Dramedies

We don’t live in a world that is purely comedic or purely dramatic, so it makes sense that we're drawn to stories that blend the two. Learn more about films that provide comedic relief while addressing serious issues.
The Big Short - A Lesson In Storytelling
By Jack's Movie Reviews
What The Truman Show Teaches Us About Politics
By Nerdwriter1
The Truman Show: Death and Rebirth
By Now You See It
American Beauty - The Search for Freedom
By Jack's Movie Reviews
Adaptations Are Hard - How The Disaster Artist Adapts the Book
By Thomas Flight
How the Passage of Time is Manipulated in Boogie Nights
By Brickwall Pictures
A Serious Man: Can Life Be Understood?
By Nerdwriter1
American Beauty (Part 1) — The Art of Character
By Lessons from the Screenplay
American Beauty (Part 2) — The Missing 27 Pages
By Lessons from the Screenplay
American Beauty: The Meaning of the Rose
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Annie Hall (mise en scène) | Film Analysis
By RollingBottleFilms
Birdman - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
How They Made Birdman Look Like One Shot
By Just Write
Lost in Translation: Crash Course Film Criticism #7
By CrashCourse
LOST IN TRANSLATION | Loneliness and Self Discovery
By MUST SEE FILMS
SFX Secrets: False Long Take
By Fandor
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Comedy, Tragedy & Style
By Storytellers
THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION CHAPTER 4: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
By RogerEbert.com
THE WES ANDERSON COLLECTION CHAPTER 8: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
By RogerEbert.com
Is FRANCES HA (2012) The Most Relatable Film... Ever? - A Video Essay
By iamthatroby
Adaptation — Unconventionally Conveying the Conventional
By Lessons from the Screenplay
American Beauty: What the Title Means
By Karsten Runquist
Forrest Gump’s Production Designer Breaks Down Lt. Dan’s First Scene | Vanity Fair
By Vanity Fair
Greta Gerwig Writes What She Knows (and She Knows a Lot)
By Fandor
Motivated VS Unmotivated Camera Movement
By Brickwall Pictures
The Grand Budapest Hotel | Visual Analysis
By Joseph McNairy
161. Viewing Between the Lines: Hong Sang-soo’s THE DAY HE ARRIVES
By Kevin B. Lee
5 Second Soundtrack: Lost in Translation
By Entertain The Elk
A Serious Man - Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Academy Conversations: Birdman
By Oscars
Academy Conversations: Obvious Child
By Oscars
ADAPTATION.’s Anomalies
By Jason Mittell
American Beauty Semiotics Audio Visual Essay
By Christopher Pearson
An Argument For: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
By BREADSWORD
Anatomy of a Gag: BEING THERE
By criterioncollection
Ben Stiller’s Hidden Gem: Walter Mitty and Meditating on Reality
By The Antagonist
‘Birdman’ | Anatomy of a Scene w/ Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu | The New York Times
By The New York Times
Birdman | Does She Talk? - Screenplayed
By Screenplayed
Birdman: Ending Explained
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Birdman: Long Takes (or The Unexpected Influence of Max Ophüls) | Film Analysis
By Take Me To Your Cinema
Birdman - The Search For Meaning
By Jack's Movie Reviews
Birdman - What it all Meant
By What it all Meant
BOOGIE NIGHTS | The Opening Shot
By MUST SEE FILMS
Camera Angles and Movement: Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother
By wolfcrow
Director Richard Ayoade discusses Submarine
By Film4
DP/30: Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu in LA
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Birdman, co-writer Alexander Dinelaris
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Birdman, Emma Stone
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Birdman, Michael Keaton
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Birdman, score by Antonio Sanchez
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Blue Jasmine, actor Cate Blanchett
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
DP/30: Obvious Child, Jenny Slate & Gillian Robespierre
By DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
Eric Lin on Utilizing Light to Accentuate Character
By H8URS
Eric Lin - Vintage Lenses: Creating a Mood for Hearts Beat Loud
By H8URS
Forrest Gump | Ending Scene HD - Screenplayed
By Screenplayed
Forrest Gump Explained: What the Feather Means
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Forrest Gump: The Myth of America
By The Take by ScreenPrism
Framing the Picture: Sound and Tension in Boogie Nights’s Drug Deal Sequence
By Matt Marlin
Frances Ha: Character Wants and Needs
By American Night
Frances Ha - Framing Friendship
By Jop Leuven
Green Book - A Symphony of Lies | Renegade Cut
By Renegade Cut
Green Book - Oscar Nominated Script Breakdown
By Tyler Mowery
How “Carnage” can help ?
By Yoann CASALS
How Tim Burton's Ed Wood Employs Visual Storytelling to Enhance Its Story
By Nicholas Caesar
In Conversation with Eliza Hittman and Gillian Robespierre
By Sundance Institute
Leonardo DiCaprio & Quentin Tarantino Break Down Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’s Main Character
By Vanity Fair
Lost in Translation & The Language of Love
By Film Radar
Magnolia: Reconciling with the Past
By Frames of Empathy
Mise-en-scène & Cinematography in American Beauty: Scene Analysis
By kirgrin
Paul Thomas Anderson: Magnolia & The California Chronicles (The Directors Series)
By Indie Film Hustle
Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie on the real Sharon Tate
By Little White Lies
Quentin Tarantino's Time Machine
By Film By Firing Squad
Room For Interpretation
By Philip Brubaker
The Color Palette of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
By Fandor
The Impact of a Frame Narrative: Forrest Gump
By St. Lawrence Studios
The Life Aquatic- A Video Essay
By Simeon Williams
The Man Who Knew Too Much
By MUBI
The Sexy Aesthetic of Boogie Nights
By Fandor
THE SHOTS OF: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
By Harrison Edgecombe
The Square - What is Art?
By Neon Filmosophy
The Truman Show and The Rise of Unreality TV
By Little White Lies
The Truman Show - What it all Meant
By What it all Meant
The Unexpected Virtue of Goofs: Birdman’s Shifting Spaces
By De Filmkrant
Video Essay: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
By Sung Yu
Visual Motif in Film: Americana in The Silence of the Lambs (Definition & Examples)
By StudioBinder
BIRDMAN Is A Very Good Movie
By iamthatroby
Crossing the Frame: Lost in Translation
By Fabian Broeker
ESSAY ON | Boogie Nights and the Bildungsroman
By Essays on Frame
Lost In Translation: Why It's An Experience?
By William Adiguna
Screenplay Structure Analysis of American Beauty
By The Criticat
The Truman Show and the Search for Truth
By PolychromeProductions
The Truman Show (1998) - Ending Scene | Script to Screen | Screenplayed
By Screenplayed