Eyes Wide Shut
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On Staging Dreams: Eyes Wide Shut

It’s been 20 years since the influential director has passed, and, after my trip to the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at the Design Museum, I wanted to talk about its most divisive film and explain why I think it is definitely his most underrated work.
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The Sopranos
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On Cutting to Black: The Sopranos

20 years after its initial run on HBO, I finally watched the show so many critics labeled as “the greatest of all time”. With its legendary and ambiguous cut to black, I was surprised how well the show held up, even after it paved the way to Breaking Bad.
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The Lion King
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On Conveying Ideas: The Lion King

Animated films are really costly and time-consuming to make. Filmmakers must look for a way to tell their story in the least runtime possible. Such difficulty requires problem-solving in storytelling. How to convey ideas in the most-efficient manner?
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Game of Thrones
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On Subverting Expectations: Game of Thrones

TV’s biggest, most popular and talked about show has come to an end. After 8 years, we finally got to see who’s won the Iron Throne. Or do we really? It’s time to look back at the most cinematic piece of entertainment ever put to our home screens.
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Jurassic World
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On Making Sequels: Jurassic World

Sequels always were considered inferior. That is except for The Godfather, Part II. But sometimes, in rare cases, they can really surprise you. This was the case when I went into the theater, ready to trash the latest sequel to one of my all-time favorite film.
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Schindler's List
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On Cross-cutting: Schindler’s List

1993 masterpiece from Spielberg gets a re-release for its 25th anniversary. And 25 years later, it still stands at one of the better-edited films I’ve seen. Editing being what I do for a living, I thought it’d be good to look at why this film is so emotionally powerful.
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Ready Player One
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On Using CGI: Ready Player One

2 years in the making blockbuster from Hollywood superstar Steven Spielberg features the most groundbreaking CGI ever put to screen. The director reportedly spent 3 hours 3 times a week at ILM to oversee post-production. What for, you may ask?
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
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On Adapting Characters: The Adventures of Tintin

The long-awaited (at least for me) adaptation of Tintin truly understands its source material. This is proof that an adaptation needs to be its own thing. But that it also needs to give that sort of familiarity so that the fans get what they’re expecting.
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