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Controlling Information in a Story

YouTuber Lessons from the Screenplay gives another excellent film study, this time on how filmmakers control the information given to an audience.  Using the 2015 science-fiction thriller Ex Machina, he describes how a great film lets the audience take part in the story, thus further engaging them in the film.  If you haven’t subscribed to this guy, please do, because he is fantastic.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations are in!

Award season is upon us and we’re getting our first look at some of the best movies in a facet of cinema that really should get more attention, Independent films.  Film Independent strives to give the recognition that these independent filmmakers deserve during their annual award ceremony.  Here are this year’s nominations: Continue reading “The Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations are in!”

The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist

YouTube channel Lessons from the Screenplay gives an excellent study of the similarities between two fantastic films.  This is a brilliant, in-depth look at the psychology behind two destructively obsessive characters.

No Country for Old Men: Review

The Coen brothers are two of my favorite directors of all time.  The amount of time and detail that they put into every frame, every character, and every bit of dialogue  is truly remarkable, and No Country for Old Men is no exception.  Fargo is great and all, but I gotta say, there is nothing really quite like this.  There’s a reason that it took home 4 Oscars, one being Best Picture.

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