filmmaking

‘Us,’ ‘Psycho,’ and the Challenges of the Explain-It-All Ending

(Warning: We’re going to be talking about the ending of “Us.” If you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want the ending spoiled, please don’t…

The Story Behind the World’s First Movie Directed by a Blind Person

When the cast and crew showed up to the first pre-production meeting for the 2011 indie horror film The Bunker, they thought the shoot would…

‘Climax’ Is the Rare Gaspar Noé Film That’s Actually Getting Everyone Off

Gaspar Noé’s films are argument-starters. 2002’s Irréversible told the story of a brutal rape and the men who seek vengeance for the crime, the movie unspooling…

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Is All Beauty and No Bite (Or Anything Else for That Matter)

Last year when I saw Blade Runner 2049, I thought it was one of the most gorgeous films ever made. Struggling to put my euphoria…