Clone Wars Series Recap

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, get a recap of Star Wars: The Clone Wars before the seventh and final season debuts on Disney+ this week. Plus, listen an hour-long roundtable discussion with some of the most buzzed about documentary filmmakers of 2019, such as Todd Douglas Miller of Apollo 11 and Julia Reichart of American Factory. And finally, listen to stories from behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live with cast member Aidy Bryant. Read More »

Fewer trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we hoard some shoes in the Philippines, go out murdering with our bestie, break our back, go behind the music at a small club where debauchery was the norm, and find inspiration in some kids who play high school football. Read More »