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The Idiots Dogme 95

What is Dogme 95, Anyway?

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Of all of the cinematic manifestos, Dogme 95 is perhaps the most infamous. Here’s a look at the origin and rules of the “Vows of Chastity.”

Michael Mann's The Keep

Why Michael Mann’s ‘The Keep’ (Accidentally) Nails Dream Logic

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Watch an interview with the director on how his 1983 film taps into the logic and frustration of dreams.

Dinosaur Hunters Stallone

The First Feature-Length Mashup is Here to Pit All Your Favorite Action Stars Against Dinosaurs

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“What if every Hollywood action star were in one movie?” is the eternal question. ‘Dinosaur Hunters,’ the first feature-length mashup, is the answer.

Blade Runner Eye and camera aperture

The Beginner’s Guide to Camera Aperture

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Here’s a look at how filmmakers weaponize camera apertures and what makes them such an essential storytelling tool.

The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan Crosscut

How Christopher Nolan Uses Crosscutting to Build Momentum

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One of Christopher Nolan’s trademark techniques is the crosscut. Here’s a look at why, via ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Inception,’ and ‘Interstellar.’

The Bay

‘The Bay’ and the Horror of Inaction During a Public Health Crisis

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Anyone else feel itchy?

Original Gunnery Sergeant Full Metal Jacket Tim Colceri

The Brutal Story Behind the Re-Casting of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

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Tim Colceri losing the role of the foul-mouthed Gunnery Sergeant classifies him as one of the most tortured Kubrick actors of all time.

North By Northwest Editing

Lessons in Editing: When Not to Cut

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand…wait for it….cut!

Get Out Evil Rose

What ‘Get Out’ Can Teach Us About the Banality of Evil

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Hannah Arendt tells us evil comes from a failure to think. So here’s a video essay on how the philosophical theory manifests in ‘Get Out,’ to get you thinking.