Summer Of 1993: The Best Movies From One Of The Best Summers (ANALYSIS)

The summer of 1993 was a great one for movies, with a perfect blend of options for everyone (and not just typical blockbusters). Twenty-five years later, they're worth praising - and watching - again. Sure, it had its glut of mediocrity like any summer does (Cliffhanger, Last Action Hero, and Super Mario Bros. instantly come [...]

Ron Howard Bluths The Skywalkers By Narrating A NEW HOPE (VIDEO) When you officially bring Ron Howard into the Star Wars universe, this is the kind of inspired crossover you get. Howard, the director of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, is also the narrator of the long (if intermittently) running comedy series Arrested Development. It's about a rich family of eccentrics with only one [...]

You Watch A Movie With Your Ears: A Fascinating “Look” At Sound Design (VIDEO ESSAY) You'll never watch a movie the same way again, because you'll finally realize just how much the sound is affecting what you see and how you see it. That's the result of this brilliant video essay by Evan Puschak, a.k.a. The Nerdwriter. He takes a scene from Steven Spielberg's Munich and breaks down exactly [...]

Listen To Main Title Theme From READY PLAYER ONE Soundtrack (AUDIO) There's something perfect, even poetic, about having the composer from Back To The Future write the music for Ready Player One, even beyond the fact that a DeLorean is a primary vehicle in the film's OASIS VR world. Steven Spielberg's regular composer John Williams was not available this time around; his scoring plate was [...]

Oscar Winner For Live Action Short Is A Moving, Must-See Portrait: Full Film Here (VIDEO) Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing, too-clever-for-its-own-good title. The winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short is a deeply moving human portrait. (Watch the full 40-minute movie above.) Mindy Alper is a 56-year-old woman who has suffered from phobias her entire life. As a child, depression, anxiety, and social triggers were compounded by [...]