Tag: Story Analysis

THE GLORIAS (MOVIE REVIEW)THE GLORIAS (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Glorias movie poster

The Glorias is a biopic of the feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Director Julie Taymor based the movie on Steinem’s book, My Life on the Road. The movie stars Julianne Moore as Steinem, with Alicia Vikander portraying a younger Steinem, from ages 20 to 40. Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint, Janelle Monáe, and Bette Midler complete the cast.

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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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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM SEASON 7 (ANALYSIS)CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM SEASON 7 (ANALYSIS)

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7

It’s amazing to think that Curb Your Enthusiasm, created (and starring) Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, completed its 10th season recently, thereby surpassing the legendary comedy series (about nothing) itself. Curb Your Enthusiasm has built itself around David’s curmudgeonly lead character, ably supported by a memorable support cast, and an improvised narrative format. In this piece, I make the case that thus far, Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7 was its best one yet!

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THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY (ANALYSIS)THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY (ANALYSIS)

The Dark Knight Trilogy Analysis begins …

Christopher Nolan’s much vaunted Dark Knight Trilogy consisted of Batman Begins (BB), The Dark Knight (TDK) and The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR). The trilogy has been credited for legitimising superhero movies after the damage done by the campy Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.

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TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1

After having laid down the foundations for how we might break down the elements of a story via my inaugural PoP Theory piece, I thought that analysing the excellent first season of the HBO series True Detective would provide us with a solid discussion of said elements.

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STAR TREK PICARD S01E01 (REVIEW)STAR TREK PICARD S01E01 (REVIEW)

Star Trek Picard S01E01

Review of Star Trek Picard S01E01 the pilot episode of the 1st season of the scifi space opera TV series based on characters from Star Trek : The Next Generation. Chronologically, Star Trek Picard takes place years after the events of Star Trek : Nemesis, the final movie in the Star Trek : The Next Generation film franchise.

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JOKERJOKER

“Why so serious?”

Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film is based on DC Comics characters.

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AD ASTRAAD ASTRA

Brad on a space quest for the Oscar!

Ad Astra (Latin for ‘To the Stars’) is a 2019 American science fiction film produced, co-written, and directed by James Gray. Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland.

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