Riley Flanagan

Riley is a Los Angeles native who is currently studying Creative Writing and Cinema Studies in Seattle, WA. She loves to write poetry, screenplays, and film analysis pieces. Her favorite film is Stand by Me and her favorite director is Rian Johnson.

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Brick: An Illustration of Extraordinary Cinematography

Cinematography is a visual language in filmmaking that speaks to the viewer in ambiguous ways. Although Rian Johnson’s debut film, Brick, is a low budget film, it’s cinematography, shot by Steve Yedlin,...

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Brick: An Illustration of Extraordinary Cinematography

Cinematography is a visual language in filmmaking that speaks to the viewer in ambiguous ways. Although Rian Johnson’s debut film, Brick,...

Outer Space Movies: Unusual Wilderness Survival Stories

“I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality . I can’t lie to you about...

The King; thoughts

Audiences are bound to notice similarities between this film and last year’s Outlaw King or Kingdom of Heaven, as well as multiple...

‘Shirkers’ is a Blueprint for Filmmakers

Shirkers is a one-of-a-kind documentary from novelist (“The Black Isle”) and filmmaker (“Gourmet Baby” and “Moveable Feast”) Sandi Tan. During the 96...

Examining the Spiritual Humanity of Stop Making Sense 35 Years Later

Armed with nothing more than a cassette player and an acoustic guitar, David Byrne walks onto an empty, incomplete stage and says...