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Analyzing the synthisizers of ‘Stranger Things’

2 hours ago

By Jacob Oller

The music of Stranger Things made us dive into the show, but it’s much more than that. he ‘80s live on in the two seasons of Stranger Things and I’m not talking the clothes. The sounds of the decade are everywhere and have been since the beginning. To understand this, a video has lined up […]

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Why We Identify With Everyone In ‘Moonlight’

3 hours ago

By Jacob Oller

The unique story can still reach everyone. hile some may be tempted to say that Moonlight’s draw is its intense humanism and its treatment of experiential specificity (and hey, they wouldn’t be wrong), there’s even more film theory that tackles why the film’s story speaks to those of us that could never have lived it. […]

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Stargazing: The Most Beautiful Shots of ‘Star Wars’

8 hours ago

By Jacob Oller

The franchise changed the way we dream about space. ith The Last Jedi coming to blow minds at the end of the week, this month’s new Star Wars is the perfect excuse to travel back over the franchise’s history of gorgeous imagery. We’ve looked at the series’ best shots before, but never in a streamlined […]

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‘Dunkirk’s Stunning Basis In Archival Footage

12 December 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Christopher Nolan shot his film with impeccable historical accuracy. orld War II was a huge era of film productivity for the world for purposes of propaganda and documentation. Wwi simply didn’t have the technology as the following conflict, so WWII’s huge amount of cinematic output was a first. What that means for filmmakers today is […]

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As Life Flies By: Sofia Coppola Through Windows

12 December 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

A supercut of glass daydreams. his supercut of director Sofia Coppola‘s shots, those through windows and those of characters looking through them, is filled with longing. As the Vimeo description notes, “whether they reflect themselves or the exteriors that surround them, it’s easy to get lost.” Coppola always creates movies balanced between ethereal and realistic, […]

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- Jacob Oller

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Spectacle, Stardust, and Lots of Filler

12 December 2017 9:05 AM, PST

By Rob Hunter

The Star Wars film universe is now three movies deep into its third act — after the original trilogy and the trio of much-maligned prequels — and it’s already clear that this Disney-owned rebirth shows no sign of stopping. Stand-alone films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the main way forward with […]

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Taking the Black: The Final Shots of ‘Game of Thrones’

12 December 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

HBO’s star always goes out with a bang. ame of Thrones is a show of twists and big moments hiding inside of a show pretending to be about conversations and political maneuvering. As the internet has embraced the show, the creatives behind it have invested more and more into making the show, well, More of […]

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Totems and Fetishes: How Guillermo del Toro’s Objects Tell Stories

11 December 2017 12:45 PM, PST

By Jacob Oller

Monsters, magic, and motivations – oh my! irector Guillermo del Toro is well-known for his monster designs and fairy tale-esque films, but his prop work is not to be underestimated. Introducing characters through the objects they own, the physical manifestations of their hopes and desires, is a narrative step often taken in children’s storytelling. Fairytales […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Terrence Malick

11 December 2017 11:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

The filmmaker’s camera always seems to move towards the light. errence Malick isn’t really a down-to-earth guy. That’s not his capacity as a director, nor as a human. He’s decided to embrace the poetry of life in all its forms, which sometimes means his films can feel a little bit flighty. Other times, they are […]

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Unpacking James McAvoy’s ‘Split’ Personalities

11 December 2017 6:45 AM, PST

By Jacob Oller

One of the best performances of the year was…well more than one. . Night Shyamalan’s Split, featuring James McAvoy as someone suffering from multiple personality disorder, joins his unconventional superhero universe with a mix of horror and acting wonder. This is treacherous water, as is any task that calls for the emulation of a mental […]

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