As much as I love the Marvel films, they've screwed up how cinema works. Hollywood can't neglect a lucrative formula, and since the Marvel cinematic universe is the most profitable franchise in the history of film. Consequently, it's becoming difficult to find blockbusters willing to steer away from the anodyne formula. You'd have a hard time finding the auteurs in today's Hollywood.
Alfonso Cuaron is one of the few. With a distinct visual style that restrains the audience in their seats, Cuaron is a modern master of cinema. In the video embedded above, the Royal Ocean Film Society explores one of Cuaron's most impressive techniques that finds its way into almost every movie in his filmography: the one-shot.