August 18, 2021

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How Queen Rocks the Screen

If you made a list of the most iconic bands of all time, Queen has to be near the top. With countless instantly recognizable hits …

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Why We Love Tilda Swinton

When it comes down to onscreen presence, I don’t think anyone is more fascinating than Tilda Swinton. The Academy Award-winning actress has quite the resume …

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Language of the Image: Robbie Ryan

Robbie Ryan has been shooting since he was fourteen. He’s now forty-eight. That’s thirty-four years behind the camera! His career is not the easiest to …

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Exposing Exposition

Before a movie can proceed with its story, it needs to lay its narrative groundwork through exposition. However, exposition is often delivered in clunky and …

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Ryan Gosling Is a Complicated Heartthrob

When you think of Ryan Gosling, you probably think of the smooth and charming heartthrob that is the handsome lead in sappy romantic dramas. But …

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Ennio Morricone: Never Predictable, Always Memorable

From the iconic wail of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly to the mix of diegetic and non-diegetic sound in The Thing, composer Ennio …

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Greta Gerwig Writes What She Knows (and She Knows a Lot)

In the past decade, Greta Gerwig has transformed from an on-screen indie darling into one of cinema’s most promising filmmakers. While it’s clear she shares …

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What Does Food Say About a Character?

We all have a favorite food scene. Whether you fancy the prison feast in Goodfellas, the Big Kahuna burger confrontation in Pulp Fiction, or maybe …

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