Malignant (2021) – Write to Reals Film Review

Malignant (2021) - Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities. I firmly believe that there are two...

The Card Counter – Eliminate the fluff in your scripts.

An excerpt from my script review for The Card Counter which will be available 09/13/21: 5.) Format One tip given to amateur screenwriters is to read professional scripts. That scripts. Plural. The issue with just reading...

Candyman – Taking a look at an early draft…

An excerpt from my script review for Candyman (2021) which will be available 09/07/21: 2.) Plot Stability Let me reiterate that this review is of an early draft, and although similar to the final product, some...

Free Guy – “Natural” Writing

An excerpt from my script review for Free Guy which will be available 08/23/21: 2.) Plot Stability This was a well written script. Was it the best script I’ve ever read? No. Is it the most...

The Suicide Squad – Dumb Fun

I guess this is just called The Suicide Squad and not Suicide Squad 2 like I’ve been calling it. This is a sequel and not a reboot, right? I guess the film...

The Jungle Cruise – Checking out an earlier draft…

An excerpt from my unproduced script review for The Jungle Cruise which will be available 08/09/21: 4.) Dialogue and Description Page 84: MACGREGOR ...Whatever you and that monster are planning, you won’t catch Captain Wolfe. He’s a master mariner....
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1922 – Enough Mystery?

This makes the third film based on Stephen King’s work I’ve seen this year. Five if you count his shows The Mist and Mr. Mercedes. As for his films, IT, you already...

Unsolicited Queries – Agents, Producers, Managers List

Here's an old list I got from a fellow writer a bit back. Not sure how up to date it is, but please feel free to let us know. Remember, it never...

How to Pitch a Script

Hi all. We stumbled onto a good list of "don'ts" when pitching your script, but a lot of you have asked what you should do. When I initially started out, I read a book...

1917 – Conflicting Characters?

An excerpt from my script review for 1917 which will be available 01/06/20: 3.) Quality of Characters Before we dive into things for this section, it needs to be stated, I enjoyed this script....

Write to Reals: Haunt (2019)

Let’s start horror month off early with Haunt, a feature now on VOD and in (a few) theaters that was written and directed by the creators of A Quiet Place and produced by Eli Roth....

Write to Reals – A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) Stephen Lebowitz: Worth the read?

An excerpt from my script review for A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) which will be available 04/27/18: What Needs Work ...​​​​​​Note - A fun game to play with this script is to...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Dialogue incites Drama

An excerpt from my script review for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which will be available 11/20/17: 4.) Dialogue and Description ANGELA Oh why are you never on my side, Robbie? ROBBIE I’m always on your side when...

Anatomy of a Contained Thriller

After my Buried review I wanted to take a look at what goes into creating suspense in genres similar to the contained thriller. THEN I remember Roy's forum post on "How...

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