In this reel, writer and director Rob Hamilton (The Suffering) discusses the David Fincher detective thriller film, Se7en. Starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt with a script by Andrew Kevin Walker. Fincher's meticulous attention to detail is
In this reel, development executive Gregory Veeser discusses the 1982 film First Blood. Starring Sylvester Stallone in his second career defining roll (the first being, of course, Rocky Balboa,) Brian Denehy and Richard Crenna. The film is ba
Joining Matt is this reel is television writer Amy Aniobi (Silicon Valley, The Michael J. Fox Show) to discuss Brad Bird's 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Amy talks passionately about writing comedy in way that's visual rather than relying
Joining Matt is this reel is screenwriter E. Nicholas Mariani to discuss the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by William Wyler with a script by Robert E. Sherwood. So far, this film may be the quintessential example of why this p
In this reel screenwriter David H. Steinberg joins Matt to discuss the one the more perfect screenplays and movies - 1985's Back to the Future written Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and directed by Zemeckis. A script that builds up enough goodwi
In this bonus reel, Matt highlights some of the answers guest have given in response to the one question he asks all of his guests. "If our civilization ended by some random act of God and extraterrestrials were to discover our remains one thou
In this reel Matt brings in film trailer editor Joshua Dunn to discuss the art of the movie preview. Over time, trailers have turned into an art form all their own. From the early beginnings of just previewing whole scenes from movies to the b
In this reel, Matt talks with cinematographer Megan Stacey about the visceral & visionary work of cinematographer Janusz Kaminsky and director Julian Schnable on the 2007 film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Schnable and Kaminsky's partnersh
In this reel Matt talks with Jack Quaid, actor, writer & filmmaker about the cult classic 80's film that was actually made in 2001, Wet Hot American Summer. Written by Michael Showalter and David Wain and directed by Wain. This throwback to the
In this reel, Matt chats with film composer Scott McRae about the Oscar winning score by Dario Marianelli of 2007's Atonement. The film is broken into three distinct acts and the score for each, is masterfully woven throughout.
In the reel Matt is joined by stunt coordinator Jimmy Lui to discuss Buster Keaton and his 1924 film Sherlock Jr.. Buster Keaton is revered by films best stunt men and women as the greatest ever. With the growing use of CGI in films today, is c
In this reel Matt chats with director Matthew Szewczyk about the film that inspired him to want to make movies, Tony Gilroy's 2007 drama, Michael Clayton starring George Clooney. While billed as a corporate scandal story of the institution vers
In this bonus reel, Matt speaks with Added Value Engineer Paul Resendi. Besides being a cinephile, Paul works for a major motion picture studio and is privy to a lot of films, their bonus features, and extras before most audiences ever get to e
In this reel Matt chats with film composer Ryan Rapsys about John Williams' score for The Empire Strikes Back. The second film of the original Star Wars trilogy. John Williams introduced the iconic Imperial March for the first time in this film
In this reel, Matt speaks with filmmaker RJ Daniel Hanna about the 1970 Robert Altman anti-authoritarian comedy M.A.S.H. The film was a filmmaking phenomenon due to it's loose shooting style, overlapping dialogue and a first of its kind take on
In this reel Matt talks with screenwriter Cameron Fay to discuss the 1967 seminal classic - The Graduate. Written by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry from the book by Charles Webb. The film was directed by Mike Nichols and stars Dustin Hoffman.