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All Quiet On The Western Front

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ and The Purpose of Anti-War Cinema


Here’s a video essay that takes a look at whether the 2022 remake of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is an effective anti-war movie or not.

Branded To Kill Butterflies

My Dream is to Die: Why You Should Watch ‘Branded to Kill’


“A killer mustn’t be human. He must be tough and cool.”

Lala Land Flipped Image

Why a Filmmaker Might Choose to Flip a Shot


To flip, or not to flip? That is the question.

Devil And Daniel Webster

The Enduring Folk Horror of ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’


“I’d fight ten thousand devils to save a New Hampshire man.”

Wicked Wicked Split Screen

‘Wicked, Wicked,’ Polyrhythmic Form, and the Vicious Split-Screen


My god, I’m seeing double.

Wally Pfister Cinematography

From ‘Momento’ to ‘Moneyball’: A Beginner’s Guide to Wally Pfister


Never underestimate the erotic thriller to ‘Batman’ pipeline.

Thelma and Louise ending car

Full Throttle: Re-Thinking the Ending of ‘Thelma and Louise’


“Let’s keep goin’!”

Godzilla Vs Biollante

Big Boys and Mighty Metaphors: The Symbolic Power of the Kaiju


Big boys. Big ideas.

Emily The Criminal

Constraints as Style: The Visual Language of “Emily the Criminal”


When constraints lead to creativity, good things happen.