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Review: Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Trailer     Ireland in the early 13th century was a fascinating, and very under-appreciated, historical period. Our understanding of what the situation in Ireland was like at that time is simplistic, in my opinion. Some people tend to … Continue reading

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Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver Trailer Edgar Wright is a very good director. Shaun Of The Dead is a deeply amusing and affecting dramedy. Hot Fuzz is a satirical masterpiece. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a rip-roaring delight. Even The World’s End, that I personally disliked more than liked, … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Kick The Dog

Blake Snyder’s seminal work Save The Cat! is considered the bible of Hollywood screenwriting and its backbone is the titular plot point. In the book, Snyder describes the “Save the cat” moment as a relatively small but very important instance … Continue reading

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The Villain Checklist: Introduction

We have to start somewhere, so let’s start right at the beginning. The other week I outlined my checklist, divided into five sections, the first being “Meeting The Villain”[i]. A wise man once said “You only get to make one … Continue reading

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Film Rankings And Awards 2016

And so, another year in film comes to a close. This December 31st, rather than list out some thoughts on every film that I saw during the last year, I thought that it would be better for me to keep … Continue reading

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Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2

Let’s continue. Page One #2 begins with a nice exhibition of what the Alliance is: an opening shot of the Tahoka class, that city in space, and then the interior, where Jubal Early and the two Alliance officers enjoy a … Continue reading

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Serenity: It’s Never Easy/The Warrior And The Wind

Before we move on to the very later Serenity comics release, I’d like to take a look at two more of the short-form comics that have been released over the years on Free Comic Book Day, with two very varying … Continue reading

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