Tom Stempel reviews Captain Marvel, Shazam!, and Us. Explore the screenwriting hits, misses, and opportunities for storytelling and theme that got lost.
In this month's Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel dives into his analysis of the films Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Miss Bala, and The Ballad of Lester Scruggs, and also shares his tribute to screenwriter Christopher Knopf.
In Tom Stempel's monthly column on Understanding Screenwriting, he analyzes On the Basis of Sex, Cold War, Madam Secretary, and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Adapting a book to film requires making hard choices. Joy Cheriel Brown analyzes the adaptation choices in the film Every Day.
In Understanding Screenwriting, Tom Stempel analyzes Green Book, Roma, Mary Poppins Returns, and The Mule, sharing his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of all four films.
Award season is in full swing, with designer clothes and spit-shined stars on the red carpet. The best way to learn how to write a screenplay is to read great scripts. So, download the 2019 Golden Globes winner of Best Screenplay while you can!
Tom Stempel analyzes The Other Side of the Wind, Widows, The Favourite, pointing out disappointments, but also shares some fun tidbits about two great screenwriters who passed in 2018, William Goldman and Gloria Katz.
Tom Stempel analyzes A Simple Favor; The Old Man and the Gun; Juliet, Naked; The Book Shop; Operation Finale; Colette; All About Nina; The Sisters Brothers; and the book, When Women Wrote Hollywood.
Andrew Bloomenthal speaks with writer/director Sara Colangelo about her new film, The Kindergarten Teacher.
Tom Stempel analyzes Mission: Impossible-Fallout, The Spy Who Dumped Me, BlackkKlansman, Sorry to Bother You, Support the Girls, and Crazy Rich Asians.