A list of 10 pop culture producs that had a huge impact in the 1980s. Are our stories as powerful now?Read More 10 stories that may have averted nuclear war in the 1980s. Maybe.
What I think about “Don’t Look Up” (2021). What works and what not, and why we should not expect a movie to do the hard work we are not willing to do ourselves.Read More “Don’t Look Up” (2021) shows exactly why star power won’t save us
You may love it or not (I did, A LOT), but the movie is very layered and deserves a deeper understanding. This is an in-depth story analysis of 2021’s Dennis Villeneuve treatment of the sci-fi classic.Read More “Dune” (2021): the mythic structure, explained
My first impressions of the 2021 “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve. No spoilers. In short: I am really impressed.Read More “Dune” (2021) is incredible. The sleeper has awakened.
I revisited “The Silence of the Lambs” to analyze its mythic structure through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Clarice Starling needs to combine the powers of two very different mentors to complete her Journey and claim her Reward. Read to find out more.Read More “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991): a dangerous game of shapeshifters and shadows
Some of the most significant gangster film and tv – and what I think is their effect on popular culture. Storytelling is a big power, and with big power comes big responsibility.Read More Godfather, we have a problem. 100 years of mafia movies, explained
To celebrate this year’s “Star Wars Day”, here is every Star Wars movie, ranked by me. Agree or disagree, I hope you enjoy.Read More Every “Star Wars” movie, rated worst to best
My closer look on “The Shawshank Redemption”, seen through the lenses of the Hero’s Journey narrative structure and archetypes.Read More “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994) – how to become a Master of the two Worlds
2020 will be a very hot year for “Dune”. The book had a massive impact on media and popular culture. Here is everything you need to know to enter any discussion about the series and impress even the geekiest of your friends.Read More Everything you need to know about “Dune” (the most influential sci-fi ever made)
My spoiler free (I promise!) first impression of the 9th episode of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga.Read More “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” tries to bring balance to the Force