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George McFly Makes a Good Point

I never show my work. What do I mean by that? After all, I post a new article on this website every single week without fail. I mean something similar to what George McFly says to Marty McFly during the … Continue reading

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Whoso Discovereth The Sword in the Stone’s Chiasmus Is King

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to claim a Cinematic Chiasmus article as totally my own. I haven’t done that since Quigley Down Under in April 2021. All the ones I’ve done since then have been inspired … Continue reading

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What Is Best in Life? Finding Conan the Barbarian’s Chiasmus

I’m no longer surprised that my reader Jordan is an amazing prognosticator. He’s proven to be an expert at finding films that follow a chiastic story structure, meaning that the first half and second half mirror each other perfectly. Being … Continue reading

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What Is the Value of Cinematic Chiasmus?

Whenever I write a Cinematic Chiasmus article, I answer a lot of questions involving the what and how. I explain what a chiasmus is and exactly how the story structure demonstrates a chiasmus as the events fall into place perfectly. … Continue reading

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Is There Anything That Isn’t More Important Than Ever?

Is there anything that isn’t more important than ever? I ask that partly as a tongue-in-cheek question and partly as an honest inquiry. Because I hear that phrase used a lot in conjunction with mental health, getting flu shots, and … Continue reading

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The Parent Trap (1998) Is a Doubly Symmetrical Film

You’re about to see double, and not just because we’re talking about a movie with twins. The Parent Trap (1998), in addition to being one of my favorite films, is an example of Cinematic Chiasmus. That means that the first … Continue reading

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5 Quick Ways the Parents in The Parent Trap Could Have Distinguished Annie from Hallie

There’s a scene in The Parent Trap (1998) that always perplexed me. The parents have decided to part ways, but their twin daughters aren’t willing to go along with that plan. So they make it seemingly impossible for their parents … Continue reading

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My Favorite Scene in Alien

I’m not a huge fan of horror films. Alien is a rare exception. One reason why it appeals to me is because it has so many quiet scenes that allow me to experience the true sense of dread that is … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen Is the King of Name Placement on Movie Posters

I like listening to music as I write. Sometimes I find great music soundtracks on YouTube and listen to them for hours at a time. And one soundtrack I particularly enjoy is the one from The Magnificent Seven (1960). I’ve … Continue reading

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Lightyear Is a Lot of Lego Movie 2 Mixed with a Little Aliens

As I recently watched Lightyear, something became clear. It doesn’t have a very original story. Ironically, Lightyear tried to distance itself from the Toy Story franchise while, at the same time, basing its story on a movie that’s all about … Continue reading

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