Jeff York

The Best Screenplays of 2019

The Best Screenplays of 2019

The 2019 film year may have started off soft, followed by an underwhelming summer season, but from autumn on, it rallied. More and more critics are making “Top 20 Best Lists” this month, and the Academy shouldn’t have to struggle to come up with seven to ten worthy Best Picture nominees for February’s Oscar ceremony. […]

 Jeff York

How the Film & TV Industry is Starting to Really Get Teens

How the Film & TV Industry is Starting to Really Get Teens

Hollywood has always had a difficult time portraying teenagers in an accurate manner. Granted, movies and television generally present fantastical lives of all kinds of people that don’t resemble anything close to reality. Actual doctors don’t get so intrinsically involved in their patients’ personal lives, cops don’t play elaborate cat and mouse games with suspects, […]

 Jeff York

Unconventional Roles for Women Aren’t Just Empowering, They’re Game Changers

Unconventional Roles for Women Aren’t Just Empowering, They’re Game Changers

It’s a shame the wonderful coming-of-age comedy Booksmart has not done well at the box office. Expectations were high for the clever story about two female high school seniors (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) cutting loose on their last night before graduation, but apparently, audiences weren’t ready for two girls acting ‘superbad.’ (It didn’t help […]