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MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)

Malignant (Story Analysis)

Malignant is a 2021 American horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, based on an original story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. The film was released in the cinemas and on HBO Max in September 2021. Malignant is mainly a slasher movie, with faint unexplained paranormal tropes. 

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SHANG-CHI (STORY ANALYSIS)SHANG-CHI (STORY ANALYSIS)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an American superhero action-adventure film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and based on the Marvel comics character created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. Our story analysis will closely examine the plot and characters of the film and will contain spoilers. 

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THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (STORY ANALYSIS)THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Godfather Trilogy

The GodFather Trilogy consists of three crime drama films directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and co-written by Coppola with novelist Mario Puzo. The trilogy traces the life of mafia don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) from the 1940s to the late 1970s. The constituent films in the trilogy were The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990), and were inspired by Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name. 

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REMINISCENCE (STORY ANALYSIS)REMINISCENCE (STORY ANALYSIS)

Reminiscence

Reminiscence is a 2021 American neo-noir scifi thriller drama film written and directed by Lisa Joy, in her feature directorial debut. Joy – together with spouse Jonathan Nolan – were the showrunners for the HBO scifi TV series, Westworld. And of course, Christopher Nolan is Joy’s brother-in-law and one cannot but feel that Reminiscence shares – or attempts to, in any case – similar high concept scifi tropes as Nolan’s Inception and Tenet.

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TITANS S03E01 – S03E03 (STORY ANALYSIS)TITANS S03E01 – S03E03 (STORY ANALYSIS)

Titans Season 3

Titans S03E01 – S03E03 are the first three episodes of the third season of the superhero drama series streaming on HBO Max featuring the DC Comics superteam. The first two seasons were streamed on the now defunct DC Universe online platform, which is now focused only on comic books, with the movies and TV series being transferred over to HBO Max. It is highly unlikely that we will want to analyse the rest of Season 3, after the rather abysmal third episode in particular. Our analysis of this dismal failure follows. 

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THE REWRITE (STORY ANALYSIS)THE REWRITE (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rewrite is a 2014 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence. The film stars Hugh Grant as a washed-up screenwriter who begins teaching at Binghamton University, and Marisa Tomei as a single mother with whom the screenwriter finds romance. Considering that the main character is a screenwriter, we thought it would be appropriate to conduct a detailed analysis of the story in The Rewrite

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THE TOMORROW WAR (STORY ANALYSIS)THE TOMORROW WAR (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Tomorrow War

The Tomorrow War is a 2021 American science fiction action film directed by Chris McKay in his live-action directorial debut. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson and follows a group of present-day soldiers who are sent into the future to fight an alien army (called the White Spikes).

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A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)A QUIET PLACE PART II (STORY ANALYSIS)

A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II is a 2021 American scifi horror film, and the sequel to 2018’s A Quiet Place, following the family from the first film as they continue to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind aliens with an acute sense of hearing. If you have read our review of the original movie, you would be aware that we found the premise to be critically flawed. Obviously that flawed premise has not changed but there are even more problems with the story of A Quiet Place Part II, as our analysis reveals. 

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THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Hand

The Hand is a 1981 American psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandel. The film stars Michael Caine as Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)BLADE RUNNER (STORY ANALYSIS)

Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 dystopian scifi film drama directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford as the titular character. The film was loosely based on Philip K Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Despite the initial commercial and critical failure of Blade Runner (when it was first released in 1982), the film has attained cult status in the years since and has been retroactively hailed as one of the best science-fiction films of all time. 

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TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)TIME MINISERIES (STORY ANALYSIS)

Time BBC miniseries

Time is a 3-part crime drama miniseries from the BBC, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. Time is set in an English prison and features Mark Cobden (Bean), a convict and Eric McNally (Graham), a prison officer in the lead roles. The miniseries follows both characters through their life journeys as circumstances drive them into making difficult choices and decisions. 

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THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)THE DIRTY DOZEN (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war action drama film directed by Robert Aldrich and based on the novel written by E.M. Nathanson. The story is a work of fiction, set during World War II and centred around twelve court-martialled soldiers who are promised a reprieve from their capital sentences if they are successful in completing a virtual suicide mission behind enemy lines, just before D-Day. 

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THE SOPRANOS (STORY ANALYSIS)THE SOPRANOS (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Sopranos

Woke up this morning (The Sopranos theme song performed by Alabama 3)

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. The Sopranos was first broadcast on HBO from 1999 to 2007 ushering in a new age of serial TV drama that stands to this day.

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FARGO SEASON 4 EPISODES 1 & 2 – STORY ANALYSIS (CONTAINS SPOILERS)FARGO SEASON 4 EPISODES 1 & 2 – STORY ANALYSIS (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

Fargo is a crime drama – black comedy anthology series from FX. The series is inspired by the Fargo movie (1996), which was directed by the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan). The Coens’ film oeuvre is a heavy influence on the tv series. Each season is different with very minor overlaps. Fargo Season 4 is set in 1950 Kansas City, Missouri. The latest series revolves around two crime families – one African-American and the other, Italian – struggling for supremacy.

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