Mario L. Bonilla: Writer, Cinephile, Video Creator

A Thoughtful, Detailed, Insightful, Media Writer and Video Creator

My Video Essays about Video Games

A video version of my essay From Gods to Ants: Visual Storytelling in the Elder Scrolls A two part look at the history of id Software that is also a … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Text Version: From Gods to Ants: Visual Storytelling in The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls often casts the player as a messianic hero who has been written about in ancient prophesy, but in truth you always end up more an Indiana Jones … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Morrowind’s Main Quest: Prophesy, Politics and Eternal Doubt

Morrowind: The Main Quest Disclaimer: This is not intended as a walk through of the main quest line, but as an examination of the ideas and actions expressed by it. … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

My YouTube Series: Auteur Theories

A series I made focusing on the lives and films of cinema’s most unique and gifted artists.

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Mario L. Bonilla Story

I am Mario L. Bonilla, an American cinephile and video game expert perusing a career in media. Please browse my writing and video samples to get an idea for the … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trailer Blog: Mostly Mediocrity Edition

It’s mostly mediocrity in this edition of the Trailer Blog. Finding Joe Synopsis: Documentary on Joseph Campbell and self-empowerment Director: Patrick Takaya Solomon My Rating: D I can’t imagine … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trailer Blog: I Review Movie Trailers (With an Attitude)

I love movie trailers. They have the power to make a terrible film look great, a great film look terrible, and everything in between. These opinions are based entirely on … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

Long-Form Cinema: Television’s Ultimate Evolution

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when the aesthetics of the medium of television, which was, traditionally, little more than filler between commercials, merged with those of cinema. It … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

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