‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: A Lesson In Visual Storytelling

We’ve been gifted with two movies this summer that rely more heavily on the art of visual storytelling than on the heavy use of dialogue to convey story. While Dunkirk was also light on dialogue and heavy on visuals and score, for me, it was War for the Planet of the Apes that packed the greater emotional punch and was, frankly, the better film.

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10 Movies Guaranteed to Make You Happy

Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time.

Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time. Sometimes after a rough day there’s no better cure than popping in a happy movie and cuddling up in front of the TV with a hot chocolate. Here are ten movies that never fail to leave me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: Aspect Ratio as a Narrative Tool

The more I think about it, the more I realize that The Grand Budapest Hotel just might be one of my favourite movies of all time. Director Wes Anderson’s attention to detail and the incredible amount of thought and care he put into every frame of this movie creates an experience you just don’t see with many movies anymore. This post will discuss just one method (of many) that Anderson uses to enhance his story: aspect ratio.

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“Logan”: A Gritty, Character-Driven Approach to the Superhero Genre

I’m just going to say it: Logan is the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight. As Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, he really couldn’t have asked for a better way to leave the X-Men franchise. Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman take a new approach with Logan, offering a self-contained, emotionally-driven story that gives us something most other superhero movies don’t: an ending.

The rest of this article will continue with the assumption that you’ve seen Logan, so I would stop reading here if you haven’t (unless you don’t care about having the movie ruined for yourself). Major spoilers lay ahead…you’ve been warned!

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