The Empty Man Fincher-esque (but not as good)

The Empty man was something I wanted to check out after watching Chris Stuckmann’s review. Apparently, it was filmed in 2017, wasn’t fully finished then dumped into theatres in October 2020. Safe to say, it did not set the world on fire as the world was going through Lockdown #1004 or something. I lost track … Continue reading The Empty Man Fincher-esque (but not as good)

Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino was a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. They covered many subjects. One of them was his belief that the ’80s was one of the worst decades for film. Now, as a child who grew up on Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Robocop, Terminator, Return of the Jedi, Die Hard, and Predator, to … Continue reading Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

Moment of realisation (the secret of midpoint madness)

Your hero is on the brink of the moment of realisation. Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.com This week we’re going to be delving into the third act of our five-act structure. This week, your hero will have to face up to some hard truths, whether they like it or not. This might be the … Continue reading Moment of realisation (the secret of midpoint madness)

Second Act Problems (the secret is we all got’em)

Second act problems

“I’m having second act problems.” “Of course you are.” The road seems flat but there's a mountain looming Last week we talked about the first act. You found out some of the elements a solid first act should contain. Now, this week let’s move onto the second act. In the second act, the hero has … Continue reading Second Act Problems (the secret is we all got’em)