We’re all familiar with it. Some call it MTV editing. Others blame it on ADD. It’s the fast cutting, fast moving camera aesthetic that’s become prevalent in Hollywood blockbusters over the past decade and change. In a new video essay published on Indiewire’s Press Play page, Los Angeles scholar and filmmaker Matthias Stork gives it another name: Chaos Cinema. His two part, 18 minute dissection of this new type of cinema highlights how action films have evolved, or devolved depending on your point of view, by using examples from the works of Paul Greengrass, Tony Scott, John Woo, Michael Bay, Christopher Nolan and John Frankenheimer, just to name a few. Watch the videos, read what he has to say, and discuss it after the jump. Read More »