Tony Zhou

The Marvel Symphonic Universe

The Marvel Symphonic Universe

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting examines the oddly forgettable and superfluous music in the Marvel cinematic universe. To be honest, the only music we can remember from any one of their blockbusters is Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Snowpiercer: Left or Right

Snowpiercer: Left or Right

(Spoilers) For Tony Zhou’s latest episode of Every Frame a Painting, he explores a simple, yet effective use of screen direction to help indicate the choices of its characters. If you’ve never seen Snowpiercer, go watch it, then come back.

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Silence of the Lambs: Who Wins?

Silence of the Lambs: Who Wins?

Film critic Tony Zhou imparts a wealth of knowledge in this quick episode of Every Frame a Painting, as he points out how director Jonathan Demme differentiated the dominator from the dominated in The Silence of the Lambs.

And the Other Way is Wrong

And the Other Way is Wrong

For his latest exploration of the world’s greatest filmmakers, Tony Zhou takes a look at the precise visual style of David Fincher, the man behind such diverse and amazing films as Fight Club, Seven, Benjamin Button and The Social Network.

Robin Williams – In Motion

Robin Williams – In Motion

(NSFW: Language) Tony Zhou pays tribute to the late Robin Williams in his signature way – with a technical analysis. Tony looks at Robin’s talent for expressing his character through movements, and how directors let Robin use this ability.

Satoshi Kon: Editing Space & Time

Satoshi Kon: Editing Space & Time

Film critic Tony Zhou looks at the editing style of the late Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Millennium Actress). His obsession with our multiple realities – social circles, memories, the Internet – led to his disorientating cuts and transitions.

What is Bayhem?

What is Bayhem?

(NSFW: Language) Believe it or not, there is a method to Michael Bay’s madness. The problem is, it takes a sharp mind and inhuman fortitude to watch Bay’s flicks and break them down. Part of Tony Zhou’s soul died to give you this.

Martin Scorsese: The Art of Silence

Martin Scorsese: The Art of Silence

(NSFW: Language) Open up your brain tanks cinephiles. Film critic Tony Zhou is back with another lesson. This time he talks about the use of silence, a technique that director Martin Scorsese has mastered.

Edgar Wright’s Visual Comedy

Edgar Wright’s Visual Comedy

(PG-13: Language) Tony Zhou is back with another great breakdown of a filmmaker’s style and technique. This time he looks at Edgar Wright’s (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) creative efficiency in delivering humor.

Steven Spielberg’s Long Takes

Steven Spielberg’s Long Takes

(NSFW: Language) Tony Zhou sheds light on Steven Spielberg’s long takes – scenes shot continuously with one camera. Instead of calling attention to the technique, Spielberg uses it to flow seamlessly between actors’ movements.

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