Nerdwriter is probably the best video essayist out there. He sort of defines the genre. I love all his work, but this is probably my favorite.
Spoiler alert: don’t watch this if you haven’t seen The Truman Show. It’s a terrific film, so do watch it. This study of it compares Truman’s awakening to that of America, 2016, with the rise of populist movements. It’s a wonderful analysis.