Mission: Impossible Fallout – Proper Screenwriting Format?

An excerpt from my script review for Mission: Impossible Fallout which will be available 05/23/22: 5.) Format What is the acceptable format for scripts? Lucky for you there’s no exact structure, just some things that are accepted...

Firestarter (2022) – NOT the remake the Cap’n was hoping for.

Something seemed off with this movie almost from the start. Usually when adapting Stephen King, much like the books, the movies tend to run long. With the runtime being barely 90 minutes,...

After Yang – Creating good tension for characters.

An excerpt from my script review for After Yang which will be available 05/09/22: 3.) Quality of Characters Here is where we’re going to focus most of our attention. What this script did really well...

All the Old Knives – A 3way take!

An excerpt from 3way's script review for All the Old Knives which will be available 05/04/22: I think it is worth mentioning that this draft is from 2014, so quite a while ago....

The Northman – Vikings done right?

I got distracted by reading all the audience reviews for this film. I wondered why it had a score of 2 out of 5. And the reasons are hilarious. I’m not going to...

The Batman – …but is it the BEST Batman?

I’m not entirely sure what DC is doing. Hell, I’m not so sure they know what they’re doing either. They seem to have two separate universes going on at the same time....
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Matrix Reloaded Script Review

Hi all. If you remember, Roy went on and on about philosophy and great screenwriting last week with his review of The Matrix. You know he's the smert one, but here's a bit of...

Where to Mine Ideas for Your Contained Thriller

Hi all. I wanted to take a break from reviews today, and present an idea that I've been wanting to discuss for some time. Lately, I've had quite a few more requests on my...

My Friend Dahmer – Fact or Fiction?

An excerpt from my script review for My Friend Dahmer which will be available 11/13/17: 2.) Plot Stability Before we take a look at the previous two questions, one thing concerns me with the...

The Empire Strikes Back Script Review

Hi all. It's Thursday, and you all know what that means, we're taking a look at a professional script to see how the pros do things right, and occasionally wrong. This Thursday it's my...

Contagion – We’re living it!

An excerpt from my script review for Contagion which will be available 04/06/20: 2.) Plot Stability Over the weekend I had an urge to tweet as I feel the US is relying too much...

Buried – Script Review

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Training Day Script Review

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Script Review

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