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

The Third Murder (2017)

The Third Murder (2017)

This courtroom drama delivers a fine reworking of the Open Mystery. We know who committed the murder but not why. The storytelling builds curiosity by making us guess between at least six different whys and the possibility of innocence.

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SANTA CLARITA DIET

SANTA CLARITA DIET

If Oscar Wilde diddled Noel Coward (or the other way round), this show would be their great great grandchild.

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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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