Screenwriting

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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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.…

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‘DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A SICK MAN TO YOU?’: The Horror of Identity and the Identity of Horror in David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly’

  By Travis Woods TELEPOD 1: STATHIS He watches Her, trembling and nerve-twitched, eyes darting, lips pulled back over protruding…

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‘Charley Varrick’ (1973): Don Siegel’s Masterclass in Seamless Storytelling

  By Koraljka Suton Two years after having made the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Dirty Harry, a seminal police…

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‘Miller’s Crossing’ at 30: A Lamentation of Losers by the Coen Brothers

  By Tim Pelan After the success of Raising Arizona, Joel and Ethan Coen were given the chance to do…

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Hard Eight’, AKA ‘Sydney’: “It’s Always Good to Meet a New Friend”

Hard Eight, AKA Sydney poster art by Rich Kelly, https://www.rfkelly.com/hard-eight   By Tim Pelan Paul Thomas Anderson's debut film Hard…

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