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What Makes a Movie Endlessly Rewatchable?

When I finish watching great films like The Godfather or The Deer Hunter, I feel like my mind has enjoyed a sumptuous meal. I’m completely satisfied, and I don’t feel the need to return to them and consume any more … Continue reading

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No One Knows What to Do with James Cameron’s Child Characters

Terminator: Dark Fate killed the child character from James Cameron’s previous installment in its opening scene. After all of Sarah Connor’s sacrifices to stay alive, give birth to the future savior of mankind, and protect him at all costs in … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Many Imitators

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then James Cameron must be one of the most beloved directors in Hollywood. Every one of his films has been aped at least once, sometimes before they even came out. Here are … Continue reading

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For Every Director in the Alien Series, Their Best Work Was Yet to Come

The Alien series should be revered as the proving ground for future greatness, not necessarily as perfection in and of itself. Continue reading

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James Cameron Villain Deaths Ranked

I love almost all of James Cameron’s films. He does a great job of building up interesting characters, and that includes villains. Pretty much all of his villains are memorable, and most of them have impressive deaths. I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How I Uncover Cinematic Chiasmus

I’ve written more than a dozen articles explaining how the story structure of some special films fall into the category of Cinematic Chiasmus. These are films that unfold in a particular way in which the events in their first half … Continue reading

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Strong Female Characters: Joss Whedon vs. James Cameron

Joss Whedon and James Cameron are famous for their strong female characters. For example, Cameron singlehandedly turned Sigourney Weaver into an action star while Whedon basically did the same for Scarlett Johansson. Even though they are both really good at … Continue reading

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