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Book Review: Story

Story:  Substance, Structure, Style, and The Principles of Screenwriting, by Robert McKee It is easy to see why this book is so well-regarded when it comes to screenwriting.  Although most of my attention has been focused on playwriting [1], this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Basics Film-Making 02: Screenwriting

Basics Film-Making 02:  Screenwriting, by Robert Edgar-Hunt, John Marland, and James Richards As someone who likes reading and writing dramatic material [1], this book was appealing to me from the point of view of someone who has a practical interest … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone

As a cinephile who enjoys watching movies and subjecting them to the same sort of critical analysis I give to everything else that comes my way [1], I found this film to be full of ironies.  Here are some of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Rogue One

[Spoiler Alert:  There be spoilers here.] As I sat in the theater next to a bright but irritatingly noisy child who must have been only about five years old or so, I had all kinds of thoughts to make a … Continue reading

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Why Does This Exist?

As someone who spends a great deal of time writing reviews about books, movies, and occasionally other products, I often wrestle with the question of why something exists.  When one is dealing with creations, one is led inevitably to questions … Continue reading

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The Love Is All Around Me

In 1994, when I was a young teenager towards the beginning of my thus far uneven and eventful career as a tragicomic romantic hero, a movie came out called “Four Weddings And A Funeral” which featured strong performances from Andie … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:  The Original Screenplay, by J.K. Rowling I find it hard to believe that this is the third review on the title Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find them that I have made [1].  … Continue reading

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Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

About a year ago I was standing in line at church for food and someone not very far in front of me was discussing with some friends about whether to object to the wedding of one of our mutual friends … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Just Saw Jesus

I Just Saw Jesus: The JESUS Film — From Vision, to Reality, to the Unimaginable, by Paul Eshlemen with Carolyn E. Phillips [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press in exchange for an honest review.] In … Continue reading

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The Funeral

The 2007 British black comedy Death At A Funeral features a lovable but dysfunctional family where the death of the family patriarch is attended by all kinds of disaster, until the dark truth about his life is revealed and his … Continue reading

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