(PG-13) There are many aspects of Wes Anderson’s work which are consistent across his films. While his style, casting, and musical choices are often discussed, his effective use of cursing is not. Luís Azevedo of The A to Z Review makes it right in his video essay.
From Agamemnon to Ferris Bueller’s Day off to House of Cards, talking directly to the audience is an effective technique for exposition, and to bring levity to scenes. Now You See It explores some of the best examples in their video essay.
Video editor Jacob T. Swinney juxtaposed 55 opening and closing movie shots – from classics like The Searchers and Dr. Strangelove to recent hits like Birdman and Whiplash – that are intentionally similar or contrasting.
(NSFW: Language) Film buff Steven Benedict deftly weaves together a conversation between the characters of the Coen brothers, illuminating a trio of recurring themes surrounding identity, miscommunication and morality.