Tag Archives: Brad Pitt

Coen Country

This short video-essay details the recurring thematic concerns explored by the Coen brothers over the last five decades. Intercutting all 18 of their films, the characters appear to talk to one another across the stories.

The Gordon Willis Frame

Gordon Willis was one of cinema’s greatest artists. Regardless of genre, his style and technique were so singular he should be regarded as a cinematrograph-auteur.

337. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

This western gives fresh examinations of celebrity and post-traumatic stress disorder.

266. Thelma & Louise

The Oscar-winning Thelma & Louise was released in 1991 to a storm of controversy. Did it warrant it then and does it hold up to scrutiny now?

215. Great Scenes – Part One

What makes for a great scene? Performance? Conflict? Dialogue? Visuals? Music? Combine them and you have atomic weight.

130. House of Cards

If you want to change television, stop people watching it. That is just one of the many tricks behind this great adaptation of Michael Dobbs’s best-selling novels.

116. Fight Club

When it was released, Fight Club was rubbished by critics and rejected by audiences. Now it’s regarded as a masterpiece. So what changed people’s minds?


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