Margaret Pereira

Film studies student by day and usually by night. Would buy that for a dollar.
Lion King

When a Shot is So Perfect It Can’t Be Remade

By Margaret Pereira 

We look at why one particular moment works in the 1994 animated version of ‘The Lion King’ but not in the 2019 reimagining.

Broadcast News Holly Hunter

Breaking Down with ‘Broadcast News’

By Margaret Pereira 

To cry or not to cry.

Mission Impossible Hanging Shot

The Shot That Made ‘Mission: Impossible’

By Margaret Pereira 

We take a deep dive into the first of many memorable ‘Mission: Impossible’ shots.


From ‘Moneyball’ to ‘Ford v Ferrari’: In Praise of the Thoughtful Sports Movie

By Margaret Pereira 

Math doesn’t have to be boring.

Punch Drunk Love

The Perfection of the Date Scene in ‘Punch-Drunk Love’

By Margaret Pereira 

Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterpiece is both romantic and rageful.

Call Me By Your Name Timothee Chalamet

Analyzing How Timothée Chalamet is a Good Actor

By Margaret Pereira 

Trust me, Timmy knows what he’s doing.

First Assistant Directors Shutterstock

How First Assistant Directors Hold the Industry Together

By Margaret Pereira 

Behind the scenes with Hollywood’s unsung heroes.

Harry Potter Order Of Phoenix

Which Whoosh is Witch: Sound Overlap in Cinematic Magic

By Margaret Pereira 

So much magic starts in the sound booth.

Departed Jack

‘Infernal Affairs’ and ‘The Departed’: How to Do a Remake Right

By Margaret Pereira 

Why pick one awesome movie when you can have both?