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Josh Matthews

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What Makes This Movie Great? — List of Videos

Decalogue 1Wall-EDecalogue 6True Grit (2010)RashomonDecalogue 10Modern TimesBig NightThe Purple Rose of CairoTHE APU TRILOGYGrizzly ManThe Night of the HunterBreaker MorantStagecoachLola MontesHarakiriIdiocracyThe LadyKillers (1955)Andrei RublevMIRRORParis, TexasRear WindowNebraskaLocal HeroChungking ExpressDuck SoupThe Station Agent
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March 25, 2020
Video Essays

Why the PG-13 Rating is a Problem

https://youtu.be/iefY9K1N5Uk What's the difference between a PG-13 rated movie and an R-rated movie? I'll show you in this video, and I'll make the case that the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) rating system is absurd. The moral philosophy underlying the American movie ratings system…
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March 3, 2020
Video Essays

Akira Kurosawa — What Are His Greatest Movies

https://youtu.be/UhI5ybYCe6c Akira Kurosawa is a widely acknowledged master of the cinematic arts. His best-known films are considered by everybody to be beloved world classics: Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Red Beard, Yojimbo. I watched his 30 movies, thought hard about them, and then created this video for…
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February 28, 2020
Video Essays

Why Have G-Rated Movies Disappeared?

https://youtu.be/eRso2eH7rco Have you ever wondered where G-Rated Movies went? They basically don't exist, except for Pixar movies. Why did the MPAA allow this to happen? In truth, the American Motion Picture Association's rating system encourages movie to be more "adult." American movies basically have two…
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February 26, 2020
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Grizzly Man — What Makes This Movie Great? (Ep. 11)

https://youtu.be/cIYEzJlfFtY Werner Herzog's movie "Grizzly Man" is in my view one of the great documentaries ever, maybe one of the greatest movies ever. Herzog's documentary profiles Timothy Treadwell, an Alaskan environmentalist who communed with the grizzly bears in their habitat for thirteen years. Treadwell shot…
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February 26, 2020