Robert McKee’s WORKS / DOESN’T WORK Film Reviews

GAME OF THRONES

GAME OF THRONES

With THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro has simply recycled his previous hit into a clichéd, toothless echo.
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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

What makes this film exceptional is McDonagh's insight into the human psyche and the new twist he puts on an ancient subject.
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LADY MACBETH (2017)

LADY MACBETH (2017)

From its screenplay through its casting and on out to its camera work, this bare-knuckled psycho-thriller employs compelling counterpoint techniques to sharpen both meaning and emotion.
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MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017)

MY COUSIN RACHEL (2017)

ATOMIC BLONDE bombs for many reasons, but the ABCs are: (A) a false financial premise, (B) a catalogue of clichés, and (C) inept execution of genre convention.
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THE NIGHT OF

THE NIGHT OF

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
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