Best Shows on Netflix Right Now, Ranked for Filmmakers (May 2020)

Netflix has garnered a reputation in recent years for being the go-to destination for TV streaming. That’s because the service has a little something for everyone — dramas, comedies, documentaries, mockumentaries, and anything else you might think up. But finding the next great show to watch on Netflix can be difficult. Don’t worry though, we’ve… Continue reading Best Shows on Netflix Right Now, Ranked for Filmmakers (May 2020)

What is Bollywood — Top Examples from India’s Movie Industry

There is no film industry in the world that is more prolific than that of the Indian cinema. Each year, upwards of a thousand films are released in India. Unlike Hollywood, Indian cinema encompasses different languages from a swath of regions, the largest of which is those of the Hindi-language from what we now refer… Continue reading What is Bollywood — Top Examples from India’s Movie Industry

Dogme 95 — Rules, Manifesto and Films of a Radical Experiment

By the 1990’s, filmmakers worldwide were starting to resent the direction that cinema was going in. From Hollywood to Bollywood to nearly every other “wood” in between, big-budget movies were taking over the landscape of film. In response, Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, and Thomas Vinterberg created Dogme 95, a radical… Continue reading Dogme 95 — Rules, Manifesto and Films of a Radical Experiment

The Avengers Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

Years before Avengers: Infinity War was dubbed “the most ambitious crossover event” in history, there was the film that started it all: Marvel’s The Avengers. In this article, we’re going to analyze The Avengers script by looking at quotes, plot and characters. But before we jump in, let’s remind ourselves of the story structure and… Continue reading The Avengers Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

Best Animated Movies of All Time — From Aardman to Zootopia

Over the years, animated movies have changed the landscape of cinema with fantastic imagery, other-wordly stories, and sobering morals. We all remember watching animated movies when we were children, whether it be the work of Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Dreamworks, or another production house – but there’s so much more to animated movies than what… Continue reading Best Animated Movies of All Time — From Aardman to Zootopia

The Office Script PDF Download: Plot, Scene, and Script Analysis

The Office script for the series pilot is the foundation for one of the most popular comedies ever made. However, there were several things in the pilot that didn’t connect with American audiences. In this article, we’re going to break down The Office pilot script by looking at plot, scene choice and characters. Ultimately, we’re… Continue reading The Office Script PDF Download: Plot, Scene, and Script Analysis

Stranger Things Script PDF Download: Plot and Dialogue Analysis

How did The Duffer Brothers shock the world and create an overnight television sensation? As with most stories, it starts with a well-laid foundation, all transcribed on the page in the first Stranger Things script. In this article, we’re going to dig into the pilot script for Stranger Things to see how The Duffer Brothers… Continue reading Stranger Things Script PDF Download: Plot and Dialogue Analysis

The Best Movie Sex Scenes of All Time, Ranked from Worst to Best

Ah yes, we’ve arrived back at the most carnal of all storytelling devices: the sex scene. Writers, artists and filmmakers have used sex to evoke a multitude of different emotions to the audience, like love, hate, confusion, lust, among many, many more. But every one of the best movie sex scenes of all time adds… Continue reading The Best Movie Sex Scenes of All Time, Ranked from Worst to Best

Mean Girls Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

The Mean Girls script is widely known for being Tina Fey’s screenwriting debut and the foundation for a cult hit, but what are the things that make it work so well? Let’s break down the Mean Girls script by looking at characters, quotes and story with the goal of finding the story’s major theme! Continue… Continue reading Mean Girls Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

What is a Cliche? Definition and Examples from Movies

You’re watching a movie, getting invested in the characters, watching the tension build, and then boom—just as you’re about to get to the emotional payoff, a frown forms across your lips and you utter those ever so dreaded words: “That’s so cliche.”As moviemakers and as moviegoers, we want to avoid this at all costs. But… Continue reading What is a Cliche? Definition and Examples from Movies

Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies Ranked For Filmmakers

At just 23 years old, Paul Thomas Anderson broke into the filmmaking scene with his short film “Cigarettes and Coffee.” Four years later, Anderson released his acclaimed sophomore feature, Boogie Nights, which nabbed him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. In the years since, Anderson has made widely revered films with some… Continue reading Best Paul Thomas Anderson Movies Ranked For Filmmakers

Star Wars: A New Hope Script — Screenplay Analysis and PDF Download

Although he didn’t know it in 1977, George Lucas’ script for Star Wars would go on to become the blueprint for the way modern movies are made, seen, and marketed. We’re going to break down the essential aspects of the Star Wars script, and how George Lucas made a science-fiction classic. Buckle up, we’re going… Continue reading Star Wars: A New Hope Script — Screenplay Analysis and PDF Download