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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ + 80’s Nostalgia Marketing

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– By Katherine Sanderson – It’s no secret that there has been a resurgence of 80’s pop culture in recent years, with tv shows such as Netflix’s Stranger Things and GLOW, and the horror film IT. There have also been less successful attempts, such as last year’s all-female Ghostbusters remake and ABC’s tv movie remake of …

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Claire Foy Holds Together a Faulty Soderbergh Experiment in ‘Unsane’

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(2018—Director: Steven Soderbergh) —by Renard N. Bansale — ★★1/2 (out of 5 stars) “There’s some more forms you need to fill out; it’s just routine.” — Highland Creek Counselor (Myra Lucretia Taylor) to Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy)  Potential spoilers below August 2017’s Logan Lucky marked the return of Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh after a four-year hiatus. …

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‘Tomb Raider’: Lara Croft’s Lackluster Return to the Big Screen

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(2018—Director: Roar Uthaug) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★½ (out of 5 stars) “Come on, it’ll be an adventure.” “Death is not an adventure.” — Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) and Lu Ren (Daniel Wu) Potential spoilers below Since its debut in 1996, the Tomb Raider franchise has become a mainstay in action adventure …

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Style as Substance: The Beauty of Simplistic Storytelling in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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– By Joe Campbell – The following article discusses specific plot points from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road, and thus contains spoilers. In the few years since George Miller’s return to the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road has been revered as a modern classic of sorts.  The film was lauded by critics …

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Mentor Reflections: Chris Riley’s Advice for Screenwriters

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– By Sam Hendrian – JPCatholic screenwriting professor Chris Riley’s professional career in film has included fourteen years in the script department at Warner Brothers and multiple screenplays, including the award-winning courtroom thriller After the Truth. He also wrote The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style, which is used as a …