Ben is a former student of cognitive science who is currently trying to improve his writing style and ability to understand and appreciate films containing unfamiliar perspectives. He tries not to hold films to a strict set of criteria, but does believe that strong movies can change your outlook on the world. His favorite films include Whisper of the Heart, Beau Travail, Blade Runner, and Hellzapoppin'.
In this retrospective guide, we examine the work of recently deceased filmmaker Isao Takahata, one of the pioneers of Studio Ghibli.
Camp films are delightful, and demonstrate the range of ways in which a movie can leave a noteworthy impact on an audience. But what
We delve into the works of Carl Theodor Dreyer, the Danish director that is behind some of the greatest masterpieces in cinema, among them
We analyze some of the interpretations of Twin Peaks: The Return, the dreamlike sequel series to David Lynch's early '90s TV show.
They Live by Night belongs to the tradition of films about outlaw lovers on the run. Like many of Ray’s main characters, normal life