3 articles written by Nelson Carvajal
Video Essay: Mise En Scène & The Visual Themes of Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson has become a film genre. Even Saturday Night Live did a spoof on this notion, re-envisioning a modern horror film as a Wes Anderson comedy for one of their digital shorts. And although the auteur would not...
Video Essay: Social Anthropology In Narratives of Darren Aronofsky
From the outset, the films of Darren Aronofsky seem as different from each other as any filmography can be. There’s the microbudget black and white feature debut Pi; the drug-addled, head-spinning Requiem For A Dream; the ambitious, time-spanning love...
Video Essay: The Screen Poetry of Terrence Malick
At the core, the cinema is the most powerful art form between sound and image. From his most direct, plot-driven narrative, Badlands, to his most abstract, polarizing film The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick has been progressively moving toward...