Tag: Drama

Y THE LAST MAN S01E05 (REVIEW)Y THE LAST MAN S01E05 (REVIEW)

Y The Last Man S01E05

Y The Last Man S01E05 is the fifth episode of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Disney+ based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The premise of Y The Last Man postulates a dystopian future where all men are wiped out save for one.

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FREE GUY (REVIEW)FREE GUY (REVIEW)

Free Guy

Free Guy is a 2021 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman. While in general, video game adaptations have failed miserably, Free Guy succeeds by being inspired by and referencing video game culture. Yes, Free Guy is able to engage despite the superficial trappings of its premise, due mainly to excellent writing, eye-catching special effects and Ryan Reynolds’ on-screen ‘everyman’ charisma.

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Y THE LAST MAN S01E04 (REVIEW)Y THE LAST MAN S01E04 (REVIEW)

Y The Last Man S01E04

Y The Last Man S01E04 is the fourth episode of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Disney+ based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The premise of Y The Last Man postulates a dystopian future where all men are wiped out save for one.

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CANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (1992) Story Analysis

Candyman (1992) is an American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. The movie has been recognised as one of the best movies of the horror genre, with the titular character becoming one of the most distinctive as well. 

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CANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (2021) Story Analysis

Candyman (2021) is a supernatural horror film directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. The film is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series, based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)

Old (Story Analysis)

Old is a 2021 American horror thriller film written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. It is based on the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. As with most M. Night Shyamalan films, there is a significant plot twist in the story denouement, which ultimately will affect the viewers’ enjoyment of the film, depending on whether one is able to accept the logic behind said plot twist. 

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DUNE PART ONE (REVIEW)DUNE PART ONE (REVIEW)

Dune Part One.

Dune Part One is a 2021 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which covers roughly the first half of the book. 

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)

American Crime Story S03E01 - S03E02
Impeachment: American Crime Story — Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. CR. Kurt Iswarienko/FX

American Crime Story S03E01 – S03E02 are the first two episodes of the third season of the true-life crime FX TV drama anthology series. Entitled “Impeachment” this season revolves around the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and is based on the book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin.

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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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Y THE LAST MAN S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)Y THE LAST MAN S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)

Y The Last Man S01E01 - S01E03

Y The Last Man S01E01 – S01E03 are the first three episodes of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Hulu based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The first three episodes constitute half of the entire first season and hopefully there will be a second season considering the original comic book series lasted 60 issues. 

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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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WHAT IF…? S01E01 (REVIEW)WHAT IF…? S01E01 (REVIEW)

What If...? S01E01

What If…? S01E01 is the first instalment of the first season of an animated superhero anthology series created by A.C. Bradley for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. The premise of What If…? is to tell familiar stories from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but with an alternate reality twist. Like the comic book, the series is narrated by The Watcher (voiced by Jeremy Wright), who guides the viewer through the changes to MCU canon. 

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RICK AND MORTY S05E08 (REVIEW)RICK AND MORTY S05E08 (REVIEW)

Rick and Morty S05E08

Rick and Morty S05E08 is the eighth episode of season 5 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and inter-dimensional adventures.

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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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DR. DEATH TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)DR. DEATH TV MINISERIES (REVIEW)

Dr. Death

Dr. Death is an American crime drama miniseries created by Patrick Macmanus which is based on the podcast of the same name. The miniseries was released on Peacock on July 15, 2021. The eight-part miniseries is about a real-life arrogant, sinister doctor – Christopher Duntsch – who treats his Hippocratic Oath about the same way he treats his patients. As his malignant narcissism and sociopathy (antisocial personality disorder) escalates, his fellow surgeons and a young assistant district attorney set out to stop him.

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LOKI SEASON ONE (ANALYSIS)LOKI SEASON ONE (ANALYSIS)

Loki Season One

Loki Season One recently concluded its 6-episode run on Disney+. The first season of this scifi superhero action-adventure drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starred Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson. We analyse Loki Season One with a view to comparing the quality of its plot and characterisations against the value of the series in the context of the MCU as a whole.

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FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)FEAR STREET PART THREE 1666 (REVIEW)

Fear Street Part Three 1666

Fear Street Part Three 1666 is a 2021 American slasher film directed by Leigh Janiak, with a script co-written by Phil Graziadei and Janiak, from an original story by Kyle Killen, Graziadei, and Janiak. Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film was released by Netflix on July 9, 2021 as the third and final instalment in the Fear Street trilogy.

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