Published on January 9th, 2017

Alex writes about the differing looks at the main characters’ lives in Manchester by the Sea and Jackie. »

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Published on January 3rd, 2017

The film’s depiction of friendship, David Foster Wallace’s approach to his fame, mirror shots, 35mm Broken Arrow prints, and winter »

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Published on December 29th, 2016

Alex writes about two modernists making films. »

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Published on December 22nd, 2016

Alex writes about how Manchester by the Sea reframed his opinions on A Tribe Called Quest. »

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Published on December 13th, 2016

The movie’s take on communication, Chris Finch finding God, Satan, slow creeping cinematography, graphic matches, and Black Phillip. Episode 270: »

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Published on December 5th, 2016

Alex writes about Nocturnal Animals. »

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Published on December 1st, 2016

Al Pacino’s behind the scenes effect on the film, James Foley’s direction, closing, David Mamet’s approach to masculinity, and Alec »

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Published on November 28th, 2016

Alex writes about Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo DiCaprio, and perspective. »

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Published on November 24th, 2016

Appreciating normalcy, Lee Marvin, surprising violence, how the film strays from noir conventions, and Fritz Lang. Episode 268: The Big »

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Published on November 21st, 2016

Alex writes about directing, and why he gives directors so much credit. »

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