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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 great work that went unnominated.

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How ‘Parasite’ Editor Yang Jin-mo Shaped the Film of the Year


One of the most important artists in Bong Joon-ho’s filmmaking circle discusses the process of transcending genre to create a timeless and timely film.


How ‘Parasite’ Uses Architecture and Landscape to Tell a Story


Using intricate set-pieces, ‘Parasite’ delivers a biting class-commentary.

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Bong Joon-ho on Why All His Films are Monster Movies, Including ‘Parasite’


Don’t worry, that’s not a spoiler. Just a fact.


Building the Propaganda of ‘Snowpiercer’


By virtue of its highly-detailed production design, Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian locomotive nightmare effectively portrays, challenges, and shatters the dangers of political ubiquities.

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‘Parasite’ Review: Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Is a Tragicomic Thrill Ride


The hijinks of ‘Home Alone’ meet the absurd comedic sensibilities of ‘Burn After Reading’ meets the dramatic commentary of ‘The Ice Storm.’

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25 Perfect Shots From the Past 25 Years of Cannes


The festival of master auteurs is a one-stop shop for perfect shots.

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Rack Focus and the Gradual Presentation of Information


Watch a video essay that breaks down a vital visual storytelling technique.

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Director Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton, and Jake Gyllenhaal reveal ‘Okja’


The director and stars of ‘Okja’ reflect on one of the biggest films (and monsters) of the summer.