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VIDEO ESSAY: R.I.P. Lauren Bacall

When watching Lauren Bacall in her older films, it is impossible to not think of "sexy" as one of the adjectives to describe her, and yet where is that sexiness coming from? In part, it comes from a sense that she might say something barbed, or worse, at any turn, and that if she doesn't, she's choosing not to.
  • By Serena Bramble and Max Winter
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  • August 19, 2014 7:27 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Our Scary Summer: 1979

The cover of the June 1979 issue of Newsweek featured an image of Sigourney Weaver from "Alien." The caption read: "Hollywood's Scary Summer." I was thirteen. The horror movies released that summer would form a grotesque carnival that mirrored my own and the world's anxieties.
  • By Nelson Carvajal and Jed Mayer
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  • August 5, 2014 1:18 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Slow Motion Movie Supercut

LOOK. PAY ATTENTION. NOTICE THE MOVEMENT.
  • By Leigh Singer and Max Winter
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  • July 30, 2014 12:58 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: From SLACKER to BOYHOOD: Cinematography in the films of Richard Linklater

You can feel the heat in the Austin of "Slacker"; you can smell the chalkdust in "School of Rock"; you can feel the night breeze in "Dazed and Confused." And yet the camera here isn’t the aggressive, probing presence of a Scorsese or an Allen or a Lynch.
  • By Nelson Carvajal and Max Winter
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  • July 23, 2014 2:21 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Total Cinema: SNOWPIERCER

It's a slumgullion stew, this movie, but it's all held together by the clear, simple movement of the plot, the quest of the characters to get to the front of the train. It's a focused quest, a narrow one, and it structures the characters' actions and the viewers' hopes and fears.
  • By Matthew Cheney
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  • July 18, 2014 5:28 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: The Coen Brothers: Men of Constant Sorrow

Woe be to you if you should be so unlucky as to be a male character in a Coen Brothers film.
  • By Leigh Singer and Max Winter
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  • July 11, 2014 4:07 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: In Memory of Paul Mazursky 1930–2014

"[Middle-class life is] on the edge of soap opera and the edge of real; it’s alienated and confused, almost tragic."
  • By Nelson Carvajal
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  • July 8, 2014 5:03 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: White Knights and Bad People

It’s exhausting as a woman to constantly see the female body on the brink of violation. I’m tired of the voicelessness of those bodies, by the fact that we still need to spread awareness about how horrible sexual assault actually is.
  • By Arielle Bernstein and Serena Bramble
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  • June 18, 2014 4:52 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY DIPTYCH: Good Dads/Bad Dads: A Tribute to Cinematic Fathers

I can’t remember the first film I watched with my dad Jim. However, I do remember what I affectionately call my “Martin Scorsese summer.”
  • By Drew Morton and Benjamin Sampson
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  • June 14, 2014 4:31 PM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Virtual Animals: Building the Digital Ark

The fewer animals we find in the wild, the more we see on screen. The digital revolution has enabled filmmakers to create an entirely new breed of animal, one that exists only in the form of pixels. Absence of flesh and blood answered by an abundance of virtual animals.
  • By Nelson Carvajal and Jed Mayer
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  • May 14, 2014 6:00 AM
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