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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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4 Ideas for Sequels to The Last Starfighter

I’m in a nostalgic mood. I’ve had The Last Starfighter on my mind lately, and I can’t help wishing that movie had been a mega blockbuster so that it would have inspired at least one sequel. It’s a movie that … Continue reading

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Something New to Admire About The Last Starfighter Besides Its Special Effects

I have to admit I was wrong about The Last Starfighter. In one of my first articles on this website, I mocked that film and said that it was a bad movie with good music. A few years later, I … Continue reading

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10 Movies Whose Hero and Villain Never Actually Meet

Some movies are so well-constructed, they don’t even need their hero and villain to be anywhere close to each other to create lots of suspense and conflict. They might talk with each other over the phone, but they never have … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: The Boy Who Could Fly

The Boy Who Could Fly deserves to be recognized alongside E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Stand By Me as one of the best coming-of-age films of the 1980s. It’s that good. I gave director Nick Castle some grief in my last … Continue reading

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Bad Movies with Great Music: The Last Starfighter

Heaven help me, I love The Last Starfighter. For all its over-the-top, gee-whiz, Star Wars-lite tomfoolery, it’s actually a really fun movie. It encapsulates many of the things I love about films from the 1980s: The big hair, fun-loving teenagers, … Continue reading

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