Opinion: Blood Father

Blood Father was directed by the Frenchman  Jean-François Richet and stars Mel Gibson as our protagonist and Erin Moriarty as his daughter who's being hunted by some drug dealers. This film was to my amazement pretty good. The story is straightforward and not overly complex like the normal B-action flick that comes out in the summer. But that … Continue reading Opinion: Blood Father

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Why characters are important to film

This seems like something obvious, doesn't it? Well, turns out a lot of screenwriters don't entirely get their importance. There are plenty of films who have good characters, but they are outweighed by the ones who don’t. With characters I don’t mean the amount of them there are. I’m talking about the character of the … Continue reading Why characters are important to film

The Brilliance of “La La Land”

La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who’s also made the musical drama called Whiplash, has gotten a lot of praise recently. Because of this, and the Oscars luring right behind the corner, I’ve decided to write this article. La La Land has been praised for numerous items: for its directing, acting, writing, … Continue reading The Brilliance of “La La Land”

Why camera movements are important to film

Movies are filled with them, most of the time just following our characters around sets, locations etc. These movements may seem to have no meaning behind them at first, but the camera itself can speak, figuratively, of course. They can show emotion, or even bring up tension, which is what I'm going to talk about … Continue reading Why camera movements are important to film

The Brilliance of “Children of Men”

SPOILERS FOR CHILDREN OF MEN "Children of Men" directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore is about a nearby future in which women have become infertile, where our main protagonist is asked by his old-lover to help transport a girl, who's miraculously become pregnant. There are many things of this movie that you … Continue reading The Brilliance of “Children of Men”