About Us

For film lovers and filmmakers

Analysing iconic films and modern classics, cinema past and present, and explaining the theoretical stuff in a way that just makes sense!

What do some of the best filmmakers in the world all have in common? They are masterful storytellers… and they honed their craft by analysing the stories of others. That’s where we come in. We do the deep-dive on some of the most influential films around, teaching you the essentials to kick-start your film knowledge and hit the ground running telling great stories.


A Wider Perspective

Film history has not always included the contributions of people of colour, the LGBTQIA+ community, and female filmmakers. We want our website to provide a more balanced view of film study and representation. This is our ongoing mission!



Shaquilla Alexander

Award-winning writer and content creator for So The Theory Goes. She has a background in Editing & Post Production, and an unwavering curiosity about all areas of feature filmmaking.

Reclaim The Frame

Influencer with Birds Eye View Films

The Birds’ Eye View project – backed by the British Film Institute (BFI) – aims to grow the audiences for films by womxn and ultimately, widen cinema’s perspective on the world. Click here to learn more about Reclaim The Frame →

What We Do

Our website is split into the following sections:


Aimed to educate audiences on the impact film past continues to have on what we see on the silver screen.

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A place for film discussion, with recommendations that every film fan should see.

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A curated collection of peer-reviewed academic essays to support film students worldwide.

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Gain insight into the film industry from professionals in every discipline. There is something here for everyone!

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