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

The Rise of One-Act Films

The Rise of One-Act Films

Over the last few years there seems to be a trend or at least a drift toward minimalism and a focus on inner conflict. More and more well-regarded films are being told in just one act.

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GAME OF THRONES

GAME OF THRONES

Myth versus fiction. GAME OF THRONES merges these political extremes into one ingeniously massive yarn.

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

ATOMIC BLONDE (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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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)

Thinking of adapting a novel to the screen? If so, don’t miss MY COUSIN RACHEL. This suspenseful summertime treat offers an excellent case study of a brilliantly told novel skillfully escorted from page to screen by writer/director Roger Michell.

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WONDER WOMAN (2017)

WONDER WOMAN (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

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