Category Archives for Film

Do the Twist

Everybody loves a twist ending. They make for fun, interesting, and satisfying stories, and usually make you think about a story well after you’ve finished it. Of course, stories with twist endings can wear out their welcome (see: M. Night Shyamalan), but for the most part people love a good twist.

YouTuber Wolfcrow breaks down how to create a twist ending in six steps in his video, using a Yin/Yang paradigm. It’s a basic formula that he doesn’t dive too deeply into but gives you the bare essentials to get started. If you’re looking to write a story with a twist, then this video will help get you started.

The Internet Warriors

Trolls are everywhere, lurking at every corner of the internet. We’ve all dealt with them at one time or the other, or maybe we were them without even thinking about it. There’s something about the internet that suppresses man’s empathy and makes them cruel and vicious especially surrounding certain topics, like, you know, politics.

Recently, The Guardian released a compelling short documentary called The Internet Warriors by Director Kyrre Lien, interviewing people all over the world that have written some of the most hateful and angry comments you could think of. It’s a fantastic documentary that’ll surely make your heart wrench and your stomach feel sick. It ends on a somewhat optimistic note but that’s mostly overshadowed by the rest of it. Enjoy.

Video courtesy of: The Guardian

My Top 10 Movies of 2016

This year has been quite a doozy in the film world with an equal portion of fresh and rotten films. But, let’s look on the bright side and look at the best movies of the year. Before I do, I’ll briefly mention that these are my top ten and, of course, my opinion. Also, I haven’t seen quite a big chunk of movies in 2016 yet. So if your movie didn’t make it on this list, don’t take it personally. I probably just haven’t seen it yet. This list is not in any particular order. Okay, let’s do this…

15 Spoiler-Filled Thoughts on ‘Rogue One’

If you somehow didn’t manage to read the title before looking at this article, let me make it abundantly clear – SPOILERS AHEAD.

Rogue One has many ‘firsts’ for the Star Wars franchise. It’s the first Star Wars film to not have a text crawl in the beginning. The first to not have John Williams as the composer (No, the Ewok movies don’t count). It’s also the first to not have any Jedi. It stands apart on many different levels, making it a unique story within the Star Wars mythos.

After watching Rogue One for the first time, I thought I’d list off a bunch of my thoughts. And again it’s a minefield of spoilers, so don’t proceed if you don’t want to be spoiled.