Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, and the weight of audience expectations

After watching The Rise of Skywalker and following some of the initial internet response to the final film in the Skywalker saga, I’m still processing through the feelings I have about it and why I feel that way. And the things I keep coming back to that underlie my reaction have to do with the … Continue reading Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, and the weight of audience expectations

Crafting a Plot Twist: or Don’t Lie to Your Audience

Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Alright, so I recently watched the movie 47 Meters Down - and I have thoughts. My thoughts are about plot twists in general, but they all stem from 47 Meters Down - so there will be spoilers. You have been warned. In brief, 47 Meters Down involves two sisters, … Continue reading Crafting a Plot Twist: or Don’t Lie to Your Audience