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    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad. Rather the films selected explore themes associated with Greek and sometime Shakespearian Tragedy. Throughout this…

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    I’m beginning to think that the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman gets a bad rap. Mention the idea of watching one of his films and many otherwise reasonable, intelligent people…

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    It is in the interest of any aspiring filmmaker to strive for originality in storytelling, above all else. Cinema is an art form in which no single iteration of a…

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    It’s amazing to think of the vast methods one can use to structure a story. Depending on the narrative itself, you could distort the structure any way you deem necessary,…

    Welcome to David Fincher’s ‘The Game’

    Welcome to David Fincher’s ‘The Game’

    Twenty-one years on, David Fincher’s The Game (1997) has come to be seen as a prescient, schadenfreude look at the gulf between us and the “one percent,” delighting in the takedown of…

    A Deleuzian Analysis of Tarkovsky’s Theory of Time-Pressure

    A Deleuzian Analysis of Tarkovsky’s Theory of Time-Pressure

    The purpose of this essay is to offer a Deleuzian time-image analysis of Tarkovsky’s montage theory of “time-pressure,” foregrounded against the historical backdrop of Eisenstein’s montage of attractions. Several films…

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    How the combo of Robert De Niro going comedic and Charles Grodin getting neurotic turned an action-comedy into an endlessly rewatchable classic. “Jack, you’re a grown man. You have control…

    L.A. Breakdown, a Hitman In Crisis: Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

    L.A. Breakdown, a Hitman In Crisis: Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

    When people think of Tom Cruise, what do they see? That shit eating grin, the Scientology, star power? I prefer to think of Cruise as a character actor trapped in…

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