TV Reviews

 Jim

“Balancing Parental Unconditional Love With Truth” Morten Tyldum Talks ‘Defending Jacob’

“Balancing Parental Unconditional Love With Truth” Morten Tyldum Talks ‘Defending Jacob’

Defending Jacob is a thriller streaming on Apple TV+ starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery. It was adapted by screenwriter Mark Bomback (War Of The Planet Of The Apes, Total Recall) from William Landay’s 2012 New York Times best-selling novel. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke to Academy-Award nominated director and executive producer of the series Morten […]

 Jim

Lauren Neustadter, Head Of Film & TV At Reese Witherspoon’s Company, Hello Sunshine On Changing The Narrative For Females

Lauren Neustadter, Head Of Film & TV At Reese Witherspoon’s Company, Hello Sunshine On Changing The Narrative For Females

Lauren Neustadter is a seasoned film and television creative executive who held development roles at many prestigious companies including Offspring Entertainment and Fox Studios. She is currently the Head Of Film & TV at Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine. And sunshine they produce… in abundance. Hot on the heels of the success of Little […]

 Jeff York

HBO’s “Watchmen” Advanced the Classic Comic in a Timely Fashion

HBO’s “Watchmen” Advanced the Classic Comic in a Timely Fashion

Adaptations for film and TV are a tricky lot. Is the source material filmable? Is what worked on the page or stage a guarantee it will translate properly to the screen? Even the length determined for an adaptation can affect the success of it. The decision to adapt Watchmen as a 2.5-hour theatrical release in […]

 Jeff York

Netflix’s “Unbelievable” Tells Its Procedural with Nuance, Care and Patience

Netflix’s “Unbelievable” Tells Its Procedural with Nuance, Care and Patience

With cop shows proliferating our screens these days, writers have had to stretch their imaginations to come up with novel approaches to the whodunnit. Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row told a Ripper-esque mystery in a make-believe world populated with fantastical beasts and fairies. The murders at the core of HBO’s True Detective series are usually ones […]

 Jeff York

5 Ways “Mindhunter” Expounds on Narrative Control

5 Ways “Mindhunter” Expounds on Narrative Control

One of the fascinating aspects of the second season of Netflix’s drama series Mindhunter concerned its themes of narrative control. The series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, is now in year two. The sophomore year was even more intriguing than the first. While the […]

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