Essays


Occasionally, and perhaps not too often, I get hit with a wild bout of inspiration and pen an exhaustive essay concerning an aspect of film that a simple review won’t do justice. Those moments of written catharsis are listed below, along with a few articles in which I iterate how important film has been to my personal everyday life. I hope you enjoy them!

March 3, 2014
Is the continual lack of surprise making the Oscars less enjoyable?

Feb. 3, 2014
Remembering one of the finest actors that ever lived, who we lost far too soon.

Jan. 27, 2014
A detailed analysis on Fincher’s ability to turn “mundane” scenes into works of art

Dec. 1, 2013
Why are we so affected by celebrity deaths?

Nov. 3, 2013
At what point do those five controversial words become cheap manipulation?

Aug. 13, 2013
Examining Ellis' prose and the films spawned from them

Aug. 8, 2013
Breaking down a mystifying scene from No Country for Old Men

March 1, 2013
How Spike Lee’s signature shot helps distinguish his films, for better or worse

Feb. 4, 2013
Netflix’s new show is a tense sensation. And it’s going to change the game.

Oct. 23, 2012
Blood and guts vs. Fear and dread

Sept. 11, 2012
Why Spike Lee’s 25th Hour is the most important movie ever made about 9/11


July 13, 2012
Detailing one of my favorite directors’ auteurist style of filmmaking

May 21, 2012
The story of a 9/11-rescue worker, and his favorite films that represent his city

May 7, 2012
An attempt to shed light on the lack of female directors of photography

April 27, 2012
Once and for all, the deciding debate on which ‘70s icon is the better performer

April 25, 2012
Making a case as to why HBO’s Girls is the best show on television

March 27, 2012
Examining the contradictions of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Feb. 3, 2012
Explaining my very real, and very valid reasons for why I dislike The Help


Jan. 2, 2012
Remembering my best friend, on the ninth anniversary of his death

Oct. 21, 2011
Chronicling the influential films my estranged brother showed me as a child

June 3, 2011
Comparing and contrasting two World War II epics released five months apart

2 comments:

  1. Reading these articles has been great, you should do some more . Plus you should continue your directors series aswell, I always enjoy reading them.

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    1. Wow, this comment just made my day. Seriously. Thanks so much for taking the time to read these essays, and my Director profiles.

      I've got a big, personal essay coming up in a couple weeks, and a Michael Haneke profile this week. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks again for this comment!

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