How To Write Movies: Mazin and Arndt’s Screenwriting Philosophies

I've spent a lot of time recently recommending a couple of fantastic resources to anyone and everyone I know in the middle of slogging it out on a screen story. The below two story lectures are fantastic for lots of reasons, but key to their impact is that they're incredibly useful, craft-focused overviews for anyone …

The 5 Christmas Movies I’ll Be Watching For the First Time This Christmas

    So you may well have seen my previous post where I shared the five Christmas movies I'm looking forward to re-watching these holidays. Well, I have a terrible confession. There are a LOT of Christmas films I've never bothered with, but I think I probably should. Like I've said before, I love the festive …

The 5 Christmas Movies I’ll Be Re-Watching This Christmas

  I love the festive season. It’s always a good time of year to catch up on reading, movies, sunshine and cheese-eating. Or, of course, to reacquaint yourself with some old favourites – books, films, relatives, etc. Here are my five favourite festive flicks that I heartily look forward to re-viewing over the holidays.   …

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Rise of Electro (Film, 2014)

In which I rediscover my fear of heights and give away a spoiler. But just the one, and if you look at the film’s title, you’ll probably guess what it’s going to be anyway. Above: Columbia Pictures' official trailer I recently started working my way through Neil Gaiman’s seminal Sandman graphic novel (i.e. ‘comic book’) …