The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T – Seuss’s only written feature?

An excerpt from my script review for The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T which will be available 05/13/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea According to the initial post, this was the only project ever...

Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver

With zero fanfare, or buzz or anticipation whatsoever, Netflix has released the second half of Rebel Moon, giving it the ridiculous title The Scargiver. https://youtu.be/UEJuNHOd8Dw If you thought now your questions would finally be...

First Blood – Simple Excuse for Action

An excerpt from my script review for First Blood which will be available 04/30/24: 3.) Quality of Characters Will Teasle. Nothing in this script happens without him. Think about that…we don’t get to see just how...

The Hills Have Eyes 2 – …not great.

An excerpt from my script review for The Hills Have Eyes 2 which will be available 04/23/24: 2.) Plot Stability Again…think Predator but a bunch of influencers before there was influencing. We’re going to pit these strong,...

Madame Web – A new review style for the Cap’n?

In the expansive realm of cinematic storytelling, "Madame Web" emerges as a beacon of creativity, weaving together a tapestry of intrigue, adventure, and existential exploration. Directed by a visionary filmmaker and brought...

Write to Reals: The Strangers 2 – Prey at Night

An excerpt from Reals' script review for The Strangers 2 (Prey at Night) which will be available 04/07/24: What Worked The Opening - Man, what a way to open this! Sure, killing the previous final...
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Write to Reals: I.S.S. – Making Contained Stories Work

An excerpt from Reals' script review for I.S.S. which will be available 01/28/24: What Worked The First Page - I like they way this opens - with a bit of text reading: Right now aboard the...

No One Lives – Need more than “weird for weird’s sake”?

An excerpt from my script review for No One Lives (2012) which will be available 03/05/24: 3.) Quality of Characters Emma and Driver. We’re presented with this really weird dynamic, which is good, but it’s...

Retribution – The Necessity of Thinking Clearly.

An excerpt from my script review for Retribution which will be available 09/11/23: 1.) Marketability of the Idea So I finished my summer gig about two weeks ago. Should have been ready to go the...

Amsterdam – Cashing in on Swifties before it was cool?

An excerpt from my script review for Amsterdam which will be available 02/12/24: 2.) Plot Stability It’s the day after the Super Bowl (hopefully Travis Kelce hasn't dumped her, or vice versa), and if...

Horror Month 2023 – Week 3!

Here it is... (And don't forget to check out Week 2!) Dark Harvest – This was the one I was most excited for after watching the trailer. Which could only mean one thing: it was...

Shutter Island – NOT the kind of contained we mean.

An excerpt from my script review for Shutter Island (2010) which will be available 03/12/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea We’re constantly telling you to consider writing a contained horror. Why? Because it’s one of...

Oppenheimer – You’re NOT Chris Nolan!

An excerpt from my script review for Oppenheimer which will be available 10/17/23: 5.) Format From time to time we here at Write to Reel like to tell you who you aren’t. Please understand, this isn’t...

Elemental – Too Heavy-Handed?

An excerpt from my script review for Elemental (2023) which will be available 11/21/23: 2.) Plot Stability It started off well enough. The idea of these two fire elementals going to Elemental City for a...

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