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What Long Shots in Movies Mean

Which movie images can make you feel awestruck, terrified, or both? The long shot is a crucial aspect of film. It shows you vast landscapes, vistas, horizons, and images of things that are enormous. But these shots aren't just about showing you pretty landscape pictures.…
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November 26, 2019
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Her (2013)

(Fair warning to readers: Her contains sexually explicit content that is not for viewers who will be misdirected by its appearance. If you think that's you, don't watch it.) Just the title of Her, all by itself, encapsulates the complexity and amazing ambiguity of this…
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August 22, 2019
movie educationMovie Reviews

Nightcrawler (2014)

“We lack adequate images. Our civilization doesn’t have adequate images.” -- Werner Herzog A gripping movie that doubles as potent commentary on our news media, Nightcrawler (2014) stands out as one of the more complex suspense pictures from the 2010s.  The movie is about so…
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August 20, 2019