Jeff York

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

What Makes Gangster Stories So Endlessly Fascinating?

With The Irishman, Martin Scorsese has once again made a gangster movie that’s earning big box office bucks and capturing a ton of Oscar buzz. Cinema fans love the genre, going back to the early 1930s when stars like James Cagney (The Public Enemy) and Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar) made films about the underworld […]

 Jeff York

Why Demons and Devils Make for Superior Villains

Why Demons and Devils Make for Superior Villains

We all know that “the devil is in the details,” but why are there so many demons in movies and on TV these days? In the past two years, there have been 26 horror movies released where the primary antagonist is some sort of supernatural force (It: Chapter Two), a demon (Annabelle Comes Home), or […]

 Paul Parcellin

From I Love Lucy to The Sopranos

From I Love Lucy to The Sopranos

Terence Winter's journey to become showrunner for Boardwalk Empire.

By Paul Parcellin. The paths writers take toward achieving their career goals are varied, and Terence Winter’s passageway toward television writing included detours into medieval history studies and becoming an attorney—the latter he decided he could do without. His passion for history stuck with him, and no doubt helps fire the creative flames in producing […]