare

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Shakespeare is the most screen-adapted writer of all time. And as far as cinematic adaptations go, 1948 was the best year.

Gremlins Holiday Horror

The Trailblazing Tonal Shift of ‘Gremlins’

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The words “blender” and “murder” shouldn’t be this funny, and yet here we are.

Vhs Tape

The Magic of VHS: How Low-Res Taught Us to Love Movies

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Here’s why the imperfections of VHS endeared so many of us to cinema, and why a low-res viewing experience isn’t necessarily a bad one.

Video Game Camera

How Video Game Cameras are Changing Cinematography

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Movies have had an immense effect on how video games look, but that balance is beginning to shift.

accidents film

The Importance of Cinema’s Happy Accidents

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Hey, accidents happen. Hopefully the cameras caught it.

Princess Mononoke Eye

‘Princess Mononoke’ and The Importance of Compassion

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There are few people-watchers quite like Hayao Miyazaki

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Publicity with Purpose: The Spectacle of ‘Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe’

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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe depicts exactly that, but the short documentary is much more profound than its blunt title suggests.

A Few Good Men Courtroom

How to Read the Climax of ‘A Few Good Men’ Like a Fight Scene

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We think we’re entitled, as it were, to this great screenplay analysis.

Parasite Basement

What Lies Beneath: The Metaphorical Power of the Basement

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If I were a character in a movie I simply would not go into the basement.