Strictly Ballroom (1992) stands the test of time by showing a mastery of using silent era film techniques to create a story of cultural exchange.
In a new video essay, contributor Zach Devroy connects the recurring themes and tropes of modern haunted house horror films to the 2008 housing crisis.
In a new Facets video essay, Contributors Eric Guzman and Zach Devroy dissect David Lynch’s relationship with surrealism and the ensuing popularity of the ‘Lynchian’ label.
In a new video essay, contributor Sean Maymon discusses the depiction of mental illnesses in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The Aviator.
Contributor Sean Duffy gives a brief introduction to one of 2015’s most wonderful short films: Don Hertzfeldt’s animated World of Tomorrow.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Janelle Domek brings us Peggy Ahwesh’s psychological horror short Nocturne (1998), a film that redefines gender roles in horror while investigating the nature of life, sex, and death.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Sean Duffy takes a look at an early short film by Jean-Luc Godard, All the Boys are Named Patrick, and its critique of American cinema and culture.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Mike LeSuer brings us Report From L.A., a recap of the year 1985 in film with the inimitable David Byrne.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Anna Siemienkiewicz brings us Bartek Tryzna’s short film Franek (2013), a visually striking short film that explores the effects of WWII on two Polish boys.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Anna Siemienkiewicz brings us Guy Sherwin’s short film Man with Mirror (1976/2011).This experimental, visually striking art piece confuses our senses and evokes insights about time and identity.