Skip to content

Articles

‘Mad Men’ Vs ‘Breaking Bad’

Mad Men (2007 – 2015) and Breaking Bad (2008 – 2013) feature invisible, ‘ordinary guys’ who reinvent themselves in a hostile world, and go on defin...

The Post-Apocalyptic Story

In Five — the first post-apocalyptic Hollywood film — the characters rationalise their experience and ponder their future in a worl...

‘Nocturnal Animals’

Susan Morrow ponders the relationship she walked out of — leaving her ex-husband Edward Sheffield — while reading his newly comp...

‘Moon’ Vs ‘Oblivion’

In the film Moon (2009), Sam Bell manages an automated surface mining facility on the Moon. His three year ...

The Pointless Quest

The classical hero carried out his quest as a matter of honour, because it was his sacred duty. ...

‘The Postman’ Vs ‘Waterworld’

During the 1990s Kevin Costner starred in two Hollywood post-apocalyptic blockbusters: Waterworld (1995) and the less financially successful The ...

Repetition in Storytelling

Repetition is boring. Right? So, it follows that repetition has to be the enemy of great storytelling — but th...

‘Videodrome’

Videodrome (1983) is the story of a pirate television station that broadcasts violent, sadomasochistic, snuff content. The effect of ...