Screenwriting

Universal Soldier? The Emersonian Combat Experience of Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’

Cinematographer: John Toll. Production stills by Merie Weismiller Wallace © Fox 2000 Pictures   By Tim Pelan Terrence Malick’s long-awaited…

4 months ago

Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’: The Unrelenting Male Gaze that Blurs the Lines Between Possession and Obsession

  By Koraljka Suton It is no secret that the late Alfred Hitchcock was—and still is—not only one of the…

4 months ago

‘A Woman Under the Influence’: Cassavetes’ Intense and Emotionally Exhausting Slice of Life

  By Sven Mikulec When Gena Rowlands, his wife, expressed her interest in appearing in a play about the difficulties…

6 months ago

The Future is Now: Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Children of Men’ Paints a Bleak Picture of a World Devoid of Humanity

Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki. Production stills by Jaap Buitendijk © Universal Pictures   By Koraljka Suton Almost two decades ago, director…

7 months ago

And Unto Dust We Shall Return: On Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

  By Theo Zenou This review contains spoilers.   The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s hyped return to the gangster genre, is…

7 months ago

Leigh Brackett: A Terrific Writer Ahead of Her Time just as She Was Ahead of Her Colleagues

  By Sven Mikulec The name Leigh Brackett, already surely familiar to every true fan of the literary genre of…

7 months ago

‘Walk the Line’: How James Mangold Uncovered the Emotional History of Johnny Cash

  By Koraljka Suton He had to find the range of his own creativity, and learn how to control this…

7 months ago

How Francis Ford Coppola Breathed New Life into ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

  By Koraljka Suton It could be deemed rather poetic that the origins of two of the most iconic and…

7 months ago

‘Atlantic City’: Louis Malle’s Nostalgic Juxtaposition of Deterioration and Renewal

  By Koraljka Suton When acclaimed French New Wave director Louis Malle was approached by producer Alexandre Mnouchkine with the…

8 months ago

Play for Play: How The Color of Money’s ‘One For Them’ Assignment Reignited Martin Scorsese’s Hunger for the Work

  By Tim Pelan After 'The Last Temptation' was cancelled in ’83, I had to get myself back in shape.…

8 months ago