film essay

Film

Vibrant Supercut Shows How Akira Kurosawa Was a Master of Color

The master director (and former painter) blossomed when he gained access to color film.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.17
Animation

8-Minute Video Boils Down the Essence of Animation Legend Ralph Bakshi

40 years after his iconic 'Wizards,' its time to brush up on your Bakshi.
Beckett Mufson
3.21.17
Film

You Probably Love 'Fight Club' Because of Its Sound Design

Honestly, without the right audio, Tyler Durden might as well be Kindergarten Cop.
Beckett Mufson
3.18.17
Animation

Watch a High-Flying Video Dedicated to Miyazaki's Love of Flight

A soaring video essay captures the Japanese animation legend's love of airplanes and gravity-defying sequences.
VICE Staff
3.2.17
Film

Soak Up the Masterful Use of Light in Legendary Anime, 'Akira'

Stunning sequences of spotlights, neon, and lasers highlight creator Katsuhiro Ôtomo's brilliance.
Beckett Mufson
11.30.16
Film

A Love Letter to Animation from 'The Iron Giant' Director Brad Bird

'The Iron Giant,' 'Incredibles,' and 'Ratatouille' director explains why the medium is so misunderstood, and why it can be so powerful.
Beckett Mufson
11.3.16
Film

Here's a Powerful Tribute to Studio Ghibli's Badass Heroines

From Mei Kusakabe to Princess Mononoke, the ladies of Studio Ghibli rule.
Beckett Mufson
9.27.16
Film

BBC's 'Sherlock' Is an Ode to Perfect Symmetry

'Sherlock' has cinematography so good, it has its own fan page.
Beckett Mufson
9.21.16
Film

It's 300 Famous Movie Dance Scenes—in Under 5 Minutes

This lightning-fast dance compilation will get you off the couch and onto the dance floor.
Beckett Mufson
9.9.16
Film

Remembering Gene Wilder: Master of Comic Timing

A loving tribute to the great actor looks back at one of his signature acting tools.
Beckett Mufson
9.1.16
Film

Feast on Steven Spielberg’s Best Family Dinner Scenes

You'll be full of movie trivia after watching “Steven Spielberg: Setting the Table.”
Francesca Capossela
7.14.16
Film

Pixar's Secret to Nailing It

A film essay delves into the philosophy that makes Pixar films so relatable every damn time.
Beckett Mufson
5.12.16
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