When adapting a true story, like The Post, Paul Joseph Gulino examines the need to be willing to explore the main character beyond the facts and into a level of growth in order to tell a more complex and compelling story.
Dunkirk's non-chronological approach to the narrative, make it a unique viewing experience, but is it worth the view? Paul Gulino weighs in.
Beatriz at Dinner (written by Mike White, directed by Miguel Arteta) has all the elements that make for a scintillating evening -- until it doesn't. Paul Joseph Gulino shares tips on how to deliver what your audience wants.
What is the “first act”? It’s often referred to as the setup. Set up of what? Paul Joseph Gulino examines the first act of '10 Cloverfield Lane.'
Did 'Spotlight' miss the mark? Paul Joseph Gulino explores the inner conflict and cast of characters of one of the 2016 Oscar-nominated films.
'Sicario' is a powerful cinematic experience from a visual and aural viewpoint, but some curious storytelling choices about the main character ultimately diminish its impact.
The storytellers of 'Inside Out' faced a unique story development problem inherent in the initial inspiration of a story in which the various emotions inside a human being are personified with animated characters: whose story is it?
Paul Joseph Gulino discusses three problems with the idea of the end of the second act always being a “low point.”
Paul Joseph Gulino explains the options a screenwriter has when developing a story that seems too slight for a feature film.
Paul Joseph Gulino examines 'Interstellar' to show how too much story and too little setup can leave the audience on the outside looking in.