Archive for the Drama Category

JOKER

I’ve commented before about how while a majority of comic book films are decent, they all feel exactly the same. Just superheroes going up against a big bad and punching each other. The only time I’ve ever felt the comic book film genre be transcended was The Dark Knight, which isn’t a […]

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IT CHAPTER TWO

Adapting a book to film comes with a lot of challenges and that’s simply because they’re two vastly different mediums. There’s a lot more freedom when you’re using just words, giving you the ability to concoct literally anything from your mind and put it into somebody else’s. […]

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ROCKETMAN

The musical biopic just may be the most trope filled genre in all of film. Going back as far as the 1970’s, they haven’t really changed much and they all basically follow the same formula. How the subject grew up as a child, their discovery of music, […]

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DON’T LET GO

All stories come from asking one simple question: What if? What if a young college graduate started an affair with a much older family friend? What if a killer shark terrorized a populated coastal town? What if a wealthy man dressed up as a bat in order […]

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ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Since he releases films so sporadically, I’m happy I’m finally able to talk about Quentin Tarantino, as he’s no doubt my favorite director and screenwriter ever. I love his style, his wit, his dark comedy, his over the top characters, his hip dialogue… I could really go […]

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THE LION KING

A lot of people like to write off animated films as simple, mindless films made for children. Unlike a lot of other genres and technological advancements in film, animation occupies a special spot in it all. It’s the only thing that really gives you endless possibilities to […]

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MIDSOMMAR

I love really any kind of horror film, as long as it’s well done with what it wants to do. If there’s one genre that really doesn’t need to worry about being character driven, it’s horror. It relies more on atmosphere and suspense to keep you engrossed, rather than […]

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MA

It’s always interesting when directors branch out of their comfort zone, especially when they’re sometimes so far away from it. I gotta say, going from drama to horror would be especially tough. While they can certainly have characters and story, horror films are more about the experience over emotional […]

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A STAR IS BORN

“Remake” is the kind of word that just puts a bad taste in your mouth, making you want to spit. What’s the point of telling the same story that’s already been told, right? Well, I agree, but humans have been telling pretty much the same dozen or […]

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ROMA

Understated film direction often doesn’t get the credit it deserves. When some people look for “good direction”, they look for something with a lot of style, action, and just a lot of stuff going on in the camera in general. That’s certainly all direction, but people seem […]

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