As a tutor, I always remind my students of the importance of reading. Whether you are writing novels, blogs, scripts for film, tv radio, game or theatre as well as non-fiction even for work, you should be reading what everyone else is doing. So I’ve put together some writing tips, 5 reasons why reasons isContinue reading “5 Reasons Writers Should Read.”
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How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i
Can you believe it’s June already? It seems like it was only last week I was putting the Christmas decorations away and desperately searching for the perfect year planner. Now it’s halfway through the year. So how are those targets coming along? I’m happy to hold my hand up and admit life got in theContinue reading “How’s the ‘big plan’ going?i”
Who? What? Why? When?
Active Questions- Creswick (2016) Director and Writer Natalie Erika James; Writer – Christian White – Available online at <https://vimeo.com/157958148> Accessed on 1 st May 2018 Creswick is the story of a young woman helping pack up her father’s home, while both have the strange feeling they are not alone. The active questions come soon; WhoseContinue reading “Who? What? Why? When?”
Sneaky Pete (2015) Directed Seth Gordon; Written by David Shore and Brian Cranston. This is crime drama that Amazon keeps adding to my time line, so I thought would give in to peer pressure and watch it. Pete and Marius are in prison, Marius a ‘confidence’ man is getting parole, while Pete won’t be sleeping inContinue reading “Sneaky Speak.”
Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue
For this review, time was of an essence, so I watched a short ( and for those who are not aware sign up to http://www.shortoftheweek.com for some amazing short films. https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/04/18/writers-workshop/ Writer’s Workshop (2018) is an 11 minute dark comedy written and directed by Ryan Frances Johnson about Jeremy an aspiring writer attending a writersContinue reading “Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue”
Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?
Logan (2017) Director: James Mangold; Screenplay: Scott Frank, James Mangold & Michael Green. James Mangold’s adaptation of Logan (2017) from the Marvel comic was heavily anticipated even before the trailer was released, knowing it was the end of a well loved character. For those who had seen the previous X-Men films there was a clearContinue reading “Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?”
Redefining that Sinking Feeling
Get Out. Dir. Jordan Peel (2017) Multiple award-winning film, Get Out is marketed as a horror. Immediately I felt like I knew this film. It had the ring of a 70’s B movie, you knew what was coming, the tone was set. A black man walking a quiet suburban street in the dark ofContinue reading “Redefining that Sinking Feeling”
Sunrise: Raising the Film Game.
World Films 2015 Sunrise: A song of Two Humans. 1927. Dir: F. W. Murnau Ironically there is something to be said for silent movies, how the lack of dialogue seems to be a great conduit for increased expression, emotion and communication. The adage of actions speak louder is none truer than in this film,Continue reading “Sunrise: Raising the Film Game.”
Jessica Jones Season One Opener review
Netflix Season Premiere One- November 20th 2015 -Dir. S.J. Clarkson As the second series is out tomorrow on Netflix, I thought a review of the start of the show was apt. It’s clear from the opening credits that this Marvel show is going to be more adult orientated. Dark, seedy with only a glimmer of light,Continue reading “Jessica Jones Season One Opener review”