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 betterContinue reading “The Lighthouse”

Lady Bird: A Love Story

Greta Gerwig’s 2017 solo directorial debut Lady Bird is a love story. True love for best friends. Turbulent love for mothers. Innocent love for the boy who turns out to be gay. False love for the boy who “hasn’t lied in two years.” What strikes me more and more each time I watch it, though, is theContinue reading “Lady Bird: A Love Story”

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, isContinue reading “The World’s End: In Defense of Edgar Wright’s Most Overlooked Film”

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, definedContinue reading “Edgar Wright Reinvents How Sound Can Be Used In Film”

Ad Astra Is Not A Space Movie… And That Is Why It Succeeds

  The following contains spoilers for Ad Astra: One of my favorite movies is About Time — a movie about life’s small moments and the people we share them with. It just so happens that it also involves time travel. I feel the same way about Ad Astra. It is the only space movie I like becauseContinue reading “Ad Astra Is Not A Space Movie… And That Is Why It Succeeds”

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”

British Shows to Watch on Netflix

Written for Mosaic by Kitty Williams | Co-Editor-in-Chief  Netflix can be overwhelming with its ever-changing and sometimes bizarre categories with shifting titles every month. You know how it goes: you don’t have the energy to go digging through all of the options so you just go straight to your old reliable (probably The Office). In an effortContinue reading “British Shows to Watch on Netflix”

Op-Ed: More Great Gerwig, Please

Written for Mosaic by Kitty Williams | Co-Editor-in-Chief On January 7th, stars were gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 75th Golden Globes. Natalie Portman and Ron Howard presented the nominees for Best Director. Certainly breaking from the teleprompter in front of her, Portman leaned into the microphone and said, “Here are the all male nominees.”Continue reading “Op-Ed: More Great Gerwig, Please”