Video essays.

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How ‘Breaking Bad’ Turns the Camera into a Character


An ode to the show’s brilliant POV shots.

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How David Lynch Manipulates Language


The famously cryptic creator is known for his weird way with words, but does his work reveal any deeper truths about the way we perceive language?

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The Reflections Between Disney and Studio Ghibli


Placing the legendary Japanese studio in conversation with beloved American films reveals some fascinating parallels — but also highlights the crucial differences in their respective approaches to storytelling.

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The Cinematographic References of ‘Annihilation’


The creepy, captivating sci-fi film has strands of Andrei Tarkovsky and the ‘Alien’ franchise in its DNA, but here are some influences you might have missed.

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The Visual Effects Secrets of ‘Paddington 2’


Get an inside look at how the VFX crew of ‘Paddington 2’ simulated the presence of its lovably lifelike ursine lead.


Why Location Typography Matters On Screen


What’s in a location title font? A lot, actually.

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What the ‘Before’ Trilogy Gets Right About Relationships


Richard Linklater has a lot to teach us about falling and staying in love.

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The Subconscious Reflections of ‘Columbus’


Kogonada’s quietly sublime debut finally gets the video essay treatment.

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Why Pop Culture Is Obsessed With The 1980s Right Now


Are we approaching ’80s nostalgia fatigue?