Video essays.

‘My First Film’ is a Cathartic Moviegoing Experience in the Age of Quarantine

Zia Anger's performed desktop documentary tells the story of her first feature film and invites us to reflect during these… Read More

A Video Essay Guide to the 92nd Academy Awards

Before you watch the Oscars, watch these video essays to better understand some of this year's nominees, and remember some… Read More

Drawing the Differences Between Art Directors and Production Designers

Designing the world of a film is no easy task. How do these two roles help execute it? Read More

Debra Hill and the Crucial Role of a Movie Producer

What even is a producer? The short answer: a little bit of everything. Read More

Creating Fear Using the POV Shot

From the sinister gaze to the found footage genre, POV shots have helped shape the cinematic language of fear. Read More

A Video Essay Guide to ‘Breaking Bad’

Before watching El Camino on Netflix, refresh your memory of Jesse Pinkman, Walter White, and the rest of the Breaking… Read More

How ‘The Hateful Eight’ Turns Limitation Into Brilliance

The release of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' means its is time to reflect on Quentin Tarantino's past work.… Read More

The Devil is in the Details in Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’

Meshing historic milieu with fear of the female body, Eggers incites a horror spectacle with a contemporary reading. Read More

How The Legacy Film Gives New Life to Franchise Cinema

Dan Golding explores a recent trend in which older blockbusters are passed on to a new generation. Read More