Tag: Film

Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

I am a hardcore cinephile but there are only ten films that captivated my creative interests of the year. I am only sorting them in no particular order. 10. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello): I find this a well-written crime comedy because it allows women to be involved instead of men. 9. King Arthur Legend of the … Continue reading Christian Frates’ Top Ten Films of 2017

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Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

I love dozens of films since I came to this world, but by 2019, the Cinematic Universe trend must end. However, I do like some films that fall in the trend like Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016) or Suicide Squad (2016) for their originality. 10. Makes Things Less Standalone: … Continue reading Top Ten: Why Cinematic Universes Hurt Film Opportunities

A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

Ever since the first productive film came out in 1977, people wanted to use lightsabers and were amazed by the wonders of the Force. Star Wars films are not films, they are wars. Three days from now, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) will premiere in theaters. There are a lot of parts of the … Continue reading A Star Wars Recap For Padawans Ready For Episode VIII

Why I Prefer Angsty And Brilliant Standalone Comic Book Films Instead of Comical Or Interconnected

Why I Prefer Angsty And Brilliant Standalone Comic Book Films Instead of Comical Or Interconnected

I like subverting what people think about certain trends and that is true with my favorite art film directors and screenwriters. The problem with tons of comic book films made in a post-Marvel Cinematic Universe world is that they require you to watch all the films, just like how they want you to read all … Continue reading Why I Prefer Angsty And Brilliant Standalone Comic Book Films Instead of Comical Or Interconnected

Autobiography: My Screenplay Writing Style

Autobiography: My Screenplay Writing Style

I like doing screenplay writing because some people need the opportunity to tell stories. I have been greatly inspired by fellow writers The Wachowskis, M. Night Shyamalan, James Schamus, Darren Aronofsky, Lorne Lanning, Genndy Tartakovsky, Luc Besson and James Mangold. I find them innovative for their works on The Matrix trilogy (1999-2003), Unbreakable (2000), Hulk … Continue reading Autobiography: My Screenplay Writing Style

Christian Frates v. Marvel Comics

Christian Frates v. Marvel Comics

I had a great day until I saw that Avengers: Infinity War was trending on the internet. I was crying once I realized it. One of my special interests have different comic book characters shown in an angsty, intelligent and bright depiction while the Marvel Cinematic Universe obviously tones it down with tons of toddler … Continue reading Christian Frates v. Marvel Comics