Category: TV Series Analysis

Analysis and reviews of current television series (and a few great movies). Because we won’t understand what we haven’t analyzed.

Zoe 2018

Zoe 2018 – Sci-Fi / Drama / Love Story / A.I.  screenplay: Rich Greenberg, Director: Drake Doremus, Producers: Ridley Scott, Lawrence Bender While reviews for Zoe 2018 are mixed (some are even poor!) I believe this is a film that has been sadly underestimated. Its ratings have been skewed by a small number of cranks on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ who must […]

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Wonder Woman Comes of Age

Not only is Wonder Woman likely to be the best superhero movie of this summer, it may well take its place within the pantheon of truly great mythological sagas, reimagined for the big screen. It’s a coming of age story, it’s a love story, AND a story of female empowerment that goes beyond cliches. Add to all this, its heroine […]

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5 Rules for a Successful Short Film

A friend of mine recently asked me to advise her on a short film. She’s a film school graduate from a very credible university, but the script she showed me didn’t yet have the elements I consider likely to lead to a successful short. That’s not surprising, considering that most of what’s taught in film and screenwriting classes is meant […]

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Edge of Tomorrow 2014

 FILM: EDGE OF TOMORROW Director: Doug Liman Writers: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel “All You Need Is Kill,” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka Starring: Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt A few weeks ago, a friend suggested we take in this summer’s latest Tom Cruise offering, “Edge of Tomorrow.” I had seen the trailer and was pretty […]

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Chef (2014) – Film Analysis

FILM: CHEF Director: Jon Favreau Writer: Jon Favreau Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Sofía Vergara. Lessons from the Kitchen Anyone who loves good food and great music will love “Chef,” so we can dispense with the review. This column isn’t about film reviews. It’s about why things work on screen and how they do it. Written, directed and […]

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Godzilla 2014 – Film Analysis

FILM REVIEW: GODZILLA 2014 Director: Gareth Edwards Screenplay: Max Borenstein; Story: Dave Callahan Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson; Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston & Ken Watanabe reviewed 5/16/14 by Ric Gibbs “World Destroyer or Empty Rubber Suit?” First off, I am a tremendous fan of the big guy. I was a Godzilla fan, just like I was a dinosaur fan, loved dinosaur bones […]

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