Film Reviews

La La Land director wins top award1m27s

La La Land director wins top award

Damien Chazelle wins the prestigious Directors Guild of America award for his romantic musical "La La Land," with President Donald Trump's travel ban dominating discussion at the dinner ceremony. Francis Maguire reports. Credit to Reuters.

Published: February 6, 20176 views
Filmmaking - When the film cuts to black4m26s

Filmmaking - When the film cuts to black

Cut to black is an editing technique when the storytellers end something right then and there and jump to a big black frame. Whatever comes next, depends upon the storytelling style of the film director. Cutting to black means the absolute ending to a particular sequence in a movie. For example the ending of the film Memento directed by Christopher Nolan. That movie contains a lot of cut to blacks, but the most crucial cut to black came at the ending of the film when the main character makes a decision and right there the film cuts to black and the end credits roll. So what was Nolan trying to signify with this amazing little cut to black? He was trying to tell the audience that this is the ultimate stop for your journey with Leonard, the main of Character of the film and that’s all you need to know about him as far as last impressions are concerned. And we as an audience member understand that Leonard has made the ultimate decision which is going to define the rest of his life. Now I’m not giving away what decision he makes because that would give away the main twist of the movie, so after you watch this Vlog, go watch Memento, if you haven’t, shame on you - If you prefer to read the full blog, jump over to On a closing note, I would love to have your thoughts on how mind twisting this cut to black can prove to be. Also, subscribe to this channel ( ) so you can stay tuned to more videos every Monday which would help you understand film direction and master the magic of storytelling. So, in the hopes of connecting with aspiring film directors all over the world, this is Mr. Zeecon, in the making of a great story -

Published: November 1, 20166 views
"Narcos" cast on new season, FARC deal1m15s

"Narcos" cast on new season, FARC deal

The second season of Colombian drug crime drama "Narcos" coincides with Bogota and Marxist FARC rebels reaching a final peace deal to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. Francis Maguire reports.

Published: August 25, 20161,462 views
Top 3 brutal fights in Game of Thrones seasons 1-52m13s

Top 3 brutal fights in Game of Thrones seasons 1-5

We couldn't resist exploring some of the best fights in Westeros. John MacClay, owner and co-founder of Vanaheim Studios and Iron Shield Arms, explores some of the best fights in Westeros and shares 3 of the most brutal fights in Game of Thrones from the first 5 seasons. Let us know what you think!