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5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

5 Things Every Screenwriter Should Know Before Writing A Blockbuster Movie

Screenwriters should always think big in terms of their careers. Blockbuster big. We all want our films to be seen by the largest audience possible. In old studio parlance, the term blockbuster referred to audiences queuing around the block to see a movie, which equated to big box office. The term blockbuster is frequently associated with […]

 Jeff York

“The Favourite” Vamps the World of Politics, Power and Feminine Wiles

“The Favourite” Vamps the World of Politics, Power and Feminine Wiles

The Favourite would be an exceptional, noteworthy film in any year. It’s whip-smart, raucous, and daring, a pungent black comedy that’s expertly produced and provides a rare showcase for three actresses at the top of their game. But in the era of Trump, Brexit, and burgeoning autocracy worldwide, it is impossible not to read The […]

 Jeff York

Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” Remake Scares But Mostly Shows Off

Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” Remake Scares But Mostly Shows Off

Bold is the person who attempts a remake of a classic horror film as distinctive as Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The classic 1977 horror movie about a German dance school for girls doubling as a coven of witches has the Italian filmmaker’s definitive fingerprints all over it. So, why did director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, […]

 Jeff York

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Probes the Issues of Art and Acceptance

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Probes the Issues of Art and Acceptance

Rare is a film’s protagonist as unpleasant as Lee Israel is in Can You Ever Forgive Me? In the new movie, based on her 2008 memoir, she’s not only a bitter, down-on-her-luck writer, but she’s also an alcoholic, a slob, and rash in action and temperament. Despite authoring numerous magazine articles and three well-received celebrity […]

 Jeff York

The New “Halloween” Struggles to Add to John Carpenter’s Classic

The New “Halloween” Struggles to Add to John Carpenter’s Classic

Expectations were raised sky high with all the press and PR attached to this latest take on Halloween. The new sequel/reboot/annulment of the previous seven sequels was supposed to be the best of all of those that followed John Carpenter’s original 1978 classic. While it’s competently made and contains a full-throttled performance by star Jamie […]

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