Jeff York

BH Tilt’s “Upgrade” Raises the Bar on Science Fiction Fun

BH Tilt’s “Upgrade” Raises the Bar on Science Fiction Fun

Blumhouse Productions has given film audiences some remarkable and profitable  horror franchises including “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “The Purge”, and “Sinister.” Blumhouse’s latest release, under the BH Tilt banner, is entitled “Upgrade” and the sci-fi thriller could quickly become the next breakout series for them. It’s wickedly witty, zips along with gusto, and has a rich […]

 Jeff York

There’s More Than Meets the Eye in the Thriller “In Darkness”

There’s More Than Meets the Eye in the Thriller “In Darkness”

You all remember Natalie Dormer, the versatile British actress from Game Of Thrones, Hunger Games and The Tudors. After a long gestation period, she finally makes her screenwriting debut with her taught thriller, In Darkness.  Ever since James Stewart wiled away his hours spying on a murderer across his courtyard in 1954’s “Rear Window”, there […]

 Jeff York

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Fun if not Forceful

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Fun if not Forceful

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a title that works on two levels. First, it’s the origin story about beloved franchise character Han Solo, and second, it’s the first solo film that is not connected to the sequencing of events evident in all the other films. It’s a ton of fun, and well made on […]

 Jeff York

Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke stun with “First Reformed”  

Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke stun with “First Reformed”  

Ethan Hawke has given many brilliant performances in his 33-year film career, including standouts like “Gattaca”, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, “Boyhood”, and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy. Now, with “First Reformed”, written and directed by Paul Schrader, he tops himself in his most accomplished screen work to date. In this intense drama, Hawke plays […]

 Jeff York

“Deadpool 2” Mixes Snark and Sensitivity in the Franchise Follow-up

“Deadpool 2” Mixes Snark and Sensitivity in the Franchise Follow-up

Jeff York shares his thoughts on Deadpool 2 with Creative Screenwriting Magazine. D2 is both funny and surprisingly poignant too. After the incredible and unexpected success of the first “Deadpool” film in 2016, the filmmakers probably wondered just where to take the sequel. Dirtier? Grosser? More violent? The origins story about Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) […]

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