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Understanding Art House: Under The Skin

Film is an innately ambiguous language. Art house films exploit that ambuguity by removing familiar (often hackneyed) elements of story that tell us what to feel. For this reason, art films can be frustrating and difficult to appreciate—but a deeper look can yield deeper rewards. Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin augments its unsettling qualities by doing just Read MoreRead More

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

Taylor Swift pens this essay on her thoughts on where the music industry is and how to survive in this YouTube hyperconnected world. Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years? Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an Read MoreRead More

10 Lessons from The Grand Budapest Hotel

Matt Howsam identifies 10 things we can learn as filmmakers from the delightful Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel. 1. Every detail matters. This should be a relevant lesson to take from several films but it is impossible not to notice the extra special attention to detail  in Wes Anderson’s perfectly constructed worlds.  Grand Budapest Read MoreRead More

Are There Rules For Spoilers? | PBS Idea Channel

Spoilers can be infuriating because they can ruin the suspense in a piece of media. But some people like them, actually preferring to have the endings divulged. What camp are you in? Why aren’t there better guidelines regarding spoilers? PBS Idea Channel  caught up with some of our favorite Youtubers at Vidcon and got their two Read MoreRead More

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