Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

video essay

  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    6

    VIDEO ESSAY: Ceylan's Faces - A Portrait Gallery of Three Films

    With a camera that brings us beyond the surface and into soul, Nuri Bilge Ceylan may be one of the greatest directors of faces in movie history. A video essay/portrait gallery of three Ceylan films makes the case.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    3

    VIDEO - Motion Studies #19 and #20: "Telephones" and "Home Stories"

    Two video artworks from the 1990s lay the blueprint for the online supercut video as we now know it.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    2 comments
    tweet
    19

    Doris Wishman: The First Lena Dunham

    In just a few short years, Lena Dunham has quickly made a name for herself in the indie film scene. In 2010 she caught everyone at the SXSW Film Festival by surprise with her detached but deeply personal debut "Tiny Furniture."

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    29

    VIDEO ESSAY: Clint Eastwood and His Iconic Side View Profile

    The craggy complexion. The stately ovate chin. Those thin lips deceptively wrapped around that charming smile. That perfect nose. Those clear greenish-brown eyes. That squint.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    5

    VIDEO: The Hardcore History Lessons of Koji Wakamatsu

    Koji Wakamatsu—known as the Godfather of the pink movie, a genre of Japanese softcore exploitation films that started in the 1960s—has made over 100 movies, and is enjoying the most acclaimed period of his career thanks to two recent films that have much more on their mind than sex.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    4

    VIDEO - Motion Studies #17: Harun Farocki and WDR

    A major figure in the genre of essay film and video, Harun Farocki combines a precise formalist analysis of images with exhaustive research into the history behind those images.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    VIDEO ESSAY: The #1 Textbook on Film, Now with Video

    For the new tenth edition of the most widely used film textbook, David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson have taken the book into the new dimension of online video.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    VIDEO - Motion Studies #15 & #16: The Art of Cinema on French TV (Godard on Kubrick; Costa on Straub/Huillet)

    Godard rips into "Full Metal Jacket" while Pedro Costa observes one of cinema's legendary directing duos.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments
    tweet
    4

    VIDEO - Motion Studies #14: Screening Room

    Even in a world with hundreds of cable TV channels on the air, today it's virtually impossible to conceive of a commercial TV program dedicated to discussing experimental filmmaking in depth. But there was a time when such a program existed; in fact it lasted for a decade and left an indelible legac...

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    10

    Motion Studies #13: The Endless Night: A Valentine to Film Noir

    A video love letter that distills film noir movies into their atmospheric essence.

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Sundance Interview: Benjamin Oberman ...SydneysBuzz
  • Sony Pictures Classics Will Release ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Sundance Gambler Flick 'Mississippi ...Thompson on Hollywood