The film The Shape of Water (2017) is the realization of a fairy tale idea filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been imagining since he was a young boy. Christopher Schiller shares his insights.
Steven Spielberg’s luminous epic about mankind’s first meeting with extra-terrestrial life was a critical and financial smash. Ray Morton explains how, four decades later, the film remains notable for many reasons.
Fauda is a TV series streaming on Netflix. The Decider has compared it to The Wire. It attempts to become the new Homeland. But does it succeed? Sammy Montana weighs in with his verdict.
Ray Morton using The Beaver to illustrate how even the best ideas by the most talented people can go awry if the storytellers don’t decide.
By the looks of the trailer, Atomic Blonde promises an action-packed experience to its audience. But does this spy action thriller now in theaters live up to its promise? Sammy Montana dig in.
Chris Nolan's new film, Dunkirk, uses non-linear storytelling, in both space and time, to immerse the audience deeply into a large, complex event.
Rachel Weisz and Roger Michell spoke to Script magazine about bringing this compelling tale, My Cousin Rachel, to life.
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.
Barri Evins dishes up Seven Writing Tools key to cooking up a delicious story: dehydrator, blender, food processor, knife, popcorn popper, and taste tester.
Eight Baby Steps to Screenwriter Short Film. Dean Silvers talks with screenwriter Cheryl Laughlin on secret to writer's success – short film as writer showcase.