Reinventing the Joker, Again It’s hard to go in to watch Todd Phillips’ Joker without any pre-conceived thoughts and ideas. … More
Or: The Trouble with the Multi-Generational Narrative in IT CHAPTER 2
A few weeks after a married couple discover and “adopt” a baby boy who fell from the sky in a spacecraft, the boy starts exhibiting dark and disturbing behaviour.
This week’s focus is on dialogue once again, and I finally got around to watching Yorgos Lanthimos’ extraordinary The Killing of a Sacred Deer, so this felt like an ideal candidate for this particular topic.
This week’s studies focus on dialogue, so there was no better film for me to discuss than John Krasinski’s superb … More
Last month, I took part in Zero Draft 30 (ZD30 for short). For those who don’t know, it’s a challenge that … More
This week’s concentration is around spectatorship studies, the implied reader / viewer, and how audience expectations can be met or … More
This week’s critical viewing comes in the form of Alex Garland’s excellent Annihilation. I only wish that it was showing in … More
This week’s focus is on critical questions – those questions that are raised during a film that keep you interested … More
This week’s focus is on how we can create audience identification with the protagonist of a film. In Goodbye Christopher … More