All The Ways Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Is Different From The Animated Movie | Pop Culture Decoded

From Insider. Disney’s live-action reimagining of "Mulan," directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifei Liu, made many changes to characters and story from the 1998 animated classic. Instead of Shan Yu, Mulan faces off against Böri Khan and a new shape-shifting villain named Xianniang. Meanwhile, Mulan’s anthropomorphic sidekicks Mushu and Cri-Kee are replaced with two…

The Ending Of ‘Tenet,’ Explained | Pop Culture Decoded

From Insider. Christopher Nolan’s latest spy movie, "Tenet," is a mind-bending action thriller in which an intelligence agent is sent on a time-bending mission to prevent World War III. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh. Much like Nolan’s previous hits "Inception"…

Why Christopher Nolan Replays The Same Scene Over and Over In His Movies

From Insider. Christopher Nolan layers his screenplays with many instances of recurrence to create the big twist endings that he’s famous for. Recurrence is continued repetition, often reappearing in a patterned manner. The nonlinear structure of Nolan films constantly flashes back and forth between distinct timelines, adding more and more context to each timeline with…

Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down 16 Kissing Scenes | Good & Bad Acting

From Insider. New York City acting coach Marishka S. Phillips critiques Hollywood’s best and worst kisses, unpacking what went right and wrong in the actors’ performances. Reviewing some of the most famous — and infamous — kiss scenes, Phillips explains why certain kisses hit a romantic nerve while others make you want to look away.…

How Pixar Animates Human Characters | Movies Insider

From Insider. Pixar broke new ground when it created "Toy Story" in 1995, but from there it still had a long way to go to perfect 3D animated characters. Over the years, Pixar’s animators would figure out everything from proper human movement to skin to hair. They figured out how to smooth out skin in…

Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down 13 Rage Scenes | Good & Bad Acting

From Insider. Acting coach Keira Duffy critiques 13 of Hollywood’s most famous — and infamous — rage fits. She reviews anger scenes ranging from great to mediocre to downright terrible, breaking down what went right and wrong in the actors’ performances. Some of movies’ most memorable scenes feature actors getting mad — whether it’s an…