There’s a governing principle in screenwriting that says a scene should work to raise a question or answer one. The best scenes strive to do both. In this way, a movie pulls the viewer along, introducing new information to urge us from one moment to the next. Good films make us want to know more. There’s an implicit trust that forms here, a pact between audience and filmmaker; the film reassuring that if you give up your time, you will be rewarded with something. But when a movie tosses out more questions than it answers, when its mystery grows beyond proportion, the audience is asked something slightly different. Here, faith is required.
By: Daniel Reynolds There are generally two types of post-apocalypse movies: the ones where some context is given for humanity’s predicament (nuclear bomb, disease, zombies, what have you) and the […]
By: Daniel Reynolds To read some additional TIFF reviews check out the previous column HERE. There are always more movies! The title says it all. After a fever dream week […]
By: Daniel Reynolds Guys, it’s less than a week away. As you read this there are red carpets getting cleaned, an army of volunteers being marshaled, and my God, think […]