The Lighthouse

The following contains spoilers for The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers, who made his directorial debut with The Witch in 2015, wrote and directed The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as Thomas and Winslow, respectively. In this film, the pair are lighthouse keepers who become stranded and lose their minds waiting for their escape. No two actors are better … Continue reading The Lighthouse

The World’s End: In Defense of Edgar Wright’s Most Overlooked Film

If you only discovered the director Edgar Wright recently, your favorite film of his is probably Baby Driver. Totally valid. If you have seen all of the films that comprise the Cornetto Trilogy, your favorite film of his is probably Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. Also valid. Wright’s third installment in the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End, is … Continue reading The World’s End: In Defense of Edgar Wright’s Most Overlooked Film

Succession Finale: What Does This Blood Sacrifice Mean For Season Three?

The following contains spoilers for the Succession season two finale. During Succession’s season two finale last night, Logan Roy decided who to sacrifice to the cruise coverup scandal at Waystar Royco. At one point, there is a very awkward meal during which Logan asks everyone points fingers at who they think should be sacrificed. True … Continue reading Succession Finale: What Does This Blood Sacrifice Mean For Season Three?

Edgar Wright Reinvents How Sound Can Be Used In Film

Sound is typically a boring and overlooked aspect of movies, not because it is inherently boring, but because most directors do not recognize the advantage of using it in different ways. Director Edgar Wright takes sound and, as he does with everything else, makes it extraordinary in his films. Wright uses something called intensified continuity, defined … Continue reading Edgar Wright Reinvents How Sound Can Be Used In Film

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: Views of Shallow

On Sunday night, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed “Shallow” from A Star is Born, in which the pair played Ally and Jackson Maine, respectively. The film, which marks Cooper’s directorial debut, went largely unrecognized by the Academy. With eight nominations heading into the night, the film walked away with just one win: Best Original Song. … Continue reading Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper: Views of Shallow