Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

This article originally appeared on Moviepilot.com on 04-03-2015 The year is 1998 and animator Satoshi Kon has just released his directorial debut, Perfect Blue. The story of Mima Kirigoe, a pop singer attempting to change her image to become a serious actress, allows us to question the blurred boundaries between perception and reality when she is stalked by an obsessive fan and the ghost of … Continue reading Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

Great Scott! 5 Facts That Will Make You Love Back to the Future Even More

No matter how big of a movie fan you consider yourself, sometimes (although it’s hard to admit!) not one of us can know absolutely everything about our favorite movies. I’m always looking for new and exciting facts about the movies I love. Recently, I was looking at a selection of facts about one of the greatest trilogies of all time, Robert Zemeckis’ Back of the Future … Continue reading Great Scott! 5 Facts That Will Make You Love Back to the Future Even More

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball! What Casting Alden Ehrenreich Means For The Tone Of Disney’s Han Solo Movie

Ever since Disney acquired LucasArts in October, 2012, the prospect of a Han Solo movie has been sparking a debate as to who, if anyone, could possibly fill Harrison Ford’s space boots as the scruffy-looking nerf herder. Once a shortlist of talent was released, fans rallied together to show support for their personal favorite. This shortlist included brooding pin-ups such as Scott Eastwood and actors … Continue reading Laugh It Up, Fuzzball! What Casting Alden Ehrenreich Means For The Tone Of Disney’s Han Solo Movie

The Power of Foresight: Science Fiction Predicting Science Fact

Science Fiction can be the most visually stimulating genre, allowing us to see metaphorical images to convey ideas in an understandable way. The greatest asset to sci-fi is that things don’t have to be literal, but can simply conveying a less fantastical idea through the medium of surrealist, sometimes unbelievable, concepts. In some cases, however, the great minds behind our favourite science fiction films have … Continue reading The Power of Foresight: Science Fiction Predicting Science Fact

FilmGrab: A Homage to Great Cinematography

FilmGrab has possibly the best repertoire of cinematic screenshots available on the internet. The blog has been going for a long time now, meaning that the collection of beautiful cinematography has grown from a great way to waste time into a significant study into what cinematography means a film’s outcome. Anybody interested in framing, lighting, mise en scène and the analysis of visual storytelling can … Continue reading FilmGrab: A Homage to Great Cinematography