Essays in video form, about any topic, like well-crafted personalized mini-documentaries.
If you're not sure whether your post belongs in /s/MovieAnalysis or /s/VideoEssays, you may submit to both. If it's only about movies then it shouldn't be in VideoEssays, but if it includes other contextual criticisms, such as art, history, or philosophy, then it's welcome here too.
A video essay is usually a thematic expression or an argument thesis that may be formal, serious, with logical purpose, or may informal with personal elements, style, and humour, often like a documentary but light on investigative journalism.
A movie analysis is a breakdown of the structure of a feature film, including elements such as plots, characters, arcs, themes, meanings, Easter eggs, philosophy, propaganda, genre, visuals, cinematography, editing, screenwriting, and filmmaking. Some movie analyses may compare several movies or parts of them. Whether you like a movie you can still appreciate many aspects of the craft.
In contrast, a movie review would be if someone told you how they appreciated a movie and/or if they described what happened in that movie. No great insights, just basic liking or not.
High-quality video essays only, please. If you're not sure what that means, check out some of the other posts for comparison.
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