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Revisiting the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Pilot 10 Years Later

This essay is part of our series Episodes, a column in which senior contributor Valerie Ettenhofer digs into the singular chapters of television that make the medium great. This entry looks back on the Game of Thrones pilot, “Winds of Winter,” for its tenth anniversary. You could call it a Very Special Episodes. Even the biggest show in the world...

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Introduces a Mysterious New Threat

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Explained is our ongoing series delving into Marvel’s grand new bromance between Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. In this entry, we examine The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 5 (“Truth”) and unpack a new villain’s arrival. Yes, prepare for SPOILERS. After the events of last week’s episode, John Walker (Wyatt...

Four Different Approaches to Translating a Movie Title

on movie Welcome to The Queue — your daily distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web. Today, we’re watching a video essay breaking down four different approaches to translations of movie titles. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of learning another language, you’ll know that translation is an art, not a science. Sometimes the...

‘Creepshow’ Moves Outside Its Comfort Zone with “The Right Snuff”

Creepshow‘s second season continues on Shudder, and the latest episode features all manner of talents from throughout the horror genre. This week’s segments include cast and crew from the likes of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), True Blood (2008-2014), Cut (2000), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), Darlin’ (2019), and Tales from the Hood (1995)....

How Do Cinematographers Work With Colorists? (And Other Questions)

Welcome to The Queue — your daily distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web. Today, we’re watching a video essay about how cinematographers work with film colorists — and other questions answered by a director of photography. Sometimes, while you’re watching a film, a question will pop into your head about how it all works....

Awkwafina Defied Typecasting in ‘The Farewell’

Acting is an art form, and behind every iconic character is an artist expressing themselves. Welcome to The Great Performances, a bi-weekly column exploring the art behind some of cinema’s best roles. In this entry, we examine Awkwafina’s Golden Globe-winning performance in The Farewell. The entertainment industry likes to place...

32 Things We Learned from Richard Rush’s ‘The Stunt Man’ Commentary

Welcome to Commentary Commentary, where we sit and listen to filmmakers talk about their work, then share the most interesting parts. In this edition, Rob Hunter revisits the late Richard Rush’s penultimate film, The Stunt Man. We lost another film legend today with the passing of director Richard Rush. He made twelve features through his career,...

A Brief (and Bloody) History of Italian Horror

Welcome to The Queue — your daily distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web. Today, we’re watching a video essay about the history of Italian horror movies. Terrible lip-synching? Extra-goopy eye gougings? Disembodied black leather gloves? Mama mia! Italian horror boasts a bloody and indelibly stylish reputation. And yet,...

The ‘Lucky Stars’ 3-Film Collection is a Must-Own Release for Fans

The Lucky Stars film series features a total of seven official entries released from 1983 through 1996 in Hong Kong. They share cast members who sometimes carry over as characters, sometimes not, and they mix genres with both action and comedy vying for viewer attention. The first three remain the most popular as all three of them star — and are directed...

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for April 2021

Crossing the Streams is our look at all the offerings hitting the big streaming services each month, and this time we’re checking out the new Hulu arrivals for April 2021, including new documentaries on WeWork and Bigfoot, a pair of Denzel Washington thrillers, one of 2017’s best films, and more! Hulu Pick of the Month for April 2021 Thelma, which...

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