It’s All An Act – Star Wars (1977)

Not many filmmakers get it so right so early in their careers. Remember, this was only Lucas’s third film after THX-1138 and American Graffiti, two equally brilliant films in their own rights. Lucas went on to become a successful producer, but I wish he’d have done more directing. When he abandoned the chair we lost a unique film making eye, as he never really recovered it with the Prequel Trilogy. There are things I truly love about the films that followed, but none of them hold up as well as the original Star Wars. It’s inviting simplicity sparked the imaginations of legions of fans and that is something that should never be discounted, devalued or forgotten.

It’s All An Act – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spinning a web on the film By M.Schinke Just don’t call me late to dinner, OpinionNerds. Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a unique distinction; it’s regarded as containing both some of the best, and worst, storytelling in any Spider-Man film. The fifth film in 15 years for the wall-crawling menace, the…

It’s All An Act – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Looking at the structure and storytelling of the film By M.Schinke  I will break this movie, Opinionnerds! I have no qualms about admitting I am not a big fan of many of the latter Marvel Studios films. Infinity War in particular had a number of issues that I felt led to a big, noisy, mostly enjoyable…

It’s All An Act! Man Of Steel

Breaking the act structure of Man of Steel by M. Schinke When reading criticisms or articles about films, or watching videos about the same, I will often hear the author throw around the word, “act” in reference to the structure of the piece. This will typically be part of a complaint that the second act…