Mark McPherson

Mark McPherson has written for over ten years as a professional film critic. Prior to criticism, he was a video store clerk, a college graduate in animation, and an avid collector of anime and the Criterion Collection.

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How To Write Great Dialogue

Now, we all know the golden rule of filmmaking: show, don’t tell. But let’s not…

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Art of Visual Storytelling: 11 Stunning Film Examples

There’s a reason Alfred Hitchock’s Vertigo is so mesmerizing. The scenes of Jimmy Stewart losing…

 How Takeshi Kitano Reinvented Cool

You may know him as Takeshi Kitano or Beat Takeshi. You might have seen him…

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What Is Script Analysis: The Ultimate Guide [With Examples]

Behind every great film is a great script. Everything that goes up on the screen…

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Enemy (2013) Explained: Ending, Plot & Spiders

What would you do if you met a double of yourself? We don’t mean somebody…

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Dune: Part Two (2024) Explained

Paul Atreides was destined to lead the Fremen of Arrakis. This is what was promised…

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Dune: Part Two Review: A Fantastic Return To Another World

Director Denis Villeneuve does not disappoint in bringing Dune Part 2, the remainder of the…