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Breaking Down the Beatles in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

February 28, 2015
A HARD DAYS NIGHT

The Fab Four get quantified in the classic opening of their breakout film debut.

Oscars 2015: Video Evidence

February 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
BOYHOOD

Who deserves to win? A video essay series applies sense, cinemetrics and subjectivity to the race.

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Cinematography?

February 12, 2015

Out of the shadows: rating the contenders in Cinematography.

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture?

February 5, 2015 | One Comment
BOYHOOD

Which of the contenders asks the most essential question of cinema?

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Director?

February 4, 2015 | One Comment
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Does it feel programmed by a computer or crafted by human hands?

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress?

January 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
STILL ALICE

Does likability matter more than the art of acting in this race?

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actor?

January 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
AMERICAN SNIPER

Who brought depth scene by scene, second by second?

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress?

January 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Showstoppers, haunting spells: Taking a look at great actresses in this year’s supporting roles.

Video Evidence: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor?

January 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

To be a dominant actor, you don’t always have to dominate.

The Best Films of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

January 8, 2015 | 12 Comments
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT

Culled from nearly 300 responses via Twitter and Facebook: the best films of the 2010s.

When Animals Look at Us in Denis Côté’s BESTIAIRE

January 3, 2015
BESTIAIRE

That sense of being confronted with the incomprehensible is a running theme in Côté’s films.

The Best Video Essays of 2014

December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

What makes a video essay great? Here are some that broke new ground.