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Michael Mann's The Keep

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


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


“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


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


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


Anyone else feel itchy?

Original Gunnery Sergeant Full Metal Jacket Tim Colceri

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


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


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand…wait for it….cut!

Get Out Evil Rose

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


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.

Wes Anderson Hitchcock homage

How Wes Anderson’s Nod to Hitchcock Exemplifies What an Homage Should Be


What is the difference between a lazy rip-off and an artful homage?