Fear is a unique part of the human experience. It is something that both protects us and completely wrecks us. In art, this feeling is portrayed in different ways, whether it be unsettling paintings or anxiety-inducing classical music. Film, because of its combinations of visual and audio elements, is able
In the recently released, first part of the sixth season of Bojack Horseman, the titular washed-up former sitcom star battles his self-loathing, alcoholism, and depression in an attempt to make amends with the people he’s hurt in his life. While he tries to negotiate his present relationships and desires, he
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, communicates and operates an extensive amount of the story. The neo-noir film frequently utilizes the camera to cooperate
The most intriguing aspect of Stephen King’s renowned novel It, has always been the coming of age story that is at the forefront of the narrative. This particular theme was elevated with Andy Muschietti’s 2017 film adaptation, which focuses on the core group of characters as children. His follow up
The fashion and film industries are vastly different from each other, but that being said, they rely on one another. Without fashion, films would be bland as well as lacking on one of the most important elements of storytelling: the setting. Costumes set things into place, give characters personality, and
The Final Girl is one of the most recognizable tropes in the horror genre, especially in the revolutionary subgenre, the slasher film. Not only has the final girl evolved dramatically over the years, but there are a few theories attempting to explain the underlying meaning behind the sole survivor’s role.
A couple of months ago, my friend and I decided to watch Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film, the western mystery-thriller aptly titled “The Hateful Eight”. We’re both long-time fans of Tarantino’s directorial work, and I consider him to be a filmmaking role model with an infectious passion for cinema, despite being