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Best New Movies on Netflix, Ranked for Filmmakers (Oct_ 2020) - Featured

Best New Movies on Netflix, Filmmaker Playlist (October 2020)

Every month, dozens of movies arrive on Netflix, but it can be a hassle keeping track of all the great content that comes and goes. Don’t fret though, we’re going to break down the best new movies on Netflix each month to help you decide on what to watch. These are the best of what’s coming to Netflix in June, 2020. (more…)

Best New Movies on Netflix, Ranked for Filmmakers (Sept 2020) - Featured

Best New Movies on Netflix, Filmmaker Playlist (September 2020)

Every month, dozens of movies arrive on Netflix, but it can be a hassle keeping track of all the great ...

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23 Best Movie Scores of All Time — Filmmaker Playlist

What makes a great music score? Does it need to dominate the soundtrack or can go unnoticed in the background? Should a contemporary movie always use modern music or is it blasphemy for a period piece to include pop songs? Whether you have answers to these questions or not, there's no denying the power of music in how we experience movies. These are the best movie scores of all time — some you will spot a mile away, others will raise some eyebrows, but all will get you thinking about what music you'll use in your next project. (more…)

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Best New Movies on Netflix, Filmmaker Playlist (August 2020)

Every month, dozens of movies arrive on Netflix, but it can be a hassle keeping track of all the great content that comes and goes. Don’t fret though, we’re going to break down the best new movies on Netflix each month to help you decide on what to watch. These are the best of what’s coming to Netflix in June, 2020. (more…)

Best Romantic Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers - Featured

Best Romantic Movies of All Time, Ranked for Filmmakers

There’s more than one occasion to break out the pint of ice cream and dive into the genre of romance. ...

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What is Surrealism? Definition and Examples for Filmmakers

What is Surrealism in film? To understand the best Surrealist films, we need to know the basics of the term. You can probably imagine what "realism" might be — strict adherence to reality. Surrealism takes the "rules" and expectations of realism and turns them on their head; logic and reason need not apply. Filmmakers have embraced this freedom and creative expression for almost a century and produced some of the most fascinating work along the way. Let's define Surrealism and take a closer look at some of the best Surrealist films. (more…)

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Adapting a True Story: Examples of Writing Fiction Based on True Events

Think back to the last movie you saw whose characters were real people, or whose story was based on true events. Did it surprise you? Enrage you? Straight-forward biopics might cut corners here and there but what happens with truth is bent even further? When writers and directors play fast and loose with the truth, interesting things can happen. So, let's take a look at how to write an adaptation where the truth can be used in creative ways with Tarantino, Charlie Kaufman, and the Safdie Bros. as our guides. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't seen Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Adaptation, ...

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The Best Movies of 2013 — The Year in Review

Best of...20102011201220132014201520162017201820192010-2019 2013 was an idiosyncratic year at movie theaters. Yes, you had hopeful tales of love, but many films dealt with the economic downturn still reverberating throughout the country from the Great Recession. You saw more characters struggling to make ends meet, and economic anxiety was still a prevalent theme during this year. It’s a trend that would continue throughout the rest of the decade as more filmmakers tried to capture this new American reality.This next list is part of an ongoing series to rank the best films of the 2010s. What do you think the best movies of ...

How Spike Jonze Shoots Loneliness - Featured - StudioBinder

How Spike Jonze Shoots Movies About Loneliness

There are many movies about loneliness and even more lonely people who see them. As a filmmaker, working with a lonely character poses the unique challenge of how to stand out. With framing, editing and coloring techniques at your fingertips, what combination best helps your story land? (more…)

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70 Hilarious Dark Comedy Movies & TV Shows | Dark Humor in 2020

The best dark comedy movies and TV shows go for the jugular. It’s not enough to just be edgy, or even malicious. You need to tap into deep, disturbing levels of discomfort… and build a summer home. We made the ultimate list of dark comedy movies and TV shows, plus a video essay that takes a deep dive into one dark comedy, The Lobster. Let’s jump into our list of the best dark comedy movies and TV shows. (more…)