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Knock at the Cabin | Ending Explained

In order to fully understand the ending of Knock at the Cabin, we need to comprehend the emotional stakes at hand. That means viewing the entire film as a defamiliarization of mental anxiety, of existential dread.

The Batman | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for The Batman. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You’ll find a quick explanation of The Batman, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Tár | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Tár. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Tár, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Parasite | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Parasite. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Parasite, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Knives Out | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Knives Out. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Knives Out, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

X | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for X. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You’ll find a quick explanation of X, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

M3GAN | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for M3GAN. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a summary of M3GAN in the quick explanation section, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

The Pale Blue Eye | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for The Pale Blue Eye. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of The Pale Blue Eye, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

White Noise | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for White Noise. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of White Noise, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

M3GAN | Bad Writing

I wasn’t going to write this article. For most of M3gan, the writing wasn’t bad, just aggressively average. I was having a very neutral movie-going experience. And that’s fine. The concept was cool to the point that average felt like getting my money’s worth. Especially with how many movies actively upset me. Like Smile or Glass Onion or Morbius. M3gan was better than that. But then the last 10 minutes happened. 

Hereditary | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Hereditary. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Hereditary, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

The Banshees of Inisherin | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for The Banshees of Inisherin. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of The Banshees of Inisherin, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio | Movie Guide

Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Avatar: The Way of Water | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Avatar: The Way of Water. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Avatar: The Way of Water, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Psycho (1960) | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Psycho. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Psycho, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide.

Prisoners | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Prisoners. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Prisoners, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Bones and All | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Bones and All. This guide contains everything you need to understand the movie. You'll find a quick explanation of Bones and All, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Troll | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Troll (2022). This guide contains everything you need to understand the film. You'll find a quick explanation of Troll, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

The Menu | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for The Menu. This guide contains everything you need to understand Mark Mylod’s 2022 dark comedy. You'll find a quick explanation of The Menu, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!

Inception | Movie Guide

Welcome to the Colossus Movie Guide for Inception. This guide contains everything you need to understand Christopher Nolan's 2010 film. You'll find a quick explanation of Inception, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide to Inception. Thank you!

American Psycho | The Definitive Explanation

American Psycho is actually easier to explain than it may initially seem. First and foremost, it's about perception. From the opening credits to the very last scene, American Psycho challenges the viewer’s perception of events and people. Who is who? What is what? Did that actually happen or was it all in Patrick’s head? It’s a movie that’s actively gaslighting its audience. Why, though?

Perfect Blue | The Definitive Explanation

Perfect Blue is about perception. How others see us and how we see ourselves. And the tension that exists when there’s a gap between who we are and who we want to be. That gap widens or contracts based on reflection, reception, and transition.

Don't Worry Darling | When social commentary goes awry

Don’t Worry Darling exposes the incredibly complicated art of valuable social commentary. Truly, the goal of any film is to explore the universal truths of life; to examine the hardships and wonders of humanity. And social commentary serves as a fantastic lens through which to shine that light.

Triangle of Sadness | The Essential Explanation

Triangle of Sadness is about economic systems and the roles people have within those systems. Whether it’s on a yacht, or in a sudden, makeshift community that’s not reliant on money as we know it. The overall thematics align Triangle with Parasite, Bong Joon-ho’s 2019 jaw-dropper. Even though the who, what, when, and where are incredibly different, the two films share a bitter and distinct why. Both Triangle of Sadness and Parasite express outrage and desire to raise the awareness of audiences. What economic system are you in? What privilege do you have? How…

Bodies Bodies Bodies | The Essential Explanation

Bodies Bodies Bodies has been one of the biggest movies of 2022. And being the most popular slasher film on Letterboxd in the month of October, I thought it would be a good time to visit the film and try to understand its symbolism, what exactly the movie is saying about society. While Bodies Bodies Bodies may seem a bit obvious in its intentions, I actually believe there’s a lot to unpack. As I started piecing out important symbolic moments in the film,…

Ti West's X | The Essential Explanation

There’s a really cool motif that Ti West sets up in the opening shot of X. I didn’t catch this until my second watch of the film—which isn’t surprising, because it’s a very modest, seemingly weightless moment that quietly foreshadows the film’s aesthetic and thematic focus. So after watching the film for a second time, it really stuck out to me. And the more and more I thought about it, the more I realized it set up several of the key…

US | The Definitive Explanation

Narratively, the dynamic between Addy and Red is a tragic one. Addy is an underdog story, rising from the world of the tethered into the upper echelons. It’s heroic in the same way of entrepreneurs who come from nothing and ascend to billionaire status. Yet it was at the expense of Red. There was a legitimate human cost. Red is someone who had more than she realized, lost it, then rallied herself and the Tethered into rebellion. She gave voice…

MAGNOLIA Explained in 10 Shots

This is an important article for me. Because Magnolia is, like…my favorite movie. Ever. It was the movie that kickstarted my love of cinema. I’ve been infatuated with Paul Thomas Anderson ever since, and have always loved writing about his movies. But never once have I written an extensive explanation of the themes and motifs on display in Magnolia.