Greetings, all. This week, we have a few looks at film and storytelling, generally, as well as a couple in-depth discussions and analysis of specific works.
- First, John Yorke of The Atlantic examines that we’ve been telling the same story since we first begun to tell stories and only the superficial elements have changed.
- Elsewhere, the scintillating and insightful film video essayist popularly known as Nerdwriter1 on YouTube offers an expectedly brilliant investigation into writer-director Martin McDonagh’s thrilling and deeply complicated 2008 theatrical debut In Bruges. By specifically examining McDonagh’s exquisitely written dialogue, viewers are provided insight into the director’s investigation of Catholicism and morality throughout his superb feature film.
- Documentarian and political provocateur Michael Moore makes an appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast to promote his new film, Where to Invade Next. In a conversation that touches upon topics as diverse and differentiated from one another as the socio-cultural dilemmas surrounding the current Republican presidential race and Moore’s personally held anger stemming from a proclaimed selfless desire for social justice, the director has never been more candid than he is in conversation with the program’s eponymous stand-up comedian, and provides reason for even the most conservative listener to give his substantial filmography a chance.
- What if once a movie title were said in the movie, the movie ended? YouTuber Chris Huebs gives us some fantastic examples.
- Finally, check out Jukka-Pekka Bohm’s supercut of all the times the line, “I should have killed you when I had the chance,” has been used in movies.
That’s it for this week, folks. Check back next Monday for more of the best movie stuff from the rest of the Internet!
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