The 40 Greatest Screenplays Ever Written: Part I

It would have been easier (for which read “saner”) simply to have called this piece, Forty Great Screenplays, because in researching and writing it I was reminded of at least treble that number of great screenplays I have read or seen.  What I can say without doubt is that each...
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The Top 10 Buddy Action Comedies

Generally, the buddy film is ultimately all about showing the buddies that no matter how much they might hate each other when we first meet them, no matter what might come between them (members of the opposite sex, fame, power, money--marriage), at the end of the day, they need each...
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The Top 10 Robert Altman Movies

Perhaps the clue is in the name. For much of the 1970's (and a period in the 1990's, when he enjoyed a late renaissance), Robert Altman was the “alt” (as in alternative) to much mainstream cinema, especially in America. Where most movies are tightly focused on one or two characters...
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The 10 Best Movie Showdowns

Just like the Electric Light Orchestra song, “Showdown” these people were also headed for a showdown. This Top 10 list may alternately be titled, “Top 10 best climaxes," as showdowns are really just epic confrontations.  In every film on the list, the stakes were high, whether they be for one...
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