10 Things I Hate About You - Romantic Comedy Statistics

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay examines the evolution of romcoms over the years, including statistics of tropes spread across 79 of them. Plus, Oscar-winning editor Lee Smith talks about working on Dunkirk and see how Pixar’s Ratatouille changed from the script to the final version we saw in theaters. Read More »

black panther best picture

With the double-whammy of the critically acclaimed Logan and Wonder Woman, it looked like 2017 was going to be the year that a comic book movie finally earned a Best Picture nomination. But that wasn’t the case. Logan received a historic nod for Best Adapted Screenplay, but Wonder Woman was spurned by the Oscars. However, things may change when next year’s Academy Awards roll around.

Black Panther Best Picture nod could very well be possible. That is, according to Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan.

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Bond 25 director

Another day, another James Bond rumor put to bed. This week: Christopher Nolan is not directing the next James Bond movie. Sorry, Nolan fans.

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2018 DGA Nominees DIscussion

The Director’s Guild Of America awards have already been handed out, giving Guillermo del Toro one of several major victories on his path to potentially (and seemingly likely) winning Best Director at the Academy Awards. But before the awards took place, all of the DGA nominees got together for an extensive conversation about their filmmaking process and more.

At the Director’s Guild of America’s Los Angeles Theater on February 3, 2018, Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), and Jordan Peele (Get Out) all sat down for a three-hour conversation for the annual Meet the Nominees symposium.

Watch the 2018 DGA nominees discussion below. Read More »

The Dark Knight 10th Anniversary Screening

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since The Dark Knight blew audiences away. Christopher Nolan crafted one of the finest comic book sequels ever made. Hell, he crafted one of the best blockbusters ever made. It’s just a fantastic film all around.

If you haven’t gotten enough of the movie in your repeated viewings on Blu-ray/DVD or on HBO or TNT, fear not, because the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight will bring the film back to select theaters. However, you might find it difficult to catch it if you don’t live on the East coast. Read More »

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Lady Bird - 2018 DGA Awards Nominations

Following this week’s announcement of the BAFTA nominations, the Director’s Guild of America is next in line to reveal their nominations for the best achievement in directing from the previous year in cinema for their 70th annual awards ceremony.

The 2018 DGA Awards nominations were announced today, and Lady Bird fans will be happy to see that director Greta Gerwig has finally been given her due diligence by landing a nomination. Furthermore, Get Out director Jordan Peele has landed two nominations, one in the primary outstanding directorial achievement award and one for being a first-time director.

Get the full list of 2018 DGA Awards nominations below. Read More »

christopher nolan blade runner 2049

Read any Christopher Nolan interview and he’ll probably go on at length about how big an influence Blade Runner plays on his films. Shades of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic can be found in everything from his superhero starter film Batman Begins to his ambitious and cerebral Interstellar.

Nolan’s love for the 1982 film (he’s watched it over 100 times!) fed into the rumor that he was up to direct the Blade Runner sequel when it was first announced in 2012. But those rumors soon fell by the wayside when director Denis Villeneuve stepped up to the plate, delivering 2017’s stunning and audacious Blade Runner 2049. Nolan released Dunkirk last year instead. But don’t go thinking about “what might have been.” Apparently, Nolan would never want to direct a Blade Runner movie if he could help it.

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Christopher Nolan 2001

Acclaimed filmmaker and vest enthusiast Christopher Nolan is out making the rounds in anticipation for the (likely) Oscar nominations for his film Dunkirk. As part of his press tour, the Dark Knight director revealed why he thinks that Stanley Kubrick‘s immortal, cerebral space-epic 2001: A Space Odyssey should be shown to children. Read on for Christopher Nolan’s thoughts on 2001.

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Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

Chris Evangelista Best Movies of 2017

Rejoice: 2017 is dead. It’s time to think about the future! But first, let’s take a trip to the past and revisit the 10 Best Films of 2017, according to me, Chris Evangelista.

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dunkirk silent film

Dunkirk is a feat of cinematic splendor, a visual and auditory assault that is less a standard film than it is a visceral experience.

There is barely a plot to Dunkirk — you could probably summarize the entire thing within five minutes — but it makes the film all the more affecting. There’s no need for dialogue telling you who, what, when, where, why when you can read the fear in the battle-worn soldiers’ eyes and the apprehension in every British citizen’s face. But is that enough to create a substantial silent film? A YouTube video essay channel decided to find out.

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